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I expect this Google query

-site:ripper234 link:ripper234.com/p

to return all links to my posts (pages starting with http://ripper234.com/p) that do not originate from my blog. This doesn't seem to be working. Any idea why?

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The link doesn't match what you say you've entered. It's http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=ripper234+-site:ripper2‌​34.com#sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=1&q=link:ripper234.com%2Fp+-site%3Aripper23‌​4.com&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&fp=ee5b8d49ec6ea034 – ChrisF Jan 19 '11 at 11:57
@ChrisF - it's the same (only reversed) – ripper234 Jan 19 '11 at 12:43
The link you've quoted in the question is just-site:ripper234 link:ripper234.com/p - which is not the same even taking urlencoding into account. – ChrisF Jan 19 '11 at 12:46
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link does not work like that. I don't think it even works properly.

You could try

"ripper234.com/p" -site:ripper234.com

or just add Google analytics

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