Backlinks by Neil Patel

A backlinks research tool for competitive intelligence

Backlinks shows you the number of links pointing to any URL, for free. From total link count, to .edu and .gov links to even the exact number of unique referring domains, dive into your competitors' backlinks, fine tune the results and export to CSV.
16 Reviews
Jeremy Bencken
Peter Askew
 +28 reviews
  • Gail Gardner
    Gail GardnerSmall Business Marketing Strategist

    Easier to use than the average SEO tool which is far more complex.


    Nofollow or dofollow is inaccurate. HuffingtonPost, Wikipedia and even some comment links show up as dofollow.

    It would be nice to somehow know the relative value of content on sites like Medium, Blogger,, etc. Are they actually as valuable as those sites' domains would lead you to believe when shown in tools like this?

    Gail Gardner has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Well designed.


    A few false positives on no-followed links showing up.

    During my first search, the system presented several false positives on no-followed links. No doubt this tool has promise, but it still needs some work.

    Peter Askew has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Free data, what's not to like? Modern, fast UI.


    Would be awesome if it integrated with Buzzstream.

    I've built and sold an SEO-driven apartment hunting site, run SEO for places like RetailMeNot, and launched an SEO tool company (Buzzstream), and I still can't get enough link building data! If you can't afford to pay for a tool, this is a no-brainer place to start. The reality is that promoting your site and getting links is harder than ever, but just as important as ever.

    Jeremy Bencken has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Its a very robust platform, easy to use and most importantly free!


    extremely sophisticated reporting are still in development.

    Backlinks has similar functionalities to ahrefs and Majestic SEO, basically allow you to review and analyze your backlinks portfolio (and your competitors as well) and it also helps you search for good linkage opportunities. Whats good about it is that it's free and very very simple to use (like Ubersuggest), so in other words in very easy to use.

    Nadav Dakner has used this product for one week.
  • Michael Schultz
    Michael SchultzDesigner from concept to UI

    Very easy to use interface. Landing page offers a lot of languages and explains the product well.


    None, considering you know what you're doing.

    It's easily the best user interface for a SEO tool on the market. And it's free. What else can you wish for? Only thing that was a bit annoying is the Services link that 1) throws you into a different UI and 2) loads a survey on top of everything. The "Services" and other top links should probably just open a new tab, indicating that you're now surfing on the consulting page and not using the tool anymore. But it's a minor thing.

    Michael Schultz has used this product for one day.
  • Lorraine Reguly
    Lorraine RegulyLorraine Reguly, Freelancer for hire

    This tool is so easy to use! I love it!


    Neil has thought of everything. I don't see how it can be improved!

    I have been blogging for over 6 years. Just over 5 years ago, I started my business, Wording Well. I built up both my site and my business during this time. My website has a good DA and PA. I follow Neil Patel regurlarly and implement his advice whenever I can. I also use the tools he recommends, including Ubersuggest, Google Search Console, and others. Backlinks has now been added to the mix. What I love is is ease of use. I'm not very techie and so I need something that's not too hard to understand. This is, by far, the easiest tool to use! I just started using it today and I LOVE it! It was really nice to see the word "GREAT" by my website score of 72, too! :)

    Lorraine Reguly has used this product for one day.
  • Emily Kenned
    Emily KennedDesigner, Tech Geek

    - Free... but for real - This tool made by one of the best SEO experts out there, so I'm pretty sure the results are reliable.


    - None

    I've been using SEO tools that claimed to be 'Free' but they always limit the results and just try to convert me into a paying customer. This new backlinks section is just insane.

    Emily Kenned has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Created by marketing expert for all SEOs


    Haven't Found Any

    I'm a daily Ubersuggest user, Your tool helped me reach a few top locations, and I'm sure that this awesome backlinks tool will be an essential part in my SEO strategy

    Stacey M Howarth has used this product for one day.
  • Ashok Sharma
    Ashok SharmaDigital Strategist

    Easy to use and super helpful


    Not for now

    I just say this tool is awesome and it is now a essential part in my SEO things.

    Ashok Sharma has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Just amazing ! Súper helpfull


    Non, for now

    Its going ti change my life

    gerardcompte has used this product for one day.
  • Dana Gore
    Dana GoreLearning As I Go

    I love that this tool provides so much info about sharing & competition - and it's free. I used it and got a kick out of it.


    None so far!

    This is the second free product I've used from Neil Patel and I found both easy to use.

    Dana Gore has used this product for one day.
  • Chery Schmidt
    Chery SchmidtInternet Grandma

    A Handy Free SEO Tool


    None Seen :))

    Thank You for this Free SEO Tool

    Chery Schmidt has never used this product.
  • Asaf Fybish
    Asaf FybishFounder Of GuerrillaBuzz & StartupStash

    Great tool that you can use for free!


    Reporting is still under development.

    I tried it on my website, and the results are similar to the SEO tool I'm paying 99$/month for Clean and beautiful design. Insanely practical tool.

    Asaf Fybish has used this product for one day.
  • Anfernee Chansamooth
    Anfernee ChansamoothContent Strategist | Writer | Podcaster

    Quick and easy to use. Great UX


    maybe link to some training on what I can do with this data? :)

    Presented a tonne of useful results that I can use as part of my linkbuilding and outreach process. csv export handy.

    Anfernee Chansamooth has used this product for one day.
  • Lisa
    LisaLisa Sicard

    It's a useful tool and FREE.


    It will take a litlte time to learn how much you can do with it but it's quick and fairly easy for anyone to use

    I've used Ubersuggest for months and love it!

    Lisa has used this product for one day.
  • Joy Healey
    Joy HealeyPart-time blogger and Internet Marketer

    It's easy to use and intuitive. Well laid our report. And it's free!


    Could maybe explain about the drop-down box for domain etc.

    That's a minor gripe, and how can I complain about something free? Thanks Neil for another great tool.

    Joy Healey has used this product for one day.