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10:12 am on Dec 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is there any direct way of detecting if a particular site is linking to any URL of my web site and not search within my backlinks from alltheweb or yahoo site explorer .
10:02 pm on Dec 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If the site gives you any traffic, then something new in your referral logs will give it away.
10:09 pm on Dec 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you want to check if a specific site links to you use Xenu link checker.
1:37 am on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I tend to check the Google cached version of the page and make sure there is no "nofollow" tag.

That's good enough for me.

11:44 am on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Type links:www.yourwebpage.com in google. This will provide you a list of indexed links to your webpage.
11:47 am on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>>>Is there any direct way of detecting if a particular site is linking to any URL of my web site and not search within my backlinks from alltheweb or yahoo site explorer .

1. yes if someone has clicked the link and come to your site (it will show in your logs - see Sierra_Dad answer above)

2. otherwise no

>>If you want to check if a specific site links to you use Xenu link checker.

many sites block the Xenu UA, so it wouldn't work in that case

4:48 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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MSN is fastest to index new sites and backlinks from other websites as well.

Google is very slow while showing links from other websites, so best is to use MSN to find out which websites link you.

Yahoo also shows correct backlinks from other websites.

Use following to check backlinks from these three search engines.

MSN: linkdomain:www.example.com
Google: link:www.example.com
Yahoo: link:http://www.example.com

HTH,
Tony

[edited by: tedster at 5:37 am (utc) on Jan. 14, 2006]
[edit reason] use example.com [/edit]

5:35 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My preferred quick check these days is Yahoo's new SiteExplorer at:
[siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com...]

I really like the way I can quickly drill down to learn about links for each internal page.

10:51 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Use the Xenu. It's so good for checking the backlink.
10:56 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The problem with typing the domain in Google is the snail like fashion that G takes to show. Even when you know the links are there, Google may tell you different.
6:42 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ted,

I just tried out Yahoo SiteBuilder and I agree, very cool little tool by Yahoo!

9:20 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Guys, this is so simple:

Go to Yahoo

Type linkdomain:www.yourpage.com site:www.thatpage.com

This will bring up all of the links that are on thatpage linking to yourpage.

Easiest way to do it...

10:50 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Type linkdomain:www.yourpage.com site:www.thatpage.com

that's it murdoch , thanks a lot!
7:40 am on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I tried linkdomain:www.yourpage.com site:www.thatpage.com

It works for some but not all of them so you may want to check each one that shows no backlink individually.

I have noticed also some sites that have been around a long time have all white in PR bar yet I could still find my link from there homepage w/ no funky robots.txt or nofollow tags. Anyone know why it would show zero and still show up cached?

Does anyone know a script that i could get (message me sideband please if not allowed onsite) all the sites linking to my www.example.com from all of the search engines and provide results all on one page? (easy to use "find" feature that way) Im cleaning up a links page and going to have to find an automated way to see who links back and suggestions welcome. For now Arelis looks to be the best.

7:47 am on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i just looked through that yahoo site explorer..never knew of that before what a neat little tool..haha