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FREE Backlinks Checker

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by bplumb, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. bplumb

    bplumb Newbie

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    Hi everyone.

    Long time lurker, recently joined. I wanted to post something insightful/useful as my very first forum post on BHW, so here it is, I hope you enjoy.

    *** Just to clarify, I am in no way affiliated with or have any dealings with Sheer SEO. ***

    A week or so back, I was made aware of a free backlinks checker that has come onto the market called 'Sheer Explorer'. (As I am a new member, I cannot post the hyperlink, but I am sure you can all find it!) The system was built in response to Yahoo stopping support for their free Site Explorer system, and allows users to gain information about any website's backlinks including number of domains, Do Follow vs NoFollow, link age and much more.

    You are restricted to only 3 searches per day unless registered (which is free), and the backlinks database is not yet that large but is constantly growing. I contacted the owners of Sheer Explorer for further information to support a blog I wrote for my company website and was told that they source the backlink data themselves, spidering millions of pages every day, hoping it to become the largest database of backlinks on the internet.

    Anyways, no doubt everyone has their own systems for scanning and keeping on top of backlink data, but I thought an extra free one cannot harm, certainly worth keeping an eye on for the future anyway!

    Cheers,

    bplumb
     
  2. BusinessMagnet

    BusinessMagnet Power Member

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    Have you ever tried Ahrefs, MajesticSEO, OpenSiteExplorer, as I'm not new here, I can recommend these tools to all of those who are in search of Free Backlink checking tools.
     
  3. bplumb

    bplumb Newbie

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    Hi BusinessMagnet,

    Yep, I know there are other tools out there, but considering most of them restrict access or information unless you are a paying member, I felt it worthwhile to inform people of this other option.

    All good suggestions though! :)