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Posted 30 August 2003 - 10:56 AM
Posted 30 August 2003 - 11:28 AM
Well I think she presented that theory rather than give credibility to the PR4 theory. But having said that it is certainly a possibility. If in fact Google simply truncates everything after it reaches the magic 110K then it would miss some links.
But if you look at the quote she's got in her last post in this thread, she's referencing the idea that Google stops indexing long pages at 110k of content. So, extrapolating on that, I'm taking it to mean that if a page is for example 125k, and a link to your page is at the end, Google will fail to catch the link.
However if it reads everything and just doesn't display it then it wouldn't miss any links. With Googles zeal for relevance I think this second scenario is just as likely as the first.
Now let me ask this; how many pages exceed this 110K limit? Even if Google does truncate, is it sufficient to explain the substantial difference in listing between Google and alltheweb. I very seriously doubt it. But Debra could never admit that maybe there is some possiblity that despite the exceptions she has found that Google has a general rule about not displaying links from pages with less than a PR4.
Posted 30 August 2003 - 11:41 AM
There definitely has been a general rule that Google does not display backlinks from site with less than PR4 in the past, but after doing some research, I think that has changed.
I am seeing several PR2 and PR3 backlinks in the link results across several sites.
The only thing contant in this business is change- kudos to Debra for continuing to question the "accepted answers" and noticing the change!
Posted 30 August 2003 - 03:19 PM
My response in providing the URL to the Stanford site was to show that there are documents published stating that Google doesn't go further than 110K and allthe web does. Stands to reason alltheweb would show more links if this is the case. And I agree with Matt's comments about alltheweb not being as picky.
[quote]No Debra denies that Google only shows links of PR4 or higher. She and I had this debate on another thread.[/quote]
My comments were never a "denial". I merely pointed out that Google does indeed show pages with less than PR4.
[quote]Well I think she presented that theory rather than give credibility to the PR4 theory[/quote]
I presented no theories. Again, I provided textual information on how much a page Google reviews. And as for the PR4 theory, see comments above.
[quote]However if it reads everything and just doesn't display it then it wouldn't miss any links. With Googles zeal for relevance I think this second scenario is just as likely as the first[/quote].
I agree with this and would lean toward the idea that google just cuts off after a certain amount of page, not reading text or links, since many links are text.
[quote]But Debra could never admit that maybe there is some possiblity that despite the exceptions she has found that Google has a general rule about not displaying links from pages with less than a PR4.[/quote]
Remember, I'm not the only one finding pages with less than PR4 when backlinked. I can't comment on Googles rules.....that would be ridiculous, I'm in no way affiliated with them. And besides I never said it was a rule. Again, I only posted what I found.
[quote]Debra for continuing to question the "accepted answers" and noticing the change! [/quote]
LOL you all, this is too funny now. I wasn't questioning anything I swear, I only wanted to point out that Google did do something that everyone was saying they didn't.
I've been in SEO/Link Building for three years now and every time I think I have something down, I find an example of the opposite. With billions and billions of pages indexed, it's going to happen.
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