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What Qualifies As A Backlink?


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#1 dhirubhai

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:43 AM

Hi,

I've got a lot of websites under my control, ones that my company has built over the years. I've linked some of these sites, one-way, to ours. What I've done with some is add a "built by Dotcom Development" type link in the footer and in others, where the client doesn't want us mentioned, I've linked some relevant text from in their site content, from the main page copy. None of these links seem to show when I type our site's name or URL into Google. And some of the ones that used to show, the ones with links in the footer, they no longer appear either.

Maybe Google just doesn't show all the results. Maybe a piece of text with a link to our site isn't worthy of being counted as a "result" in a search. But is it counted in our rankings?

Has Google downgraded footer links?

What exactly counts as a backlink?

Do I need to modify these links to have titles? That's something I've never really done.

Does anybody know?

Jon.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:41 AM

A link , is a link is a link. Every link / webpage has its own value, but only G! knows what it is!

There is no way of checking IBL's , the nearest you'll get is via GWMT.

Title attributes do not carry any SEO weight AFAIK, you should use the 'tooltip' title attribute to assist your visitors not for trying to gain keyword weight in the SE's


#3 Jill

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:53 AM

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where the client doesn't want us mentioned, I've linked some relevant text from in their site content, from the main page copy.


Off topic, but does the client know you've done that?




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