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Google Backlinks and PR changes

 11:35 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing signs of a backlinks update on several websites in the last 48 hours.

Can anyone else confirm movement?

It looks like there are early signs of normality returning to the indexing cycle after Big Daddy . When's the next PR update coming!



 11:43 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't see anything along those lines, especially anything resembling normalcy.


 12:46 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

It does look different to me. One site had 9 (lol) backlinks showing. Now it is weird. It says "Results 1 - 6 of about 15 linking to..."
and it only shows 6. No "show omitted results" or anything.
Yahoo shows 279. Of course when I check numerous ones of these backlinks, they show pr n/a. Lots of dmoz clones and copies of articles from my site.


 12:52 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Something is happening. I see cache dates have reverted to ones from two weeks ago for sites that had newer cache dates than that just yesterday.

That often happens for a few days while other things are happening at Google.


 1:27 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Something clicked in google around the 17th or 18th. I actually had links disappear.


 1:40 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

No big changes here ... Something definitely happened on the 17th / 18th ... Links that I have had in place since 2002 went "POOF" ... Not that Google was ever to be relied on for showing a proper backlink count, but links I am now referring to had been recognized & shown by Google for almost 4 years; many of them through all of the major updates.


 1:44 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

hmmmm - on the one hand I'm excited, something's happening.

On the other hand there are discrepancies.

- Backlink shows some cached pages of 2 months ago which have had 301 redirects on them for 4 weeks.

- When going to the Google Toolbar and checking for the cache of that same page, i get no cache

So where's the data coming from that supplies each of those results? Different DC's?


 1:54 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

You will soon lose pages. Same thing happened to me starting the 17th.


 3:17 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Did any of you see a drop in Gbot activity around April 20, and continuing up to present?


 3:40 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I saw a weird data center the other day that had lots of differnt things. I can't find the same results now. I have a site that I deleted a lot of pages. The site command total had been going down and just yesterday it went back up to what it was. Still shows lots of pages that don't exist and none of the new pages I put up. I think something is happening or about to.


 4:07 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Did any of you see a drop in Gbot activity around April 20, and continuing up to present?

I have seen a sharp decrease in crawling. I don't know when it started but crawls are way down, I wanted to start a thread about it.


 5:54 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

There is a thread about a decline in googlebot crawling -- please add your comments so we have a chance at understandnig new patterns.


I almost never check backlinks very intensively on Google, but this thread pushed me to take a less casual look. Indeed, I do think I am seeing more than in the recent past. Since I pretty much pay no attention, I can only offer my subjective sense of this, but I know that some backlink counts for sites I work with are now up to maybe 30% of what Yahoo shows. Tha seems high to me.


 6:56 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks to this post I noted something strange.

Doing a search

link:nameofsite.com I get 0 (zero) links!

Doing the search adding www
link:www.nameofsite.com I get the right numbers of links

What does it mean?

I can only add that this kind of behavior is related to sites that had "supplemental" problems ( fully recovered..): other sites ( that did not suffer by supplemental, get the same number of links with or without www )


 7:53 am on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

angiolo - Don't tell me the link:tool has gone the same way as the site:tool .... ie "misfunctioning"

On an earlier post i indicated there were some conflicts on the Google Toolbar versus using the search box with link:mydomain

Anyway ..... somethings happening .... even if it doesn't work properly!


 12:26 pm on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Keep a sharp eye on your pages that are cached. I at first watched the links disappear then the cached page disappear.

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