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12:29 am on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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When I use the Google link:www command - how do I filter out results (pages) which are from my own domain?
For example -- when I type link:www.widgets.com I see 1,000 results. 500 of these are my own site's pages. What qualifier should I use to see only the inbound links from other's sites?
I've tried link:www.widgets.com -inurl:www.widgets.com

but this returns "Your search - link:www.widgets.com -inurl:www.widgets.com - did not match any documents.

1:00 pm on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Try www.widgets.com -site:www.widgets.com

Without the link: command

2:07 pm on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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the command you listed returned many spoof partner-directory pages etc. Not really the "link backs" I am looking for.

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It should be "link:www.site.com -site:www.site.com" ... but it doesn't seem to work.
4:22 pm on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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yes, wonder what would that mean.. all turn to yahoo for backlinks?. -)
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It should be "link:www.site.com -site:www.site.com" ... but it doesn't seem to work.

No, Google won't let you combine the link-operator with anything else.

If you must use Google for checking backlinks, it's best to set your "Preferences" to 100 results per page. At least your own internal links will be nicely grouped then.

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>> Not really the "link backs" I am looking for.

I doubt you'll find the backlinks you're searching for using Google. The results returned really leaves alot to be desired. Seems they are only displaying a sample of the lowest quality backlinks they can find for a domain.

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It should be "link:www.site.com -site:www.site.com" ... but it doesn't seem to work.

Try it this way:

.domain. -site:www.domain.com

8:51 pm on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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.domain. results can hugely overstate link:domain results. In my case by a factor of 20:1

11:01 pm on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It shows who is linking to you. If you're in the ODP, many of them will be clones. A lot of them will also be those pseudo SE's/directories/whatever. What are you hoping to see, just the ones you have recip links with?

If I actually understand what you're trying to do, I can't see how G can manage it. It's a thought though - maybe have a command showing all the sites that a domain exchanges links with, "linkback:www.example.com".

<edit>clarity</edit>

9:21 pm on Nov 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you must use Google for checking backlinks

whats a better way of doing it? Google doesnt work for my site either

 

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