How to check your backlinks with Yahoo! Site Explorer

Clive Lobo

Often times people ask us how we can check the backlinks to their site. We’ve explained it a few times via email and over the phone so we thought we’d create a little video which explains it. It’s not rocket science – but it’s often the simplest of things that are not well documented and thus are hard to figure out for the first time.

The process is very simple and we’ll explain it here in text for those who like to read. For those who prefer video and audio, you can always skip right down to the video to have a look at that first if you prefer.

  1. Go to
  2. Type in the domain you want to explore, and presee the “Explore URL” button
  3. Yahoo! first returns a list of all pages indexed for that domain
  4. Change the “Show Inlinks” drop down to “Except from this domain”
  5. Then change the “To” drop down to “Entire Site”
  6. What Yahoo! returns is a count of the total inlinks to all pages in your site the detailed results for the first 1000.
  7. You can export the first 1000 links to a TSV file by clicking the “Export Results To TSV” link at the bottom and top left of the screen.

That’s it. You now have a complete list of backlinks (inlinks) coming to your site.

Clive Lobo

Spark’s resident boss man, Clive possesses the very nature of an entrepreneurial spirit.

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