It has actually gotten on the cards for time currently and though it has actually come as no surprise for SEOs Yahoo Site Traveler will be shutting down as of today (21st November 2011). For those of you that do their own Search Engine Optimization this will certainly come as a strike as it was a fast, easy and also cost-free method to get some raw information on which websites where connecting to you (as well as your competitors).

If you don’t have the money to sprinkle on fancy devices to inspect your inbound web links there is no have to panic – there are still totally free devices available that could finish the job for you. So you don’t need to make the effort to research on your own here are three free choices to Yahoo Website Explorer (RIP)

Check your links with Google Web designer Tools

Without an uncertainty Google Web designer Devices is a terrific method to obtain the data that you need for the web links that are being available in to your very own site. There is no actual means to use Google to obtain the data that you have to check out the methods (or absence of techniques) that your competitors are making use of but it can be a wonderful method of inspecting that the links you have actually acquired have actually gone live and are be grabbed by Google.

How do I get the data?

If you do not have Web designer Equipment yet you’ll have to get signed up and confirmed complying with the guidelines in your account. After you have done this its all extremely simple.

1. Log in to Webmaster Tools

2. Select the website you desire to see the backlinks of (you will possibly only have one website anyway)

3. At the lower left you will certainly see ‘Links to your website’. Click the more button.

4. Choose the information you intend to see.

5. If Excel is your bag you could export the data and also use accordingly.

Get a backlink evaluation with Web link Diagnosis

If you are looking obtain a more detailed introduction of your rivals techniques or want more information on the links that you have after that this is the device for you. Although Link Diagnosis doesn’t grab the quantity of web links that Yahoo Site Traveler did it certainly makes up for the truth with the information. In enhancement all of it looks very swish and also you could export the information to Excel.

How do I get the data?

1. Going to the Web link Diagnosis website

2. Download the tool (highlighted in a lovely green – but only for Firefox at the memory I’m terrified). If you pick not to download you will just get limited data.

3. Appear the URL of the website that you intend to evaluate (yours or a competitor).

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4. Select the metrics that you desire to report on (hover over the question mark for the information).

5. Click the begin button and also make a mug of coffee.

6. Change the reports making use of the Columns Customiser (depending on whether you are looking at your back links or the inbound links of a rival).

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7. Take a look at the attractive images and also export the data for Excel to make sure that you could activity appropriately in your SEO plan.

Have a consider your inbound links with blekko

If you choose to look at the information on the fly as well as do not necessarily require the information in spread sheets after that take a look at blekko. If you haven’t yet used blekko then you remain in for a bit of a treat. Like Google it is an online search engine – however a search engine with a distinction. blekko bill themselves as the spam cost-free search engine battling spam, malware and also content ranches. They are very clear with their search engine result which is great for you due to the fact that the information the variables that enter into their formula – and amongst those are inbound links.

How do I get the data?

1. Head over to the blekko residence page.

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2. Locate the site you want to analyze and click on ‘seo’.

3. Seek to the right and click ‘inbound web links’ under ‘Domain name SEO’ as well as the web links will amazingly appear.

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You could additionally make use of blekko to contrast 2 domain names (most likely well for contrasting on your own alongside a practical competitor).

1. Pop in your site.

2. Click on ‘seo’

3. Go into the URL of your competitor and also click ‘compare’

4. Use the charts to see just how you stack up versus your competitors.

Hopefully this will offer you some workable ways to get web link information on both your website as well as the websites of your competitors. As a plus they are all free – who requires Yahoo Website Explorer?

Recommended Reading

Why Won’t Anybody Connect to My Website?

Team Hallam Top Tips: Connect Building

The Perfect Inbound Link: 21 indications a link is great