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What is your favorite backlink checking tool?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cheekykent, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. cheekykent

    cheekykent Regular Member

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    Is ahrefs the way to go or are there other alternatives that are better?
     
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    M4XW3LL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I personally think that you shouldn't rely on one tools. I always do crosschecking in 3-4 other services.
     
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    Other than ahrefs you may try majesticseo and opensiteexplorer.
     
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    Majestic SEO or Scrapebox.
     
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    Your question is similar to asking which exotic sports car is the best? Lamborghini (Open Site Explorer); Ferrari (Majestic SEO) or Porsche (Ahrefs)?

    Tough decision, my suggestion is to test drive them all!

    If you want to test drive the Lambo, let me know (send me a PM) , I can give you the keys for 90 days free [​IMG]

     
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    Opensite gets updated about as often as 30 days...

    Ahrefs might go AWOL on you for 48-72 hours at a time and have problems picking up spam links.

    Majestic - I never fucking understand why it fluctuates so much compared to opensite/ahrefs.

    Ahrefs has been my favorite tool next to http://SERPWoo.com

    I agree that you should test-drive them all, but in all honesty you might as well jump on ahrefs and know you're getting the most regularly updated link checking tool. I use them all, but ahrefs is definitely a difference maker.

    SERPWOO is a baller tool which you may or may not have use for, but nonetheless check it out.
     
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  8. newaysmarket

    newaysmarket Newbie

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    Ahrefs would pick up links quickly and report the majority of them. Next would be majestic, open site explorer is lazy and does not report spammy links.
     
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    Ahrefs and Majestic SEO is more than enough for me, with more number of tools the amount of time of analysis just goes up exponentially.
     
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    Other than Ahrefs, Majestic SEO and open site explorer are the best and popular tool to check backlinks.
     
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    Ahrefs is the best
     
  13. aka sam

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    Ahrefs Ahrefs Ahrefs. Period.
     
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    SerpEvil Supreme Member

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    i like opensiteexploer
     
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    Ahrefs and Majestic SEO are best tools IMO. Also, my favorite.
     
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    I use open site explorer.
     
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    I use aherf, Majestic SEO, opensiteexplorer.
    The 1st and 2nd are better.
     
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    It is good to use multiple backlink checker tools/software. This is just to get a general idea of how many indexed backlinks you have. The ones that are mentioned in this thread are
    ahrefs.com
    opensiteexplorer.com
    MajesticSEO
    OpenLinkProfiler
    Ranksignals.com
    SerpWOO.com

    Choose wisely.
     
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    This are the most popular tools which i used to check backlinks.

    Analyze Backlinks
    BackLinkWatch
    Open Site Explorer
    Link Diagnosis
    AHrefs