Msg#: 3977729 posted 2:35 pm on Aug 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
Hi, I understand that the syntax of "link:xyz" on Google is what should be used to find backlinks for a particular website.
But what does the syntax "links:xzy" give you? It does seem to provide links on Yahoo and to some extent on Google.
On this note and using the latter form, I have found that some of the backlinks found (on Google) are actually search results on a page of a Directory. I obviously cannot post the url here but essentially it appears that the url where a search term's results are shown is then showing up as a backlink url on Google...
Msg#: 3977729 posted 3:12 pm on Aug 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the info Fishfinger.... that all makes sense.. but how come an actual page of search results show up? When we enter a search term and the resulting url of results appears is that then 'stored' somewhere?
Incidentally I 'think' that the syntax of "links:" does provide a list of backlinks on Yahoo.. but not sure...