homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 107.21.187.131
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Adsense Links Being Counted As Google Backlinks?
vetofunk




msg:3874553
 7:31 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

About 6 months ago I noticed one of my competitors getting a ton of backlinks from an authority site in our industry. I couldn't find where this site was listed there, so I just thought that maybe they stopped the advertising, which is why I no longer saw the link.

Fast forward 6 months later. I did the check again and noticed this competitor was still getting the same backlinks. I looked at the cache of the page and noticed that all the pages that were counted as backlinks had his link as an Adsense link on the authority site.

Is this an error on the side of Google? How can this happen?

 

Robert Charlton




msg:3874586
 8:12 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Did you see these counted as backlinks on Yahoo Site Explorer or on Google?

vetofunk




msg:3874592
 8:20 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

On Google...

fishfinger




msg:3875007
 10:19 am on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

As well as link checking tools I also recently started doing the search "www.domain.com" -site:domain.com" and I've seen Google returning pages with AdSense in them for this query i.e. it is indexing the urls in the ads.

Whether this means they are counted is anyone's guess.

Shimrit




msg:3875009
 10:33 am on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've seen this before too. Quite a while back.

mack




msg:3880512
 1:49 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you use the term "www.example.com" all this is doing is returning pages that contain the exact term within the page. If the site is crawled and the ad is shown then this will be what appears in the index. This in its self brings up another point. Why is google showing impresions to Googlebot?

If you are using link:www.exanple.com then this is very different. It is also hard to understand how Google could count these links as backlinks when you concider the sort of url an adsense click is sent through. The url doesn't point to the final destination page it goes via Googles tracking applications.

Mack.

fishfinger




msg:3880718
 3:22 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

I was using the query to look for citations of a url rather than links.

AdSense ad urls don't exist in the HTML source code for the page they're on as they are generated by Javascript, yet Google is indexing these and returning them as part of their cache of the page. I think this is something fairly new.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved