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Overview: Learn how to determine how many sites and which sites are linking to yours according to search engines

Many search engines have enabled webmaster support such that website owners can easily determine which sites are presently linking to your own site. Because many search engines rank based on popularity of your site (based on volume of people who link to you), this factor is quite important to webmasters to determine their level of success. Below, we demonstrate which trigger words search engines recognize, sample usage and other tips and tricks to determining which websites link to yours. In addition, we added a direct form such that you may perform a query directly from this page.

Hotbot Triggers
Search Engine: Hotbot (Read Our Submission Tips)
URL: http://www.hotbot.com (New Window Opens)
Special Trigger(s): http://hotbot.lycos.com/?RD=DM&MT=linkdomain:WWW.YOURDOMAIN.COM
Explanation: This trigger will indicate to the search engine that only pages which have a link returning to yourdomain.com should be returned. Hotbot will return to you the number of pages which link to your website in addition to a listing of each URL. Depending on your success, the more sites that link to you, the better chance your site will be ranked higher in search engines. The syntax for this command is the trigger name "RD=DM&MT=linkdomain:" plus your domain name. Please see the example below for additional help.
Tips and Tricks: Hotbot has the added ability to be able to focus specifically on certain sites in its search results. For example, from the results page you obtain using the above trigger, you can narrow in on your search and find all pages in which a particular website links to you. Hotbot will indicate to you all URL's from a website which is linking and on how many pages. To use this added feature, simply find the web page which links to you from your initial list of results, then click on the link below it which says "See Results From This Site Only". This will narrow the focus to all pages on this site which links to you.
Gain the Competitive Edge: No matter how many links you may have from other websites, the more you have the better. As an added incentive, when a web site links to you, kindly submit their site to this search engine as the extra link that appears to your site will help boost your rankings.
Example: http://hotbot.lycos.com/?RD=DM&MT=linkdomain:www.submitcorner.com (View Result)
Try Your Site: Check out who is linking to your web site in this search engine. Enter your domain name in the box below and we'll display your results right away.
Notice: For best results, enter your domain name only such as www.submitcorner.com or submitcorner.com. Not all search engines accept a full URL to specific pages on your site.
Assessment Tools: Use our Assessment Tools and we'll query any search engine for you with a single click. Easily track down if your indexed, who's linking to you and who are your competitors from one consolidated form.
Other Triggers
Assess Your Site Indexing: Many search engines have enabled webmaster support such that determining if your website is catalogued can easily be done. Find out if Hotbot has your site indexed already and which pages of your site are catalogued. Click here to learn more about Assessing Your Site Indexing with Hotbot.

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