| 9:31 pm on Jan 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
No, it's not a glitch - in fact it's very common. The list you see in Webmaster Tools is what the generation part of the algo has chosen to display -- IF the rest of the algo determines to display sitelinks at all for some search or other.
The most common query to display sitelinks is the domain name - with or without the tld extension. But even searching on those most closely associated terms, there's still no certainty that the sitelinks will be displayed.
[edited by: tedster at 12:21 am (utc) on Feb. 1, 2008]
| 10:02 pm on Jan 31, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the feedback, Tedster!
| 12:02 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Yeah, I got very excited the first time I saw this in w/master tools... then it wasn't there in Google.
| 12:06 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
same here, got the links in WMT, but no links in serps for any keyword combinations :( major let down.
| 7:31 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
A domain has got to be dominant for a particular query to get Sitelinks. I haven't come up with a simple description of how dominant, though. Each time I think I've figured it out, I come up with an exception.
| 8:48 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
today my sitelinks in gwt dissappeared again - damn never saw them ... - i hope they will come back...
| 9:09 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
mine too, just checked them abobut 8 hours ago, all fine, but now gone! very odd.
maybe they have decided to only display them in WMT if they are likely to appear in the serps...
| 10:01 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|maybe they have decided to only display them in WMT if they are likely to appear in the serps... |
Not true in my case. They have disappeared from GWT for all my sites even ones that DO have sitelinks for a given search in Google.
| 12:38 pm on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
strange - i tried all searches and all keywords out of my logfiles and NOTHING - i can't see them - ARGHHH
| 1:18 pm on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
the ones that show up to me are either so old, non relavent or scraper links. All the good ones .. the ones I get google alerts about never show up in WMT and havn't for 2 years now.
Wish there was a way to disassociate our site from some of the links that do appear.
| 6:10 pm on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I actually saw them a week ago in the serps and took a snapshot but don't see them now. Probably a glitch. I am not sure that they somehow bring more traffic.
| 12:56 am on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Had sitelinks disappear then reappear too, anyone figure out how to get it to display in the serps yet?
| 7:10 am on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Sorry rafiq, I'm to busy working on my time machine. The radiation burns really hurt.
| 1:11 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I'm having the OPPOSITE problem, for over a week. sitelinks show for top search phrases, wow I'm lucky. Want to tweak them and remove the irrelevant one, but Webmaster Tools claims Google hasn't assigned any!
I'm srring this on 3 domains, wit hthe longet for a week now. At one point i looged out pf Personal search and the sitelinks disappeared, and I thought I had it figured out.
The next day though, sitelinks were back, even logged out, and they've stayed there, just not in WMT - bummer.
| 1:22 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
This phenomenon -- Sitelinks in the SERPs but not in WebmasterTools -- just started to be reported this past week s many sites started seeing Sitelinks in the SERPs for the first time. I'm assuming tht it's just a time lag that will get sorted out.
We've got a thread dedicated to that discussion, so I'm going to lock this one and take the future posting over to the newer thread:
Google Adds Sitelinks for a New Batch of Websites [webmasterworld.com]