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expired domains and backlinks

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  1. renamecor

    renamecor Active Member

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    Hi guys, complete newbie here so be gentle !!

    So I look on google for "drop list" or "expired domains" and I go the the relevant site and view the list.

    I see a domain name that I like (expired domain) and I want to see if there are still any existing backlinks out there (cos I after traffic) .......

    How can I find out past history on this domain and how many backlinks are still out there ??

    What (free) tools or sites to you guys use ??

    Can I use google (link:www.site.com) to find the backlinks cos when I put a few in it says there are none, is this because the domains are expired ??
     
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  3. dave9713

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    Yahoo is the best indicator, just type in link:www.site.com into the search box.

    Hope that helps.

    Dave
     
  4. Darren United Kingdom

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Yahoo: site:domain.ext
    Yahoo: site:www.domain.ext

    Archive.org can provide previous history of the site.

    Alexa.com will provide traffic details, backlinks and possible ranking.
     
  5. renamecor

    renamecor Active Member

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    yeh, thought about archive.org to pick up the original content.

    Thanks for the tips, any more ??
     
  6. rjs_essex United Kingdom

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    urltrends.com will give you the following information:

    PageRank
    Alexa Rank
    Incoming Google Links
    Incoming Yahoo Links
    Incoming MSN Links
    Incoming Alexa Links
    Overall Incoming Links
    Outgoing Links
    Online Since
    DMOZ Listed
    Archive.org Listed

    However, bear in mind that they only update their stats every 6 months so pay attention to the "Last Monitored" and "Next Update" fields as they can be quite inaccurate.

    Rich :cool:
     
  7. purg Ireland

    purg Active Member

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    if you have hosting with cURL the following will also help. This would help the best route if you are doing bulk checks. Ive used this on many sites that return the data back into something like a database (automating lookups). Google, Yahoo, alltheweb & altavista but very easy to extend to other/all search engines in the bottom function getAllTheWebLinks($sURL) sections.

    PHP:
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Backlinks</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    input
    {
        border: 1px solid #000000;
        padding: 5px;
        font-weight: bold;
    }
    a:visited
    {
        color: #0000AA;
    }
    a:active
    {
        color: #0000AA;
    }
    a:hover
    {
        color: #FF0000;
    }
    a:link
    {
        color: #0000AA;
    }
    textarea
    {
        border: 1px solid #000000;
        padding: 5px;
    }
    tr.r1
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 11px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #FFFFEE;
        border: 1px #d79900 solid;
        border-collapse: collapse;
        border-spacing: 0px;
    }
    table.main
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 12px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #FFFFEE;
        border: 3px #000000 solid;
        border-spacing: 1px;
    }
    tr.r1:hover
    {
        background-color: #FFCCCC;
        font-weight: bold;
    }
    tr.r2
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 11px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #EEFFFF;
        border: 1px #d79900 solid;
        border-collapse: collapse;
        border-spacing: 0px;
    }
    tr.r2:hover
    {
        background-color: #FFCCCC;
        font-weight: bold;
    }
    tr.r0
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 13px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #FFFFFF;
        border: 1px #d79900 solid;
        border-collapse: collapse;
        border-spacing: 0px;
    }
    tr.r3
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 13px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #FFFFFF;
        border: 1px #d79900 solid;
        border-spacing: 0px;
    }
    body

    background-image: 
    url('http://www.expiring.org.uk/bkg.jpg');
    background-repeat: repeat
    }
    </style>
    </head>
    <body>

    <?php 
    if(!isset($_REQUEST['domain'])) //if they haven't input data yet, prompt them
    {
    ?>
    <table border="0" width="100%" height="100%">
    <tr valign="MIDDLE"><td>
    <form method="GET">
    <center>
    <table class="main">
    <tr class="r3"><td><b>Backlink Finder - <a href="http://www.expiring.org.uk">expiring.org.uk</a></b><br />Input Domains to Find BackLinks For</td><tr>
    <tr><td><textarea name="domain" cols="40" rows="10">
    </textarea></td></tr>
    <tr><td><input type="Submit" value="Lookup BackLinks"></td></tr>
    </form>
    </center>
    </td></tr>
    </table>

    <? 
    }
    else
    {
        echo 
    "<table border=0 width=\"100%\" height=\"100%\"><tr valign=\"MIDDLE\"><td><center><table border=2>";
        echo 
    "<tr class=\"r3\"><td colspan=\"5\"><center><b>Backlink Finder</center></td></tr>";
        echo 
    "<tr class=\"r0\"><td><b>Domain</b></td><td><b>Yahoo Links</b></td><td><b>Google Links</b></td><td><b>AltaVista Links</b></td><td><b>AllTheWeb Links</b></td></tr>";
        
