Top 7 Online Tools to Check Backlinks Online Free

What are backlinks, what are dofollow and nofollow backlinks, why backlinks are important in off page SEO, how to get the dofollow backlinks. To answer all these questions, you have to read my previous post on Backlinks. I have also uploaded a list of blogs that allows dofollow comments.

As an SEO expert, we are always working on creating worthy dofollow backlinks. But without proper tools we are unable to do the job done in right way. SEO tools are quite expensive but worth buying them. Fortunately, there are also some free tools available online. Today I am going to share with you a list of top seven free backlinks checking tools available online.

Backlinks checker tools


Ahref is one of the basic tools you must have. To be very honest, ahrefs is not free but you can use its limited version free of cost. You can get some idea about your backlinks, referring domain, dofollow, nofollow links, links add and remove and many more options. Create a free account here and start using their limited version.

Open Site Explorer                                                   

Open Site Explorer is a research tool of It provides details of links, including, title and URL of linking page, link anchor text, spam score and DA and PA of linking site.

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Alexa not only provide ranking but also provide details of site’s SEO. Using a free version will provide you a total number of backlinks and list of five backlinks in its free version. You don’t need to have an account for these details.

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Majestic is a great tool to check backlinks of the site. You can check the backlinks even without having an account. But it is an advice to create a free account on majestic to increase the limit (decrease the limitation) to use the tools free.

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Moonsy is the completely free site. Moonsy provides almost 19 different SEO parameters checking. provides the total number of backlinks. Good site for freebie seekers.

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Openlinkprofiler provides the professional features free of cost.  It’s a complete SEO tool. I personally recommend you to use Openlinkprofiler, you’re gonna love it.

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BACKLINKWATCH is a site not only provides the number of backlinks but also provides detail backlinks profile with backlinks URL, anchor text, PR, OBL and nofollow flag. It provides 1000 links details free of cost. For newcomers and freebie seekers, backlinkwatch is the best choice.

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One thing which you see that every tool shows different results for the same domain URL. This is because each tool uses its own database to determine the backlinks. Backlinks are the backbone of SEO of any site. A correct tool to use, play the vital role in success. An effort to collect the best free tools to check the backlinks is made. Hope you like our efforts. Tell us which tool you used or going to use, to check backlinks in the comments section. If you like the post, please share it with your friends in social circles.

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