| 7:08 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Google doesn't provide a full list of backlinks ... for example, on one of my sites, G shows less than 100 BLs where yahoo shows more than 1,000 ...
Hope this helps ...
| 7:52 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Hi, thanks for the reply - basically I was interested if there was an actual reasin for the difference - is it anything to be concerened about for example?
| 12:16 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I believe that Google felt its backlinks feature was being abused ... among possible abuses: webmasters would (and still do on Yahoo) search for backlinks to a competitor's sites and approach those sites for a link.
| 2:10 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Same here we went from 125 backlinks to over 170 in Google and the over thousand earned in 7 or 8 years are only shown in Yahoo and over 2000 shown in MSN. MSN reporting the accurate number.
| 2:45 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
How do you search for backlinks on Yahoo and MS?
| 2:48 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
the http:// has to be there at least in yahoo.
| 2:57 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
IMO a more accurate way of searching for backward links on Google is the query:
Normally very few instances of such does not have an actual link to the site example.com.
| 3:20 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I have had much more success checking backlinks by using this command:
It's not Google's list, but I think that it gives a better idea of who's linking to you.
| 3:35 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Normally very few instances of such does not have an actual link to the site example.com. |
Dont agree our site is example.de Google omits the . and the results are mostly in french example de bla bla bla.
Example de Universite etc. Also tried it with quotes .. although I would be happy about the 2,620,000 backlinks lol. No need for G then..
| 5:34 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Interesting, you are correct. Google sems to behave differently for .com than .de
However it seems to work if you include the tripple w:
| 6:34 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Google sems to behave differently for .com than .de |
That might have something to do with the fact that "com" is not a word in any language that I know of, whereas "de" is a rather common word in French. :-)
| 9:04 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Hi, many thanks for the input, very useful, the concensus seems to be that the google toolbar link feature is not a reliable measure of backlinks and it is best to use yahoo.
The command: link "domain.com" does work better on google and on yahoo the command:-
link [domain.com...] works best.