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Reverse Backlinks - Tracking links I give not get

     

Steviebone

1:49 pm on Dec 28, 2013 (gmt 0)



Is there any way I can track how many backlinks I have given another website? That is to say, if I have linked to someone else's webpage, is there a means for me to know how many of these links have been crawled by Google and indexed? In other words, I want to know, if a webmaster looked at HIS/HER backlink count in their Google webmaster panel, how many links MY domain would be credited with?

I need to place a general link value on the number of backlinks I am giving someone else.

Is there an easy way to track this?

Thanks in advance for any input.

Steve

aristotle

4:45 pm on Dec 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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if a webmaster looked at HIS/HER backlink count in their Google webmaster panel, how many links MY domain would be credited with?

Normally you can't see what's in someone else's Webmaster Tools lists of links. But what really matters is how Google is using it in their ranking algorithm. In most cases it should have at least a small positive effect, depending on Google's appraisal of the site it comes from. Although some believe that certain links can have a negative effect, as for example, if they don't look natural (such as a purchased link) or come from the "wrong" kind of site.

I need to place a general link value on the number of backlinks I am giving someone else.

Google assigns a value based on several factors, but the three main factors are probably the relevance of the content, Google's appraisal of the originating site, and how much traffic the link is sending.

Simsi

5:17 pm on Dec 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is there any way I can track how many backlinks I have given another website?


I'd just download a link checker and run it against your external links. Not only will it give you a sortable list of all those links and where they eminate from on your site, you'll have the added benefit of seeing which no longer work.

And if the link checker can read them, you can be pretty sure Googlebot will do also.

lucy24

6:24 pm on Dec 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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As an alternative, you could use one of the more muscular text editors such as Text Wrangler and ask it to find all occurrences of "example.com" in your local files. Watch out for sitewide or directory-wide links, which would only be listed once.

netmeg

10:39 pm on Dec 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I get the impression that the OP isn't asking how many links he's given, but how many of the links he's given Google has crawled. Could be wrong tho.

FranticFish

10:23 am on Dec 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Either Simsi or Lucy 24's methods will give you all the links from your site to site X. Make a note of all the urls on your site.

Then use Google's 'info:' query to see if all these urls on your site are indexed. If the page is indexed by Google then it's a good bet that links on it have been crawled.

topr8

2:17 pm on Dec 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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i assume the OP means he wants to charge someone for the links - thus wants to know if they are showing in his customers WMT.

... i'd say FranticFish's method is the closest you'll get.

yacysh

2:19 pm on Jan 3, 2014 (gmt 0)



It's quite simple.
First run a xenu link sleuth report on your site. Export all the links to a file. Get yourself a notepad++ and count the number of occurences of the URL
 

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