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Make search engines aware of links to my site?
Tell search engines about links that they havn't found?
kingoslo




msg:4096462
 4:48 pm on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello everyone.

There are a list of links pointing to my website that, for some reason, google and others have not found. Is it possible to make the search engines aware of these links in order to improve my placement on searches?

Thank you for your time.

Kind regards,
Marius

 

phranque




msg:4096801
 5:30 am on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

how do you know they haven't been found?
google doesn't report all the links it has found.
have you checked to see if the links have a nofollow attribute or if they are on pages that have a robots nofollow meta tag?

kingoslo




msg:4097216
 2:42 am on Mar 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

How I know? -- I used Google webmaster tools, and it reports that no links to my domain has been found.

The links in question has no nofollow properties.

Thanks,
Marius

leadegroot




msg:4097321
 9:29 am on Mar 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Assume the link is coming from
http://example.com/apage.html
When you do a G search for
site:example.com inurl:apage.html
what do you see?

If you get no result then probably Google isn't counting the link because the page hasn't been crawled yet.
It never hurts to do a little link building on behalf of a link pointing to you...

martinibuster




msg:4097325
 10:06 am on Mar 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

I used Google webmaster tools, and it reports that...


That is a sample. It does not show all links, it does not show all links that count, it does show links that do not count, for instance, nofollowed links. The backlink data Google provides can not be used to make assumptions about the algorithm- and that includes whether Google has found those links and is using them to calculate your rank.

I'm going to expand this because it's part of a larger issue
This carries over to all Google searches. The data they provide is not SEO data. It cannot be used to make assumptions about the algorithm. This includes intitle, inurl searches. When those searches first came out this board was buzzing with discussions about why an intitle search shows their site as number one but not in the SERPs. Well, part of the answer is that the specialized search is just a specialized search and it was never intended to reveal anything about the algorithm that ranks a normal query.

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