Msg#: 15659 posted 12:59 am on Jul 30, 2003 (gmt 0)
A site I put up on 7th June shows as a backlink in the various sites I linked to at the time. However, my site still only shows internal backlinks. Some of the sites I linked to on 7th June linked back immediately. If my site shows as a backlink in another unrelated site, why does the reciprocal link still not show as a backlink in my site. I am aware that the toolbar may not be conveying all the information. Is this explained by a quirk of the toolbar (the beta version)or is there another explanation.
The sites may be PR4 or above, but maybe the link pages aren't. (therefore they won't show) - remember PR is page rank, not domain rank. If the links page is 2 levels down, their is much less PR on the page.
Also the people who traded the links with you may have robots.txt that excludes their links page. Some shady characters will do that
They may have cloaked their pages to present google with different info than what the average user sees.
I have the same problem. The reason I don't get credit is that they use some sort of thing for there news that has 4 equal signs in it. There is no way that is going to get picked up by Google. I am trying to get them to change that.