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Link Command - Verify Partner linking back

 2:06 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

How do you verify if a site is linking back to you?

I cant remember the link command, something like link:www.domain.com - abc.com ?



 4:02 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

In Google Maybe try:
outlink:example.com sitelinkingback.com


 8:41 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

The most effective way is to go to the site and look.

Not very sexy in terms of technology but it is the most reliable method that I have found.


 8:57 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

In yahoo:
linkdomain:yoursite.com site:theirsite.com

However if the link is removed it can take some time before it's not reflected in that search. So the accuracy is limited.


 8:18 am on Jul 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

1) do an "info:www . theirsite . xtn/their-linkingpage.htm" search to check that that page is indexed, and then
2) check the cache for that page to be sure that your link is on the version of the page that Google sees.

AFAIK this is the only way to be 100% sure that Google is seeing what you're seeing.


 9:18 am on Jul 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

You're 100% right, it shows that Google has indexed a page. But it does not indicate if the link is being used to rank a page. It does not indicate if the link is only partly credited. It does not show if the link does not count at all.


 9:27 am on Jul 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

True; I was only thinking from the point of view of working out if a link partner is cheating on you or not.


 10:23 am on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Not sure if I'm doing something wrong here, but neither the Google or Yahoo queries suggested here work.

If they do grant some success for you, mind passing on a better example?

Thanks in advance.


 10:29 am on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Neither show ALL the inbound links.


 3:34 pm on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

2 options :

1. Manually verify the links
2. Build a tool to crawl and verify (automated process)

One of my dev team is working on a tool as we speak, I simply upload a list of links (csv, excel), then the tool goes away and verifies all placements and comes back with additional metrics.



 8:28 am on Jul 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Would this tool be available for others and how much would it cost or would it be free?

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