Top 5 Free Link Analysis Tools

Link building is one of the most important SEO campaign exercises. At the same time it’s also one of the most tedious and time-consuming activities. This is why it’s absolutely crucial to know how to measure and analyse all inbound links to your page and domain. Below is the selection of 5 best ( and free ) link analysis tools out there right now.

Link Analysis Tool 1 – Link Diagnosis

This is an essential tool for every SEO link building campaign, monitoring inbound links and researching bloggers outreach. It requires installation of additional Firefox plugin and the script runs a while but once that’s done then key features include:

  • List of all pages linking to your site and their respective link anchor text
  • Quality of external links (good, bad, dofollow, nofollow, etc.)
  • Breakdown showing all most linked to pages and the number of pages linking to those pages
  • CSV export feature

Link Analysis Tool 2 – Majestic SEO

Good link analysis tool showing instant results which include:

  • Graph comparing the link discovery over time for up to 5 chosen domains
  • Number of sub-domains created on the analysed domain
  • Number of indexed URLs
  • Number of backlinks and domains linking back to your site
  • Breakdown of link types (images, nofollows, redirects, iframes, deleted)

Link Analysis Tool 3 – Open Site Explorer

Open Site Explorer would be probably the best link analysis tool if only the free version wasn’t restricted to only few first results. Nevertheless, it’s a brilliant, well designed, quick and clever link research tool. Some of the features include:

  • Total number of links
  • Page and domain authority score
  • List of pages and domains linking to your site and their page/domain authority
  • CSV export functionality
  • Top linked to pages on your site
  • Anchor text distribution
  • Graph showing the split between followed and nofollowed links and between internal and external links

Link Analysis Tool 4 – SEO Book Link Harvester

Link Harvester is a useful link analysis tool which returns:

  • Unique linking domains
  • Their IP addresses & unique c block addresses of the links
  • Number of inbound links to the domain and homepage

Link Analysis Tool 5 – Bad Neighbourhood

This text link checker tool does look dated but it does what it’s supposed to, which is identifying inbound links which can actually hurt your website rankings instead of helping you to rank better. This tool will scan the links on your website, and on the pages that your website is linking to, and flag possible problem areas.

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