Counting Links At The Search Engines

Rand has an excellent post on how to get your hands dirty by manually checking your links at the various search engines. He reviews Google’s link command and how bad it is. He also reviews MSN’s link command and explains how you can add modifiers to the link or linkdomain commands (i.e. exclude site A from the command). Rand then reviews the Yahoo link command, and explains that although Yahoo has Site Explorer, the “most accurate” result set still comes from He recommends you use and then append &b=999 to the end of the URL manually. Like MSN, you can add modifiers to the Yahoo link commands. This is a great post for those who want a refresher on the link commands available to you, plus learn a few new tips on them.

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