    $urls=explode("\n",str_replace("www.","",str_replace("http://",""str_replace("\r","",trim($_REQUEST['domain'])))));
        for(
    $i=0$i<sizeof($urls); $i++)
        {
            echo 
    "<tr class=\"r1\"><td><b>$urls[$i]</b></td><td>".getYahooLinks($urls[$i])."</td><td>".getGoogleLinks($urls[$i])."</td><td>".getAltavistaLinks($urls[$i])."</td><td>".getAllTheWebLinks($urls[$i])."</td></tr>";
            echo 
    "<tr class=\"r2\"><td><b>www.$urls[$i]</b></td><td>".getYahooLinks("www.".$urls[$i])."</td><td>".getGoogleLinks("www.".$urls[$i])."</td><td>".getAltavistaLinks("www.".$urls[$i])."</td><td>".getAllTheWebLinks("www.".$urls[$i])."</td></tr>";
        }
        echo 
    "</center></table></td></tr>";
        echo 
    "</table>";
    }
    function 
    getYahooLinks($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/advsearch?p=http%3A%2F%2F".urlencode($sURL)."&bwm=i&bwmo=d&bwmf=u";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    curl_close($ch);
        
    $spl=explode("</strong> of about <strong>",$data);
        
    $spl2=explode("</strong>",$spl[1]);
        
    $ret=trim($spl2[0]);
        if(
    strlen($ret)==0)
        {
            return(
    0);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    $ret);
        }
        
    }
    function 
    getGoogleLinks($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="http://www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&safe=off&q=link%3A$sURL&btnG=Search";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    curl_close($ch);
        
    $data=str_replace("of about","of",$data);
        
    $spl=explode("</b> of <b>",$data);
        
    $spl2=explode("</b>",$spl[1]);
        
    $ret=trim($spl2[0]);
        if(
    strlen($ret)==0)
        {
            return(
    0);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    $ret);
        }
        
    }
    function 
    getAltavistaLinks($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="http://www.altavista.com/web/results?itag=ody&q=link%3A$sURL&kgs=0&kls=0";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    curl_close($ch);
        
    $spl=explode("AltaVista found ",$data);
        
    $spl2=explode(" results",$spl[1]);
        
    $ret=trim($spl2[0]);
        if(
    strlen($ret)==0)
        {
            return(
    0);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    $ret);
        }
        
    }
    function 
    getAllTheWebLinks($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="http://www.alltheweb.com/search?cat=web&cs=utf-8&q=link%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2F$sURL&_sb_lang=any";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    curl_close($ch);
        
    $spl=explode("</span> of <span class=\"ofSoMany\">",$data);
        
    $spl2=explode("</span>",$spl[1]);
        
    $ret=trim($spl2[0]);
        if(
    strlen($ret)==0)
        {
            return(
    0);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    $ret);
        }
        
    }
    ?>
    </body>
    </html>
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  8. admin Spain

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    Added DMOZ column

    Many thanks for the code - but have modified it a little to show if the domain is listed in DMOZ - seems to work OK but really not usually very good at this stuff.
    PHP:
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Backlinks</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    input
    {
        border: 1px solid #000000;
        padding: 5px;
        font-weight: bold;
    }
    a:visited
    {
        color: #0000AA;
    }
    a:active
    {
        color: #0000AA;
    }
    a:hover
    {
        color: #FF0000;
    }
    a:link
    {
        color: #0000AA;
    }
    textarea
    {
        border: 1px solid #000000;
        padding: 5px;
    }
    tr.r1
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 11px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #FFFFEE;
        border: 1px #d79900 solid;
        border-collapse: collapse;
        border-spacing: 0px;
    }
    table.main
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 12px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #FFFFEE;
        border: 3px #000000 solid;
        border-spacing: 1px;
    }
    tr.r1:hover
    {
        background-color: #FFCCCC;
        font-weight: bold;
    }
    tr.r2
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 11px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #EEFFFF;
        border: 1px #d79900 solid;
        border-collapse: collapse;
        border-spacing: 0px;
    }
    tr.r2:hover
    {
        background-color: #FFCCCC;
        font-weight: bold;
    }
    tr.r0
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 13px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #FFFFFF;
        border: 1px #d79900 solid;
        border-collapse: collapse;
        border-spacing: 0px;
    }
    tr.r3
    {
        text-align: center;
        font-family: Verdana;
        font-weight: normal;
        font-size: 13px;
        color: #000000;
        background-color: #FFFFFF;
        border: 1px #d79900 solid;
        border-spacing: 0px;
    }
    body

    background-image: 
    url('http://www.expiring.org.uk/bkg.jpg');
    background-repeat: repeat
    }
    </style>
    </head>
    <body>

