I want to know the different procedures or technique to know the back links of website.
I know one method link:example.com with the help of this command we can know the back links of other websites.
Is there any other way to know apart from software's or tools?
[edited by: tedster at 10:11 pm (utc) on Apr 29, 2010] [edit reason] switch to example.com - it can never be owned [/edit]
10:45 pm on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
For publicly available link data, the link: operator works on all three major search engines - Google, Yahoo and Bing (but not Ask). Each one can show you a slightly different sample, but they are all limited to under 1000 links. For sites with total links under 1000, Yahoo seems to be the most complete, but sometimes they get out of date.
There are also private sources of link data that you can pay for, but we're not going to mention them here - the Google Forum Charter [webmasterworld.com] asks us not to mention specific SEO tools and that's especially so when it comes to tools for profit. It's not hard to turn up backlink tools through search.
5:15 am on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
What about linkback:example.com? Is this helpful to know back links of particular website?
[edited by: tedster at 4:41 pm (utc) on Apr 30, 2010] [edit reason] please use example.com [/edit]
7:24 am on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Mate other way to check links of your competitor site "example.com" With this you could be able to see where they r doing submission work or try <snip>
[edited by: tedster at 4:40 pm (utc) on Apr 30, 2010] [edit reason] No links to tools please [/edit]
4:40 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
What about linkback:example.com?
linkback: is not a special operator on Google, so that search will function as a regular text search for those terms.
You definitely can do a plain text search for a domain name. That will discover both linked and unlinked mentions. I would not include the "linkback:" part, it just confuses the result set.
9:05 pm on May 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
You can also try "example.com -inurl:example.com" or "example.com -site:example.com"