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Why doesn't this link show in Google?

Do they do it this way just to count referrals?



5:52 pm on Feb 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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There is a industry portal site that links to ours, to which we pay a commission on sales. The link they use is:


It has great link text, but the link doesn't show as a backlink to our site on Google. I'd like to suggest that they change it to simply:

Before I approach them, I'd like to know the logic of their method. Do they do it this way just to count referrals to other sites? We pay sites based on the referring site that sends them to ours, so it's not directly related to getting paid.

[edited by: paynt at 1:04 pm (utc) on Feb. 25, 2003]
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6:27 am on Feb 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like their link to you is in a java script. maybe


8:32 am on Feb 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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is it proven, that this is only a javascript issue? or is it related to the redirect performed on their link script?


10:57 am on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This is dynamic redirect. Currently Google can't follow and count such links so it's absolutely logical you don't see it as a backlink. :(

Majority (or at least many) directories and portals using that method to collect reliable statistics about outcoming traffic.

[edited by: paynt at 1:05 pm (utc) on Feb. 25, 2003]
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