Backlinks play a vital role in ranking any of the blog even though after many updates, Google reduced its 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 competitors 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, Ahrefs, 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.
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).
#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.
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.
#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 tool.
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.