To get a website ranked in Google, we have to make backlinks from a good related website. If you are competing with someone’s blog, then you also have to take care of the competitor backlinks.
Now you may say, that backlinks don’t matter anymore as per Google’s latest algorithm update. Google has not disabled the effect of backlinks. Rather, Google has slightly updated the effect of the backlinks.
If you do not understand this thing, then I will explain with an example and I will tell this thing with practical. You all know that millions of web pages or posts are written on Google every day.
Google’s spider doesn’t read all these posts. Their rank is determined on the basis of only a few parameters. A good backlink also plays a very important role in these parameters.
If your website gets backlinks through any big website like Forbes then you will get tremendous traffic. Because Forbes has some reliable trust factors and Google will prefer the web pages that have backlinks from some reliable and high page rank websites.
Friends, in our practical life, we give more importance to someone’s reference or recommendation. In the online world, something happened with backlinks.
Suppose someone fell ill in your family. Then you will ask your friends and neighbors to suggest good doctors. Also, you will follow your friend’s suggestions and refer to the suggested doctors first.
The same thing happened with backlinks. If you are creating useful and high-quality content for your viewers and your niche is completely unique. Then you will get backlinks from the world’s top blogs without any extra effort.
But if you are working on a competitive niche, then you have to make backlinks better than your competitors.
Today, I will tell you how to check your competitor backlinks for free without any paid tools. If you are a beginner and starting your blogging journey, then this will be very helpful for you.
If you have enough money, then you can buy these amazing tools. But what would you do if you are a beginner? How you will check your competitor backlinks and how you will get on top search results?
Don’t worry! We will tell you all the processes of checking competitor backlinks with the help of free tools. So, let’s see:
How to Check Competitor Backlinks For Free
For checking the competitor backlinks, we will use free tools. I am giving you a complete list of free SEO tools. You can check any one of them:
- The Hoth (thehoth.com)
- LXR Market Place (lxrmarketplace.com)
- Small SEO Tools (smallseotools.com)
- SEO Review Tool (Seoreviewtool.com)
You can use anyone out of them. All these tools are totally free. But today I will show you the results from thehoth.com.
The interesting thing about The Hoth tool is that it fetches results from the SEMrush tool. And we all know SEMrush is one of the best SEO tools ever.
So, let’s check competitor backlinks with the Hoth tool.
How to Check Competitor Backlinks With The Hoth Tool
(I) Open the Hoth tool website.
Search The Hoth tools website and click on the Backlink checker tool. You may go to the backlink checker tool by clicking here:
(II) Enter Competitor Domain
You have to enter the domain name or URL in the first section and select domain or subdomain from the second drop-down option.
If you want to analyze the complete detail, then select domain and subdomain as shown in the image above.
Otherwise, you may select the particular domain and URL, respectively.
(III) View Backlink Report
Now you have to click on the view backlinks report. After this, the complete list of your competitor backlinks will be in front of you.
You can check the Anchor Text, No follow and do follow status, domain authority score, etc. in the list.
In this way, you can check the backlinks of your competitor’s website. Here you will get all the information for free.
How to Check Competitor Backlinks With other Tools
The process of competitor backlinks analysis is similar for all tools. You can follow the process as described for the Hoth backlink checker tool.
How to check my competitor backlinks?
Competitor backlinks can be checked by the Hoth backlinks checker tool. You can check by the Small SEO checker tool or SEO review tool etc.
Are backlinks responsible for ranking?
Yes, good backlinks are responsible for ranking.
How many backlinks are required to rank?
It is not predefined. It depends on multiple factors like the type and authority of backlinks, nature of backlinks, and anchor text, etc.