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Raoucus 03-19-2011 12:07 PM

Google Alerts Question
 
So when I'm supposed to type in what website I'm getting an alert for, I'm wondering one thing:

If I type in my actual domain name, so "www.superduperawesomecoolsiteimade.com", do I only get alerts when people use that EXACT text? Or does it work if they anchor different text with my link attached?

I think this is right tool for what I need; I want instant notification when someone links to my website from somewhere else on the web.

HTMLBasicTutor 03-19-2011 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Raoucus (Post 1624264)
So when I'm supposed to type in what website I'm getting an alert for, I'm wondering one thing:

If I type in my actual domain name, so "www.superduperawesomecoolsiteimade.com", do I only get alerts when people use that EXACT text? Or does it work if they anchor different text with my link attached?

I think this is right tool for what I need; I want instant notification when someone links to my website from somewhere else on the web.

Yes it works for any time Google sees your url as you have entered it. Including a contextual link in their article and if they scraped an article of yours that you included an internal link to your own article. (Hint, hint: internal linking is good for your own SEO and for catching content thieves ;))

Quote:

Make your internal links absolute links.

Absolute links are the exact path to the page on the web server. e.g.http://www.yourdomainname.com/services.htm is the absolute link to your services page. If you are using a WYSWYG or online editor when creating your internal links, it will just put the relative path in the hyperlink. e.g. <a href="services.htm">Services</a> This is a carry over from developing your site offline and testing your internal links offline. Good for offline testing but bad for search engine optimization.
Internal Link Building Strategy

Raoucus 03-19-2011 09:24 PM

Uhhh.

What I'm asking is like...

Okay, let's use Google as an example.

Google has a Google alert setup for itself (yes, it sounds funny, but bear with me), the text they entered into the alert box was "www.google.com". Now let's say I type in "www.google.com" as a reference back to Google in one of my blog posts. They'll get an alert for that.

Now let's say that, two weeks from now, I make another blog post and say "this search engine" somewhere in my post, and that's anchor text for "www.google.com". Will they still receive the alert, even though I didn't specifically type "www.google.com", but instead anchored that link to OTHER text?

I hope I was clear enough D:

If you already basically answered that question, I'm sorry I didn't get it. I've been working on my blog since 9am and I'm a dead man sitting.

~CReed 03-19-2011 11:32 PM

No you won't get an alert if someone uses anchor text to link to your site instead of the URL..

The closest is using link:www.somesiteyoumade.com so that when a new link is found for that site, you get an alert. Not all links seem to get reported though. Very sporadic at best.

HTMLBasicTutor 03-19-2011 11:37 PM

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Ok, here's an example, in this paragraph I referenced an article on one of my other sites, I got an alert for the other site:
Code:

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learn. You can also use your FTP client software to backup your site.
You have a backup, right?

backup your site is linked to http://www.webpagemistakes.ca/backing-up-your-website/
from http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/what-is-a-ftp-client/

Here is the alert:
http://www.v7n.com/forums/attachment...-wpm-alert.gif

ameerulislam 03-19-2011 11:53 PM

As far as I seen google alert uses the anchor text. But what ~CReed gave might also work, but data in link:www.somesiteyoumade.com is very low. I'm not sure how Google will deal with that.

If there is yahoo alert that might work better I think.


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