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Display/map a note’s backlinks

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When you create a link to Note B and then copy that link into Note A, you also implicitly create a “backlink” in Note B to Note A.  I don’t see that Evernote is currently able to display these backlinks (for example, with a pop-up window that shows all the notes that currently point to a given note, Note B in this case).  This would be useful for re-discovering relationships between notes, and when deciding whether or not to delete a note.  

It would also be nice to have a map, maybe visual, of all the links in a notebook and maybe even an entire account.  

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13 minutes ago, Badge said:

When you create a link to Note B and then copy that link into Note A, you also implicitly create a “backlink” in Note B to Note A.

I use "explicit" backlinks.  Copy the link from Note A and paste that in Note B

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Explicit backlinks are an extra step, and don't help in those cases where you want to see all the backlinks, explicit or not (though by definition, an explicit backlink is actually just a regular link that just happens to be tracing back to an incoming link).  

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1 hour ago, Badge said:

those cases where you want to see all the backlinks

Until a backlink feature is implemented, you can search for text "Note A" or "Note B"

This only works if you haven't changed the text

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9 hours ago, DTLow said:

I use "explicit" backlinks.  Copy the link from Note A and paste that in Note B

I do that too, almost religiously, but sometimes you forget and creating explicit backlinks is an extra step.  So, it is still quite useful to be able to see all the backlinks to a note, whether explicit or not.  

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9 hours ago, DTLow said:

Until a backlink feature is implemented, you can search for text "Note A" or "Note B"

This only works if you haven't changed the text

and if you remember that those links existed, but if you forgot . . .

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21 hours ago, gazumped said:

...or take a look at 

Interesting.  Seemingly not as straightforward, targeted or complete as a simple backlinks map, but worth a look.  

 

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I really really second that request. I guess this is more common in wikis, but I'm looking forward to have an option to list of all the notes point to a given note.

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On 01.09.2019 at 04:34, DTLow said:

Until a backlink feature is implemented, you can search for text "Note A" or "Note B"

This only works if you haven't changed the text

Thanks for the answer, I was already looking for it. Since backlinks are quite important at the moment, when working with sites, maps, and other important data, I believe that this always applies to SEO. However as far as I understand it always refers to backlinks that can promote any topic. Since this is just as important to me, I found a site on various forums in search of information asiavirtualsolutions.com which allowed me to promote client sites myself.

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My need, which drove me to this thread, is not for a set of explicit (displayed) "backlinks" to a note A's referencing (linking) notes (B, C, etc. whichever ones have a link to A) but a simple "back button" type function in the application, like in a browser, so that when I follow a link I can find my way back to the note I just came from.  I'm dying for such a trail of "breadcrumbs"!  (Having all backlinks displayed would be of little help when I'm looking at a glossary entry (normally one of the ways I use a link) and want to go back, because the backlinks could be numerous for a frequently used term.)

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22 hours ago, Jeff Mazur said:

a simple "back button" type function in the application, like in a browser, so that when I follow a link I can find my way back to the note I just came from.

AFAIK this already exists - right click 'customize toolbar' and look for Back and Forward buttons.

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22 hours ago, Jeff Mazur said:

a simple "back button" type function in the application, like in a browser, so that when I follow a link I can find my way back to the note I just came from

Screenshot from my Mac.  I use the back arrow all the time       772819954_ScreenShot2020-01-06at8_47_53AM.png.6ac75e1099af137ed72315d8777eacaf.png

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