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Determining competitor's links
Appropriate method?
Advenlo

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Msg#: 2985 posted 4:13 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

What is the best tool or website/command for determining number of links to an individual page (not site)?

 

martinibuster

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Msg#: 2985 posted 5:13 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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defanjos

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Msg#: 2985 posted 6:24 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

YAHOO:
link:http://www.competitorsite.com/page.htm -site:competitorsite.com

MSN:
link:http://www.competitorsite.com/page.htm -site:competitorsite.com

avi wilensky

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Msg#: 2985 posted 8:43 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yahoo --> linkdomain:widgets.com

Backlink Harvester & Linkhounds good tools as well.

defanjos

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Msg#: 2985 posted 11:39 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yahoo --> linkdomain:widgets.com

That gives the links to the entire site. The poster specifically asked for the links to one page only.

martinibuster

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Msg#: 2985 posted 11:53 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ok, ok.

For Yahoo, link:example.com doesn't work. You have to use links.

This is the way to find for a specific page (but it's a little wonky with dynamic urls):

links:example.com

coconutz

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Msg#: 2985 posted 2:29 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Try link:http://www.example.com to see links to a specific page at Yahoo. The results seem much better using this command

defanjos

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Msg#: 2985 posted 4:32 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

On Yahoo, links:site.com does not give you a correct number at all. When you use links:site.com, it seems that you are actually searching for "links site .com" (no quotes).

I believe the following is correct:

Links to the entire site (all pages with "www" and no "www"):
linkdomain:site.com

Links to the entire site (pages with www only):
linkdomain:www.site.com

Links to a specific page (www version):
link:http://www.site.com (home page)
or
link:http://www.site.com/page.htm (other page)

Links to a specific page (non-www version):
link:http://site.com (home page)
or
link:http://site.com/page.htm (other page)

martinibuster

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Msg#: 2985 posted 4:37 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yep, defanjo's right. I only ever do the linkdomain. Here's the horse's mouth.

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DXL

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Msg#: 2985 posted 5:10 am on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Backlink Harvester & Linkhounds good tools as well.

Is Backlink Harvester a site or software?

Can anyone recommend any good software that can find out who is linking to a particular site? I saw one bundled with other SEO software but it was close to $200 =/

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