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Please clear my confusion
When i check backlinks to my site in google using the following command
i see 10 back links
when i check it with the command
"link: http://www.example.com" (notice the space after "link:")
i see 100 backlinks
Why is this difference and what does it mean
[edited by: phranque at 12:22 pm (utc) on April 9, 2008]
[edit reason] examplified urls [/edit]
first quick test i tried i got 4 different results for:
- link: http://www.example.com
- link: www.example.com
i haven't analyzed the differences yet, but i must admit i'm surprised by the results.
Here's the word from Google:
The query [link:] will list webpages that have links to the specified webpage. For instance, [link:www.google.com] will list webpages that have links pointing to the Google homepage. Note there can be no space between the "link:" and the web page url.
This functionality is also accessible from the Advanced Search [google.com] page, under Page Specific Search > Links.
But, I tried these tests on my site. The following two commands are showing same results.