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How to Find A Website's Backlinks Using Google (unique free method)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by proweb, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. proweb

    proweb Regular Member

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    As you probably already know, if you search Google for "link:websiteadress.com", Google will display a pathetic amount of links (usually around 5-10% of the total links), making the search operator "link" worthless.

    However, I found that if you use the search operator "intext:websiteaddress.com", Google will display countless websites linking to that domain. I've only briefly messed around with this, but Google's returned text links, image links, and nofoll0w links in the results.

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    For example, MajesticSEO reported 43 referring domains for a particular site, and when I used this method Google found 37 of those domains.

    You can also tweak the searches using various footprints such as:

    intitle: post intext:"websiteaddress.com"
    inurl:forum intext:"websiteaddress.com"
    etc.

    Here are some images I made to pretty up this post:

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    If you were going to use this method, I would recommend using scrapebox and then filtering out all the duplicate domains.

    Anyway, I don't know if this method has been posted before, but hopefully this will be helpful to some people.
     
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  2. unsaidscript

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  3. SEOSupport

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    Thanks for posting this. I've written some really in depth posts on this topic. I found some really useful posts, hopefully they will be useful to those whom are inteested:

    http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=136861

    http://www.googletutor.com/google-manual/web-search/adding-advanced-operators/

    http://www.slideshare.net/Firas09/google-search-101-your-magical-guide

    http://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators.html

    For more of these sites Google the keyword: advanced google operators

    hope this helps...
     
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    iamrbm Junior Member

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    This is good sick of companies ripping customers off for something that is free already!
     
  5. proweb

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    I have the GoogleGuide and GoogleTutor ones bookmarked and use them frequently. I have a couple other tips that I may post later.
     
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    These are good methods. Tools are just simplifying the process. Even now, backlinkwatch.com is powered by ahrefs to give maximum exposure of the backlinks. we can use those as well.
     
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    Looks interesting. Not sure why do I use this method when I have paid tools to do the job for me? Its good for those who dont want to invest money. Thumps Up!
     
  8. _zeroone

    _zeroone Newbie

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    Good stuff, thanks!
     
  9. AzonGeek

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    Great methods, Anyway Thanks
     
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    Nice share. I think there is a limit, max. 1000 links?
     
  11. HarrisonHill

    HarrisonHill Regular Member

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    Actually, it will only find links which have domain as anchor. If anchor is different, or there's no domain name on the page, "intext" won't find it.
     
  12. backtomakemoney

    backtomakemoney Newbie

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    one question guys, anyone knows a way to find expired domains trough google search?
     
  13. proweb

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    Scrapebox can only return 1000 results per query, however if you searched for individual pages on the site (rather than the entire domain) or build your own scraper using Zenno, you could fetch more than 1000 results.

    Yes, but fortunately naked URL links are a large percentage of anchor text for most sites, followed by the name of the site. So you could include the search parameter by setting the search query to - intext:domainname.com|"name of website"

    You could also use wildcards in the search intext:*domainname.com

    This would return all websites that has the address of the website or the name of the website. Of course there are many other ways you can narrow it down to find more links, but this is just one of them. But as you said, yeah I don't think this method will find ALL of the backlinks, however you could find a large percentage of backlinks without the use of any paid backlinking services with this technique.