How To Check Reciprocal And Outgoing Links From A Website
If you ever exchanged links with another website and later want to check if the site links back, it could be very time consuming to check all their pages for your link.
One way is to keep track of all link exchanges in an Excel file where you’d note the exact page from which the other site links back.
If you are that disciplined to do that for every link exchange across all your sites, then skip this post. 😉
If on the other hand you’re a little bit lazy or you completely forgot to record pages with reciprocal links, then here are two simple ways of checking whether the partner site links back:
1. Bing LinkFromDomain command
Even MSN.com had the command before but you’ll probably use Bing.com now. Type LinkFromDomain:domain.com and Bing will list all OUTGOING links from that domain.
In case you want to check if another website links to you, add your domain name to the search query like this:
So, if I want to check whether Chitika.com links to this blog, I would enter:
There are two results which confirm that Chitika links to my blog BUT it doesn’t tell me FROM which pages on Chitika.com.
2. Google site command
The Google site command doesn’t actually check for a link, but it looks for a keyword on the website. So I might search like this:
Try this search in Google and you’ll see more results – but some of those are not actual links, they just contain the keyword freedomideas.
The main advantage of this search is that I can visit the page and see the pagerank of that page for example.
There are some reciprocal link checking tools online, but they all require that you input the exact URL of the page which you then check for a link to your site.
If you want to find them, just Google »check reciprocal links«…
If you have any other ways of checking reciprocal / outgoing links, please share them!