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MSN, please reactivate link command!

Discussion in 'Bing' started by mahmood, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. #1
    MSN was the most reliable soruce for checking backlinks but they suddenly turn it off.

    MSN Search says that due to some abuses of the system they have deactivate link: command. What abuse could be done? Somebody wants to check the number of backlinks and use this service.
    SEMrush

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    mahmood, Apr 30, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. emaz85

    emaz85 Active Member

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    many tools use msn for backlinks...
     
    emaz85, Apr 30, 2007 IP
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    Thats odd. I'm not sure what your talking about.
     
    dcgamers, Apr 30, 2007 IP
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    ablaye Well-Known Member

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    Has it been permanently disabled or just temporarily?
    What message did you get?
     
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  5. mahmood

    mahmood Guest

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    Go to Google and enter link:digitalpoint.com and you will get a list of some backlinks to digitalpoint.com. The problem is that Google intentionally doesn't show all the backlinks but MSN did until a few days ago.

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    mahmood, Apr 30, 2007 IP
  6. Le GoogelGuRu

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    I never heard anything about this. Why did MSN discontinue the link: command?
     
    Le GoogelGuRu, Apr 30, 2007 IP
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    #7
    it was abused... their was a workaround by using the asciicode for linkdomain: but even that appears to be dead now
     
    cchance, Apr 30, 2007 IP
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    #8
    it's temporary. -> advanced query (msn)
     
    jo_cstd, May 1, 2007 IP
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    Camay123 Well-Known Member

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    sachin410 Illustrious Member

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    #10
    Maybe they would start using image verification :D.
     
    sachin410, May 2, 2007 IP
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    dannbkk Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou for that link, very useful,

    The backlink issue they have had for atleast 2 months now I have noticed :(
     
    dannbkk, May 4, 2007 IP
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    gio Well-Known Member

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    i really hope they re-enable it soon.
     
    gio, May 4, 2007 IP
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    Idiot Inside Well-Known Member

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    #13
    Who said you MSN is most reliable source to check backlinks? IMO MSN doesn't show all the backlinks, the best tool is yahoo site explorer. They show almost al the backlinks to a page/site.
     
    Idiot Inside, May 4, 2007 IP
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    guia Banned

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    #14
    Thank you for the link and it is informative .

    Until now the MSN Live Search query syntax link: as well as linkdomain: and inurl: from it's search results can no longer check your backlinks in MSN.However, we used other seo tool for link popularity such as HotBot (powered by MSN Live Search) and you can still view the backlinks. They disable the link because they want to improve the functionality just like Yahoo and Google
     
    guia, May 4, 2007 IP
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    imnajam Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion if you ask about the backlinktool I would suggest you to login to your google sitemap and see the links(it's not updated always but frequently updated and gives you good results).

    Yahoo site explorer is also good.

    Msn was gone before I even tried it, and I guess they guys wont reopen it
     
    imnajam, May 5, 2007 IP
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    #16
    Awstats shows me the ones that are important. And Google's webmaster tools / site overview shows anchor text.
     
    Forrest, May 5, 2007 IP
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    MSN will never activate the link: function 'coz it's being abused by some users... i have read an article that it is used for Mining DATA that's why they disable it....Google also don't show all the backlinks... some links only when you use the link:yoursite.com... :(
     
    coolguy27, May 5, 2007 IP
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    Correctus Straight Edge

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    But Yahoo shows the Nofollow links as well, MSN shows the exact right amount of links which Google takes into consideration to Pagerank you up.

    IT
     
    Correctus, May 5, 2007 IP
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    Me too. I guess they have to do what they have to do.
     
    Le GoogelGuRu, May 5, 2007 IP
  20. mahmood

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    What abuse could there be? I don't know what "data mining" refers to here.
     
    mahmood, May 19, 2007 IP