5 Free Backlink Checker Tools to Spy on Competitors’ Backlinks

Free Backlink Checker Tools

Free Backlink checker tools are capable enough of spying on your competitors’ backlinks. We all know that link building is an important task to rank a website or a blog for a particular keyword. If we directly go to outrank our competitor, it takes hard efforts.

In case, when your competitor is a brand, it is unlikely to outrank it. Then, what could we do?

Free backlink checker tools come handy in this situation. By using these tools, you can find out the backlinks of your competitor and can make similar kind of backlinks that a competitor site used to rank a specific keyword.

Most of the marketers and SEO’s do not know about this thing. They don’t try to build links. According to their strategy, just add the pages in site and Google will automatically rank them. It happens, but very rarely when no one else is competing for the same keyword. The same thing happened with my friend.

–Here is the complete story (in short)–

Once we met, and he discussed the things related to his project. I just looked into the keyword planner for the search count of the keyword he was working on. The thing I discovered was shocking; there was no any sign of search count for that keyword. It was showing blank.

In some exceptional cases, if it is related to an authority website and content is well researched, in-depth and highly SEO-optimized; the site can rank without having any backlink. Though, it takes time and sweat to rank a website or blog for a keyword without building links.

With backlinks, you can rank faster in the search engines. You should first check for the search count and competitiveness of a keyword. If a keyword has high searches and low competition, then it can be considered for working and building backlinks around it.

But, some people do just opposite of it. They blindly pick a keyword from any keyword research tool and write an article around that keyword. Then after open a free online backlink checker tool to see the competitor backlinks and begin to build backlinks. It is not a right way of working on a keyword.

Suppose, if you are working on a highly competitive keyword, then it would take several months to outrank your competitor.

In my words, it would be your most weird stupidity in the life.

The right steps may be like as the following points:

  1. Search for a low competition + high searches keyword
  2. Write a high quality around the same keyword
  3. Go to any of the free backlink checker tools (given below) to create backlinks.

Now come to the main goal of this article that is offering best free backlink checker tools.

Here is your list of ultimate backlink checker tools.

Free Backlink Checker Tools

1. Ahrefs:

ahrefs free backlink checker tool

In my blogging journey so far, I found Ahrefs most recommended backlink checker tool. Many marketers use it to spy on competitors’ backlink. The main advantage of this site is to have high update rate. The site database gets updated frequently compared to other online backlink checker tools. This thing improves its reliability. It offers categorized information about any link. You may get to know about a specific link or a certain domain’s links through this free tool.

2. Semrush:

Semrush is the second most used backlink checker tool. You can use the trial of this software. You don’t need to pay anything in trial period and use most of the features in SEMrush. This tool is quite amazing. Along with the backlinks, it also shows the competitor’s keywords which you can use for your own projects. SEMrush is also frequently adding new features which help in ON page optimization of your website/blog content.

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2. Open Link Profiler

OpenLinkProfiler backlink checker tool

You got another free backlink checker in your pocket. It’s a fast backlink analyzer for any domain. The best thing I found in this tool is you can get an email alert that will inform you once in a day for the backlinks pointing towards the website; you are unfolding backlinks of. However, to use this feature, you must be a registered user on open link profiler.

Key Feature: you can look almost each backlink for a certain domain.

3. Open Site Profiler

Open Site Explorer online backlink checker

The Moz had developed this tool. You can see the inbound links pointing to your website. Moreover, the fresh built links can also be discovered through this tool. If a user wants to compare the link metrics to the other sites, simply add the sites in the “Compare Link Metrics” section.

4. Ranking Signals:

Rank Signals best free backlink checker tool

To use this tool, you must be login into this website. Along with the backlinks, the website shows you Page Rank and Alexa rank of a particular domain. The chrome extension of this tool also makes the backlink checking work simple within the browser.

Key Feature: you can clearly see whether a backlink is live or removed.

5. Majestic Seo

Majestic Seo free google backlink checker tool

Majestic SEO is a simple free backlink checker tool, but few limitations as you can see only ten backlinks of your website. To find out more backlinks, you have to subscribe for their premium subscription. This tool provides a different section for the lost backlinks; however, due to the limitation of 10 results, I found it less effective than the rest of the free backlinks checker tools.

Key Feature: The pictorial representation of anchor text metrics drew my attention.

Is there any tool that is giving you a chance to explore the backlinks of any website? Is yes, let me know about it. Keep sharing this post on Facebook.

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17 thoughts on “5 Free Backlink Checker Tools to Spy on Competitors’ Backlinks”

  1. Hi Nikhil ,
    Feeling glad to your writing about this topics . Backlink checker tools are very important for beating competitor site . You nicely presented this topics . Thank you for sharing resource . Have a nice day . 🙂

  2. Nikhil Sir,I read the hole information about the spy of the backlink of the competitor. but
    I use Rank Signal I fell it is the best one of all in free version I love to use it is very easy to use .Rank Signal.
    Other also good but Nikhil Sir which one is the best according to you

  3. Hi Nikhil,

    Thank you for providing the information on the useful tools for backlinks and SEO.

    Keyword research has always been one of my weaker traits since I’ve been online. I understand it, just miss something along the line when ideas come to mind.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Awesome list, This post is really helpful to me because I know backlink is one of the most important part of off page SEO. You will get high page rank if you can create a lot of backlinks. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great post backlink checker tool is important to check. These above tool are important factor to know our nofollow backlinks and do follow backlinks. owadays quality backlinks matter most in google and other search engines. If your site has spammy backlinks then there is a chance your website will get hit by google panda or penguin. You have shared really useful post.

  6. Thanks for sharing.. but most of backlink checker is paid service. if i use the free service they give strict limit, and the result seems so innaccurate. like mejestic or ahreff. btw this is nice article once again thanks for sharing

  7. Hi Nikhil!
    Open site Explorer is one of my favorite tool i use in my everyday blogging! You are absolutely right on checking the keyword competitiveness! Every newbie make this wrong. We need to find good profitable keywords which might easily to rank. And, should follow only white hat SEO if want better results.

    Anyway thanks a lot for sharing this great article!

    Keep it up!

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