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Find .gov backlinks with the .gov Backlink Checker tool!

What are .gov Backlinks?

.gov is a top-level domain name extension (TLD) that is reserved for government institutions. .gov domains are not available to the general public and specifically are reserved for U.S. government institutions.

Since .gov domains are government-operated instead of privately operated, they are generally considered more authoritative than publicly available domain name extensions like .com, .net. org, etc.

A .gov backlink is just a link from a website with the .gov TLD. What makes them special? According to our fact check of google ranking factors, Google has made it clear that .gov domains are not given a special boost. Nonetheless, these websites often carry more authority and weight, strictly through being much more selective about who and how often they include links to public sector websites.

Why Check for .gov Backlinks?

You might be interested in finding out how many .gov backlinks your website, or your competitors websites, might have.

However, when checking the website of a competitor, researching the domain name of a potential partner or publisher for advertising, it can be useful to know if they have authority links from a .gov domain.