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The Ahrefs Backlink Checker

This feature shows you a site’s complete backlink profile:

ahrefs’ backlink checker

On the surface, this backlink report is the same as most other backlink checkers out there (like SEMrush and Moz Pro).

Like those other tools, you put in a URL. And get a list of their backlinks.

What makes Ahrefs different from other backlink checkers?

First off, Ahefs has GREAT filtering and sorting features.

ahrefs’ backlink checker

This is sneaky important.

For example, let’s say that you want to check out the backlinks pointing to a major authority site, like NerdWallet.

According to Ahrefs, NerdWallet has 2 MILLION backlinks.

ahrefs’ backlink checkerGood luck going through that link profile one-by-one.

See domain and page-level metrics for any target

Check any website, URL or subsection to see actionable and insightful SEO metrics.

  • Number of referring domains

  • Number of backlinks

  • Domain Rating (DR) & URL Rating (UR)

  • Ahrefs Rank (AR)

Our proprietary Domain Rating (DR) and URL Rating (UR) metrics are super-useful for judging the "backlink popularity" (strength) of a target.

Monitor the growth and decline of backlink profiles

See an interactive view of referring domains and pages over time.

Get a complete breakdown of the target’s backlink profile

See every page linking to your target in the detailed Backlinks report. Use powerful filters to dive deeper.

Filter and sort by:

  • Language

  • Link type ("dofollow" / "nofollow")

  • Platform

  • Domain Rating (DR)

  • URL Rating (UR)

  • Referring domains

  • Etc.

See estimated organic traffic to each linking page & referring domain

Get awesome insights into the popularity of the linking web page and website with organic traffic estimates. No other tool shows you this.

In-depth link analysis features

Here are more features that make Ahrefs’ Backlink Checker special:

  • See followed and nofollowed links — The more quality followed backlinks a site has, the more trustworthy it is in the eyes of Google. Ahrefs shows you the complete picture of followed vs nofollowed links for any target.

  • Backlink anchor text — Analyze anchor texts to see how your competitors optimize their backlink profiles. Use anchor text analysis to detect possible negative SEO attacks on your website.

  • Disavow link spam — If you notice some suspicious backlink activity, you can add spammy links to a disavow file directly from the Backlink Checker. Importing this file into Google’s Disavow Tool takes only a few clicks.

  • Export to PDF and CSV — Need to report on your findings or download a report for further analysis? Simply export your data and reports to a PDF or CSV file.

  • Inbuilt filters, in every report — Analyze the data you care about, and nothing else.

In a nutshell, Ahrefs' Backlink Checker is a powerhouse capable of pretty much any backlink research task.

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