How To Check Your HubPage or Web Page Backlinks
My Blog Used In Examples
So You're Online - Now What?
You've got a website, you've got a blog, maybe you've written a HubPage or a Squidoo Page.
Or maybe you're doing all of the above. Bottom line is you're online and you're monitoring your visitors daily noticing every rise and fall in your statistics.
New To The Web?
If you are new to the web, you may not know there are a couple of free tools that you could also be using to check on how your web pages are doing. This hub describes one, and this hub talks about another.
I am using a blog that I started 4 or 5 months ago as an example.
Using Yahoo! Site Explorer
It's good to know how many of your site's web pages are indexed (known to) the search engnes, and who is linking to your webpage.
Your popularity and traffic will be directly proportional to the number of quality incoming links that you have. And that in turn is influenced by the numberof pages the search engines have indexed on your site.
This is why it is better to a large site with hundreds of pages, over a small site with only 7 or 8 pages.
Step By Step Instructions for Using Yahoo! Site Explorer
- To check this go to Yahoo! Site Explorer
- Type in the URL of your HubPage, or web page
- Click on the Explore URL button
- See the image below for an illustration
How To Use Yahoo! Site Explorer
See How Many Pages Are Indexed
Yahoo! gives a better idea than Google does (unless you sign up for a Google Webmaster Account), of how many pages on your site are known to the search engines (indexed).
Yahoo! is pretty thorough and this pink bubble below shows you that 144 pages of my web site are known to the Yahoo! Index. Now if your site only has 10 pages in total, the search engines can never index more than 10 pages. Make sense? That's why you need a large web site.
Number of Pages in Index
Now Count Your Backlinks
Next,click on the link called Inlinks. This gives you all the sites that link to your site. But select values from the drop-down boxes to allow you to
- not count backlinks from within your own site (i.e. internal site links)
- count all backlinks into any part of your site (not just to the home page)
How to do this is shown in the image below. Select Except this domain and Entire site from the drop-down boxes.
My site only has 341 backlinks - I'd better start working on improving that particular statistic!
Find your backlinks
11,300 Indexed Pages
For a successful web site, you need
- stunning original content
- loads of pages
the rest will follow, but you can't get big success without a large site.
Take a look at a successful example here (a random web site that I found by typing pet beds into Google) : http://www.petstreetmall.com/
- 11,300 pages indexed
- 22,100 links coming in from other web sites.