    <?php 
    if(!isset($_REQUEST['domain'])) //if they haven't input data yet, prompt them
    {
    ?>
    <table border="0" width="100%" height="100%">
    <tr valign="MIDDLE"><td>
    <form method="GET">
    <center>
    <table class="main">
    <tr class="r3"><td><b>Backlink Finder - <a href="http://www.expiring.org.uk">expiring.org.uk</a></b><br />Input Domains to Find BackLinks For</td><tr>
    <tr><td><textarea name="domain" cols="40" rows="10">
    </textarea></td></tr>
    <tr><td><input type="Submit" value="Lookup BackLinks"></td></tr>
    </form>
    </center>
    </td></tr>
    </table>

    <? 
    }
    else
    {
        echo 
    "<table border=0 width=\"100%\" height=\"100%\"><tr valign=\"MIDDLE\"><td><center><table border=2>";
        echo 
    "<tr class=\"r3\"><td colspan=\"5\"><center><b>Backlink Finder</center></td></tr>";
        echo 
    "<tr class=\"r0\"><td><b>Domain</b></td><td><b>DMOZ</b></td><td><b>Yahoo Links</b></td><td><b>Google Links</b></td><td><b>AltaVista Links</b></td><td><b>AllTheWeb Links</b></td></tr>";
        
    $urls=explode("\n",str_replace("www.","",str_replace("http://",""str_replace("\r","",trim($_REQUEST['domain'])))));
        for(
    $i=0$i<sizeof($urls); $i++)
        {
            echo 
    "<tr class=\"r1\"><td><b>$urls[$i]</b></td><td>" dmoz_listed($urls[$i]) . "</td><td>" getYahooLinks($urls[$i])."</td><td>".getGoogleLinks($urls[$i])."</td><td>".getAltavistaLinks($urls[$i])."</td><td>".getAllTheWebLinks($urls[$i])."</td></tr>";
            echo 
    "<tr class=\"r2\"><td><b>www.$urls[$i]</b></td><td>" dmoz_listed($urls[$i]) . "</td><td>" getYahooLinks("www.".$urls[$i])."</td><td>".getGoogleLinks("www.".$urls[$i])."</td><td>".getAltavistaLinks("www.".$urls[$i])."</td><td>".getAllTheWebLinks("www.".$urls[$i])."</td></tr>";
        }
        echo 
    "</center></table></td></tr>";
        echo 
    "</table>";
    }
    function 
    getYahooLinks($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/advsearch?p=http%3A%2F%2F".urlencode($sURL)."&bwm=i&bwmo=d&bwmf=u";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    curl_close($ch);
        
    $spl=explode("</strong> of about <strong>",$data);
        
    $spl2=explode("</strong>",$spl[1]);
        
    $ret=trim($spl2[0]);
        if(
    strlen($ret)==0)
        {
            return(
    0);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    $ret);
        }
        
    }
    function 
    getGoogleLinks($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="http://www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&safe=off&q=link%3A$sURL&btnG=Search";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    curl_close($ch);
        
    $data=str_replace("of about","of",$data);
        
    $spl=explode("</b> of <b>",$data);
        
    $spl2=explode("</b>",$spl[1]);
        
    $ret=trim($spl2[0]);
        if(
    strlen($ret)==0)
        {
            return(
    0);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    $ret);
        }
        
    }
    function 
    getAltavistaLinks($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="http://www.altavista.com/web/results?itag=ody&q=link%3A$sURL&kgs=0&kls=0";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    curl_close($ch);
        
    $spl=explode("AltaVista found ",$data);
        
    $spl2=explode(" results",$spl[1]);
        
    $ret=trim($spl2[0]);
        if(
    strlen($ret)==0)
        {
            return(
    0);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    $ret);
        }
        
    }
    function 
    getAllTheWebLinks($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="http://www.alltheweb.com/search?cat=web&cs=utf-8&q=link%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2F$sURL&_sb_lang=any";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    curl_close($ch);
        
    $spl=explode("</span> of <span class=\"ofSoMany\">",$data);
        
    $spl2=explode("</span>",$spl[1]);
        
    $ret=trim($spl2[0]);
        if(
    strlen($ret)==0)
        {
            return(
    0);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    $ret);
        }
        
    }
    //function to check whether an url is listed in DMOZ(ODP), return 1 or 0
    function dmoz_listed($sURL)
    {
        
    $url="http://search.dmoz.org/cgi-bin/search?search=$sURL";
        
    $useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1";
        
    $ch curl_init($url);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_USERAGENT$useragent);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEERfalse);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_COOKIEJAR"./cookie-jar.txt");
        
    curl_setopt($chcurlOPT_COOKIEFILE"./cookie-jar.txt");
    //    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION  ,1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER1);
        
    curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_AUTOREFERER0);
        
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
        
    $pos=strpos($data'match');
        if (
    $pos==0) {

            return(
    No);
        }
        else
        {
            return(
    Yes);
        }
    }
    ?>
    </body>
    </html>
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2008
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