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Why isnt unlinked mentions search operator working?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kontentguy, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    "brand name" -brandname.com

    im trying to get unlinked mentions of my client's brand name

    but this search query returns all results, including pages with links to my client.

    google itself is unclear about it: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433

    anyways, the query above used to work but now it looks like google no longer supports it.

    anyone have any recommendations?

    thanks

    ps i found this tool but it dont seem to work
    http://chrishaines.biz/seo/free-unlinked-brand-mentions-finder/
     
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    It needs the site operator:

    "brand name" -"brandname.com" -site:brandname.com
     
  3. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    thanks for reply!

    Im still seeing results with client links

    is it possible that i need to add with and without "www." ?

    like such:
    "brand name" -"brandname.com" -"www.brandname.com" -site:brandname.com