Link Diagnosis: Backlink Analyzer Tool

By Daniel Scocco

If you ever wanted to get the whole picture about your backlinks, or about those of a competitors…. there is a little to that will do this job perfectly.

It is called Link Diagnosis.

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You just need to put a URL and click “Start.” Depending on the number of backlinks that the site in question has, it might take a while for the report to get completed.

Once the report is done you will be able to see:

  • total number of backlinks
  • total number of unique anchor texts
  • list backlinks, with their respective PR
  • what pages are the most popular ones
  • what anchor text is the most popular one

There are two types of report: a basic one which is accessible via the website, and a complete one that required their Firefox extension to be installed. Check it out.


40 Responses to “Link Diagnosis: Backlink Analyzer Tool”

  • Mike Smith

    Nice. is this yours or do you know who created it?

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Mike, not mine, and not sure who created it.

    I just use it once in a while.

  • Tom –

    That’s really handy. I’m gonna go test a few of my sites ๐Ÿ˜€

  • rudy

    i can’t get mine, beside it’s relative new, also not indexed by Yahoo. I submitted my url couple times to yahoo, but not indexed until now.

  • Jen

    Very interesting tool- will give you a pretty complete picture.

  • Tschai

    Nice concept…however it’s only based on Yahoo and it kinda neglects Google!

    For I’m getting:
    “No data for this website – probably not indexed in Yahoo”

    Which could be true, because I haven’t bothered. Google alone seems enough…sadly.

  • SEO Genius

    Excellent tool will test one of my sites

  • SEO Genius

    Just tested one of my sites and it seems a little vague and I am not to keen on the interface layout. Perhaps just my own opinion but I dont think its very accurate.

  • Writer Dad

    If it’s as awesome as it sounds, that’s exciting.

  • Lisa Lee

    Don’t quite get this. How can this help me increase my traffic? Blurrr

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Lisa, this is a competition analysis tool. It helps you to understand where the backlinks of your competitors are coming from, what anchor text they have, what PR, and so on.

    After that you need to work on your SEO and linkbuilding to try to beat your competitior.

  • Scott Williams

    Testing it now… Thanks!

  • Jaan Kanellis

    Daniel what do think of SEO SpyGlass?

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jaan, never tried it.


    I like that tool, though it pretty slow…


  • emmanuel

    nice tool! i am beginning to love it, thanks for sharing such tips

  • Ben Moreno

    This is great but having a problem installing the Firefox extension. I am not getting that pop security window. Will try it out later.

  • iFant

    Thanks….!! Testing now……!!!!!

  • Nick

    This is Pretty intresting. Its kind of strange where all these backlinks are comming from.. I seen them on sites that I never even been to or heard of.

    But it is a pretty good tool! I’ll keep it in my bookmarks!

  • John Bauer

    Interesting tool, though it “bombs” if using IE!.

  • joe comp

    i want to try that service and i think its very usefull to me to check my backlink.its a good informations for me.

    thank you and greetings from me

  • rss

    Testing now. We’ll see.

  • Ajith Edassery

    @Daniel, you were a bit too faster than me ๐Ÿ˜† I had drafted a short post about this as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please make sure that you use their firefox add on as well (There are a couple of bugs – some times for the second run, it may crib even after restarting the browser)

  • Money Maker

    Well I tried it ’cause I need comsething like that but it was vereerry slow then my anti-virus through up a Trojab virus alert – so not a lot of use really

  • Gennaro

    Another day, another interesting development in the blog world. Imagine how well the rest of the economy would be doing with this much innovation in the rest of the work sectors.


    Very Thanks

    how percent to br sure about result of backlink ?

  • ahugelist

    Great blog, great info!

    A couple of other ways to find out backlinks.

    in yahoo type in:

    In Google type in:

    Visit: for free domain information tools

  • idrys

    I would like to try this nice tool for checking my site backlinks…
    thank you daniel

  • gendut

    thanks for recommendation good tool…….. to know more deep abou competition

  • Grusch

    Beware, my antivirus tool reported a trojan after activating the firefox addon !!

  • Steve

    Very good.

    I notice that if you type the URL of “linkdianosis” into this tool you get 98 PR6 links from that redirects to dailyblogtips. I don’t understand whats going on there?

  • Jhangora

    Thanx a lot for the useful tool.

  • Car accident guy

    its a great tool to use, just wish we had one just like it for google. Great way to analyze competition.

  • Heather

    Thank you for write up on this tool. I went to test it out but it doesn’t seem to be working… Do you know if it is still around? Can you recommend a similar tool?

  • Garden Supplies

    @Heather – it was working yesterday afternoon, but went down at some point last night.

    I’m sure it will be back online shortly – I certainly hope so as it’s incredibly useful.

  • Dayton Ohio bankruptcy attorney

    a great tool to use, to help find related links. fantastic way to analyze competition and linking structures. ty!

  • Buy Backlink

    thanks!You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.It will greatly help me in my SEO activities.
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  • Backlink

    Hi all,

    I think that there are many reasons to be skeptical about it. They have a huge amount of data (assume they do have a massive index) and the same method of providing results. If anything the results run the risk of being worse.

    There have been tests done by Google and the National Center for Supercomputer Applications which seem to show that the index is not that big at all.

    Large indexes go stale pretty quick. Have a look at the crawls on your site maybe, are they harder and faster?

    I wrote a lot more on this at your trusty Search Science blog .

    Hope you find it interesting. Let’s see what happens to this scenario.
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    Surely yes, a shoot out and regulary relevancy reporting according to an agreed industry standard would be much better. Size is just the same old thing, a figure used as a surrogate for relevancy but which doesn’t mean the same thing at all.
    I fully agree with Danny. There should be an independent 3rd party routine testing of relevancy on a semi-annual or quarterly basis. Perhaps the IAB or the W3C? This would really help the public understand which search engine is “bigger and/or better”.

    I recall when MSN dropped Looksmart from their syndication earlier than anticipated after being given a walk-through of the results which turned out to be completely off-topic.

  • medyum

    Just tested one of my sites and it seems a little vague and I am not to keen on the interface layout. Perhaps just my own opinion but I dont think its very accurate.

  • kelmen

    Great tool will try to test it for my site, thanks for sharing!

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