Saturday, 21 April 2007

Index Stats


The following terms may be entered into google search to give you some useful basic statistics about your website:

"site:www.domain-name.com" - will return the pages of your site that have been indexed by the google bots.

"link:www.domain-name.com" - will return a search of sites that link to your index page.

"cache:www.domain-name.com" - will return the cache of your index page, giving the date that the index was last crawled and a representation of how the page looked at that time.

"info:www.domain-name.com" - will return a page with a list of searches as in the following example:

Show Google's cache of www.cassette2cd.co.uk
Find web pages that are similar to www.cassette2cd.co.uk
Find web pages that link to www.cassette2cd.co.uk
Find web pages from the site www.cassette2cd.co.uk
Find web pages that contain the term www.cassette2cd.co.uk

"related:www.domain-name.com" - will return a list of sites similar to the domain name you have used. In fact this search comes up with no results when I use my own domain name - I must be unique! If you enter google's own UK domain (www.google.co.uk), you get a list starting with google domains for other countries.

This of course, works for any domain you choose as long as it is actually indexed by google bots. You need to enter the bold phrases above (without " marks) into a google search to get the desired results. Using these terms will very quickly flag up the sites who have genuinely given you a reciprocal link, so worth trying if only for that...
Try it out and let me know what you discover

4 comments:

Dango said...

hey, I have written a review of your blog, I am sorry that it took so long. The review is at...

http://reviewmyblogforfree.blogspot.com/

Though it isn't required I would appreciate a link back to my blog, thanks.

cwilson26 said...

Hi there,

You have been tagged by me. Now that you have been tagged you are supposed to write a post in your blog with 5 reasons you blog and include 5 other blogs you want to tag. Then go to those blogs and leave a comment letting them know they have been tagged. Go to my blog for more information:
http://cwilson26.blogspot.com

This is supposed to help with back links for your blog and others. Don't forget to link back to me in your post for tagging you. :)

jay said...

dango
oh thanks - I will do links when I get my act togther here, i am busy over at http://www.munny4hunny.blogspot.com currently!

jay said...

cwlison
OK Thanks i may do this from munny4hunny..