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Best Ahrefs Alternative Tools for Backlink Analysis and Building

Backlinks play a vital role in ranking any of the blog even though after many updates, Google reduced it’s importance and added other ranking signals. Backlinks still has the vital role in increasing page rank, Moz rank and used for better keyword ranking. Generally backlinks are categorized into two types do-follow and no follow but our main intention is to get do-follow Backlinks to our blog. The important thing is we need to analyse Backlinks from time to time to prevent negative SEO on site and spy on competitor’s links to boost up your rankings. Still many of the bloggers cannot afford the cost of Ahrefs, we have come with the best alternative tools which are similar to Ahrefs.

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#Cognitive SEO-cutting Edge SEO tool.

Cognitive SEO is one of my all time favorite  tool. It has many key features in bound link analysis, link management, SERP  tracking. The best part of it is collects link reports from majestic  SEO, SEO MOZ, Ahref’s, SEO kicks and Blekko.

It has many advanced features like showing backlink snap shot and finding hidden  java script links. Itcan spy on your competitor link building strategies and tell you that what kind of links works best for you.Cutting Edge SEO Tools   cognitiveSEO

#Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO is one of the best alternative for backlink analysis. The plans range from 30-250 pounds. It gives you tons of information like top backlinks and referring domains , top pages etc. When you click on a particular tab it gives more information and also it has many locations like fresh index, historic index.

Fresh index gives you the data of the last 30 days and the historic index gives you the complete data. You can find top pages area which shows the title URL and AC rank (indicates how important a page is based on the no.of referring external domains).Majestic SEO   Backlink Checker   Site Explorer

#SEO Moz Review

SEO MOZ gives you complete set of tools campaign based web apps, set of SEO tools, and full access to the open site explorer. The pro kit gives you link building , competitive analysis keyword research, on page optimization and social media Monitoring.ahrefs-alternatives

#Rank Signals

Rank signals is one of the best free tool for people who cannot afford these premium tools. It is ten times far better than tools like Backlink watch. When you analyse your competitors Backlinks, it shows which is  hot and also you can get the basic information about the Backlinks.ahrefs-alternatives

#Open Link Profiler

Open link profiler is one of the best tool which gives you around 2,00,000 fresh links per website. It gives in-depth analysis of  live Backlinks and it allows you to download your Backlink data upto 1000 links In free version. It has many options like you can check the URL source link influence score, type of industry you get Backlinks from, anchor text of the Backlinks and the date on which the links are added. It is my all time favorite free link analysis   The freshest backlinks. For free.

So, I had mentioned the best tools which I know by ignoring the small crap tools like backlink watch and if you know still any better tools just comment below so that it may help newbies.

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[Don’t try this] Making Fool out of Google – Backlink Cloaking

Almost everyone who are reading this post would have known what does “Cloaking” means. If you had ever searched for preventing your website from Google algorithm update then you would have noticed the term “Cloaking” everywhere either it might be a forum or a blog. So everyone said you not to practice it but no one revealed what really it does to Google, Did they ?

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90/100 bloggers would never give a backlink to a Gaming or xxx site, but from where do they build so many backlinks, Ever wondered ? I’m going to explain you what’s going on behind the cloaking process and why it is bad to follow for your regular sites.

This is only for educational purpose and so never try it for your website or hurt your competitor’s website. If you’re practicing it after reading my article then I’m not responsible for it and trust me Google’s will penalize your site badly if you get caught!

What’s Cloaking and Why Spammers Prefer this Method ?

Cloaking is a method or approach of manipulating search engines by showing different content to the user and to the search engines(Google). That is when I visit  your webpage I would see a technology relevant content but when Google bots crawl the same webpage it would see a Casino or Gaming relevant content.

See what Matt Cutts is saying about Cloaking : 

If you prefer to show different content to the Google bots rather than the original content then you are most probably against the Google’s quality policy guidelines.

Spammers who owns a gaming, porn or gambling niche sites are not going to get direct backlinks from any site because bloggers know that giving back a link to these kind of sites will lead their site’s to penalty. For this reason, cloaking came into the picture where a spammer can trick Google as well as the person who’s going to give links to him.

The below is the code which these black hat bloggers use for manipulating Google and they are well known of the issue that they are going to be banned when Google gets them, still they do take risks.

if (preg_match("#(google|slurp@inktomi|yahoo! slurp|msnbot)#si", $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'])) {
    header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");

A spammer will inject this code in his “Header.php” or “Function.php” file and when a Google bot crawls this header information it thinks that the page has been permanently redirected to the site mentioned inside the code. But when the user visits this webpage he will not be redirected to the secondary site because the code is written in such a way only to redirect search engines and that’s what we exactly call as Cloaking.

When you do this the secondary site will get the same Page rank, authority and allows the trust to flow but at one point Google does penalize it. So from now be careful if you’re going to give back a link to any of the blogger out there.

NOTE : if a site “A” is being redirected to a high page rank site “B” then, the site “A” gets the same page rank as the site “B”. But when the redirection is removed the page rank also gets vanished. So whenever you’re purchasing a high PR site from someone do check whether the PR is real or fake.

You can use my tool here to check it. Enter the website address and if it shows the Page Rank as ” -1 ” then for sure that’s a fake Google page rank. Once again I’m telling this do not try Cloaking and if you’re doing it then do it at your own risk.