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Author Topic: Google link command & Webmaster tools.  (Read 1715 times)

illusion

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Google link command & Webmaster tools.
« on: September 08, 2009, 07:05:56 AM »

Google have just launched a new tool, as part of webmaster central, that shows more links than the standard link: command:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com...your-links.html

operator you might have used in the past. Now you can use webmaster tools to view a much larger sample of links to pages on your site that we found on the web. Unlike the link: operator, this data is much more comprehensive and can be classified, filtered, and downloaded. All you need to do is verify site ownership to see this information.
That is great, for all those interested, and we can stop having those "link: command doesn't work" topics.
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russel2peter

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Re: Google link command & Webmaster tools.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 07:07:31 AM »

It's pretty good. It'll show a list of pages that have backlinks and how many, and if you click on the number it will show you where those links are coming from. It still doesn't show everything, but it's far more complete than it has been.
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Re: Google link command & Webmaster tools.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 07:08:42 AM »

Thanks for the link, ProjectPHP. I love that Webmaster section...so many useful things all together in one place that help make things easier for the novice webmaster and experienced one as well.
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Re: Google link command & Webmaster tools.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 07:10:00 AM »

I agree that Google's Webmaster Central is more useful than Yahoo!'s Site Explorer, but I still don't find the information to be that useful. There are many things they don't tell us and probably never will tell us.

I can see how people who have been swept up in the link-mongering craze will love this link data, but given that they include links that don't pass value without providing any means of distinguishing them from links that do pass value, you're pretty much left with useless fluff.
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