Yahoo! Link Command More Accurate Says Tim Mayer

Sep 2, 2005 • 2:21 pm | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization
 

And it is all my fault, Tim Mayer said. Basically, I wrote an entry on July 20, 2005 which said that Yahoo!'s link command was funky. Tim said based on that, he had his team make the link command more accurate and report more consistent results. He said, that I was wrong when I reported that Yahoo! Link Count Only Showing Sampling, it is in fact showing a more full account of links, but this time more accurate.

Tim would not get into the details of what is specifically meant about being "more accurate", but we can make some assumptions. One big assumption is that older links that are no longer found are excluded these days from a linkdomain: or link: command at Yahoo! I will go into the threads and let the folks know. Oh, and I am sorry, please do not take this out on me. :)

But you will notice they order the results nicely, example, linkdomain:www.seroundtable.com. The first 10 results are major sites linking to this site.

1. googleblog.blogspot.com 2. www.adstrategist.com 3. www.searchenginelowdown.com 4. www.ysearchblog.com 5. www.searchenginejournal.com 6. www.seroundtable.com 7. blogs.msdn.com/msnsearch 8. www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000069.html 9. blogs.msdn.com/msnsearch/archive/2005/01/18/nofollow_tags.aspx 10. www.cre8pc.com

The list continues and some powerful sites are listed there, maybe in order of linkage power, relevant to this site? :)

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Comments:

randfish

09/03/2005 06:44 pm

Bravo, Barry! Much appreciated.

ReadyCompanies

09/07/2005 08:15 am

wow - very good post

business inc

10/22/2006 08:50 pm

It’s impossible to quantify accuracy without benchmarking the starting point. To validate the post one would need to have info from the se themselves.

No Name

04/02/2007 09:37 am

MSN gives too many link backs while google doesnot report the less weighted one's accurately. Though Not Perfect, but Yahoo Link Back Command is the best we have.

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