Feb 06, 2007
Google's New Backlink Checker
Some webmasters are obsessed with checking backlinks at Google. The only way to do this in the past was to use the link operator, doing a search on Google for link:www.domain.com. Using this method would only show a small percentage of links that Google knew about.
Yesterday the Google sitemap
team announced they have added a new tool in the webmasters console
, which will give you a better idea of the backlinks Google knows about.
Additionally you can download the information for further study.
One thing to keep in mind. Even though Google is showing a link, does not mean they are placing any value on the link.