Where can I check my Backlinks?
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times. Backlinks are the key to Search Engine Optimization. There are many factors that effect a pages’ position in the search engines, and Search Engine Optimization is by no means an exact science. But when you think about it, rewarding good quality backlinks makes perfect sense. The powers that be want to promote an active blogosphere – so naturally – if you are commenting and engaging in social interaction, you are getting your name, brand and link out to the public.
So now you know the importance of backlinks. No doubt you knew the importance of backlinks before you clicked on this post. You have probably started a backlink building campaign (if you haven’t – start yesterday) and now you need a way to check to see if your links are still active. There are a number of ways to do this. One way is to invest in an SEO tool like Raven Tools or SEOMoz. These are great for larger accounts or for tracking many sites. But if you are just getting started, there are many free resources where you can check your backlinks. At Virtual Market Advantage, we have been using this free backlink checker for years. You can check up to five sites a day, and they report much faster then some of these paid tools listed above.