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Difference in link command results

Just out of interest...

     

CromeYellow

11:49 pm on Feb 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but can anyone explain the difference between...

[google.com...]

10,800 results

and

[google.com...]

39,700 results

(In the second search query there is a space before the www)

Cy

doc_z

8:29 am on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Using a space between link: and the URL is a normal search, i.e. it shows results for 'link:' and the URL while link:www.domain.com is showing backlinks.

Pages that have www.domain.com on there pages are not necessarily backlinks. Also, pages with backlinks not necessarily have the URL on there page.

CromeYellow

3:16 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ker-plunk! (sound of penny dropping)

Thanks Doc_z :)

Cy

jbauder

4:00 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



is there a way to do a search for backlinks that excludes the internal links ...

ie backlinks for yahoo.com that excludes all internal or yahoo links

doc_z

4:30 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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is there a way to do a search for backlinks that excludes the internal links ...

No. (At least if you're using Google)

Google Features [google.com]:

You cannot combine a link: search with a regular keyword search.

Sebyte

3:01 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Hi,

I am sorry, I am not as sharp as some of you guys, I still dont understand the difference between:

link:www.domainname.com and link: www.domainname.com.

i guess i dont understand this: "Pages that have www.domain.com on there pages are not necessarily backlinks. Also, pages with backlinks not necessarily have the URL on there page."

Please explain for us newbies!

Thanks,
Sebyte

mcavill

3:14 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



link:www.domain.com is a special command that will check links pointing at www.domain.com - no matter what the anchor text reads, pages with a link such as <a href="htp://www.mydomain.com">special domain</a> will be listed.

On the other hand, searching for link: www.domain.com will not be recognised as a special command, and google will search for the two words: link and www.domain.com - and pages with the text www.domain.com and/or link would be returned.

In the first example, pages with hyperlinks pointing at www.mydomain.com are returned, in the second, pages simply with the text www.domain.com are returned.

Sebyte

3:20 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



thanks for the explanation mcavill.

much appreciated!
Sebyte

 

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