12 Best Free Backlink Checker Tools (Reviewed and Compared)

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Backlinks are an essential part of search engine optimization (SEO). They play a crucial role in improving your website's ranking in search engines like Google. It is important to keep track of your backlinks, and there are many specialized online tools for doing that.

Best Backlink Checkers

In this article, we will review the 12 best online tools for checking backlinks that are free to use and compare their results for the wmtips.com domain. For the sake of the experiment, we have sorted the list by the number of backlinks returned by each tool.


I think we've come up with a great list of the best free backlink checker tools. This list can be a good resource for anyone looking to improve their website's SEO.

The best tools we want to highlight:

  • Semrush*, for having a huge amount of features available on a free plan, and for the largest result set.
    * By registering or buying a plan through our links, you support Webmaster Tips.
  • Moz, despite its monthly limits (not daily, like Semrush has), which has a wide range of powerful features suitable for occasional use.
  • Monitor Backlinks free backlink checker, which allows exporting a list with up to 300 backlinks along with their Majestic metrics.
  • Bing Webmaster Tools, which pleasantly surprised us by allowing us to export all backlinks in one click.

While some of the tools do offer paid plans with additional features, the free plans still might work for keeping track of your backlinks. By regularly checking your backlinks and monitoring your progress, you can improve your website's ranking and visibility in search engines.

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Geek, traveller, photographer, father of two, Max writes exclusive articles for Webmaster Tips.