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Free backlink checker tool – Discover New Backlink Opportunities!


Backlinks are still a key ranking factor in today’s Off Page SEO and building them is getting eased with guest blogging, commenting and link buying activities.

Whether you are using black hat, grey hat or white hat techniques to build your links, it’s crucial to keep an eye on them.

Many SEO apps are quite pricey. I use SEMrush which I know is not for everyone. Beginning from $99/m, you may want to try it out for 7 days.

While SEMrush is a full-blown content marketing tool, you maybe looking for a free backlink checker to allow you check backlinks for any website, including yours and your competitors’. I have something quite exciting to show you.

Related: What is Semantic SEO ?  Rank on Google page #1 without additional backlinks

Free Backlinks checker tool

There are a couple of backlinks tools out there but Neil Patel, the popular SEO and Content Marketing expert has his followers and the entire SEO market covered with a free and exciting tool.

In this post, I want us to take a closer look at this backlink tool and how to make use of it and boost your search rankings.

First, go to the free backlink checking tool here and enter any domain:

free backlink checker tool

Click the “SEARCH” button for the tool to get to work. You have the options to check for backlinks to the main domain and its sub domains.

This will pull out the total number of unique referring domains and pages pointing to the the website you are checking.

Here is a quick look at what this free backlink tool helps you get:

Domain score: It’s an important metrics to help you know the SEO strength of any domain. The higher the score (from 1 to 100), the more authoritative the domain is in the sight of Google.


Backlinks: The sum total of links (NoFollow and Dofollow) pointing to the domain you are checking.

To get the sum of dofollow links, simply minus the number of NoFollow links from the main figure.

Referring domains: This gives you the number of unique domains linking back to the website. If your site has 40 links from one domain, this will be counted as 1. It also sums the number of links from .gov and .edu domains.

Taking a closer look at the links

I want us to understand the tool result table so you can make better use of it. First you may want to export to Excel for further processing. This is what the table looks like:

free backlink tool

The default filtering option is simple to the point. Click ALL LINKS to show all links on the table. Click on FOLLOW will only display dofollow links. The NO FOLLOW button will only show a list of No follow backlinks while ONE LINK PER DOMAIN will display unique domains linking to the site.

Let me help you understand the table a little further:

Source Page Title and URL with Target page: This column gives you the sources of your links and where those links point on the website you are checking. The NF mark simply means the link is No Follow.

Domain Score: This shows you the SEO score of the root domain the link is coming from. The higher the score, the more important the link.

Page Score: Page score shows the score of the particular page the link is found. This will always be different from the domain score.

We have enstinemuki.com  as a domain and enstinemuki.com/contact-us as a page on the same domain

Link Type: There are generally two types of links. This column shows you whether the link is text or image

Anchor Text: Shows you the clickable text for the link. This is only available for the text link type.

First Seen: The first date the link tool’s robot was able to identify the backlink.

Last Seen:  This free backlink tool periodically check to find out if there are new links or existing links have been lost. this column simply show you the last date the link was confirmed.

Backlink checker Advanced Filters

You may want to dig deeper and find out some link opportunities or links with specific keywords. The advanced filtering tool makes this possible, with other limitless options.

backlinks tool

How to use the free backlink checker to track your backlinks

One inevitable link building exercise is tracking. Though this tool does not monitor and signal link losses automatically, you may want to use it to manually check for the existence of your backlinks.

It takes time and effort to build or earn backlinks. Sometimes SEO marketers spend huge sums on link building campaigns. Here is a simple tip to find out of your link was taken down.

I had a backlink years back from my guest post on https://www.inkthemes.com so I want to check if this backlink still exists.

First, I will open the Advanced Filtering option and create a very simple filter:

Free backlink checker

Going with the exact match option for the domain name inkthemes.com, this will pull out all links I have on the pages on the domain.

Beat your competitors with this free backlink checker tool

We all have competitors and some are doing quite better. In SEO, backlinks are just some of the reasons competition is keeping you back. But you can use this tool to spy on your competitors, discover new backlink opportunities and do better.

Just analyse your competitors’ URL and you will be able to know who is linking to them and not linking to you. With this data, you can create more campaigners with stronger backlinks that will help you rank higher than your competitors.

Go take a closer look at the free backlink tool here. Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comment box.


Enstine Muki

Blogging Coach, Certified Cryptocurrency Expert and Serial Entrepreneur


Great article, backliking is still important in digital marketing. Uberseggest is the best free tool for website analysis (but for polish words I use another paid tool).


Neil Patel is a knowledgeable person and he shares your idea with another person.
Uberseggest is the best free tool for website analysis.


Great article, backliking is the key for a digital marketing.
Thanks for sharing.


Hi, of course I know the Neils tool, however, as I compared the backlinks from this tool and the Google search console, there is a big difference. I have many more backlinks at GSC, why is this happening?
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Chima joshua

Hi Enstine
Thanks very much on ur good explanation on the back link tools and how newbie will apply it on their online marketing and explode.
I go ahead and try it. Thanks

Philip Verghese Ariel

Hi Enstine,
Yet another wonderful tool from the lab of Neil Patel.
You very well explained it in this post. Will surely give a try.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend 🙂
~ Phil


Neil is gradually building a giant SEO toolbox powerhouse. Kudos to him and thanks for the recommendation Estine!

Vishwajeet Kumar

Hello Enstine,

I really Love this new and awesome backlink checker tool. I think it is a good alternative to MOZ score. It provides some best data along with domain score and keyword performance. Thanks for sharing this.

Vishwajeet Kumar

    Enstine Muki

    Hey man,
    Yes this is good alternative for beginners. Though a lot has to be done to take it up the level of MOZ 😉

Nikola Roza

Hi Enstine,
this tool is a life saver for new bloggers who don’t have money to invest into expensive backlink checkers.
I wish it was around when I was starting out.
Anyway I tried it out and it works fine, though sometimes a little buggy, like finding links that don’t exist etc…
Overall great quality.
Thanks for sharing, I did not know about it until now.

    Enstine Muki

    Hey man,
    I think newbies should get to it and build up a foundation before going in for expensive and more robust tools.
    Thanks for sharing your voice man

Liton Biswas

Hey Enstine,

Link building is an essential part of SEO. Whether you want to set your own backling strategy or analyzing competitor’s backlinks, you need to depend on backlink checker tools.
As new bloggers often don’t have budget to spend on this type of tools, it’s better for them to use free tool like ubersuggest.

Thanks Enstine for sharing this post which will definitely helps new bloggers.

    Enstine Muki

    Hi Liton,
    I do strongly agree with you. It’s a start point for many newbies. More robust tools are quite pricey 😉

    Hope you are having a great week

Sid Shukla

Neil Patel always provide some interesting new and easy to use tools for the SEO which will help the SEO experts to gain more knowledge about different SEO scenarios. I think he is using some API in the back of this tool? what you think?

    Enstine Muki

    Hi Sid,
    Sure every SEO tool runs of search engines APIs to pull data 😉

Ryan Biddulph

Neil Patel is at it again Enstine. He always create simple, easy to use tools for bloggers focused on SEO. I love his Uber Suggest. What a gem. Neil is the King of SEO.

    Enstine Muki

    Hey Ryan,
    He’s the king right? Great stuff for free 😉

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