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How to detect all links to all my website pages in Google?

Is it possible with Google search instructions or is there software for it?

     
1:16 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi, my question is a double question:

1. How to detect ALL links to a certain page of my website? In other words, to detect also the 50% links that Google isn't showing? I am only interested in links from outside my own website, although I know Google won't let you filter your internal links out.

2. Instead of doing this for each page individually (which would be very tedious on a bigger site), I would like to find out who is linking to which of my website pages, using Google or a software that's capable of that? Sure there must be a software for this?

Would anybody know how to solve this one please?

1:26 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I think that the link: feature of Google looks for any links to that domain. Not 100% sure though...

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1:29 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It only shows links on pages that have a certain PR rating (either 3 or 4 I think)

Not sure how to see other links, but other search engines (try alltheweb) don't seem to have this limitation

1:36 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Do you want only the links which Google shows? If so you type in your url to Google's search bar.

However, if you want a more accurate listing of all the sites which link to you then use " link.all: " before your URL in Alltheweb. Invariably they show anything up to 30 - 40% more than Google does.

Don't know of any software which does exactly what you ask - although Neil Shearing has made up an interesting piece called "Link Spider" I think which just may be what you are looking for.

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Well, maybe it's better I explain my motivation for my question: I read in another forum that some webmasters are trying to hurt competitors by linking to a competitor's site, with 'bad' keywords as an anchor (like s*x, p*orn, and so on), and mostly from 'bad' linking pages or farms. As linking text is important to Google and one's theme and SERP's, I would like to be able to detect this by having all the links to all my website pages monitored, in order to keep the links to my web pages clean.

What I (think to)know about the links Google shows:

1. Only links coming from a page with a PR value greater or equal to 4 are shown
2. Only 50 percent of all links are shown
3. You can't exclude your internal links from the list

Everybody is welcome to correct me if I am wrong on those 3 assumptions.

1:50 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Kneelsit, thanks for the AllTheWeb tip. I know some other search engines have better search possibilities regardings links, but the problem is: it's not the same database. I am specifically interested in Google's, because it's the largest search engine which is also starting to give some value to the linking text anchor.
2:23 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The only way that I've found to do this is through this command...

"+www.yourdomain.+com"

Its not 100% accurate, but you can find most. It is not searching for links, but pages that contain that term which is usually a link.

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Thanks Pageoneresults, but this methodology doesn't detect links like:

<a href="http://www.mysite.com/somepage.html">keyword</a>

That's my challenge: discovery and monitoring of those text links in Google.

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It would be nice if there was a little app out there that worked with the Google API. You could then find exactly what you are looking for. I'm sure there is one out there, just haven't seen anyone make mention of it.
4:53 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The GoogleApi won´t help you to solve the first question in msg#1, since it provides the same parameter for searching as the web interface. See the message doGoogleSearch as described in [api.google.com...]
5:01 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Google has stated on previous occassions that they have not and will not allow inbound links detrimentally effect a site, it more likely that an outbound link to a 'bad neighbour' will hurt a site.
 

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