ScubaAddict - 6:29 pm on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
@Robert Charlton - you are correct, using the link operator with the search operator defaults to site, using 'link' as a search term with mysite.com - guess the sites I've tested have have the word 'link' on the site.
tedster, I did check the links on WMT - and I REALLY hope that is off. They don't show many (most) of my .mil, .gov, and .edu links - in addition to the 'BigReputableSites.com's.
I'm sure I lost traffic (and likely ranking) due to having hundreds to thousands of sites downgraded who link to me. I am just frustrated now because nothing seems to be helping my content get any boost off what it lost. Grasping at straws and shots in the dark is all I have left.