Anybody who knows about search engine optimization understands how important high-quality backlinks are to a website. The more backlinks you get, the higher you rank for a search engine query. However, how does one go about seeing what backlinks a specific web page or website is receiving?
Here is a little tool to help you with that. Backlink Watch is a crappy looking but very useful little tool that gives you a detailed information of backlinks for any website. Just enter the URL and wait for the report to generate. The tool will tell you the total number of backlinks and then give details of each link including the PageRank info of the linking website as well as the number of outbound links the linking website has.
The tool also raises a flag if any abnormal tag, such as the nofollow tag, is used. The report also displays the exact anchor text used by the referring website. You can click on any of the links to go to actual referring web page.
Even though Backlink Watch has a poor interface, it is a highly functional and useful tool to get backlink information for any website. It can be used as a first step to analyze the number and quality of backlinks a website is getting so appropriate steps can be taken to optimize the search engine ranking.