If another website links to you, it is considered an outbound link or external link. At the same time, if you link to another website, it is also an external link. Ordinarily, external links pass more an incentive than internal links. This is on the grounds that web indexes accept that what others state about you is a higher priority than what you state about yourself. At the end of the day, if more sites connect to your site, you will give off an impression of being a more trustworthy source. External links can also impact the reputation of your site.
Here, you will read two ways or tools to find who links to you:
1. Google Search Console
Here to see who links to your website, you need to go to:
Search Console > choose your property > Links > External links > Top linking sites. After that you will get the list of sites plus the number of:
- Linking pages (how many of their pages link to your website)
- Target pages (how many of your web pages they’re linking to)
You can click any website on the list to see the individual web pages to which they link, plus how many times they do so. There’s also another report in Search Console that shows your top linked pages with below mentioned way:
Search Console > choose your property > Links > External links > Top linked pages.
2. Ahrefs Site Explorer
Ahrefs updated with fresh data every 15–30 minutes as our robots tirelessly crawl and recrawl the entire web. It has the world’s largest index of live backlinks. To check the external links Plug any website, subfolder or web page into Ahrefs Site Explorer to see how many backlinks and referring domains it has.
Site Explorer > enter website, web page or subfolder > select mode > Overview
Like Search Console, it shows the linking websites and the number of backlinks from each. But it also shows additional SEO metrics like:
- Domain Rating (DR)
- Nofollowed vs. “dofollowed” links
- Estimated organic traffic to each linking domain
- First seen (i.e., when we first saw each site linking to the target)