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among the many backlinks I found one that is not a link, only text w*w.mycomp.com
In the description field w*w.mycomp.com is always highlighted.So really this is a search for w*w.mycomp.com .
unlike allinurl: it is not searching for only results in the url but results on the pages themselves.
maybe not 100% accurate for a backlink count but I bet it is very accurate. The only ones which would not show in this case would be the ones who do not display the url on the page. This is true because I checked my site for this.
So sorry guys, it's not actual backlinks but another tool nonetheless.
I reckon I have about 1800 - 2000 bqacklinks from checking about abd keeping up on the last 6 years of the site being live so not bad.
www.mysite.com = 0 results
site:www.mysite.com = 0 results
site www.mysite.com = 8,450 results
What's up with that?
Sorry, but it appears that nothing has been discovered here.
I have seen the new discovery by one of the member.
Wel as i have observed the results.
i m surprised to see that..one of my site is launched recently just one months ago & the point is there was no backlink update happened in this mean time....
but when i m searching with the,
link;www.mysite.com ---- 1 result
link:www.mysite.com----- no result
@www.mysite.com ----- 8 results
This google search command means something,
because it is showing different result for diff search commands. May be the result what google is showing..will be our backlinks after the backlink update.....or this are the backlinks what google is hiding....as they do that always.
wel whatever it is; it makes sense......
One thing that's often misunderstood is that "link:" is a search for links to a page, not to an entire site: link:example.com only finds links to the home page. (It appears that Google treats link:example.com/index.html as equivalent to link:example.com.) Thus if you want to find links to site example.com, "link:example.com" will not do what you want. This is documented but it's confusing, and because it generally doesn't do what most people want, it's often misunderstood.
I have not found any way to search for terms within a link, thus the only way to find all links to a site is to search for the site name as an ordinary search term. And as others have pointed out several times here, either a semicolon or a space after the word "link" makes it just a search term instead of a type specifier. (The semicolon is true white space; it does not make the terms part of a phrase like some punctuation marks do.) The fact that probably the vast majority of web sites now have the word "link" in the HTML head section means that it has little effect. Still, you are better off searching for just the site name as a term and defeating the special Google treatment described above.
So take whatever Google says x10 and you should get a roundabout number of actual links.
Better yet--just ask Yahoo.