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Google and backlinks

What good are they if google doesn't find them?

     
4:47 am on Sep 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I just checked AllTheWeb and there are 1,187 links to my website, most from very relevant sites. Google only returns about 5% of these when I check for backlinks there. Accordingly, I only have a PR of 5.

My question then is why should I put tremendous effort into getting links if Google doesn't even recognize them? Perhaps my time would be better spent getting Google to recognize the links that are already in place. Is there a good way to do this?

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PS: Is this the correct forum for my question?

7:11 am on Sept 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld kerry :)

If you examine your Google backlinks, you will find that most are Toolbar PR4 or above. Personally i have a few PR3 as well.

I think it might be some kind of internal ressource-saving at Google, so they choose to display only a fraction of the links. As Google reads just as many pages as ATW all your links will be found by both.

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The anchor text of these links will benefit you, Kerry, and the cumululative PR will help too. If you are looking for a big PR boost, though, you'll have to hunt down high PR links.

BTW, this IS the correct forum to discuss link topics and strategies. There are some very smart folks who look in here and make great contributions to the discussion. Welcome to WebmasterWorld!

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Hi Kerry,

Welcome to Webmasterworld!

Google only returns about 5% of these when I check for backlinks there.

doesn't mean google does not recognize your other links. It only chooses to display some of the links.

What good are they if google doesn't find them?

did you type the url where your link is placed in google? Does google shows any result for that URL? If yes then check it's cache. And see whether google shows your link in the cache. If not then it might not have indexed the page after your link was added. Would take some time. Be patient.

If the url is not present in google's index then you should have thought about exchanging the link in first place. Still if the page is 2 or 3 click away from home page it should get indexed. HTH :)

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What good are they if google doesn't find them?

You actually get visitors to your site from these links - links aren't only good for the SEs, their greatest value is the visitors they can potentially deliver. These links are especially valuable if they come from sites with similar topics to yours.

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we're looking to solicit links to pages buried within a 200,000 page site. [3 levels beneath the homepage as part of the disproportionately largest layer of the site, though there are paths of various lenghts to get there]. what effect will getting backlinks to these pages be versus the main/directory style pages [homepage & one level beneath, of which there are only 3 pages total].

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Just get lots, with good anchor text going deep into your iste and don't worry which ones which engines are getting....see the big picture, don't worry about the details.

Dougs

10:59 pm on Sept 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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For a client, I got 74543 links Total in Google, AOL, MSN, Alltheweb etc and only 76 of tehse are in Google.

Client is happy. Pays me pretty much. He pays because he gets results and sales. That means it works.

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Where and how did you manage to get so many links?
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Massive amounts of work....there are no simple ways......but the results work it.

Dougs

11:40 pm on Oct 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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jsnow, I work on several thousands of websites to get links. 100% geninue links. NO FFA. NO Link Farms. NO Guestbooks.

Dougs, you speak like my client. He is very happy. He gets like 100k in sales a month. He pays me much. I am happy. He is happy. All are happy.

That is why I feel win-win. :-)

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kerry

Everything works in the long run. Keep working on Links and SEO and on the long run, once you are stable as dougs said in another post somewhere, you are happy.

Have patience and work on Link Building to have everything set in pace. Make sure NO FFA's NO LINK FARMS NO SEARCH ENGINE CLOAKERS NO GUESTBOOK LINKS. And never worry abour PR's.

A PR0 today might be PR5 tomorrow. Nobody knows. So stay calm and get as much links as you can. :-)

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Where and how did you manage to get so many links?

How = GREAT content. That's usually the best way to get links to your site.