Microsoft’s Live Search link command lives again!

Live search has re-enabled it’s link function after many, many months and this time it has a slightly different syntax. A search for “+linkdomain:www.denialdesign.com” returns a linkdomain result and a search for “+link:www.denialdesign.com/link-popularity.asp” returns the results for the number of links to a particular page. I’ve updated the Denial Design free link popularity check tool to match. A word of warning however, Live Search does seem to give different results for the same search. The first time I checked denialdesign.com had 109 back links and the second time a few minutes later it had 116, so it seems the function returns a rough result only or the number of links on the particular datacentre your query reaches.

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