Google’s Matt Cutts Answers Link: Operator Questions

    April 7, 2009
    Chris Crum

Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a video in which he responds to user questions regarding Google’s [link:] search operator. He answers the following two questions:

– How accurate is Google’s backlink-check (link:…)? Are all nofollow backlinks filtered out or why does Yahoo/MSN show quite more backlink results?

– If you have inbound links from reputable sites, but those sites don’t show up in a search, does this mean you aren’t getting any "credit" in Google’s eyes for having inbound links?

The video comes from Google Webmaster Central’s YouTube channel, which is full of useful videos for webmasters. The channel has videos not only from Cutts, but from other knowledgeable Googlers as well. Cutts himself has been posting informative videos on his own in an effort to bring his presentations from various conferences to the audience at home.