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Google link:www command
girish




msg:183407
 12:29 am on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

When I use the Google link:www command - how do I filter out results (pages) which are from my own domain?
For example -- when I type link:www.widgets.com I see 1,000 results. 500 of these are my own site's pages. What qualifier should I use to see only the inbound links from other's sites?
I've tried link:www.widgets.com -inurl:www.widgets.com

but this returns "Your search - link:www.widgets.com -inurl:www.widgets.com - did not match any documents.

 

millie




msg:183408
 1:00 pm on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Try www.widgets.com -site:www.widgets.com

Without the link: command

girish




msg:183409
 2:07 pm on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

millie-

the command you listed returned many spoof partner-directory pages etc. Not really the "link backs" I am looking for.

prairie




msg:183410
 2:52 pm on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

It should be "link:www.site.com -site:www.site.com" ... but it doesn't seem to work.

online




msg:183411
 4:22 pm on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

yes, wonder what would that mean.. all turn to yahoo for backlinks?. -)

Hagstrom




msg:183412
 10:10 am on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

It should be "link:www.site.com -site:www.site.com" ... but it doesn't seem to work.

No, Google won't let you combine the link-operator with anything else.

If you must use Google for checking backlinks, it's best to set your "Preferences" to 100 results per page. At least your own internal links will be nicely grouped then.

coconutz




msg:183413
 10:30 am on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

>> Not really the "link backs" I am looking for.

I doubt you'll find the backlinks you're searching for using Google. The results returned really leaves alot to be desired. Seems they are only displaying a sample of the lowest quality backlinks they can find for a domain.

Stefan




msg:183414
 7:29 pm on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

It should be "link:www.site.com -site:www.site.com" ... but it doesn't seem to work.

Try it this way:

.domain. -site:www.domain.com

girish




msg:183415
 8:51 pm on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

stefan-

.domain. results can hugely overstate link:domain results. In my case by a factor of 20:1

Stefan




msg:183416
 11:01 pm on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

It shows who is linking to you. If you're in the ODP, many of them will be clones. A lot of them will also be those pseudo SE's/directories/whatever. What are you hoping to see, just the ones you have recip links with?

If I actually understand what you're trying to do, I can't see how G can manage it. It's a thought though - maybe have a command showing all the sites that a domain exchanges links with, "linkback:www.example.com".

<edit>clarity</edit>

sniffer




msg:183417
 9:21 pm on Nov 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you must use Google for checking backlinks

whats a better way of doing it? Google doesnt work for my site either

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