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15 Best Link Building Tools to Grow Your Site Quickly

Last updated: December 19, 2016

No matter what search engine experts’ advice and no matter what search engine giants like Google propagate, link building is a fact of online business life! Quite honestly, if you want your business to be “anything” online, link building is necessary, and for that, you need to make use of link building tools.

These tools act as ‘enablers’ – they give you access to broad data statistics and data analytics, finds your prospects to acquire links, perform as a medium between you and bloggers and much more!

If you are an online business owner, blogger, agency or just a freelancer, you need link building tools to either build the own business or for client services.

Keeping this in mind, I have created a list of reliable and useful link building tools. Note that these tools don’t operate with complete automation; human intervention is necessary and recommended.

These tools will help to create and implement link building strategies.

List of 15 Link Building Tools for Business Analysis

Here they are:


01. Open Site Explorer

Cost: Free & Paid

A tool built by Moz.com, the Open Site Explorer tool allows you to run a check on any domain. The tool updates data almost every month and display detailed domain results such as backlinks report, domain authority, site authority, Moz Rank, Moz Trust and more. Learn how to use Open Site Explorer from Buzz Stream and Moz.

Open Site Explorer

 

 

02. AHREFs

Cost: Free & Paid

It is one of the most comprehensive link analysis tools. The database is updated every day, and so you can uncover fresh data frequently. It digs up more data than the previous tool. Go through the details AHREFs Tutorials before using it.

AHREFs Link Building Tool

 

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03. Majestic SEO

Cost: Free & Paid

The Majestic SEO tool has its powerful crawler and it works wonderfully as it updates every day and offers in-depth data. To learn how to use the tool, check out the How to Use Majestic SEO – Videos series.

Majestic SEO

 

 

04. Google Webmaster Tools

Cost: Free

A large toolset offered by Google, link analysis is a powerful segment of this. The section shows you data of links pointing at your website.

The lists visible these days are fairly comprehensive when compared to other link analysis tools. You can check out this study by SEO Gadget done to demonstrate the comprehensiveness of Google Webmasters.

Google Webmaster Tool

 

 

05. Link Profiler

Cost: Free

Developed by Tom Anthony, the doc-based SEO analysis tool enables the user to carry out quick analyses to reveal link anomalies. The Google Doc-based tool is developed based on the Open Site Explorer data, but you can also use it without Mozscape API access.

Link Profile Tool

 

 

06. Link Research Tools

Cost: Paid

Cemper offers a suite of tools under this name. Apart from analyzing links, you can prospect links, monitor link and analyse competitor link profile too. The tool uses a lot of data from different sources and gives you a comprehensive report.

Link Research Tools

 

07. Buzz Stream

Cost: Free & Paid

It is called the “CRM tool for link building.” Their enterprise software allows you to keep track of people you have contacted; emails sent and the resultant links. The software also pulls in relevant details like IP address, domain authority, PageRank and more.

Moreover, you do not have to waste hours preparing a contact list. Just enter the website name, and they do the work.

To learn how to use the tool, check out this Infographic on Link Building Using Buzz Stream.

Buzz Stream

 

 

08. Boomerang

Cost: Free

For link building outreach, Boomerang tool allows you to send email, schedule them, and do follow-ups of emails which have not replied and setup the software to send you a reminder of who has responded to your email.

To learn how to use the tool, read the Using Boomerang for Link Building Outreach tutorial.

Boomerang

 

 

09. URL Opener

Cost: Free

We often need to open a lot of URLs at once. Using this tool makes it easy. Paste all URL’s in this tool, and upon a single click, all the pages open in new tabs. This is important while engaging in link prospecting activities.

URL Opener

 

 

10. Majestic SEO

Cost: Free & Paid

Majestic SEO has a free Chrome browser extension that allows you to scan a page and get details like link history, anchor texts and more.

Majestic SEO

 

 

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11. Google Cache Bookmarklet

Cost: Free

It is a simple tool which helps to know if a current page you are browsing is ‘cached’ by Google or not. The information helps because if the page is not cached, it might indicate that there is something wrong with the page or Google has not indexed it yet because it is freshly published.

Google Cache Bookmarklet

 

 

12. Broken Links Finder

Cost: Paid

Developed by Citation Labs, the tool search for broken links by using a core keyword; you mention the core keyword, and it searches Google database to return relevant results. An interesting resource-based post on broken link building can be found here.

Broken Links Finder

 

 

13. Group High

Cost: Paid

The tool is specifically for blogger outreach. It assists you in finding bloggers in your niche and if you already have a set of blog list, paste it into the tool, and it will deliver metrics about the blogs, including contact details.

Group High

 

 

14. Raven Tools

Cost: Free & Paid

The tools perform a lot of functions, but from link building point of view, the tool helps you to manage outreach. The tool pulls in data from Majestic SEO which helps you to get link analysis at the same time.

Raven Tools

 

 

15. Zemanta

Cost: Paid

Add your website content to the database of Zemanta and the content will be shown to partnered bloggers who are looking for sources to get information. The information is given through a plugin. By content, we mean both textual and image content.

Zemanta

Endnote

Check out these link building tools and use a group of tools that suits your business. These tools are mostly in paid formats. Looking for something free? I won’t recommend anything except Google Webmaster Tools.

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