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Yahoo Commands

Yahoo Commands - SEO Tips

Yahoo have some commands and functions and poerators that are very similar to Google. Below are a few of the important operators that you may find interesting.

site:
This allows one to find all documents within a particular domain and all it's subdomains. Very good way to find out if the search engine has found all of you're pages and indexed them fully.
Example: site:creativeconfusion.net

hostname:
This allows you to find all documents from a particular host only. Example: hostname:toolbar.google.com

link:
This allows one to find documents that link to a particular url. A great way to see if you're link exchanges are working and showing up.
Example: link:http://www.creativeconfusion.net

linkdomain:
This command allows you to see all of the links that points to one domain, it includes all of the sub pages as well as the index page.
Example: linkdomain:creativeconfusion.net

url:
This allows you to find a specific document in the Yahoo index.
Example: url:http://www.creativeconfusion.net/search_engines/yahoo-commands.html

inurl:
This will allow you to find a specific keyword as part of indexed urls.
Example: inurl:search_engines

intitle:
This allows one to find a specific keyword as part of the indexed titles in the Yahoo search engine. Great way of searching for spam.
Example: intitle:Search Engine News