[thelist] can you find out who links to your site?

misterhaan misterhaan at track7.org
Wed May 14 13:58:37 CDT 2008

Nan Harbison wrote:
> A client of mine wants to know if you can get/buy a list of sites that link
> to your site, maybe from Google or something?
two google options come to mind, neither of which are likely exactly 
what you had in mind:

1.  search google for link:www.example.com (note this will also include 
internal links, meaning links from www.example.com to www.example.com)

2.  sign up for google webmaster tools 
http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ and go to "pages with external 
links" under "links" -- this one won't include internal links, but 
separates it out by which url on your site is being linked to.

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