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Backlinks Lesson #3 - How To Perform A Backlink Check On Your Site

Today we are going to talk about how to perform a backlink check on your site using Yahoo, so that you can keep track of your progress.

As we have learned in the last two lessons, building backlinks to your website is one of the most important activities that you can do when it comes to improving your SEO (search engine optimization) and search engine rank.

So, if you’ve been diligently working on a link building, you’re also probably curious to figure out how many of your links have been detected by the various search engines. Today I am going to show you a simple method that you can use to do a backlink check using Yahoo.

There are many things that go into the result of your website’s final score, but webmasters do know one fact for sure. Something that will really bring up your website in rank is having a lot quality backlinks coming from other sites to yours.

We know from lesson one that the search engines use this as criteria to judge just how good your site is. If you have other sites linking to you, then it must mean that you have valuable information that should be ranked highly. If your site is ranked high, it means that you will come up first in the search engines when someone does a search for whatever term that is relevant to your website. This translates to you getting more traffic, more sales and more income.

Once you have applied some of the different methods of acquiring backlinks, like: submitting to directories, requesting links, submitting to article directories, etc. you will want to know if all of your hard work is paying off and you will definitely want to keep track of your progress.

One simple way to do that is to check your backlinks on Yahoo. To do that you just type in “site:www.yoursitename.com” into the Yahoo search engine. Then click “web search”.

When you at the results you will see a button that says “Inlinks”. Just click on this button and you will see the details about the links that are coming to you. If you want to filter the results even further to make sure you are viewing only the links from other websites, then just click on the drop-down menu that says “from all pages” and change it to “except from this domain”. This will show you all of the links that are coming to you. You can play around with the other drop-down options as well.

To get more detail on the links, just click the explore button next to each link or on each the links themselves and check the keywords that are being linked to this can also give you more information about what keywords are working well and more popular and how to go about your future link building efforts.

Of course there are many other ways that you can check your progress, but this is a simple way that you can do a backlink check on Yahoo. By doing this on a regular basis you will be able to keep an eye on how your link building campaign is doing.

That’s it for today’s lesson. In your next lesson we are going to talk about link popularity software that you can use to check your search engine rank, manage and monitor your backlinks.