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Yahoo Site Explorer Alternatives or Replacement Tools to Research Competitive Link Data

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Yahoo Site Explorer has been ended on 21st November 2011. According to yahoo search blog this data has been merged to Bing Webmaster Tools. Webmasters can find their own website link details in Bing webmaster tools but what about competitor backlinks? Now SEOs are facing difficulty in checking competitor’s link data. No need to worry, there are still some good free link analysis tool available which you can use for analyzing competitor backlinks.

Using SEOMoz’s Open Site Explorer you can extract quite similar information about any website. You can compare up to 5 competitor domains with this tool. This SEO tool provides information about several other factors like Page Authority, Domain Authority, Linking Root Domains and Total Links for free. While to check social mentions like Facebook Shares, Tweets, Google +1s and Facebook Likes you have to go with its PRO membership (which starts from $99/month).

Open Site Explorer

Using this tool you can know your competitor’s external backlinks, their numbers along with their types like text, image, nofollow, redirect, deleted, iframe etc. This tool also provides referring IP addresses and Class C subnets information. Tool’s free version will allow you to check index pages and backlinks, while to check anchor texts, referring domains and referring subnets you need to sign up for pro membership (which starts from $49/month)

Ahrefs Site Explorer

Using backlink watch you can easily find website’s backlinks along with anchor texts, page rank, total outbound links on page and nofollow tag for each inbound link. This tool is completely free.(As of now J)

Backlink Watch

Using Link Diagnosis you can fetch all external links of any website along with Anchor Texts, Link Type, Page Rank, Outbound Links, MozRank, SEOMoz Page Authority and SEOMoz Domain Authority. You can also download its firefox extension for more detailed report.

Link Diagnosis
If you know about any other backlink analysis tool, please share in comments.


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Brian Lara said...

Thanks for sharing this great Post dude
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kamrul said...

Thank you for sharing these tips for site investigation. I know these alternatives are really great though some of them are pricy. I'll also share a great alternative tool for backlink checking, keyword analysis and many more. This tool is Colibri seo tool and it's available on thanks

Prabal Chowdhury said...

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Ramesh chauhan said...

That has high pagerank of it's own

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Ramesh chauhan said...

That has high pagerank of it's own is optimized for the same thing as the page it's linking too.

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