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How Many Backlinks Does Your Website Have?

October 12, 2009

Building backlinks (links from other websites) to your website is a common tactic in most search engine optimization campaigns. Knowing how many backlinks your website has and monitoring the growth is an important aspect of assessing the success of your linkbuilding campaign. If you don’t know how to determine the number of backlinks your website has, here is a simple command to give you an idea.

In Yahoo search, use the following query:

Of course you will substitute “yourdomain” with your actual domain name. For example, if you wanted to know how many webpages link to the website, the Yahoo query would look like this:

This will provide you a good estimate of how many backlinks your website has.