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Msg#: 10418 posted 1:06 am on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)


This is really puzzling me.

Last month I worked out a deal with another site to exchange home page links. That site had a pr6 (in Google directory one of the closest to 7).

After the recent update the toolbar is greyed and says that the site is not ranked by Google, searching for backward links to the site I get no results. Yet by doing a site search I get almost 7,000 pages from that site listed in Google's index.

Am I missing something, how is this possible? Should I continue linking to the site?




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Msg#: 10418 posted 1:18 am on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

When last month did you exchange links? Was your site listed before? Is it a straight html link yo your site or is it a redirect? I think you may have just missed this update. I would continue the exchange if you see value for your visitors.

Does the site use a newer file extension like aspx or something else?


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Msg#: 10418 posted 1:31 am on Mar 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think I didn't explain it properly.

My site was and is listed and ranked by Google before and after this update.

The site I link to got greyed out on the toolbar, while there are almost 7,000 links to the site in Google's index (ie. doing Google search: domain site:www.domain.com). The links are pure html domain links (ie. [domain.com...]

My question is - is this site penalized for something? This is an important link to me as that site has only a handfull of outgoing links.

If the site is penalized I wouldn't want to get any of the penalty rubbed onto my site, by linking to it. Also the site I link to has been around since 99 and is clean (ie. nothing hidden, nothing sneaky - to what I can tell).


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