Who is linking to our site?

Is there a way to find our who and how many other sites are linking to our site?
rwhubbard996Asked:
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duzCommented:
rwhubbard996 -

>Is there a way to find our who and how many other sites are linking to our site?

If you type link:http://www.yourdomain.com (no space between : and h) into the search bar of Google, Yahoo or MSN it will show how many and who. MSN is the most accurate and Google is just plain wrong because it only displays a selection of the links that it knows about.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Nothing is going to be all inclusive, but typically you'll get a "HTTP REFERER" in your log files.  Also, there are ways to search google and other sites for your site's URL and get an idea who's linking.
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humeniukCommented:
You can use Google.  Search link:www.domain.com and it will give you a list of sites linking to your site.  Many of the tools online like the one AJKConcept pointed out simply use this query and return the results to you (although his link is handy because that one gives you a response for several search engines).  And as leew pointed out, the results won't be comprehensive.
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humeniukCommented:
Hi duz - I'm curious, what is the significance of including the http:// in the link: search?
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duzCommented:
humeniuk -

>what is the significance of including the http:// in the link: search?

link:http://www.yourdomain.com works in all three as I said but link:www.yourdomain.com does not work in Yahoo so to be absolutely correct:

Yahoo link:http://www.yourdomain.com

Google link:www.yourdomain.com

MSN link:www.yourdomain.com

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humeniukCommented:
Got it.  I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something :)
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rwhubbard996Author Commented:

>what is the significance of including the http:// in the link: search?

The http is required on YAHOO but isn't on Google or MSN
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