Sunday, February 12, 2006

Internet Tip #1: Find more sites that you love

OK, so you've found a site that you really, really love. You check it everyday and still can't seem to get enough. How do you find related sites that offer up the same type of content?

One way to do it is to search for all the sites that link directly to the site that you're so fond of...

Say you like a design blog called, designsponge.blogspot.com. If you type in "link:designsponge.blogspot.com" into any search engine, it will return all the sites it found that link to that site. You can also go to Marketleap and use their link popularity check tool and they will look up your site in several different search engines at once, and rank your site next to other sites so you can tell how "popular" it is. When I searched designsponge.blogspot.com on Marketleap's tool, it showed that it's linked to by over 250,000 sites. More than Coke.com and MarthaStewart.com and just a little less than eTrade.com and Napster.com. Amazing huh!

4 comments:

Salem said...

AWESOME! Where did you learn that? Very useful tool. Thanks dood.

Paul Ferney said...

Yeah it's fun. It's always kind of amazing when someone you've never met starts linking to your site for no apparent reason.

jordan said...

Thanks for the tip Paul. I love your guts.

Matt // Le Blog Exuberance said...

Good tip, though in Google, when I search for "link:http://designsponge.blogspot.com/" I get 10,300 results, far less than the 250,000 you found (which seems, quite honestly, suspiciously high). Could it be that the other search engine is showing links to all blogspot.com sites?