Msg#: 3235893 posted 7:42 pm on Jan 29, 2007 (gmt 0)
Yeah, it's not a problem to have a bunch of links pointing back to your homepage. In fact, it would be pretty weird if there weren't any. If you are looking to find out who is linking to you but don't want to have to wade through your own internal links, do something like: linkdomain:mydomain.com -site:http://mydomain.com
This filters out any pages that would also show up with a site: search, i.e. any pages in the domain in question.
Msg#: 3235893 posted 7:55 am on Jan 30, 2007 (gmt 0)
I prefer yahoo by far, but all SE trick a little - they like to keep their cards close for a good reason.
The best thing is probably to work with relative terms: Match a certain site with others that you know well and compare their values rather than betting your life on X number of links referring to any particular page.