|No DMOZ or Google directiory links|
After Allegra some links are missing
After Allegra I noticed the number of links is dropped on Google.
Nothing strange you think, but I also noticed Google have lost DMOZ or Google directiory links for my site.
I was just wondering if enyone else has noticed this problem?
I've found Google Directory and DMOZ listings for most of my sites also come and go from update to update.
I've become more sanguine about things as time has gone on, and now I just accept it!
It's unclear to me just how much emphasis Google places on these directory-based results in any case.
Sorry, maybe I was not clear enough.
Google does not shows DMOZ or Google directory links (both PR6) for my search link:www.mysite.com.
So, the number of links for my site is dropped, my site position in Google results also.
Google only shows a few of the known links anyway these days.
It used to be that they showed all of your PR 4, and higher, backlinks.
A year or so ago they changed it to show links with any PR value, but to only show a few of them.
As of late Google has been displaying the lower PR backlinks. I wouldn't worry about the higher PR links not being displayed when checking your backlinks.
Knowing that link: tool doesn't show proper backlinks, I use the following method:
First, I check what pages link to me (there are pages I obviously know link to me, for example if the page has just been included in a directory, or if someone says they gave me a link, for others, I use link: tool on Yahoo and MSN).
Second, I check if a page that links to me exists in Google (by putting its URL in query box). If doesn't, I add it to G with addurl form or give a link to this page, mostly from a different site the page linked to.
And last, I check Google cache of the page that links to me, if there's the link. If not, I add the page URL to Google addurl to try to speed up its recrawl.
Of course, Google cache is updated faster than links database, but if the link is in cache, it will be in links database sooner or later.
Maybe I'm wrong but I always check links by entering @url into the search box, if the url is a full one (ie includes the page name) it seems to work for me.
Wow, with @url for one of my pages I get 552 links while just doing backlinks with the google bar I only get 41.
Thanks for the tip. This will be better when I want to see who is linking to me.
For that @url search I see the first 43 results as being pages from JoeAnt, then two from the Google Directory, one from goguides, followed by several DMOZ clones, a few real content pages, then followed by dozens of fake directories or ODP clones.
Most of the results from 62 through to result 133 are Supplemental Results. Pages from the actual site are the final 15 to be listed (134 to 148) and are not Supplemental.
How did JoeAnt get to be so spammy? It now has 43 pages that mention the site. It used to be just 2 or 3.