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Posted 26 October 2004 - 04:56 AM
Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:08 AM
But now I question if I have that right because I either get no results or questionable results when I try the search myself.
Perhaps this is what webkid_san is looking for. Could you (Jill) clarify if I've accurately outlined the proper search?
Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:15 AM
Jill please correct me if I err, but here is my current understanding of checking for links.
1) google is no longer serving up results that are all that useful/accurate for whatever reason
2) therefore use MSN and/or Yahoo who are doing a more representative job (that's why I only listed those searches above).
Conclusion: use MSN or Yahoo! - they updarte their links more frequently anyway!
Posted 26 October 2004 - 10:47 AM
Eragon, I think the command you're looking for is [b]site:www.domain.com -www.domain.com[b/]. But that's iffy at best too. It'll give you some false positives where your site address is written in text with no actual link, and also miss some sites that link to you but don't explicitly state your URL address in the text.
Posted 26 October 2004 - 11:17 AM
MSN linkdomain:www.yourdomain.com -site:www.yourdomain.com
AllTheWeb link:www.yourdomain.com -domain:www.yourdomain.com
AltaVista link:www.yourdomain.com -site:www.yourdomain.com
ALLTheWeb link format
link count to a specific page / home page
link:http://yourdomain.com OR link:http://www.yourdomain.com -site:yourdomain.com
Collected these from various posts on here.
Posted 26 October 2004 - 11:28 AM
"company name" -site:www.domain.com
"some other phrase describing your site" -site:www.domain.com
Posted 26 October 2004 - 02:06 PM
Yeah, I did say that at one point (learned from others here), but really that doesn't show much either.
Like the others have said, just use Yahoo. Pretty much if Yahoo has indexed the link, you can be sure that Google has too. (You can see if it's in google's cache by right clicking on the page if you have the google toolbar installed.)
Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:38 AM
Can you share where you've seen this consensus?
Posted 27 October 2004 - 11:32 AM
Towards the end their are links to resources off of this site/forum that suggest this may be the case. Read all those other resources and draw your own conclusions. I have a handful of clients' sites that are behaving as though this is the case, though there is no guarantee that that is in fact what is affecting them.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 01:58 PM
I'm having a hard time understanding (or agreeing with) the idea Google spends valuable time and resources tracking the age of inbound links.
The fact a site suddenly appears on their radar with tons of new inbound links probably triggers something/a filter with them - this I don't doubt. I'm betting they have a lot of filters in place and this is one of them but the idea they're watching link birthdays.......nope.
I'm not clear why anyone is surprised a new site takes time to come along in the serps. The idea that getting a ton of links to point at a site and the engines don't notice is nuts to me. Might as well wave a red flag and get it over with.
I don't agree with this at all. Google serves up a sites inbound links as they are. The fact they don't choose to show all of them doesn't make them not useful or inaccurate.
For whatever reasons, Google just doesn't show all of them. For a larger representation of a sites backlinks, try using one of the free tools that uses multiple engines.
IMO, you should never rely on one engine for anything - rankings, results or backlink checks.
Posted 31 October 2004 - 08:15 AM
Posted 31 October 2004 - 09:27 AM
Yahoo's linkdomain: command
Posted 31 October 2004 - 09:40 AM
Yahoo's linkdomain: command
yeah me too, that on Yahoo and on Google I use:
Posted 08 November 2004 - 06:42 AM
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