Yahoo Site Explorer has long been one of the primary tools of any SEO professional. It was the go-to resource for link research and competitive website research. But a few days ago it was shut down. Moment of silence.
But the show must go on. There will always be a need for a free competitive backlink analysis tool. And luckily there are many. SEO Hacker posted a review of several good backlink research tools. Here’s the list for quick reference:
- Link Diagnosis
- SEOMoz Open Site Explorer
- Backlink Watch
- Majestic Site Explorer