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Backlinks vs Text Search

 3:09 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

What is the difference between (1) a backlink and (2) a text search of the site?

1) Link:www.mysite.com
2) "www.mysite.com" or "http://www.mysite.com"

I have zero backlinks, and 30+ results when i search for the site. Some of them are decent PR5/6 sites, so they should be completed crawled,indexed, parsed.

Im also not indexed in google, well after a month i was for 2 days, but its now gone again.



 12:14 am on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

A backlink is a genuine link to your site - another site will have clickable link.

A search of another site might find a paragraph stating
"And another good site is www.his-site.com"

That's a text match but not a backlink.
it doesn't seem to count for as much...


 7:34 pm on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Will Google treat internal links differently if you use "http://www.mydomain.com/index.html" oppose to pointing to the root with no domain "/index.htm"?


 8:53 pm on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'll leave it to others to disagree, but I believe the accepted feeling is no, it makes no difference.
There's a school of thought that says relative URLs are easier to maintain, there's a school of thought that says absolute URLs make the faults caused by erroneous links less likely to propagate.
But as to the Googlebot, I believe it makes no difference.

You *are* advised not to mix /a/b and/a/b/index.html, if only for your own sanity!

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