lucy24 - 3:53 am on Oct 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
However, when clicking through and then looking at the "single URL" report listing the URLs pointing to a single page, some of the links are in blue and some are in black. I'm not sure what that means. It is possible that the URLs in black are those that redirect, but I'm not entirely convinced that is absolutely correct.
With me it's mostly black and some purple, but if I hover over them each one goes to the same link-default blue. The purple is the "visited links" shade, but can't have that meaning here.
Random spot-checking reveals two specific pages that are purple wherever they show up, but I'm ### if I can figure out any connection. One has existed unchanged for, I dunno, months at least, with-- at a rough estimate-- zero visitors in that time. The other is a strong page that moved recently (new directory so it can hang out with its similarly muscular friends) and is therefore listed twice.* Both in purple.
The number of internal links has also ballooned. But I couldn't conclude anything about it since I've recently regularized my navigation and maybe it coincided with g### doing a proper count. They seem to do this very slowly. I got the distinct impression they didn't even start counting until I signed up with gwt. Same goes for keywords. That seems kinda sinister. Where's the nearest physicist? There's some rule about the act of observing changing the thing being observed.
* Yes, I spent time agonizing over whether the physical move or the redirect should come first, since either one would lead to a 404 if the googlebot stopped by at the wrong millisecond ;)