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No back link for my site?
When I searched for back for site G said "no match found"

 4:24 am on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hello Friends,

Please help, while checking for backlink for my site with link:www.yourdomain.com. I was surprise to see that Google says "Your search - link:www.yourdomain.com - did not match any documents"

Some dayas back the back links for my site was 72, why is it now showing in this way.? I am very surprised with such behaviours of Google in recent days.

Dont you feel, Google is kidding with all of us?

Please comment on this, and let me know what is possible solution I can take up.

JK Appu



 7:02 am on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Please could anybody observed this? I could not receive any comment?


 7:09 am on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Can you be more specific about the actual problem? Has your site dropped in the SERPS, or been removed from the index?

If you're just using the link: command as a means of checking current backlinks, forget it - it's not accurate.

.domain. -site:www.widgets.com

... is a better method.



 7:31 am on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thank you trillianjedi!



 9:06 am on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)


C'ant get this to work properly

.domain. -site:www.widgets.com

Can you give a better example.


 9:16 am on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't think I can really give a better example?

<edit>Actually, better example is:-

.yourdomain. -site:www.yourdomain.com


It won't of course show every backlink.

Just think about what the search is actually doing (it's looking for .yourdomain. ignoring your domain for the search), and variations on it (anchor text for example) will find most of the others.

If you really want accuracy, the best way to collect backlink data is from your logfiles.

All of these methods using search engines are hit and miss.



 6:04 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

How do you check backlink data from your logfiles?



 6:32 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

How do you check backlink data from your logfiles?

By looking at who your referrers are.



 4:13 am on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Dear Friends,

Thanks for the reply and tips regarding checking backlinks. As of my site, its not dropped from SERPs and is in top position in G. I was just checking current back links for my site.

I did not get your command .domain. -site:www.widgets.com exactly. Do you mean this is to be used with Google to check back links? Because I got did not match any document whey i tried the above line by replacing my domain information.



 4:51 am on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

You will see no backlinks reported for your site if all your backlinks are pr4 and over.
That is at the moment anyway.


 6:41 pm on Aug 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just adding to the last post.
It wouldn't surprise me that google if using the backlink command to suss out manufactured sites or artificially created sites.
Sites that are created specifically to be money sites and are linked to only from ones own nest or paid links.
If you only have backlinks from sites pr4 and above be wary.

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