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How to see backlinks only for the main page

   
10:13 am on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

In ATW, when I type in link:www.domain.com, it shows all the possible backlinks for that domain, including backlinks for all the subpages.

Is it possible to see only back links of a single page (or main page) rather than getting the backlinks of each and every page of the entire domain?

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10:36 am on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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+link.all:www.domain.com -site:domain.com

You can find this when you type the full url into the search box and then click on 'Find all 2 external web pages that link to "www.domein.com"' on the results page.

12:47 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What hitprof said. You're able to narrow/expand your search within the advanced search area.

Actually the URL Investigator on ATW is really nice for finding more in-depth info on a domain.
Lately I've begun to use the Find all X external web pages that contain the term.. to see where a given URL appears.

4:59 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>Lately I've begun to use the Find all X external web pages that
>contain the term.. to see where a given URL appears

That's Google, not ATW...?

btw: I use that one too :)

7:01 am on Jul 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>That's Google, not ATW...?

NOPE [alltheweb.com] - go check ATW dude ;)

12:00 pm on Jul 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ai, didn't notice that one!

Doesn't show up if nothing to report :)

12:26 pm on Jul 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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HitProf,

I am a little confused. You advised on using the format

+link.all:www.domain.com -site:domain.com

You also mentioned that

You can find this when you type the full url into the search box and then click on 'Find all external web pages that link to "www.domein.com"' on the results page

1) When I click on the link stating "Find all 1,896 external web pages that contain the term "www.webmasterworld.com", it is searching for
www.webmasterworld.com -site:webmasterworld.com [alltheweb.com]
rather than
+link.all:www.webmasterworld.com -site:webmasterworld.com [alltheweb.com]

Which is the right method for my purpose?

2) Even if I try searching www.webmasterworld.com -site:webmasterworld.com [alltheweb.com], I am still getting backlinks to subpages too. See the fourth result and you will know what I am talking about.

What would I have to do to see only backlinks to the page "www.webmasterworld.com", not backlinks to any subpages, etc.

10:24 am on Aug 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Imaster,

If you want to find back links the 'link' option would be better than the 'contain' option. If you want to see potential back links the 'contain' option could be useful.

Your example

"Find all 1,896 external web pages that contain the term "www.webmasterworld.com"
is the latter and doesn't show links but text.

If you want to find pages linking to just a specific page I'd leave out the '.all' and see what happens:
+link:www.webmasterworld.com -site:webmasterworld.com [alltheweb.com]
(as opposed to
+link.all:www.webmasterworld.com -site:webmasterworld.com [alltheweb.com])

I'm not sure but it leaves out some 10.000 links so it could be the solution.

4:40 pm on Aug 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks to takagi for pointing me to this discussion from this one:
[webmasterworld.com ].

I just got some time to play with the links that HitProf submitted:

[alltheweb.com ]

[alltheweb.com ].

As it turns out, the 10.000 count, which is the difference betwen these searches, will be eliminated if you set l=en, as opposed to l=any, in the second search (edit the url.)

So, "link.all" does not resolve the issue. Furthermore, I cannot find "link.all" anywhere in the AllTheWeb FAQ. It might no longer be a relevant option (i.e. same as "link.")

From this useful thread, I take it nobody on webmasterworld knows of a solution to the original question. Maybe someone from AllTheWeb can help here?

Thanks guys.

10:03 pm on Aug 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I agree. Even I am unable to find any method to see just the backlinks for the main page. I guess this feature is unavailable in Alltheweb.com.