|Predict link amount based on public "link:"|
| 6:48 am on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Is there any way to predict overall amount of current links based on data, shown by Google through “link” operator? Webmaster Console is no good, that’s not my web site :) Moreover, I don’t need to know exactly who is linking to my competitors, I just want to weight – roughly, overall amount of their inbound links, and sadly I can't use Yahoo.
| 7:15 am on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I'm afraid the answer is no. Google's public link: operator numbers are all over the place, shifting from month to month and not even showing similar ratios across websites at any one time.
| 5:48 pm on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
tedster, thank you. I'll try to find out other ways :)
| 7:39 pm on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Yahoo Site Explorer:
| 7:59 pm on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Or sign for the webmaster tools account and add your site there, you get a link report for your site there that is accurate.
| 8:25 pm on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Right, Pico_Train, that works for your own site -- but the OP said it's not their site - so that option is out.
| 8:39 pm on Jul 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Everyone, thanks for your replies, but tedster got it right - I know about Yahoo, and can't use it, as well as Google WM tools. Imagine, you have a competitor with network of sites, which robots.txt looks like this:
See what I mean? :) All I need is just to evaluate the size of such network.
| 5:37 am on Jul 29, 2009 (gmt 0)|
oh sorry! Wasn't paying attention as I read along!
| 5:40 am on Jul 29, 2009 (gmt 0)|
You can try things like this too that could help:
standard search for www.sitename.com - that's pretty good but will be labour intensive.