Backlinks are very important for your ranks – everybody knows that.
How do you normally check your backlinks?
- Using Google? OK. So you type in link:www.yoursite.com for your incoming links – cool. But what you get is note really all your backlinks.
- You can search for backlinks on Google blog search and it will show all your backlinking blogs. They won’t be shown on the normal google search.
- You can search on Yahoo with the same query – link:www.yourdomain.com and it will show you all those nofollow and comment links.
Now, what if you wanted to know what anchor text, people have used to link to your blog? Of course, this is very important in SEO. The more number of anchor text with your keyword, the better. But all anchor texts with the same text is too bad. You know, google does not like anything artificial.
Take this tool – It’s an excellent backlink checker. It shows all your backlinks on the internet, including the comment links and the nofollows. Also, it shows the anchor text by which others have linked to you. If you find anything wrong with the anchor text, it’s now easy for you to edit it.