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Any free tool or service to find bad backlinks?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mon3y4me, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. mon3y4me

    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    Hi, i need to check backlinks for few of my sites and find the bad links that are hurting the ranking.
    I currently can't afford to pay for monthly service so i was wondering if there is a free solution for that. Thanks
     
  2. nad999

    nad999 Junior Member

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    This is one of the basic tools used in IM and has been discussed many times before.

    You can use openlinkprofiler.org, which is the best free backlink checker. Otherwise, there's still backlinkwatch.com
     
  3. JasonS

    JasonS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Try seo spyglass, it does support 1k link in free version. But you can't export the links to file, you've to copy one by one.
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    Does seospyglass find toxic links and let you know? thanks
     
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    Techxan Elite Member

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    Penguin Recovery Pro software sold here on BHW sorts out the bad links from the lists if you have a list of links. Can't find the BST thread with search though.
     
  6. JasonS

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    No, it doesn't. But give you detail of the link such as anchor text, google pr, alexa rank, total number of external links, tags etc..

    By the way you can judge the spammy links via looking at anchor texts that you've not used while building backlinks.
    It worked for me, when someone tried negative SEO at one of my site. So, all I did that filter out those links via anchor texts and then disavowed all of them.
     
  7. nad999

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    The problem with these free tools is they are always very far from the real amount of links you have.

    openlinkprofiler actually has a tool to check bad links for free but it is certainly missing lots of links in its database. You'll be better off with a paid tool...
     
  8. makemybusinessboom

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    The paid tools that really find a lot of your bad backlinks and analyze their health, suck. At least the ones I have used, anyway. Link research tools labeled a clients branded link from Google as toxic. I gave up on the idea of them after that. I try really hard to convince new clients to start new if they come to me with manual penalties.