Free Backlink Checker from Neil Patel: Alternative to Ahrefs, SEMRush

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This article talks about a free backlink checker from Neil Patel which is a potential alternative to Ahrefs and SEMRush. This Backlink Checker lists all the backlinks for a domain/URL and provides you detailed information on all those backlinks. It covers all the SEO related stats, charts, link counts, number of unique referring domains, .edu and .gov links and more. On top of that, it lets you create custom filters to curate the list as per your needs which you can export to CSV.

Along with the Backlink Checker, there are two more tools; Ubersuggest and Traffic Analyzer. The Ubersuggest tool helps you with keyword ideas and provides keyword overview. Whereas, the Traffic Analyzer lets you analyze the traffic of a domain in details and lists top pages and top keywords from that domain with SEO stats. All these tools are available in English, Português, Deutsch, Español, and Italiano. And, they provide stats from over 60 countries with more than 40 languages.

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Free Backlink Checker from Neil Patel: Alternative to Ahrefs, SEMRush

Here are all the free tools you get along with the Backlink Checker from Neil Patel.

1. Backlink Tracker


Backlink Tracker is a free tool that tracks all the backlinks for a given domain/URL. This tool can track the backlinks of

  • an exact URL.
  • a domain without subdomains.
  • a domain with subdomains.

In the results, it shows you lots of information along with a list of the backlinks. At the top, it shows you Domain Score,  total Backlinks (along with no follow links), Referring Domains (along with .gov & .edu domain count), and Organic Traffic.

The list of backlinks shows you the following information for all the backlinks:

  • Source Page Title & URL | Target Page
  • Domain Score
  • Page Score
  • Link Type
  • Anchor Text
  • First Seen
  • Last Seen

Backlink Filters


There can be several links from the same domain. If you want to count the total number of domains then you can enable the One Link Per Domain filter that will only list a topmost backlink for same domains. On top of that, you can also filter the backlink list for Follow links and No Follow links.

This tool also packs advanced filters which lets you create custom filters to curate the backlink list as per your needs. You can filter the list to include/exclude an Anchor/Zone/Referring Domain with Contains/Empty/Exactly Matching Anchor/Zone/Referring Domain. You can create as many custom filters as you want to curate the list and export the backlink list to CSV at any point.

2. Ubersuggest

The Ubersuggest tool has following sections to provides you detailed SEO stats and information for a keyword:

Keyword Overview


Keyword Overview section helps you get various types of SEO information for a keyword/domain. It covers

  • Search Volume
  • SEO Difficulty
  • Paid Difficulty
  • Cost Per Click (CPC)

Along with all that information, it also tells you the competition level for a keyword and what are the chances of ranking in top 20. Below that, it plots a Volume-Time chart to show the monthly search volume.

Keyword Ideas


When you overview a keyword, this tool gives you an option to view all similar keyword ideas. In the keyword ideas, it lists numerous keyword ideas which are directly related/relevant to your keyword. It shows you the Keyword, Volume, CPC, PD, and SD for all the keyword ideas. You can filter the keyword ideas list by creating a custom filter for any/all of the given values. From here, you can export all or select keyword ideas to a CSV file or copy to clipboard.

Next to the keyword ideas, it shows you another list with top 100 URLs that rank for the keyword. Along with URLs ( Google SERP), this list contains Est. Visits, Social Share, and Domain score for each URL and you can export this list to CSV too.

3. Traffic Analyzer

The Traffic Analyzer tool

Domain Overview


The Domain Overview tool shows you SEO stats for a domain for any selected region. It covers the following information of that domain:

  • Organic Keywords
  • Organic Traffic
  • Paid Keywords
  • Paid AD cost
  • Traffic-Time chart to visualize Organic Traffic overtime
  • Domain Score
  • Number of backlinks (along with No Follow links)
  • Referring Domains
  • .edu & .gov links
  • SEO Keyword Ranking Chart

Along with all that information, this tool also ranks the top pages and top keywords of the respective domain.

Top Pages


In the Top Pages, it gives you a list of top traffic pages sorted country-wise. This list provides you SEO Title URL, Est. Visits, and Backlinks along with Facebook and Pinterest shares for each page. You can expand the Est. Visits of each page to check the keywords that generate those visits along with their SEO stats. You can also expand the Backlinks to see all the backlinks to the respective page. And again, you export this list to CSV or copy to clipboard.

Top Keywords


Similar to Top Pages, this tool also lists the Top Keywords used on the domain and sort them by countries. Along with the keyword itself, the list shows you the Volume, Position, Est. Visits, URL, SEO Difficulty for each keyword. And, you can export this top keywords list to CSV as well.

Check out this All-in-one SEO tool from Neil Patel here.


Backlink Checker by Neil Patel is a comprehensive SEO tool that provides you in-depth overview and stats for backlinks on a domain/URL. Combined with Ubersuggest and a feature-rich Traffic Analyzer, it could be a worthy alternative to Ahrefs and SEMRush which also happens to be completely free.

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