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Seeing as the "link:" search query is hardly ever accurate, what would your favorite/preferred way to check for inbound links be if you were a webmaster?

Google's Matt Cutts answers:

Summary of the answer:

The link colon operator is accurate but only shows a sub-sample of your links.

Log-in to Google Webmaster Tools and you will see an exhaustive list of all your backlinks.

If you type in a URL into Yahoo's site explorer search box you can explore backlinks that way too.

Answered: 19 June 2009. Views: 853.

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