How to Find the Number of Backlinks using Google Analytics

How to Find the Number of Backlinks using Google Analytics

Backlinks are one of the most important aspects of Search Engine Optimization which help you rank your blog or website higher in SERPS. We all use Google Analytics mainly to monitor the traffic data and its certainly useful in understanding how blog visitors behave.
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There's one more use of Google Analytics - to know the sites linking back to you. You can easily check which external websites are giving out that precious link juice to your blog's homepage or internal pages. The settings can be tweaked to find the latest backlinks by adjusting the date range.

Steps to find out how many quality links your website has:

1. First of all, you need to have an account with GA and add your site.

2. Signin to your account and Select "Social" group under the "Acquisition" tab (Left sidebar).

3. Now, Click on "Trackbacks". Google Analytics will show you a list of all the websites that are linking back to your blog. The best part is you can see the number of visitors resulted from that valuable dofollow backlink.

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