Thursday, July 22, 2010

How To Check Your Backlinks

One of the best pieces of information you can have is exactly who is linking to your site. Backlinks are one of the best ways to move up in search engine ranking, so the more you have, the better. It's also great to know exactly what people are saying about you as well. Here are a couple of cool ways that you can  check those backlinks.

First, let's go to Google. Go to the query window and type "" (excluding the quotes) and you'll see all some of the backlinks to your site. Here's an example for my main site below.

This isn't perfect because it doesn't show all the links to your site by Google's own admission (not sure why), but it does give you an idea of who likes you enough to backlink to you.

Yahoo also has a nice backlink checker called Site Explorer. Simply plug in your site on the top left as shown below. After you hit the "Explore URL" button, click on the second button right below "Results" as outlined. There's all your links! I've cut mine off at 9 here, but you get the idea.

Enjoy exploring your backlinks.

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matthew mcglynn said...

Hi Bobby, the hip new backlink tool is at ... it's based on a 3rd-party crawl of the web that's updated monthly.

Bobby Owsinski said...

Thanks, Matthew. Didn't know about it. It's great!


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