How can I find my links on a particular domain?

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  1. Bliss Elliosn

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    Let's say I want to know that which .edu site has linked me, are there any tools or commands available that can produce such information?
     
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    Have you tried Yahoo Site Explorer?
     
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    I have heard about that, but haven't tried yet.
    What's that?
     
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    You can use either google webmaster tools or backlinkwatch.com
     
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    Bliss, I believe that some developer applications may have been shut down for Yahoo Site Explorer but you should still be able to use the service at http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com - please let me know if it works for you. You can also view backlinks to your site using Google Toolbar or by simply doing a search in Google for
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    link:http://www.yourdomainname.com
    One of our members recently posted this ad here on BAF and it includes details on a new backlink check facility that you might find very helpful.
     
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    I aware of these codes and services, it returns all the backlinks pointing to you.
    but my investigation is: how can I find that which .edu sites have linked me?
     
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    Bliss you can use Google Webmaster Tools or Yahoo Site Explorer to display a webpage with a long list of sites that link to your site. Then use Ctrl +F on your keyboard and search for ".edu" to find any .edu sites that link back to you. It may be a little cumbersome but it does work.
     
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    ummm, yeah, it may be but I will see.

    anyways many thanks for your kind support :)
     
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    Google Webmaster Tools can do this for you and it's the most accurate, up-to-date program that will do so. Yahoo Site Explorer is also good but isn't updated as frequently as Google Webmaster Tools so kind of lags behind in that area.
     
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    Thanks Grumpy, can Google Webmaster Tools show you a list of just .edu back links? If so can you please tell us how to do it, I had a look earlier and couldn't figure out how.
     
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    Once you have the list of backlinks, be it through WMT or the various other methods, it's relatively easy to filter it down to just the .edu TLD links. If you've programming ability you could create scripts to do it and if not simply export and then filter in excel. There are also various tools that will generate the figure directly, however many (I'll say all to be honest) have serious caveats on the accuracy of the data.

    An important question which has yet to be asked.... why?

    The search engines have gone to great lengths to dispel the myths around .edu and .gov links, or any other TLD. It's not the TLD that matters, it's the quality of the site behind it. A link from an extremely popular and authoritative .com/.org/.anything is far more valuable than a spammy .edu, something that the search engines are all too aware of. It's a myth that has circulated for a long time, but one that really needs to be forgotten.
     
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    I agree with Paul there. With all looking for "authoritative" .edu links, the system is already spammed many times.
    Besides, any domain extension can be authoritative if they have traffic and good quality content.
     
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    Yahoo Site Explorer..........is the best tool for this
     
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    I also agree you, and thanks for your guidance. :)
     
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    I have to agree. SEO spammers all seem to think that the people running the search engines are as mindless and incompetent as they are.

    Dumb and dumber.
     
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    And dumbest...
     
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    There is no other tool which shows the maximum results except Bing Webmaster. Give it a try you will be amazed!
     
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    While I'll agree that there aren't enough webmasters taking advantage of Bing WMT (relative to Google, Bing are still quite poor at page discovery so submitting a sitemap to Bing is always a good idea), I'll disagree with the comment that they're always the best in terms of link discovery or reporting.

    Each search engine uses their own data and their own index. No two data sets will be the same, so there will be differences (in the same way that any other tools which crawl the web for link discovery will have differing data sets). It depends on the link profile which tool/search engine will have the highest number (in the same way that it depends on the site as to which SE will have the largest number of pages indexed for a given site) of links reported. What matters is the links that each search engine is aware of, not how many actually exist. If a page is never indexed and a link never found, it's not going to be of any value in that algorithm.
     
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    There is one more website to check the backlinks backlinkwatchdotcom
     
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