Friday, November 13, 2009

How to check how many backlinks your site/blog has

Its time to tool at a very important part of building traffic to your blog. I'm sure by now you have either thought of getting backlinks to your blog or are in the process of getting them. First of all I would like to point this one important fact. You might think you are getting a good quality backlink but the truth is you are not at times.

– The Biggest Mistake Most People Make When Getting Backlinks

Their Backlinks don’t contain anchor text but just the URL

RIGHT = Your Keyphrase

So when leaving a comment or getting a backlink this is the anchor text code that you need to use:
This means that the search engines will know what you blog is about and rank you appropriately. So keep in mind when you leave a comment, instead of just writing your blog url in the box where it asks for your email, white this anchor text with your details.

Now back to Link checkers! Here is a list with my comments on why its a good resource.
This is a very fantastic backlink checking service. Although it takes a little while (not too long) to populate the list of URL's, this is one of the few tools in this whole list that actually shows the true pagerank of the pages your URL is on. It also tell you how many links are on that page, whether or not the link uses "nofollow", the anchor text for the link. You also have the ability to check the number of backlinks for all of the pages on your site, or just the top domain. If you are going to just use one backlink checker, then use this one!

SubmitEdge's PageRank Checker Tool + Alexa Tool + Link Checker Tool
This tool will just give you stats, and that's about it. No list of links, no link PR breakdown, nothing… just a few basic stats about your website. Great, for a nice quick check and then getting back to content creation or linkbuilding. It will list your PR, your Alexa ranking, whether or not you are listed in DMOZ, and how many backlinks you have listed on Google, Yahoo!, AltaVista and AllTheWeb. (The "backlinks from Google" used the "link:" method to search, therefore you'll get wack results which could do better.)

iWebTool's Backlink Checker
This is a pretty basic tool. It just shows you the total number of links, the pages that the links are listed on, and PageRank (note, that the PageRank tool was showing up "zero" for every single page as of this writing. Hopefully they fix it in the future.) The benefit of this site is that it is fast loading. Other tools in this list take a while when they actually list the URLs your page is being linked from, but this is a very fast loading tool.

Smart PageRank's BackLink PageRank Check
This is a pretty good site, because it is fairly fast loading, even if you choose the options that they say will make it slower. This site will show you the URL, the PageRank (not, it shows "zero" for sites that have verified page rank), and it can show the anchor text and whether or not it's a "nofollow" link. You can choose how many URLs are listed on each page, which is a feature I really like.

Backlink Watch's Backlinks Checker Tool
This is a pretty good tool for checking every 2 months or so. They cache your results, and you'll get the same results for about the next 2 months or so. All of that aside, it's a good tool for seeing all of your links, and some information about those links you've gotten while link building. The problem is that it is slow. If you have any amount about 200 or so, you will be waiting for a very long time to see all of the results. But, they do breakdown the anchor text of the link, the URL it is found at, and any "flagged" links such as those with "nofollow."

Professional Link Building's Free Website Valuation
You need to sign up to their site for free to use this feature now….This is a very quick tool. It gives you your page rank, the number of backlinks you have, and your Alexa ranking. WARNING: The number of backlinks listed for your site from this tool will be way higher than all of your other tools. It is an inflated average of all of the links found in Google, Yahoo, MSN, Live, and others combined. I still use this tool to see how much I've grown by comparing it to this tool's stats from each week, but comparing this number to all of the other tools will only make you feel better artificially. They also have a little "How much is my site worth?" type of algorithm at the end.

I hope a couple of these tools have been useful! Your feedback is welcome!

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Alena A Wife, social media junkie, internet marketer and just a young woman with great ambitions.. just need to find the time to realize them! If you have questions on optimizing your blog please do not hesiate please contact me. :)

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