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    How to find out if a website is linking to me

    Hi,
    Is there a Google query to find out if a particular website is linking to me? I want to see if this one website has a link to me, but its a massive website and I dont want to go through every page looking for a link to me.
    thanks

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    type in the search box: "link:yoursite.com" without quotes and hit enter

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    AFAIK that will result in getting every page that's linking.

    Any way to see if a particular site is linking without going through a lot of results?

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    "link:google.com site:yahoo.com" without quotes worked for me, looked for google.com links on all yahoo pages

    google amazes me sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolton View Post
    Hi,
    Is there a Google query to find out if a particular website is linking to me? I want to see if this one website has a link to me, but its a massive website and I dont want to go through every page looking for a link to me.
    thanks
    Try the "advanced" search with Google and it will produce something like this:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&a..._nhi=&safe=off



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    Last edited by John_Betong; Jul 26, 2010 at 18:44. Reason: spelling - not my fortey :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Betong View Post
    Try the "advanced" search with Google and it will produce something like this:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&a..._nhi=&safe=off



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    this will search sites that explicitly have a "title" tag that is the .com site, the LINK: will search for any links back to the site the same way and more.

    you could have

    Code:
    <a href="http://site.com">Site.com</a>
    or
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    <a href="http://site.com">whatever site descrip</a>
    so the link: search is a better way of going about searching for linkbacks because it will search for site.com and whatever site descrip too
    Last edited by puttyapp; Jul 26, 2010 at 18:57. Reason: trying to be more through

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    you might also want to try this one:

    "your link anchor text" +site:nameofthatsite.com

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    you should goto yahoo and type linkdomain:yoursite.com


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