| 7:34 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Did you check to see if there are any 301 redirects?
| 9:12 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I did change my user agent so the site would see googlebot, but I have no other method of seeing the .htaccess file.
| 9:14 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Does it rank for anything?
If not, who cares?
| 9:19 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
They Rank #2, #3, #4 just under their wikipedia.
Their title tag is their URL, no text
| 9:23 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I checked the wikipedia page (1 for their term)
The wiki page is a PR4
it has a NOFOLLOW link to this site!
| 9:24 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
It's probably a redirect from another domain or something like goodroi said.
| 9:38 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
but doesn't wikipedia only link to authority sites on a specific subject?
makes no sense to me
if it was doing a redirect only for googlebot, would I see it when I changed my user agent to googlebot?
| 9:40 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
No, the other way. Another domain is redirecting to it.
| 9:45 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
with NO IBL's at all, I would have no way of checking that....
It's just first time i've seen such a thing and I started this in 1999 back when AltaVista was the big dog on the block :)
| 9:49 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
A redirect won't always show in a backlink search even though they do transfer PR. That is almost certainly what it is.
So somewhere out there are sites linking to a specific domain or a page on a domain, but the URL being linked to is redirecting to the domain you are seeing.
| 9:50 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
IBLs -> old domain -> 301 redirect -> new domain you're asking about
Link data for the old domain will usually show up on the new domain but may not have caught up yet.
| 10:02 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I can buy PR5 dropped domains right now and, at least until the next toolbar update, make em look like real PR5 sites.
I can redirect and buy links to a site and, if timed luckily, get the PR to jump and then shut off the redirects and stop paying for the links.
In other words toolbar PR is a snapshot in time, not the current PR. Don't trust it.
| 2:54 pm on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)|
thanks for the great answers folks!