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Live Search's LinkFromDomain Command

     
1:27 am on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is awesome...

MSN launches linkfromdomain: operator!

[edited by: engine at 2:57 pm (utc) on Oct. 18, 2006]

2:38 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/msn_microsoft_search/3124123.htm [webmasterworld.com] by engine - 3:58 pm on Oct. 17, 2006 (utc +1)


Live Search announced a few days ago that they are now supporting a new operator called linkfromdomain. This search will return all outgoing links from a domain (this currently does not work for subdomains).

Now you can quickly see what your website is linking or what quality sites your competition is linking to.

Just go to [live.com...] and enter in linkfromdomain:YOURSITE.COM. Make sure to not include www or any other subdomain.

Here is the results for outgoing links from webmasterworld.com:
[search.live.com...]

3:36 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nice find

- thanks

8:51 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nice tool
9:03 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That is nice (I think theres someone with a little seo in his blood working at live search)
9:20 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yikes. It shows all sorts of spam sites, none of which there are any links to on my website. Is anyone else seeing this?

The first one I saw I thought maybe a business I link to went out of business and their website got picked up. But then there were many spam type entries deeper in the results. I have a finite number of outgoing links and I know pretty much all of them. And I don't link to any of these sites. Very weird.

9:44 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hey skymanhonor,
that's excatly is why this operator is there. Are you 100% sure you don't link to those sites? Someone must've spammed your site... and you don't even know about it...

This is an awesome tool - works great for few of my sites.

I didn't even know that I have so many outgoing links...

9:51 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I saw this a week or two ago, didn't know it was new. Really good for catching questionable outbound links on a busy forum.
9:54 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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wowsers.... this is one heck of a tool

this can close down a whole load of old links that I inherited when I bought one of my businesses... all 2500 of them... might as well keep the page rank for myself eh :)

11:24 pm on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nice find. I used this to clean out my external links. - thanks
1:19 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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skymanhonor
Perhaps you linked to a site which was bought and is now being redirected to a spam site.

Does anyone know if this is showing the outbound links as referenced by the URLs in them on the domain you're querying... or is this showing links to the final recipient domain?

I actually hope the later for just the reason I mention in the opening paragraph.

2:50 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thought this was pretty darn cool. The first thing I did was plug in a few domains today, the results are listed below. Gives a pretty nice numerical understanding of who's leading the pack.

Google.com - 10,599,326 Pages @ 10 Results per page

MSN.com - 1,009,106 Pages @ 10 Results per page

Apple.com - 126,761 Pages @ 10 Results per page

AOL.com - 3,133,919 Pages @ 10 Results per page

Yahoo.com - 5,126,297 Pages @ 10 Results per page

4:03 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why does it matter who's "leading the pack" in outbound links?
7:26 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>> Why does it matter who's "leading the pack" in outbound links?

Someone's outbound links are someone elses inbound links.

Given that a large amount of the algorithm is dependant on linking patterns.... go figure.

Again, not saying that any of the information revealed to the public via any of the commands is accurate, just making a statement that the more pages / links you have indexed in your DB, the chances are that your results will be a better.

8:41 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Oh, new toy! Very cool, thanks for letting us know!

W.

10:04 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You can also use their advanced search features in combination with LinkFromDomain [search.live.com] to look for links pointing at domains within a specific geograph region, and / or adjust the result order by popularity and freshness.

From SEO Book Blog... [seobook.com]

10:42 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That is really neat.

We maintain a list of of tech info sites about the products we sell, and this just made finding other pertinent links a lot easier.

11:05 am on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nice features, but with a name like 'live' I would have expected it to be more up to date, I noticed links there which I'm certain have been gone for over 2 years.

It would be great if they listed the page where the link came from! not that realy would be cool.

1:20 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Great tool but I'm confused by what I assume is a bug. I do a search and I see 5 pages of results. I click NEXT to continue to the second page and there are only 2 pages of results.
3:02 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i would be much more interested in linktodomain functionality with advanced features...
4:32 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This appears to show reciprocal links:

linkfromdomain:domain.com link:domain.com

That's useful!

4:45 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wonder who is going to be first one to release onlinetool to analyse linking schemes
4:58 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps you linked to a site which was bought and is now being redirected to a spam site.

Exactly! I just skimmed through the results, found one of those and removed it.

Very useful for that purpose and to get an idea of just how many pages I link to.

7:23 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Great find! Thanks loads!
7:23 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not everything comes out on my links, but it's very interesting to see what my main competitors really link to.
12:31 am on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My run says I have over 103,000 links. A bit high and hard to go through. I don't really see any junk but I see a lot of big name corporations that I don't link to at all. Anyone else have weird number glitches?
4:59 am on Oct 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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also try linkfromdomain:yoursie.com site:othersite.com
 

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