| 2:38 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
These days, using "link:website.com" (or "link:www.website.com") in google does not produce very reliable results. Or maybe I should say that google may know about more links than are shown by this command.
Folks are pretty sure that google does not show backlinks that are below a certain PR. But, in addition, there have been some strange changes with the backlinks over the past few months - resulting in a lot of fluctuation in the number of backlinks shown for a site.
This has been discussed a lot recently in this forum. Try searching this forum for something like "link:www.website.com". You might find a better explanation than I've given here. :)
| 3:40 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I could be wrong here, but I think Google only reports backlinked pages that have a PR of 4 or higher, whereas FAST will report every backlinked page it knows about.
| 5:30 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|Why does Google only find a measerly 15 results and AlltheWeb 390? |
Reverse engineering may be one of the reasons they are not showing all links. They are trying to make things as foggy as possible :)
| 6:05 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I was taught they only shows PR4+ pages. However, I do find there are some PR0, PR3 links show in the result of the queay "link:mycompetition.com".
| 6:42 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I think it's a safe bet that Google discovers roughly the same amount of links as Alltheweb. As mentioned in another thread, it's guessed that Google obfuscates things to 1. limit reverse engineering and 2. dump all of the non-revenue-generating link: traffic to alltheweb.
| 1:15 pm on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|dump all of the non-revenue-generating link: traffic to alltheweb |