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Command "-link:www.domain.com" no longer working?
coconutz

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Msg#: 10378 posted 6:25 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Not working for me. Did Google feel this revealed too much?

bummer

 

polarmate

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Msg#: 10378 posted 6:35 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

yeah encountered the same thing about 10 mins

I think they've taken off the feature...

Clark

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Msg#: 10378 posted 6:42 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Oh, $having cream...you're right.

biggles

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Msg#: 10378 posted 6:44 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

It's still working here in New Zealand

o0_cops_0o



 
Msg#: 10378 posted 6:47 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

no problems here in toronto

Robert Charlton

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Msg#: 10378 posted 7:44 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I just saw it wasn't working and posted in the Supporters Forum. I'll be sorry to lose this feature if it's really gone.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 10378 posted 7:50 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Not working here either, but I do get dumped on with 4 links to news stories.

vitaplease

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Msg#: 10378 posted 7:57 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Same here, also with www2, and local googles.

Now where's that file where I saved those 500 -link serps? ;)

1milehgh80210

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Msg#: 10378 posted 9:29 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

working fine.

2oddSox

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Msg#: 10378 posted 9:32 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

It didn't for me about an hour ago (like Biggles, in NZ), but now it's working fine. Perhaps just a temporary glitch.

2odd...

Mike12345

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Msg#: 10378 posted 9:35 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Working fine over here in the UK

Alternative Future

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Msg#: 10378 posted 9:45 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I can't get it going in UK :(

Your search - -link:www.mydomain.com - did not match any documents.

-gs

vitaplease

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Msg#: 10378 posted 9:50 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Whats next? The Google directory without the little green bars?

or

only in alphabetical ranking?

HenryUK

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Msg#: 10378 posted 10:35 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

working on www www2 and www3 here in London

suggest testers try well-known sites like the BBC rather than their own ;-)

HenryUK

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Msg#: 10378 posted 10:41 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

now not working

sorry...

ciml

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Msg#: 10378 posted 11:21 am on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well, it was good while it lasted.

> Did Google feel this revealed too much?

coconutz, I guess you're right. You could keep following -link: searches recursively to find where people were really getting most of their PageRank from. That process just got a lot harder.

The Subtle Knife

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Msg#: 10378 posted 2:47 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)


Interesting, I did post something a while back,
about if I was google I'd be reading forums Like This.
I could never understand why someone from google would be here,
unless to gather information about SEO activities.
Everyone has a hidden agenda if they work for someone.
If you worked for google would you? I think not, unless it was part of your job. Unless people are typing in the toolbar -link,
and it's been noted, the toolbar is just spyware right?

I don't think they've removed it - it seems too useful.

They've probably masked it with something else, so SEOs don't use it, only they do.

Hagstrom

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Msg#: 10378 posted 3:38 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I could never understand why someone from google would be here,
unless to gather information about SEO activities.

OK, I'll bite: What do you mean by "be here"? It's a public forum so there's probably tons of lurkers from all the SE's. And then there's someONE from Google who's an active member. Are you accusing him?

alxdean

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Msg#: 10378 posted 3:52 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

can somebody tell me what -link actually was good for? I tried a site search but -link keeps on getting ignored in the search results. It seemed to me to simply reverse the list of backlinks to the website.

werty

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Msg#: 10378 posted 4:03 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

It is not working for me either. Even with big sites. And not on www2 or www3.

Clark

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Msg#: 10378 posted 4:04 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

it ordered backlinks with highest PR first. It was an excellent tool that was killed because it was a hidden feature that a WW member stumbled upon.

What makes WW great is that knowledgeable webmasters can share info. But the SE's decided to participate and I always thought part of that for them was because some knowledgeable people are their "enemy" and they want to know what's being used so they can do combat.

skipfactor

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Msg#: 10378 posted 4:13 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I for one would welcome it being gone. I'm in a niche industry, and I have to be creative and work very hard to come up with clean, pertinent, AND strong backlinks; it's just a cheat sheet that my competitors use to pay some schmuck $8 an hour to follow my hard-earned trail. It's SPAM Google! :)

taxpod

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Msg#: 10378 posted 4:22 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Working fine in New Jersey, USA.

globay

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Msg#: 10378 posted 4:26 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Not working in Germany! How about that! I am glad, that I saved some important querries just yesterday, but I would really miss this feature a lot!

tbird

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Msg#: 10378 posted 4:34 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Working fine in Vancouver, Canada.

WebRookie

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Msg#: 10378 posted 5:26 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Working fine here too.

HuhuFruFru

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Msg#: 10378 posted 5:28 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

working fine in austria

Giacomo

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Msg#: 10378 posted 5:59 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Working fine in Italy.

dcheney

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Msg#: 10378 posted 7:21 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

its not "-link:domain" just "link:domain"

works fine in midwest, US

ciml

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Msg#: 10378 posted 7:24 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

link:domain still works, it's -link:domain that has been disabled.

link:domain uses some unknown (presumably randomised) ordering. -link:domain was PageRank order, and very useful too.

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