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At the moment I have 138 links pointing to my url but
most of them are links from internet pages. Please advise
I how I can view links from external sites only.
Actually I think I could use the Google API to make an application that would do this. Would you be interested?
Just been doing a bit of research on another forum,
check the format of this search outl
link: www.YOURDOMAIN.com -site:www.YOURDOMAIN.com
makes perfect sense when you think about it logically
manually you can go to advanced search, in the first
search box type link:www.YOURDOMAIN.com and then go to
the domain section, switch only to don't and then
type in www.YOURDOMAIN.COM. and there you have it.
I suggest you set results to 100 nice a easy that way.
thanks for all the replies
Unfortunately that does not work in Google. I tried it numerous times in the past and check occassionally and the feature is not supported. How did you get it to work?
<edit> Check that! It does work, I did not have a space between link:www... Cool! It won't work if the space is not there between link: www...
All this damn time I've been thinking that feature did not work. One simple space where it should be and viola, you can now view links outside of your domain.
Hey dcallan, great tip. I'm sure there are quite a few reading this thread thinking...
"Ha, they finally figured out!"
In other 'words':
link: site.com site.com shows 114 links
link:site.com 'did not match any documents'
link:site.com site.com 'did not match any documents'
link: site.com 'did not match any documents'
google toolbar: Backward links 'did not match any documents'
there also are a few variations if you include 'www' or the full url with 'http'
Now, I wonder if this could be part of the problem with getting ranked well again since I've commited no known "sins" since last year.
Hopefully googleguy will see this thread and comment.
I actually tried link: site.com site.com, and looked at the cache of the first result. That's what written in the Google banner:
These search terms have been highlighted: link
These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: site com site com
So it looks like what you are actually looking at, are:
1. results for the term 'link'.
2. and results for links containing the terms 'site' and 'com'
I does not look to me like you this is the way to find the external links pointing to your site without your own internal site links.
I have tried numerous different ways to find the solution to this simple query in Google. Didn't find it yet. I am trying the solution provided by Dcallan, but I am getting unconsistent results. I am not sure Google 'wants' us to find out...
I have tried numerous different ways to find the solution to this simple query in Google. Didn't find it yet.
Same here. What I do is go to Advanced Search, set number of results to 100, and save the page or pages returned. Then edit the HTML file, either interactively or with scripts (I use sed plus grep, perl would do a cleaner job), to remove my internal links.
Canned scripts break down whenever google changes the format of the SERP.