Check Backlinks for Any Website

See domain and page-level metrics for any target

Check any website, URL or subsection to see actionable and insightful SEO metrics.

domain url rating

  • Number of referring domains

  • Number of backlinks

  • Domain Rating (DR) & URL Rating (UR)

  • Ahrefs Rank (AR)

Our proprietary Domain Rating (DR) and URL Rating (UR) metrics are super-useful for judging the “backlink popularity” (strength) of a target.

Monitor the growth and decline of backlink profiles

See an interactive view of referring domains and pages over time.

  • Shows the cumulative growth or decline in referring domains over time.

  • Shows the cumulative growth or decline in referring pages over time.

  • Shows a non-cumulative view of new and lost referring domains over time.

  • Shows a non-cumulative view of new and lost backlinks over time.

Get a complete breakdown of the target’s backlink profile

See every page linking to your target in the detailed Backlinks report. Use powerful filters to dive deeper.


Filter and sort by:

  • Language

  • Link type (“dofollow” / “nofollow”)

  • Platform

  • Domain Rating (DR)

  • URL Rating (UR)

  • Referring domains

  • Etc.

See estimated organic traffic to each linking page & referring domain

Get awesome insights into the popularity of the linking web page and website with organic traffic estimates. No other tool shows you this.

Referring domains reportBacklinks report

  • See estimated organic traffic to the linking page.

  • See estimated organic traffic to the linking website.

See all websites linking to your target with domain-wide metrics

Check the Referring domains report to see every linking domain, along with useful SEO metrics.

referring domains

  • Domain Rating (DR)

  • Ahrefs Rank (AR)

  • Referring domains (followed)

  • Linked domains (followed)

  • Estimated organic traffic

  • Links to target (total & followed)

Find any linking domain with the handy search function.

referring domains search

See the most linked-to pages

Find “linkworthy” pages by researching your competitors’ most linked-to pages with the Best by links report.

best by backlinks

Use the “404 not found” filter to find highly linked-to broken pages on any website and kickstart a broken link building campaign.

404 not found

See a complete breakdown of all outbound links

The Linked domains report shows SEO metrics for every outbound linked domain.

linked domains

  • Domain Rating (DR)

  • Ahrefs Rank (AR)

  • Total followed referring domains

  • Total followed linked domains

  • Estimated organic traffic

  • Number of links from the target (total & followed)

We also show the target’s broken outbound links in the Broken links report, and a full breakdown of outbound linking anchor text in the Anchors report.

AnchorsBroken links

  • See all broken outbound links on the target website or URL.

  • See a full breakdown of the anchor texts used across all outlinks.

In-depth link analysis features

Here are more features that make Ahrefs’ Backlink Checker special:

  • See followed and nofollowed links — The more quality followed backlinks a site has, the more trustworthy it is in the eyes of Google. Ahrefs shows you the complete picture of followed vs nofollowed links for any target.

  • Backlink anchor text — Analyze anchor texts to see how your competitors optimize their backlink profiles. Use anchor text analysis to detect possible negative SEO attacks on your website.

  • Disavow link spam — If you notice some suspicious backlink activity, you can add spammy links to a disavow file directly from the backlink checker. Importing this file into Google’s Disavow Tool takes only a few clicks.

  • Export to PDF and CSV — Need to report on your findings or download a report for further analysis? Simply export your data and reports to a PDF or CSV file.

  • Inbuilt filters, in every report — Analyze the data you care about, and nothing else.

In a nutshell, Ahrefs’ Backlink Checker is a powerhouse capable of pretty much any backlink research task.

We’re constantly evolving the tool and introducing more useful features and data for SEO professionals.




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