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Finding links in anchor text?

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  1. marka

    marka Member

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    What is the best way of finding the anchor text links to my sites?

    Google Webmaster Tools only uses link:... which does not tell the whole story.

    Anyone got any more comprehensive methods (or have I overlooked something obvious?!)
     
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    There are free online tools.
    Try to google them. Backling anchor text analyzer or something like this.
     
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  5. marka

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    I found Yahoo Site Explorer - turns out to be more useful than I thought as it shows links within pages back to your nominated sites. Downside is that it is looking at the Yahoo index so Google may not have indexed the pages with the links, but can then check them one at a time in Google itself if it seems worthwhile.
     
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    Doesn't Google webtools show in the "what googlebot sees" section?
     
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    here: Backlinks Checker Tool - Backlink Watch
     
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    This info could helpfull for me too!
    thank you!
     
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    also googling "www.mysite.co.uk" gives comprehensive results.

    We also write pageviews to a database and sort them by http refererer. It shows most backlinks (as one person will click on them) but you also see the popular ones that drive traffic and things like stumble and delicious.
     
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    Backlinks Checker Tool - Backlink Watch

    A little slow without Firefox but can be useful.

    Thanks !!!
     
  11. Arleigh

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    Yes, backlinkwatch is really useful for checking backlinks. It also determines which of your backlinks are nofollow...
     
  12. marka

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    Dashu1 is right it is there, I had got myself convinced that I could not see all the links using Webmaster tools.

    Another tool I have found that gives lots of useful data is Spyglass SEO. Free trial version (cannot save data) + pay version $87. Tells you things like whether inbound links are nofollow, etc.
     
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    What does nofollow mean? :confused:
     
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    Some great links here, thanks!
     
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    great sites, definitely worthwhile information
     
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    backlinkwatch.com/ - it tells you anchor text and also the number of outgoing links per page (some of those figures made me think as I'd no idea that something like a Squidoo lens had so many outgoing links on top of hte ones I'd created!!!!)
     
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