Internal link checker

For search engine optimization, both an internal link structure and a strong backlink profile are important. Use this internal and external link checker to instantly check which internal and external links are located on your page.

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Check incoming internal and external links

This internal and external link checker lets you instantly check which internal and external links are on your page. The tool displays various important data, such as:

  • The URL of the link
  • The anchor text
  • The link reference
  • The rel-element
  • The link type

URL of the link

The URL of the link is shown in the first column. It is possible to click on the URL, then you will be sent directly to the URL in a new tab.

Link anchor text

The link anchor text is the visible clickable text on a page. Ideally, the anchor text contains a good description of the linked page. If the checker shows no anchor text, then it is probably a link in an image, or the anchor text is missing.In the latter case, another anchor text must be added to the link.

The link reference

There are two types of link references:

  • Internal
  • External

Internal links are references from your page to other pages within your website.  External links are references from your page to other websites. To get external links to your website yourself, you can start link building. In the column “Link reference” you can see whether it is an external or internal link.

The rel-element

Some links contain a rel-element, such as the element:

  • Nofollow
  • Prev
  • Next
  • Noopener

A link with a nofollow rel element does not pass on SEO value, in the “Rel” column you can see if a rel element has been added to the link.

URL type

There are two ways to place a link in your website’s code:

  • Relative
  • Absolute

When the URL is relative, the URL is constructed as /{{page}} or {{page}}. An example of a relative URL is /services/search-engine-optimization/.

An absolute URL is a fully written out URL, such as  https://smartranking.nl/services/search-engine-optimization/.

The “Type” column shows whether the link in question is an absolute or relative link.