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Links Have Disappeared From Google
Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:07 AM
If anyone can advise me on this, I would appreciate it.
I was going to my husband's web site to add links when I discovered that the links are no longer listed by google. When I type link:www.neilburnslaw.com in the google search engine, nothing comes up. This is puzzling since I know that the links were present last spring.
Does anyone have any ideas as to why this occured?
Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:10 AM
But don't worry, it doesn't have anything to do with your particular site, most likely.
Posted 16 September 2004 - 09:41 AM
So would you advise us not to use that Tool (Link:URL)anymore then? If so is there another way for checking for links?
Posted 16 September 2004 - 10:00 AM
Posted 16 September 2004 - 01:35 PM
There's also a good Google backlink checking tool at: http://www.digitalpo...ools/backlinks/
What I normally do is also check in Yahoo (linkdomain:yourdomain.com) and AllTheWeb and, between the three, you can get a pretty good overall picture.
Having said that, others may use a different methodology!
Posted 18 September 2004 - 04:26 AM
But using the link: search facility in Google shows nothing!! Most disconcerting, even though Jill does reassure us that Google picks and chooses.
I also thought this was the reason we were not in the top 30, 40 or even 50+ when doing a common keyword phrase we have optimised for. Now I have to find some other reason.
Posted 19 September 2004 - 11:57 AM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:12 AM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:52 AM
Remember, all the SE's index pages, not sites. So links are relative to the page, not to the site as a whole. This is a distinction that people often forget.
Posted 21 September 2004 - 06:04 PM
By the way, a useful plugin for the Firefox browser showing Google PageRank, Alexa PageRank and backlinks (if you are lucky enough to have any) can be downloaded from [http://quirk.co.za/searchstatus/]
Posted 22 September 2004 - 04:50 AM
CdGeorge - are you aware that the 'link' command over at Yahoo is 'linkdomain:yoursite.com'??
I could be wrong, but I find it hard to believe that, with 10 good backlinks, none of your links are showing in any of the big 3 SEs.
Posted 22 September 2004 - 12:54 PM
I must admit I used the plugin for Firefox to 'show backward links', and I can see that when using Yahoo it refers to http://search.yahoo.com and here uses the link: command.
Nevertheless, the linkdomain: option is not foolproof either but thanks for you help with this.
Posted 22 September 2004 - 06:52 PM
1. Even though we do not know Google's algorithm, all the SEOs seem sure that quality inbound links is now the way to go. How do you all know this for sure not knowing the algorithm?
2. Also, from the lengthy post mentioned above there was a note on Google checking backlinks are not in turn backlinking to a spam-like or poor quality link system. How would I make sure that the site/directory I ask/submit to is a quality inbound link? And does not itself backlink to poor quality links in turn affecting my own amateur SEO efforts. Any sure way of finding out? I may have already unwittingly submitted my link to one of these sites without knowing so may have to undo this action to help my rankings.
3. Inbound links can be achieved sometimes by linking back to their site if you want it for free. You do indeed get an inbound link by this method, but you to have to link back to them. Can Google distinguish between a one way inbound link and a recipricol link? Are we looking to get one way links to rank well with Google therefore dismissing the recipricol link method?
4. The sandbox effect mentioned so many times; does this simply mean you will be retrieved from a relevant search phrase you know you have optimised your website with - but they may keep you way back on the 10th or 20th page for the time being until you have been checked out or matured?
Posted 22 September 2004 - 08:36 PM
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