Yahoo Site Explorer finally closed and I guess you must be looking for some Yahoo Site Explorer alternatives to check backlinks for your websites or other competitors. Although all the organic results will be powered by Microsoft Search platform – Bing Webmaster Tools, for people who usually use such tools to check your inbound links, it is not a good idea as Bing Webmaster Tools is not so easy to use.
So, I am writing this article with a list of 5 best Yahoo Site Explorer alternatives to check backlinks.
Link Diagnosis helps to check backlinks and PageRank, anchor text, dofollow or nofollow of backlinks, and most popular anchor texts of backlinks.
After your website URL and click “Start” button, Link Diagnosis works but just shows you the lite report. That is to say, you need to install Link Diagnosis Firefox Extension in order to view the full reports.
Open Site Explorer
Created by SEOMoz, Open Site Explorer is also an easy-to-use alternative to Yahoo Sire Explorer that offers link metrics for your web page (including page authority, domain page authority, total backlinks, and more) and inbound links and other valuable information about the backlinks.
However, Open Site Explorer’s free version has limited capabilities, unless you have a Pro membership to gain full access to a vast range of useful data.
At SEO Attack you can research your competition in a quick manner. Everything you need to know about your keywords and your competition is now in your face and at your fingertips.
With SEO Attack, you can view all the top pages from a domain or page, all the top pages linking to any URL, the anchor text pointing to any URL, and the ranking difficulty and opportunities for any keyword.
By the way, it will be a necessity to register for checking all details.
With the similar features of Yahoo Site Explorer, Backlink Watch is a powerful backlinks checker tool. Type URL of your website and you will get complete detailed information about quality and quantity of backlinks pointing to your website.
Backlink Watch will show you everything relevant to those backlinks, including anchor text, Google PR, total outbound links on that page, and nofollow flag for each of your inbound link available.
When you are using it to check backlinks, the only annoying is it displays several annoying ads. So, remember to ignore those ads if you are not interested in them.
Majestic SEO is another competitive website research tool to check backlinks data. Just like Open Site Explorer, it only offers restricted information and you will have to get a lot more than link information from a paid version.
When Yahoo Sire Explorer has been shut off, to check backlinks become difficult for people who have been using it for spying and checking backlinks. It seems to find out an absolutely free tool that covers everything you could get from Yahoo Site Explorer is next to impossible. But there are still some alternatives that are worth trying. Share your Yahoo Site Explorer alternatives here in the comment section!