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Old 08-05-2004   #1
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SE Commands to Check Site Links & Pages Indexed

What are all the various forms of SE commands I can use to check things like how many pages of my site are indexed, how many incoming links to my site I have, etc.? And also, are some different for each SE? I appreciate the help...thanks.
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Old 08-05-2004   #2
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Some of the basic searches for Google are:

site:www.yourdomain.com
Lists all domain pages in search engine

link:www.yourdomain.com
Lists all backlinks pointing to domain, you can do the same for individual pages as well:
link:www.yourdomain.com/articles.html

info:www.yourdomain.com/articles.html
Lists individual page results in search engine

Members, please feel free to add to the list above.

Some of the search engines have different ways to search for results. Check into the advanced search section for each search engine for further information.
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Yahoo! uses linkdomain: to check out inbound links
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Old 08-05-2004   #4
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You can find a list of all Google operators here:

http://www.google.com/help/operators.html
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"www.domain.com" -site:www.domain.com

Lists mainly IBL's but will also often bring up sites with unlinked mentions/listings of your site. Excellent for determining your true offsite "footprint". For instance I recently figured out a site's problem using this search because it showed the domain had been previously owned and the domain wasn't linked it was in a list of expired domains being offered for sale.
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a very interesting site which explains the various command for google is found here http://www.googleguide.com/
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if you go to http://www.google.com/help/operators.html, it is seen that for most of the operators, google advocates not using space after the colon.
if however, you do so, the results are different (most of the times).

e.g. link:www.yourdomain.com shows different results than link:[space]www.yourdomain.com

can anyone shed some light on this?

i was told that if you use space for the 'link:' operator, you get only PR 5 and above sites that link to you. however, i am not too sure of this.
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can anyone shed some light on this?
when you separate the two it just looks for occurances of the two strings. together they act as a search operator
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d-uh. that sounds logical :-)
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