Edited by MaryKrysia, 18 October 2005 - 12:30 PM.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 12:23 PM
Posted 18 October 2005 - 12:50 PM
There is no accurate way to get an accurate count of inbound links. Period.
Take heart, though, as Matt Cutts just announced that Google is releasing a new BackLink/PR update soon. While that means nothing in itself, you'll have new data to search rather than the 3-month-old data you've been searching.
But you should focus on your rankings in the search results. Stressing over backlinks is upsetting you.
Posted 18 October 2005 - 01:50 PM
Correct. Not in Google.
But you can do a link check in Yahoo and for the most part, Google will know about the same links.
Still, I have to ask (I ask everyone this) why do you care what your number of backward links are? Yes you should go about your business making your site good, and getting links, etc. But why is that number so important to people?
Posted 18 October 2005 - 03:47 PM
The web site in question is not my own, it belongs to a client. All the inbound links to his web site are out there. I am building good quality links for a client who likes to see tangible results. He receives Link Popularity reports from me on a regular basis and these have not reflected the true inbound links, as I have used link checking software instead of generating my own counts.
Perhaps the real question is, how to convey the information to a client that all the inbound links do have a value although Google does not appear to be counting them and Yahoo only counts a few?
Since good Google's ranking seems to always depend on good inbound links as well as good site content, then what do you tell a client who wants that high ranking? "Pay now for results waaaay down the road?"
(sorry, I seem to have posted this under the wrong category)
Edited by MaryKrysia, 18 October 2005 - 03:59 PM.
Posted 18 October 2005 - 05:27 PM
But isn't tangible results more visit to his pages, not more links that happen to be pointing to his site?
Posted 18 October 2005 - 06:56 PM
Thank you for that reminder.
My client's logs show an increase in traffic of over 9000% since his site was optimized. There are other statics that are even more important -- increased sales, which he did not mention until today!
Posted 18 October 2005 - 09:26 PM
Well then geeezzz!
Why does he care how many links he has? I swear I will never understand the average person. Don't let HIM tell YOU what your measurements should be.
Why do people lose site of this?
Posted 22 October 2005 - 08:31 AM
I really like the marketleap tool. I learned about it here and just started to use it.
I realize that it doesn't list all the sites that are in google that link back to me. But one aspect to that which strickes me as really odd is the links from pages at my own site. It lists a few pages at my site that link to my homepage. However, the pages it selects are by far the less popular pages. All pages at my site link back to the index the same way.
Can anyone explain this? I've noticed other sites show a lot more of their own pages linking to their homepage. Is this important and if so, how do I improve this?
Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:13 AM
Posted 27 October 2005 - 06:22 PM
I have explained sandbox effect several times and now he is asking for lists of all the backlinks, etc I have aquired ( which I have of course).
From my reading, not only do the links have to be on pages that are indexed- but is there also some sort of google backlink update similar to pr update as well??
Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:02 PM
Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:59 PM
Is there an article or something that illustrates this fact that Lisa can share with her client?
Just a thought.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:26 AM
But if a search without link: the url is found numerous times, I am confused
Does anyone know why google can`t find the backlinks to my page?
Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:16 AM
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