I've tried to do two kinds of searches which I had previously thought were a source of the same data, but are apparently different.
The first is doing a google search that looks like
link:http://mydomain.com which I assumed returned all of the links indexed by Google Crawler which linked to my page:
The second is within Webmaster Tools in the
Links to Your Site functionality:
The reason I'm confused by this is that it appears that there don't seem to be as many in-bound links appearing in the
link: google search as there are appearing in the
Links on Your Site functionality in Webmaster Tools, so it seems to me that these two functions are not referring to the same data as I previously assumed.
If this is not the case, then what are each of these referring to?