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Number of Links Google Reports is Cut in Half
wiseapple

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Msg#: 3149021 posted 6:06 pm on Nov 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Greetings,
Just noticed, on some of the datacenters when using the link command that the number has been cut in half? Anyone else experiencing the following? What cause this to happen? I have seen it before, however, it bounced back to the normal number.

All thoughts and help appreciated.

 

g1smd

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Msg#: 3149021 posted 6:51 pm on Nov 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google only reports about 5% to 10% of the links that they actually know about anyway.

The number and what is shown is meaningless.

Use Yahoo to find out how many links actually exist. Google will have found them all too, but will not tell you about it.

Digimon

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Msg#: 3149021 posted 1:04 pm on Nov 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is it a matter of fact then that the only valid way to actually measure your current link popularity and reputation is analyzing yahoo and msn results?

Phil_Payne

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Msg#: 3149021 posted 4:16 pm on Nov 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

> Is it a matter of fact then that the only valid way to actually measure your current link popularity and reputation is analyzing yahoo and msn results?

It would be, if they reported the same number. But they're vastly more useful than Google.

Yes, I like to look at who's linking to me. Sometimes I ask for links to be removed, but Google is no help in that kind of management.

seo_joe

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Msg#: 3149021 posted 5:25 pm on Nov 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'd say that's the case. Google is pretty useless when measuring backlinks. Some of the PR predictor tools appear to be using yahoo/msn results and they are pretty good.

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