Backlink Checker by Ahrefs: Check Backlinks for Any Website

Largest index of live backlinks

To have an edge on your competitors, you need a strong backlink profile. That’s why a superior backlink checker is a must-have.

Ahrefs boasts the largest live backlink index in the industry:

  • 12 trillion known links

  • 200 million root domains

  • 6 billion pages crawled each day

Our backlink index is updated with fresh backlinks every 15 minutes. Which means you can seize new link opportunities almost immediately.

In-depth link analysis

In short, Ahrefs Backlink Checker gives you the most accurate backlink data on the web. But that’s not all it does.

In-depth link analysis

Here’s what makes Ahrefs Backlink Checker special:

  • Link profile overview — Start your link audit process with an overview. Analyze performance charts and link growth graphs before you get into detailed reports.

  • Backlink growth — Track link velocity easily with our tools. Our graphs clearly display the dynamic changes in a site’s backlink profile over time.

  • Do-follow and no-follow links — The more quality do-follow backlinks pointing to your site, the more trustworthy it is in the eyes of Google. Ahrefs will show you the complete picture of do-follow vs no-follow links for any URL.

  • Inbound and outbound links — Get a comprehensive look into any URL’s link profile by analyzing its inbound and outbound links.

  • Referring domains — Large numbers of backlinks don’t always reflect the strength of your backlink profile. But unique and relevant referring domains are still important for SEO.

  • Broken backlinks — Find any website’s broken links (both inbound and outbound) to easily implement a broken link building strategy.

  • Backlink anchor text — Analyze anchor texts to see how your competitors optimise their backlink profiles. Use anchor text analysis to detect possible negative SEO attacks on your website.

  • Disavow link spam — If you did notice some suspicious backlink activity, you can add spammy links to a disavow file directly from the backlink checker. Importing this file into Google’s Disavow Tool takes only a few clicks.

  • Filter and sort backlinks — You rarely have time to go through thousands of backlinks pointing to a website. That's why we added search capabilities and various filters to our backlink checking tools.

  • Export to PDF and CSV — Need to report on your findings or download a report for further analysis. Simply export your data and reports to a PDF or CSV file.

  • Best by links — For any domain, you can discover which content performs best in terms of links, giving you the intel you need to copy a competitor’s strategy during your next link building campaign.

In a nutshell, Ahrefs backlink checker is a powerhouse capable of pretty much any backlink research task.

New & Lost backlinks

We keep track of all the backlink changes happening online and keep you posted about backlink activity you’re interested in.

New & Lost backlinks
  • Get notifications about links your competitors gain and lose.

  • Track link growth of specific pages you compete with.

  • See who links to your own website.

  • See how gained and lost backlinks influence rankings.

Link intersect analysis

One more way to perform backlink research is to compare the backlink profiles of your rivals. You’ll get a complete list of domains that link to some or all of your competitors but don’t yet link to you.

Link intersect analysis

Use link intersect analysis to:

  • Compare link profiles

  • Find linking patterns

  • Uncover missing backlink opportunities

  • Build stronger backlink profile

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