Website Secrets – How to get important information about any website

  • Do you wonder who links to your website?
  • Would you like to know which websites are similar to yours?
  • Are you interested to learn more about your competitors’ websites?

No problem. With Google’s “info:” search function all these website secrets will simply reveal to you. Normally these functions are used by SEO experts, web designers etc. if they want to find out information about any website quickly but they also give handy insights to us “normal” people.

The first thing you have to do is to enter “info:domainname” in Google. In my case I entered:

“info:http://anna.theworkexperiment.com/”

and this was the information Google gave me on my site:


 

Cache

Google takes a snapshot of each page examined as it crawls the web and caches these as a back-up in case the original page is unavailable. This is the last snapshot Google cached from my blog about 6 days ago:

Google uses the cached content to judge whether this page is a relevant match for search queries. The “Cached” link will be missing for sites that have not been indexed (yet), as well as for sites whose owners have requested Google not to cache their content.

Similar to
The second function shows which other pages are similar to the one we entered above. In my case there are no other pages that Google considers similar to The Work Experiment.

Link to
The third function gives an overview of all pages that link to your page.

In my case it is these sites that link to http://www.theworkexperiment.com/:

I found out that only the links that contain the exact link http://www.theworkexperiment.com/ are recognized by Google and not the ones that link to a specific post or subpage.

From the site
The fourth function shows where the links from the site in question go to. In my case I receive these results:

Contain the term
And last but not least the “contain the term” function shows which other pages contain the URL in question. As for http://anna.theworkexperiment.com/ it is the following:

All these functions gave me useful insights about my blog. This is also how I found out that the short video I made about Money Management is published on a few other websites too.

Hope you will get some useful insights too about your own site!

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5 Responses to Website Secrets – How to get important information about any website

  1. Maria says:

    Thank you for this valuable information!

  2. Henk van der Wijk says:

    een heel erg goede tip Anna, dank je wel!!

  3. Otilia says:

    Thanks Anna, I will try this in the future!

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