Microsoft Launches New Link Search Command

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Microsoft taking an extremely contrarian action launched a new command LinkFromDomain: today. According to the Live Search's WebLog

Using LinkFromDomain in your search includes all sites that are linked from a given domain. This complements LinkDomain (which includes all sites that link to a given domain) that was introduced back in June, 05.

I've tested on a few of my domains and it looks pretty good, here are the results for Threadwatch.

Yay for Microsoft for not going all cloak and dagger on us. Wonder what ways we'll find to use it for creative counter-intellegence.

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sweet

sweet

uhhhhhhh

most of the places google is

most of the places google is linking to is from google answers, google groups, and google finance pages.
Just like the 4 backlinks threadwatch has from google.com.
But yea, this tool from MSN is really nice.

wow they show links from my

wow they show links from my blog in comments that are nofollow.... go microsoft

wow they show links from my

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wow they show links from my blog in comments that are nofollow.... go microsoft

You didn't truly believe that the search engines deploy their own format in their own algos did you ?

I think I win for having the first published free tool...

Pretty simple, but it grabs the top 100 links from the linkfromdomain command and checks Google to see if the domains are banned. If they are, it gives you the link to MSN where you can determine which pages are linked to those sites. Takes a few minutes to run.

http://www.virante.com/resources/free-tools/banned-sites.php

Congrats to MSN. I tip my

Congrats to MSN. I tip my hat to them.

They could even improve it a bit more if they also linked to the page that has the outgoing link. When I checked the outgoing links for my blog I saw some weird links I totally forgot about and had a hard time finding them on my site.

outgoing link page

I agree that it would be nice to be able to tie in functionality to see the page that has the outgoing link to the displayed site. In the meantime it can somewhat be done by finding the list of links using the LinkFromDomain: command and then using a "site:domain.com keyword" query to maybe drill down a little bit. Could be a good idea for another tool!

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russvirante,

Tried the tool, but kept getting an error, "That page could not be found...The page you were looking for has either been moved or no longer exists. Please update whatever bookmarks you may have."

Great idea though, and hope to check it out soon.

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Good way to find out if your banned on MSN...

MSN sucks...

Russ The path in the form

Russ

The path in the form action is wrong. It is missing resources/free-tools

Russ, your tool is broken when no MSN results

Russ,

great tool - quick response!

however if there are no linkfromdoman results your tool returns some errors

Warning: array_unique() [function.array-unique]: The argument should be an array in /home/virantec/public_html/resources/free-tools/percentage-reciprocal.php on line 83

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/virantec/public_html/resources/free-tools/percentage-reciprocal.php on line 85
0 % Reciprocating Links

Possible Link Opportunities...

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/virantec/public_html/resources/free-tools/percentage-reciprocal.php on line 110

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