Jim Westergren
About me, my projects, SEO, Web Development and Personal Development since 2005
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas A. Edison

Funny and interesting with SE query

I made a free directory to my 16 year old little brother that he is managing and promoting.

I told him to get a lot of backlinks and showed him how to see his backlinks in MSN using: link:directorydelta.com and: link:directorydelta.com -site:directorydelta.com

I just got an e-mail from him now in total enthusiasm:

Jim! Look at this!

Page 1 of 5,348,089,052 results containing -link:directorydelta.com (0.12 seconds)

The guy wrote the query wrong and so got the results of all sites NOT linking to him :D

But, there is something interesting here. These link queries at MSN are sorted by number of backlinks first and guess which site is #1???


And number 2 some total strange site with 14 Million backlinks! Maybe a chineese ISP or something.

It is quite interesting to look at the results of such a query. It is not a stop word and so you get the whole index shown at a single query.

The same query also works with Google and that shows 9,670,000,000 results - almost double than MSN. And the results there - random or?

14 Jan 2006

About the Author Jim Westergren Jim Westergren is a Swedish web entrepreneur currently living in Spain. He is happily married and has three lovely children. Some of his interests are web development, SEO and writing.
He is the Founder of DomainStats and N.nu. Read his .