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Old 06-24-2005   #1
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Yahoo Linkdomain: Command Issue?

Based on all I've learned over the years, I thought I had the Yahoo linkdomain: figured out.... BUT, that is apparently not the case!

With the intent of discovering all links Yahoo shows to a particular domain and excluding internal links on that domain, I typically use:

linkdomain:thedomainname.com -inurl:thedomainname.com

Until recently this has serverd me well, but now I notice this:
linkdomain:thedomainname.com -inurl:thedomainname.com
AND
linkdomain:thedomainname.com -inurl:thedomainname
(note the extension is missing)

are yielding "different" results??????????????

Does anybody know what is really happening here?
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Old 06-25-2005   #2
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You are telling me nobody on this forum finds this odity with Yahoo's site command interesting?

And that there are not more of you out there "possibly" using it improperly?
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Old 06-25-2005   #3
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The ones with domainname without the .com part could be anyplace, like on another site with /domainname/ in a folder, whereas domainname.com can be assumed to be on the site itself.
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Marcia,

Thanks... that does partially explain it (I tested your theory and indeed I found some instances just like you mentioned). But, then that prevents me from achieving what I'm trying to achieve.

So what EXACTLY would be the Yahoo command string to:

Find all inbound links to "domain" abc.com, but exclude all the onsite links of abc.com (like it's own navigation links)?

linkdomain:abc.com ??????????????????
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>>Find all inbound links to "domain" abc.com, but exclude all the onsite links of abc.com (like it's own navigation links)?

Try linkdomain:abc.com -site:abc.com
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