Back in January we revealed Google’s top 50,000 strongest backlinks. Back then, we had not released our FRESH Index Now we have, we can give you an even better list.

We are pleased to give you Google’s Strongest backlinks seen by our crawlers in the last 30 days. To keep the list clean, we have chosen to release the strongest link only from each of nearly 30,000 referring domains. We sorted the referring domains based on the number of referring sub-nets to those domains. This reduces undue influence from site-wide links and home grown referring domains.  These are free for you to download from the bottom of this post – no login required. If you do any analysis on the data though, be sure to tell people who you got the data from, please.

Some interesting obsevations about the top 50,000 links to Google are:

Some of the anchor text is listed with ?? Question marks. This is not an error in the Majestic data. We accurately collected the anchor text, but it is in a UTF-8 character set not generally recognized by Unicode during the conversion to CSV. Typically Chinese or Japanese characters, for example. The web interface at Majestic SEO shows the correct anchor text for Eastern and other character types if you want this level of data.

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You can download the top 30,000 backlinks to Google in this CSV file.

Majestic SEO updates this data up to three times a day – so it differs from day to day. If you would like top analyze the baclink profile of other sites, our subscriptions start at less than 50 dollars a month.



  • John

    I like to find out how back links can help in my web traffic. Secondly how does it work in relation to google ranking. Thanks

    October 19, 2011 at 5:34 am
    • Dixon

      We just provide the data. You will need an SEO expert to interpret it or look at some of the videos from this page.

      October 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm
  • Jono Alderson

    Fascinating – filter out anchor texts containing ‘Google’, and see how many porn sites (or any site with a yes/no entry barrier) you’re left with where the no/leave/exit button takes you to Google.

    What an incredible situation to be in!

    October 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm
  • Wes

    PSU thinks Google IS the World Wide Web according their anchor text.

    Definitely my favorite. Unfortunately, I think too many people do too.

    October 22, 2011 at 8:08 am
  • Tasman Hayes

    Thanks for publishing this list Dixon.

    It amazes me to look at some of the sites in the list.

    It’s like traveling back in time!

    October 24, 2011 at 8:22 am
  • Peter

    Is this why Google is at the top of “Google”. All those strong back links??

    October 25, 2011 at 10:19 am
  • James Whitaker

    I’m surprised by the amount of spammy sites that are listed. It just reinforces that even a spammy site with enough links (especially diverse sub-nets) can gain authority.

    October 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm
  • Mary Canard

    I would like to know if it’s the same for, … etc !

    October 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm
  • Lee

    Thanks for the great list Dixon,

    I have taken a brief look through it but I will be sure to have a proper look once I get home. I was thinking about what seth godin said reffering to Google as the World Wide Web and I bet if you asked a normal internet user they would think the same thing. Sadly this is what puts us internet markets under such extreme pressure as a large amount of our business relies on Google.

    Best Regards,
    Lee Belcher

    President @ cyberrankings

    November 1, 2011 at 10:02 pm
  • Tony

    amazing list.I have to check them one by one for my web traffic.Thanks for your share.

    November 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm

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