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Google doesn't understand my backward links
why didn't she get my link text?

 1:26 am on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi folks, I'm working in the optimization of a site about, let's say, widgets. It's not a big site (-10 pages) because our main features are the four search enginesto to find cheap widgets and stuff like that within the offers of the main companies in that industry. We developed a code optimization and build a Link Popularity and Reputation campaign. We analyzed the first 5 results for our main KW and got more and better optimized text links than them. But it seems like google doesn't recognize the text of those links. We have the main KW in the 95% of the links and we have more than 175 backwards. 1 PR7, +20 PR 6 and 150 PR5. The first and third in SERPS have not even the half links we have but are still there. We build all those links 7 weeks ago and now all the urls are in the index. They show for the backwrad links search but we are still in the 5th page of results for allinachor. We have improved our positions since then in the main results but we are still 68.
Have you got any idea why is this happening?
shall I wait more to get the things going better?
The only explanation I get is that our links come from pages that don't talk about widgets. The links texts are relevant because widgets can interest to those who are watching those pages but are not specifically about widgets and google is giving them less importance. Is that the way the thing work?
thanks for your input!



 7:38 am on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

It could be that the top ranking sites are deep linking, when you do a link:www.mysite.com you only show the links to the home page...

Any decent SEO would have been adding backlinks and PR into the second or third level....they are much harder to find ;)

link:www.mysite.com/keyword/index.html if you know what i mean ;)



 2:03 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Dave, I know what you mean but if that were the reason, then, the deep linked pages would be the ones ranking well, wouldn't they? And they have the home, the main index in the SERP. Google still indexes pages and not sites, doesn't it?.

What I'm trying to find out is why my links seem not to count... :-( And if it's a temporal or a permanent situation. Any more ideas?

[edited by: Marcia at 12:31 pm (utc) on May 26, 2004]


 4:56 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

We analyzed the first 5 results for our main KW and got more and better optimized text links than them

When it comes to how Google rank sites it is more than what meets the eye. Links and anchor text are important, but there are other off page factors that play an important role here. What are they? people who discover them become SE marketing millionaires.


 12:41 am on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Gory, an allinanchor search should report the sites with the highest number of links containing the word yo are searching. And my site is the one with the highest number of links for that word but still on the fith page of SERPs.

[edited by: Marcia at 1:14 am (utc) on May 27, 2004]
[edit reason] Defunct reference removed. [/edit]

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