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Google Backlinks Update
Backlinks Reporting, Major shift in crawling and SERPs
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msg:89189
 9:31 am on Aug 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Today I observed a major change in traffic from Google, so I decided to investigate.

Anyone else see the backlinks reported by Google has changed significantly? Mine jumped by over 1000%, it now seems to be reporting all backlinks regardless or PR.

Pages indexed: I have some huge sites, some of which I had given up on being fully indexed in my lifetime. But, as of today I see a huge number of pages indexed at Google that seem to have occurred very recently. On checking server logs it appears Googlebot has been living at these domains and swallowing as fast as possible.....never seen this rate of indexing before. Anyone else see a huge number of new pages crawled in the last few days?

SERPs: I see some very significant changes in SERPs recently. Some good, some bad, but a definate change in algo...anyone else see this?

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:89190
 1:13 pm on Aug 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

> all backlinks

I don't see that.

But if I want to see all backlinks, I use:

.webmasterworld. -site:www.webmasterworld.com

mfishy




msg:89191
 2:13 pm on Aug 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you want to see all backlinks you would be better of using Yahoo! [search.yahoo.com] which shows 500,000 more links Brett :)

Yeah, percentages, G is definitely perculating a bit more than usual right now.

div01




msg:89192
 2:47 pm on Aug 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm not seeing any updates to the backlinks though the SERPS certainly have changed over the last 72 hours.

CygnusX1




msg:89193
 2:49 pm on Aug 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't see any new backlinks as of yet.

Kristos




msg:89194
 3:57 pm on Aug 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

We are seeing substantial changes in backlinks, similar to the last recent shuffle of backlinks without PR change.
we are seeing backlink re-appear that have been non-existant since May 2004 and are seeing many many PR0 and low PR links appear in backlinks.

Hopefully this will settle down with the result being a PR update.

By the Way, Brett - really enjoyed seeing you speak on the Organic Listings forum at SES San Jose.

Kristos--

chrisnrae




msg:89195
 3:59 pm on Aug 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

"Yeah, percentages, G is definitely perculating a bit more than usual right now."

Agree. Which I initially found weird, cause you would think they would want to be a church mouse this week.

I've been using Yahoo for backlink checks. G isn't reliable from that angle anymore. They know about them - obvious from the ranks on some of my sites, but they aren't showing them for whatever reason.

webnewton




msg:89196
 12:04 pm on Aug 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

i can't see anything that significant. Must be some local update.

shri




msg:89197
 12:13 pm on Aug 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Most of the weird backlinks from scraper sites etc have gone from what google shows. The number being reported is the same.

bignet




msg:89198
 12:08 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

But if I want to see all backlinks, I use:

.webmasterworld. -site:www.webmasterworld.com

that searches for all pages containing hte word webmasterworld excluding the site

shri




msg:89199
 3:24 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

bignet .webmasterworld. (don't forget the dots and try it on your domain)

powerofeyes




msg:89200
 3:46 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)


I am seeing same crap backlinks in this update, No Pagerank update though, High Pagerank backlinks not showing, I think google decided to permanently break the link: command,

au_sammy




msg:89201
 7:21 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have seen a change in backlinks.

Ever since the dodgy July update, only 55 backlinks are shown for my PR7 site.

www2 and www3 are now showing 52 backlinks - when I am actually aware of at least 10+ new PR6 links to my site.

A note to Google - you are really annoying the geeks and webmasters among us who monitor page rank and backlinks - im sure we only make up a few % of your users - but ..... hurry up with the PR update already!

dvduval




msg:89202
 7:38 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's been about 6 weeks since the last PageRank update. I sure hope it will follow this backlink update as was common in previous updates (except the last one).

sem4u




msg:89203
 7:47 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes backlinks have been updating, but yet again a lot of higher pagerank links are missing.

euroman




msg:89204
 7:47 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

i see nothing here (EU) all quiet and same as last week ,i agree that probably is a regional update

keyplyr




msg:89205
 7:57 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Confirmed - backlinks for my sites have updated.

<added>
However, a new (2 months) site with 5 incoming PR4 links isn't showing backlinks yet.

elmarpanzenberger




msg:89206
 8:04 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

euroman,

i'm seeing some changes now (Italy) just affecting backlinks

PCInk




msg:89207
 8:07 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Major changes for my site: PR0 to PR4, 0 backlinks (error) to 57 backlinks. Typing in my web address to google now gives a description of my site (before there was nothing).

Although sites such as cj.com are still PR0, so maybe it is affecting some sites at the moment, but not all.

operafan




msg:89208
 8:07 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yup mine too. I wonder if this is a permanent or just a twitch?

pmkpmk




msg:89209
 9:29 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nothing here :-( (EU) Tried www2 and www3 too.

UDaMan




msg:89210
 9:50 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Seeing significant PR changes and backlinks that have previously not been seen from the link: search.

VigoZ




msg:89211
 9:58 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

only 1 sites changed pr from 6 to 4... but i have a lot other sites that should change pr.. from 0 to 6 or 7.. at the moment they just changed backlinks..

i think than a pr update will be tonight.. all the last update was on tuesday night

au_sammy




msg:89212
 10:30 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

What data centre are you seeing the PR changes?

VigoZ




msg:89213
 10:39 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

in the beginning only some datacenters showed up the pr4 instead of pr6 but now all datacenter showing pr4 , it's correctly because the site have only 20 backlinks (i've terminated some link trade and closed the website on the domain)

thats the only pr update that i've seen, please if anyone have seen other pr updates tell us..

wanderingmind




msg:89214
 10:50 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

In India, can see new backlinks. (Though not all). Definitely changing here.

bts111




msg:89215
 11:01 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yep, something is on. My toolbar is grey across the board and some backlinks are being updated.

Good luck everybody!

Freedom




msg:89216
 11:04 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see backlinks for a new site but no pagerank for it yet. - In Romania.

sabai




msg:89217
 11:11 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see new links showing, but no PR changes - from the UK

conor




msg:89218
 11:24 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Backlinks only from Spain, No PR change yet

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