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"Link:" not working in Google???

Discussion in 'Google' started by Anita, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. #1
    EDIT: I was being blonde, now I got it fixed. Thanks to all who provided great suggestions!

    OK, I'm completely baffled. If I type "link: saynotocrack.com" in Google, it shows 22,000+ links, including comments I've left from other sites. At first I thought Google had removed the filter that only shows select links (since yesterday I only showed ~800 links via Google). But then I typed "link: http://www.saynotocrack.com" and it only showed 4.

    I tried with other BIG sites that showed thousands yesterday (e.g. neatorama), and receive almost nothing today. Is Google Search on the fritz, or am I completely missing something?

    Thanks!
     
    Anita, Mar 9, 2007 IP
  2. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    #2
    command itself is working for me...
    but it doesn't work for its purpose... :)

    use Yahoo! Site Explorer to check backlinks.
     
    Mong, Mar 9, 2007 IP
  3. johnweb

    johnweb Peon

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    #3
    If you are including the space between link: and the url you are not using the link command you are searching for two words. You'll probably see the word link bolded, which means its just a regular search.

    It should be link:saynotocrack.com, which should return the same number of results no matter how you type it link:http://saynotocrack.com, link:http://www.saynotocrack.com, or link:www.saynotocrack.com
     
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  4. tbarr60

    tbarr60 Notable Member

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    #4
    Try using @: instead of link:

    I don't completely understand it but @: shows everything G has and links shows what G wants to show.
     
    tbarr60, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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  5. Anita

    Anita Peon

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    LOL!!! Originally I typed "or am I just an idiot", I should have left that in my original question. That was the problem!

    Too bad there's not a "hiding in shell emoticon"
     
    Anita, Mar 9, 2007 IP
  6. Anita

    Anita Peon

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    WOW! Thanks for the tip, I never knew that existed!
     
    Anita, Mar 9, 2007 IP
  7. grg

    grg Guest

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    #7
    thanks for "@" tip.
     
    grg, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    natkits Peon

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    #8
    thanks + rep for you ^^
     
    natkits, Mar 9, 2007 IP
  9. grg

    grg Guest

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    #9
    After a while... "@" that's not a tip... you can just put your link without "http://" to get same results. And more - other characters works same... it seems that "@:..." is just ignored by search engine.
     
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  10. grg

    grg Guest

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    One more thing - I think it's just plain keyword search. Not all of these results are counted as link backs.
     
    grg, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    megdilts Active Member

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    I didn't know that. Thanks!
     
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  12. trichnosis

    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    #12
    if you type link:sitename.com , it will work . you can check if there is space between search word
     
    trichnosis, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    david boon Banned

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    #13
    is that so ...i am hearing it for the first time ..


    by the way thanks a lot for the nice tip
     
    david boon, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    bueehehe, and what did you get with that tip? nothing? and what about #: tip, and %: od $: tips? please, stop it... :)
     
    grg, Mar 10, 2007 IP