Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about is a free backlink analysis tool. It enables you to analyze the active backlinks of any website. An active backlink is a backlink that has been confirmed within the last 90 days. These are the links that influence the position of your website on Google and other search engines.

Why is better than other backlink analysis tools?

We save the freshest 200,000 backlinks for each domain. All backlinks that are shown by have been confirmed during the last 90 days. The links can be older than that but they have been active during the last 90 days. This has several advantages:

  • All of the links that you find with are active links.
  • You save time because you don't have to deal with outdated data.
  • You get the links that really influence the position of a website.

Saving 200,000 backlinks per website sounds like a limit but it's not. You actually get more backlinks than with other tools. For example, MajesticSEO analyzes a maximum of 25,000 linking domains per report. analyzes up to 200,000 linking domains per report.

Why do I save time with

The links that you can find with OLP have been found during the last few weeks and that they are still active. In other words, these are the links that influence the current rankings of your web pages.

Most of the other link analysis tools also list links that do not exist anymore, inflating the numbers. While it is nice to know that a page used to link to your website in the past, it is not really helpful. helps you to get results:

  • Which web pages link to your website now?
  • Which are the links that influence the current rankings of your pages, not the previous rankings?
  • Which links are really important?

The main goal of is to deliver actionable data. If you don't have to deal with links that do not exist anymore, you will save a lot of time and you will get things done more quickly.

Where do you get the backlink data from?

We use our own backlink crawlers to find new backlinks on the Internet. We host many terabytes of data and we employ hundreds of servers to offer you the most accurate, most detailed and most up-to-date link database.

Our web crawlers continually visit web pages and index the links on these web pages. New backlinks are added to our database every 5 minutes. You get access to a unique backlink database with

Why do I sometimes get higher numbers in another backlink analysis tool? concentrates on fresh links and we save a maximum of 200,000 fresh links per page. These fresh links are updated continually. The oldest links that you can find in OpenLinkProfiler are 90 days old, most of the links have been found during the last few days.

  • Other link analysis tools might show older links that have been removed in the meantime.
  • shows you the current backlinks that influence the rankings of your web pages.
  • Even if the displayed number is lower, give you access to more backlinks (see table above).
  • If you create a free account, you will get email notifications when your web crawlers find new links to your site.

Why is a web page that links to my site not listed in the report?

The more backlinks the web page with the link to your web page has, the quicker our web crawlers will find the backlink to your site.

If a backlink that points to your website could not be found by our web crawlers, it is likely that the impact of this backlink on your website's search engine rankings is low. Our web crawlers visit important pages more often. Less important pages are also scanned but the frequency is lower.

If it is a new backlink, it is likely that the link will be detected with the next update. In general, do not focus on analyzing your existing backlinks. Focus on getting new backlinks. Getting new good backlinks to your website will greatly improve your search engine rankings.

Some backlink analysis tools might show higher link numbers for some websites. If you get a higher number with a different tool, it is likely that many of the report links are outdated and broken, and it is likely that the other tool won't allow you to access all of the reported links. With, you get more backlinks and you can access all of the reported backlinks.

We focus on Western domains

We are privately held company and we operate without any venture capital. We have invested a lot of time, money and expertise to build the unique link database that you can access on

Our main target markets are North and South America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, India and South Africa. Storing the information for millions of Chinese, Russian and some other websites would dramatically increase the costs for running our service while offering little benefit to our target group. For that reason, you cannot analyze the backlinks of Chinese, Russian and some other domains wit We apologize if your website falls in this category.

If you or your competitors don't do business with China, Russia and some other Asian countries then it's very likely that this limitation won't have an effect on your reports. The backlink report might miss one or two links from Chinese or Russian websites but the vast majority of all links will be found. If you operate in a Western country, is the right tool for you.

How does the Link Disinfection tool work?

The Link Disinfection tool in SEOprofiler helps you to locate backlinks that could have a negative influence on the Google rankings of your website.

The Link Disinfection tool assigns a risk score to the web pages that link to your website. The risk score ranges from 0-100%. The higher the value, the more likely it is that a link has a negative influence on the linked web page.

  • You should check every single backlink before you disavow a link with Google's disavow links tool.
  • Disavowing good backlinks will have a negative influence on the rankings of your website.
  • The risk score applies to the linking page, not to the complete website.

A high risk score does not necessarily mean that the linking website is spam. The risk-score is based on a variety of factors. It might be that the website is good but the page is problematic. It can also be that the page is good and the individual link is problematic (for example because it's a paid link).

Why is free? is a free service of While OpenLinkProfiler offers you access to a lot of information for free, the full SEOprofiler version offers many more tools and features that will help you to get more visitors to your website.

How can I contact you?

Use the ticket system on SEOprofiler to contact us. Further information about our company (address, history, etc.) is available here.

Do not contact us regarding link removal requests. The links that are listed on the pages are links from other websites. They will vanish from the pages if the original links vanish. In addition, all links on use the rel=nofollow attribute.