Blekko – Yahoo! Site Explorer Alternative

on December 12, 2011 | SEO | Comments (4)

A couple of weeks ago, Yahoo shut down their Yahoo! Site Explorer tool.

This tool was a legacy Yahoo product used by web developers and SEO professionals to check a websites backlinks. In fact many people really enjoyed using this tool and surely provided Yahoo some useful search data.

But no, Yahoo has now shut down their Site Explorer tool and we were all left wondering where to go. – is a new tool we can use for checking a websites backlinks.

Blekko is actually a search engine that aims to filter out spam, content farms and malware, but you can also use the site for link analyses.

In the search box simply type your website name /seo
eg. /seo
(leave a space between your website name and the /seo)
The site will then analyse your incoming links, what country they are from, people duplicating your content, number of pages in the Blekko index and so on.

As a result of Yahoo shutting down their service traffic has spiked to Blekko. Some of the Blekko website features require you to sign-in, which can be done with a Facebook account.

If you are interested in improving your SEO, check out the Blekko site to help analyse key website data.

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