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

bruce bedouglas at earthlink.net
Wed May 14 18:37:19 CDT 2008

are you trying to find sites that act as a referrer, with users coming to
your site from the sother site, or are you trying to find out which sites
have your site on their's as a link...

your log files won't have information on sites that might have added your
site as a link (unless a user from that site went to your site via the

otherwise, if you simply want to see which sites have sent users to your
site via a link within that site, then any good analytics app could provide
that to you...


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Nan Harbison wrote:
> A client of mine wants to know if you can get/buy a list of sites that
> 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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