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Where do i search to check link popularity for my site? On a different site i get different counts.

Besides, what is the difference if check for link popularity using http://article-stack.com/ or article-stack.com?

In 2nd case it shows higher counts.

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I didn't see any difference between article-stack.com and http://article-stack.com at Google or Yahoo ... where are you searching? – danlefree Oct 10 '10 at 9:13
I am searching over the sites, dedicated to check link popularity only. like submitexpress.com – Amit Gupta Oct 11 '10 at 2:44
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The query format really depends on the tool you are using to check the link popularity. Both Yahoo! and Google offer a way to get an accurate list of inbound link from their webmaster console.

Yahoo calls it Site Explorer, Google offers Google Webmasters Tools. With Google, you can also use the link: operator, but it is known to offer an approximate number of results.

The most affordable tool in this area is probably Majestic SEO. It offers an accurate database of links you can search to get many interesting link analysis.

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