If page A links to page B, then a 'back link' would be a link which goes from page B back to page A.
On this wiki, the title of each page works as a back link. Clicking on the title of any page finds all the pages referring to that page. It works for any wiki page. E.g. to find all pages that link to this page, click the title at the top of this page.
Before you delete a page, please check the BackLinks and clean them up to avoid creating broken links. Note, however, that there is a BacklinkLag that should be taken into account.
If backlinks aren't working for you, see BackLinksBroken, or fix what is broken about it, or wait for gnome to fix it.
A real eyeopener for the value of backlinks is
Try adding this to a page that you know has links to it: