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February 5, 2007

View Your Site Through Google's Eyes

Google Webmaster Tools added a new feature: a complete of the links that point to your site and a list of your internal links. Google's link operator shows only some of the backlinks. Now, because Google trusts you (you validated the site, so you have access to it), you can see the number of backlinks for each page of your site and a list of backlinks.

The interface is pretty difficult to use, especially for large sites, so it's a good idea to download the data and analyze it Excel or other spreadsheet application.

Google's blog says there are some limitations: "We do limit the amount of data you can download for each type of link (for instance, you can currently download up to one million external links). Google knows about more links than the total we show, but the overall fraction of links we show is much, much larger than the link: command currently offers."

7 comments:

  1. http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/02/www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/

    broken link

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  2. I don't mean to be rude, but as the previous commenter noted, the first link doesn't exactly work. ;)

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  3. Use http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/

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  4. It's interesting they show links that have the 'nofollow' tag.

    I thought search engines didn't follow/take into account/catalog these?

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  5. Ppl would be more interested in link:external-urls.com rather than from links pointing in from the same website.

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  6. They should allow us to view all links for all sites, make the search engines more transparent - not less! We want to know what practices certain sites are using to get their site to the top!

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  7. Also, there's an error in the results of this interface, it returns less links than the real existent links to your site.

    You can read the post about this at:
    Error in Google Webmaster Tools

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