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I'm in Google but I'm not in Google.
#1 on keyword, but not there on MyCompany.com search
Dumb_guy

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12057 posted 7:08 am on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

So, I'm link farming.. and I do a "MyCompetitor.com" search to see where he is plugged in and I'm not. 'Bout half of the pages linking to MyCompetitor.com are MyCompetitor.com pages.

Then I do a "MyCompany.com" search and not one of my pages is listed.

After I got my heart to start beating again, I did a key word search and there I am, #1.

So I'm in Google, but not really. What gives? Anyone know?

 

heini

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12057 posted 9:17 am on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

>Then I do a "MyCompany.com" search and not one of my pages is listed

If I understand you correctly you just aren't optimized for your own company name. Which is not necc. a bad thing.
Example: you have your company name as a graphic on the pages, and the incoming links don't have the company name in the anchor text either.

Dumb_guy

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12057 posted 3:07 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Let me better state this cuz I'm FREAKING OUT!

1- Key in www.mycompany.com in a Google search..
2- Get the "Find web pages that link to "mycompany.com"..
3- This is the trouble...

I use to see not only the pages that linked to my site, but all of the pages FOR/OF my site. My web pages are not present at all when you go to "Find web pages that link to "mycompany.com"... does that make sense?

What's worse... the web sites that linked to www.mycompany.com appear to have been reduced by about 2/3. When I check the sites that I know were linked to me, I find that they are still linked to me, but Google has only indexed about a third of them. They ALL were indexed at one time.

What's going on? I'm #1, page one on my key words, but for how long if "www.mycompany.com" pages are not in the index?

heini

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12057 posted 3:12 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Dumb_guy, relax, all is cool :)

That's not a problem at all.
What you are seeing is the pages Google shows as having links to your homepage. That includes pages from other domains as well as pages from within your own domain.
BUT: Google only shows pages in that link search which have a resonably high PR, like PR4 or above.
That does not mean, Google doesn't count the other, now missing links. It just doesn't show them.

To see how many pages of your site are indexed, you could use:
site:yourdomain.com yourdomain

werty

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12057 posted 3:27 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

try the following:
allinurl:company.com

Dumb_guy

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12057 posted 3:28 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Heini:

Thank you. I'll stop freaking out now. You no doubt know more about this stuff than I do. Thanks again.

heini

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 12057 posted 3:42 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

A very good resource to answer all your questions is the WebmasterWorld Google Knowledgebase V2 [webmasterworld.com]
It's a live saver, really :)

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