Backlink anchor text checker
How to check and analyze anchor text of backlinks in Linkbox

Backlink anchor text checker

Any experienced link builder knows that anchor backlinks work much better. Proper use of anchor relevance can help to promote even the most concurrent queries to the top of the search results. Some professionals hardly ever think of situations when unscrupulous publishers replace the key anchor with a 'safe' non-anchor text. But it happens quite often.

They see that the needed link is in place, but fail to notice that positions on important keywords are different. To prevent this from happening, LinkBox's tool has implemented backlink anchor text checker.

How can you check backlinks anchor text?

If you have not created a backlink project yet, stop wasting time and start importing external links and run the backlink checker tool right away.


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Click the Anchor list icon in the top right corner to go to the anchor list module:

backlink anchor text checker

What blocks does anchor text backlink checker in the LinkBox service consist of?

Now, the first thing we would like to describe is the available filters that can be applied to anchor texts in the table:

check backlinks anchor text
  1. The search in backlink anchor text analyzer is available by several entities: the anchor, the donor page, and the acceptor page.
  2. Filter by backlink campaigns. All campaigns with at least one backlink are available for filtering.
  3. Filter by backlink type. Here are types that are currently available: "href" (a normal link), "image" (a link inserted in the image), "hreflang" (a link in multi-language tags), "canonical" (a link in the canonical tag), "text" (a reference to the domain of the website without an active link).
  4. Filter by backlink attributes. You can also filter anchor texts by all major attributes (dofollow, nofollow, ugc, etc) after checkout.
  5. Filter by a crossover with crawlers. Google Search Console, Ahrefs, and Temporary crawlers are available by default. Temporary is used for any crawlers other than Console and Ahrefs. You can also filter all anchor texts by "Not in folders" value to display those links that do not cross with any of the crawlers.
  6. Filter by indexing in Google. To make backlink anchor text analysis by this filter you need to run an index checker.

Now, let's analyze the chart of backlink texts dynamics and relations:

backlink anchor text analyzer

On the left you can check the chart of backlink dynamics. Here, the date of backlink detection by the crawlers is the same as the date of backlink creation. Based on this chart, we can talk about the uniformity of links building and the presence of link explosions.

To the right are the backlink ratios of your backlinks:

  • by the donor page availability for indexing;
  • by backlink type;
  • by indexing status;
  • by backlink attributes.

Anchor texts module is based on the anchor table. Let's see what data is displayed in it:

check anchor text of backlinks
  1. The summary information on the number of unique donor pages, root domains, and anchor texts.
  2. The data in the table are grouped by anchor texts of backlinks
  3. The donor page for this anchor text
  4. The donor page indexing status
  5. Crossing with any of the crawlers
  6. The link campaign the anchor text donor page is in
  7. Acceptor page
  8. Link attributes
  9. Backlink type
  10. The export button

Some ideas why you need to analyze backlinks anchor text

Anchor list opens up many possibilities to check anchor texts and analyzing them from different angles. Below are some potential segments for analysis:

  • The analysis by the indexed links. If you choose to filter by indexing, you will be able to check only indexed anchor texts that the search engine knows about.
  • Anchor analysis in Google Search Console. It would certainly be useful to check anchor texts that got into the console and are taken into account for your website ranking.
  • The analysis of the indexed anchors that entered the Google Search Console. If the link is in the console but is out of the index, it will most likely get out of the console too. But if a link is indexed by a search engine, but does not get into Google Console, for one reason or another, it might not be taken into account by the search engine algorithm.
  • The analysis of dofollow links only in the index or Google Search Console. It seems reasonable to place positions on these anchors in search results. And, given that Google Console data contains the date when the link was taken into account, you can compare the dynamics of before/after positions. This will help you understand what links really affect the position of your website, which, in turn, will help to scale the result.

These are just a few ideas that you may use. Generally, by using the anchor list module, you can fully control your backlinks and get a stable result from the promotion. And if you want to learn more about the functionality, we recommend watching the following video: