Having backlinks is vital to your blog, as it helps increase its popularity. There are many means available to check your incoming links. One method of checking for incoming links is to use link popularity services such as http://LinkPopularity.com and http://Marketleap.com.
Keep in mind that unlike Yahoo and MSN, Google does not always display all your backlinks. Technorati -Another method for finding what blogs are linking to you is to check Technorati. To check your links on Technorati use the following method http://www.technorati.com/search/ http://yourblogtitle.com. Technorati states that they attempt to index full content from blogs. If they cannot find a full content, they index the HTML on the front page. Any content that can’t be found in either of these places does not get indexed currently. So if a blog’s RSS feed is not set to “full”, then it is possible that not all backlinks will show in Technorati.
Google Blogsearch- http://blogsearch.google.com is another place to check for new incoming links to your blog. Google blog search allows you to search via a specific timeframe, such as blogs linking in within the last hour, 12 hours, one week or months. Google Blogsearch allows you to subscribe to the results via RSS feed so you’ll be updated whenever a new site links to your blog. Ask.com Blog Search – http://Ask.com unique algorithm combines http://Ask.com search and Bloglines subscription data. Searches can be conducted by “posts”, “feeds” or “news”. Advanced search features are available. http://www.ask.com/?tool=bls Icerocket Blog Search- http://icerocket.com is a blog search engine like Google Blog Search. Icerocket Blog Search lets you track links from other blogs to your posts.
To check your links at Icerocket type this query into the search field link: http://yourblogtitle.com. Backlinkwatch- http://backlinkwatch.com provides an all-in-one service to check your backlinks. The service reports backlinks along with their PR, anchor text and if it’s a nofollow or follow backlink. PopUri – http://popuri.us is an online tool which checks the link popularity of any site based on its ranking. Google offers Google Webmaster Tools, which also shows the number of incoming links for your website and Blog Pulse Search reports daily incoming links to your blog as well. Check your incoming links through these various methods to get a wider scope of just who is linking to your blog