When I look up those links, it says 55 domains link to that PDF with 1,000 total links.
For each of these links, it says:
Via this intermediate link: http://www.abccompan...asheets/xyz.pdf
(Obviously, I substituted abccompany.com for the domain name of maker of this material.)
I've never seen "Via this intermediate link" in GWT before.
We also have that PDF on our site with a different filename, but none of the sites listed by GWT actually link to our site; they link to abc company's PDF. And the PDF on abc company's website does not redirect to our website. That PDF shows up on abc company's website with no redirect.
OpenSiteExplorer finds no links to our PDF.
Any thoughts on what GWT's "Via this intermediate link:" means?
Some options I'm considering:
- Change the filename of our PDF.
- Link to the original PDF on the abc company website instead of using our local copy of the PDF
- I could block that file or folder in robots.txt
- I could do nothing and hope it means nothing or goes away
Edited by BlueHorseradish, 15 June 2012 - 12:21 AM.