A few weeks ago we ran a poll asking SEOs if you use search operators to find link opportunities? Well, the results are in, and with a bit over 80 responses (not that many, which is out of the norm) we have the results. Honestly, the results are all over the place.
Here they are:
As you can see, 61% said they use it 50% of the time or more. 39% said they use it rarely or never. 22% said they use it all the time and 16% said they never use it.
This is a very interesting break down showing really that link builders are very diverse on how they handle discovering and acquiring links.
Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.