homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.166.113.249
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / Link Development
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: martinibuster

Link Development Forum

    
plz Help me understand this
linking in google
kool002

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3292 posted 7:02 pm on May 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi,
I hope I am posting in the right forum.

#1
I am going to buy a site from a previous owner and when I do link:www.site.com I see 10 links in google.

#2
When I just type "sitename" in google search box then I see 50-60 links. These links are from article
directorys or free submission directory etc.

My question is what is the difference between these two approach and which approach is telling me the no of links?

#2 tells me writing an article to free article directory may not be a good idea as google will reject it as a link after sometime and same goes to free submission directory.

Am I correct?

thx

 

justdave

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3292 posted 7:57 pm on May 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google is notorious for not reporting the actual links pointing to a site. Don't rely heavily upon that information to gauge the inbound links. You should also use MSN and Yahoo to get a better evaluation.

As far as free directories/article submissions, I agree to a point. I wouldn't spend a ton of time submitting to hundreds of free directories and article submissions. I would include them in the linking strategy. That's just my opinion.

sett

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3292 posted 7:17 am on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)


link:www.site.com I see 10 links in google.

#Above commands shows number of backlinks for that site in Google.

just type "sitename" in google search box then I see 50-60 links.

Here 2 cases are possible:

#If you are searching "www.site.com" then you will get back total links for that site in Google means how many times term "www.site.com" is appering whether it is appering between the text or as a clickable link.

#If you are serching only "sitename" then it will return how many times term "sitename" is appering it can also appear within the text or within a clickable link.

writing an article to free article directory may not be a good idea as google will reject it as a link after sometime and same goes to free submission directory.

I want to say that writing article and submit them to article submission sites is not bad (but 1 or 2 articles per week).

deborahbaker

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3292 posted 1:50 pm on Jun 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google shows my site as having 26 incoming links (and some of these are from other pages in my sit!) yet MSN shows 1266! Why is there such a huge difference?

Also does this mean that Google really does only see 26 incoming links or are they just trying to confuse me even further. If anyone could answer me I would be grateful. Thanks

martinibuster

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



 
Msg#: 3292 posted 5:00 pm on Jun 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google only shows a "sample" of your backlinks. The number of backlinks Google shows you does not represent the number of links that are being used to calculate your link popularity.

Please, if you have any more questions about Google, ask it in the Google Search forum.

The Link Development forum is about the development of links. If you ever have a doubt if your post is appropriate, click on the link that says, Charter, and read the Charter.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Marketing and Biz Dev / Link Development
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved