homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.231.253
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google News Archive
Forum Library, Charter, Moderator: open

Google News Archive Forum

    
Difference in link command results
Just out of interest...
CromeYellow




msg:42691
 11:49 pm on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but can anyone explain the difference between...

[google.com...]

10,800 results

and

[google.com...]

39,700 results

(In the second search query there is a space before the www)

Cy

 

doc_z




msg:42692
 8:29 am on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Using a space between link: and the URL is a normal search, i.e. it shows results for 'link:' and the URL while link:www.domain.com is showing backlinks.

Pages that have www.domain.com on there pages are not necessarily backlinks. Also, pages with backlinks not necessarily have the URL on there page.

CromeYellow




msg:42693
 3:16 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ker-plunk! (sound of penny dropping)

Thanks Doc_z :)

Cy

jbauder




msg:42694
 4:00 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

is there a way to do a search for backlinks that excludes the internal links ...

ie backlinks for yahoo.com that excludes all internal or yahoo links

doc_z




msg:42695
 4:30 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

is there a way to do a search for backlinks that excludes the internal links ...

No. (At least if you're using Google)

Google Features [google.com]:

You cannot combine a link: search with a regular keyword search.

Sebyte




msg:42696
 3:01 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I am sorry, I am not as sharp as some of you guys, I still dont understand the difference between:

link:www.domainname.com and link: www.domainname.com.

i guess i dont understand this: "Pages that have www.domain.com on there pages are not necessarily backlinks. Also, pages with backlinks not necessarily have the URL on there page."

Please explain for us newbies!

Thanks,
Sebyte

mcavill




msg:42697
 3:14 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

link:www.domain.com is a special command that will check links pointing at www.domain.com - no matter what the anchor text reads, pages with a link such as <a href="htp://www.mydomain.com">special domain</a> will be listed.

On the other hand, searching for link: www.domain.com will not be recognised as a special command, and google will search for the two words: link and www.domain.com - and pages with the text www.domain.com and/or link would be returned.

In the first example, pages with hyperlinks pointing at www.mydomain.com are returned, in the second, pages simply with the text www.domain.com are returned.

Sebyte




msg:42698
 3:20 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

thanks for the explanation mcavill.

much appreciated!
Sebyte

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google News Archive
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved