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Why Is A Link Not Showing Up ?


Best Answer chrishirst , 29 July 2014 - 05:09 PM

 

it is clearly a do-follow link

No such thing.

 

 

Why is the link not showing up as backlink ?

 

Because Google do NOT show all the links they 'know' about. And the links they do show you are most likely to be ones that don't count for anything.

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#1 reseo

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:45 PM

Hello Hello,

 

I do have two domains, both are totally related to each other, same relevant content.

 

#1. Domain (PR2)

Has a blog post that links to Domain #2.

 

#2. Domain (PR0)

Has the blog post with - related to the article on #1.

 

 

What I do not understand:

The Link is not showing up as a backlink ! ???

 

 

Why is that ?

 

I checked the following:

- it is clearly a do-follow link

- the post is already indexed by google

 

 

Is there anything else I am missing ?

Why is the link not showing up as backlink ?

 

I am using WordPress and a Post for the article. The post is within a category.

But heck, shouldn't actually really matter, right ?

What count's is just the URL.

 

 

So.... any ideas ?

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:09 PM   Best Answer

 

it is clearly a do-follow link

No such thing.

 

 

Why is the link not showing up as backlink ?

 

Because Google do NOT show all the links they 'know' about. And the links they do show you are most likely to be ones that don't count for anything.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

Ditto.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:06 AM

hmm.. so does that mean, checking backlinks of your site or any other sites (competition), for instance through majestic seo, or ahrefs, etc.  isn't worth anything ?

And you mean, if I would have a backlink from a very good page, with strong authority, high trust flow, high PR - google doesn't let you see these backlinks ? By purpose ?

 

That actually... sucks.. uff...

 

So what are you usually doing to check your backlinks ?

Any specific tools you use ?


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

It's not that it's not worth anything. But just know that it's not meant to be an exact representation of all the links pointing to any given site. 

 

It's not like you need that information in order to be successful.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:45 PM

 

So what are you usually doing to check your backlinks ?

Any specific tools you use ?

 

None at all! I've never seen the point of checking something that is going to tell me nothing useful.

http://webmaster-tal...9-link-counting

 

Have you ever thought that if Google actually showed 'back links' that actually counted towards the 'ranking' of any URL, the clueless  "experts" would IMMEDIATELY set about destroying those places by spamming them to death.

 

They have already done it with blogs, social media, "bookmarking" sites, forums, directories, "article dumps" etcetera. etcetera. Show them the crap for a link: search and there is no harm done.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:28 PM

So what are you usually doing to check your backlinks ?

 

 

 
What exactly is it you need to check about them? 


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

Relying on specific links to improve your search engine referral traffic is walking on dangerous, thin ice. Many people have found themselves facing penalties, downgrades, and losses of traffics because of exactly that kind of strategy.

Links are good, links are helpful, but the more attention you pay to the links the more you're asking for trouble.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:37 PM

@What exactly is it you need to check about them? 

 

Ohh.. that's easy. Like I mentioned earlier, I do have two domains - different hosts, but related topics.

On one of my domains I made a huge post about another domain and that page... related to that content of course.

 

I created one link to that specific page - that's it.

But I was curios if that link had any effect ? And if google was actually recognizing it.

 

Hmmm.. I was not able to see in google webmaster tools or any other tools that the page got a link from my other domain... 

 

And then I got even more curious - why are some links showing up, some don't ?

And I also thought.. hmm.. how strong, how good, how valuable that link I created might be ?

And how could I possible check or see how valuable that entire post (page) I created actually is ?

 

Sooo.. that's my thought behind.. to basically get some feedback about the "juice" and value - or... if it's actually possible to measure backlink power ?

 

Yeah.. that's about it !

 

ohh yeah and like I said... I just link to something if it's really related... not building any kind of pyramid link crap structure.. and it's actually just one single link... 


Edited by reseo, 04 August 2014 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:52 PM

Google will probably never show you all the links they know about.  And they will almost certainly never indicate which links are helping.

 

The only reliable test for seeing if a link passes value is to use unique anchor text (like 7-10 words).  Then you search for that full expression and if the destination page shows up in the search results that shows the link is passing at least some value.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:52 AM

Minutiae. 



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

Oh man!

 

You REALLY need to trade in that microscope and get yourself a decent telescope or some binoculars so you can stand further back.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:16 PM

Haha. . yeah... u both are absolutely right.. I have a strong tendency to get lost in micro-details.... however, globally I just want to see (or know) which links do have an impact ans which don't.  But like u explained previously, it's kind of impossible to tell what links carry weight and count for google.

 

By the way:

What u think about Trust Flow and Citation Flow ? Do u think just another useless data set ? Or somehow useful ?


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:27 PM

 

What u think about Trust Flow and Citation Flow ? Do u think just another useless data set

 

Absolutely, 100%  YES!!!!

 

It's just "buzz" phrase crap made up by "experts" to make the clueless, gullible numpties believe they know what they are talking about.

 

Treat the SEO "experts" just as you would the T.V. "Evangelists"

 

The "evangelists" are selling you an imaginary supreme being who will save your imaginary "soul", whilst making them very rich. The SEO "experts" are selling you imaginary ways of making money whilst making them rich.

 

And they are BOTH spreading bullshit of the first order.


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