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best search engine / syntax for link checking?

     

born2drv

5:46 pm on Oct 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I haven't checked link popularity on other sites but Google in a while. Can someone tell me whats the best way they check their link popularity? I remeber Live was once a good way of checking several years back, I forget the exact syntax however. Are there any others?

Thanks

wheel

12:33 am on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I tend to use Yahoo to check backlinks. Some of the more modern folks I think use their Google webmaster tools accounts for this information. I don't because I'm paranoid, I mean I'm 'careful with my data'.

martinibuster

6:31 am on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I do it this way on Yahoo:

linkdomain:example.com -site:example.com

I haven't used Google for backlink checks in ages.

fom2001uk

10:52 am on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo definitely the best way to check as mentioned in last reply.

But don't forget to filter out all the site-wides which make it a pain to read through all the IBLs.
Just add another filter for each sitewide IBL domain, like this:

linkdomain:yoursite.com -site:yoursite.com -site:yoursitewidelinkpartner.com

That's the best way of getting a nice list of unique IBLs.

defanjos

3:10 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Other handy searches:

linkdomain:example.com -site:example.com site:.edu

Finds links from .edus only.

linkdomain:example.com -site:example.com site:.org

Finds links from .orgs only.

linkdomain:example.com -site:example.com intitle:keyword

Finds links from pages that have keyword in the title

linkdomain:example.com -site:example.com inurl:keyword

Finds links from pages that have keyword in the url

born2drv

6:01 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Cool thanks guys, much appreciated :)
 

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