Check Backlinks to your Blog / Website with Google Analytics


Backlinks are the most important part of off page SEO . Depending on the number of backlinks and the Pagerank of the sites where they originate from , your new website or blog can make it way faster to the top of all Google search results for relevant search queries. The most legal and popular method of getting backlinks to your site is by Blog commenting or guest posting , as these two methods are deemed perfectly safe by Google .

Blog commenting when done in moderation is legal in terms of Google, but if you are on a rapid spree of blog commenting to improve your pagerank , Be warned! Google will see this as an activity of spamming and may get your site banned in Google search .

There are many free tools on the internet that can help to find out all the backlinks to your site . But If you have a website that has been started recently , Most of these free backlink checking tools will be of no use . In This case you can depend on Google’s Analytics to find out backlinks pointing to your sites and even the amount of referral traffic you are getting from those backlinks . Most newcomers into blogging are not aware of this handy little feature .

Sometimes a visitor or reader will find your article interesting and will share it on different sites for other reference . Using Google Analytics you will be able to find out backlinks originating from these sites . Here is how you can check backings pointing to your site with Google Analytics .

Note: Please register and Validate your site with Google Analytics before following the instructions below .

Follow these Instructions 

  • Step 1: Head over to The Google Analytics here : . From the Google Analytics dashboard select your website .
  • Step 2: Under standard reports , select the following : Traffic sources > Social > Trackbacks


  • Step 3:  Thats it , you can see all the backlinks to your site and the number of visits from them on any day of the month


 Do try this out and share it with your friends . this is by far the quickest and fastest method to check backlinks to your site .

  • Jacqueline Drew

    Would there be any reason why the trackbacks would show as zero when a site DOES have plenty of backlinks? Then “Trackback” in google Analytics doesn’t seem to want to show this for me.

    • For me, Google analytics only shows backlinks which are bringing in traffic to my site, otherwise backinks with no traffic doesn’t show up in Google analytics.

  • Hy, Thanks for sharing the informative post.. Though i am using Analytics from years i did not try that trackback option till now. and for sure from now onwards i will regularly check all backlinks from there.

  • Juan Rodriguez

    Hola, ¿alguien conoce algun lugar donde poder comprar backlink de calidad?

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  • Judith Pierce

    I know this post talks about Google Analytics but I would suggest using Majestic to check backlinks. Just suggesting though.

  • Thanks for the help 🙂

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