Yahoo has always been great for counting the real amount of back-links that point to your website or blog.
It was easy, you simply went to Yahoo search and typed in:
But, this has all changed in the last few weeks. No longer is it as easy to ascertain the amount of these useful links. Yes Google has a facility for counting back-links in their Webmaster Tools, but I feel this is a Google selection.
When you are link-building, you need a benchmark to give you a true appraisal of your success and this is where Yahoo stepped in.
But help is at hand, I have a found an URL which does just this job. If you type the following into your address bar:
Of course replacing the YOURWEBSITE.COM with your own URL.
This link gives you exactly the same results that the previous 'domain' prefix gave.
So get stuck into your link-building and monitor the real results again.