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Puzzled: Link to site in SE, but site is not

Links to new site are in SE, but the orginal site is not...

10:31 pm on May 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I reckon the subject says it all...

I have started an online store 21 days ago. Yesterday I was looking on some SEs whether i can be found or not.

I found a link in nearly all major SEs from a personal web site linking to an item on my site. The site is about travelling to a city, and one sentence: I have seen this widget on www.MyStoreWebSite, which I would like to buy, with a text link, not even a "href", simply a link as text... I am puzzled.

How does this work? The link could have been only established after our site went life. How come this site is listed, and my store is nowhere to be found?

What am I missing?

Any hint would be appreciated.

12:51 pm on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi MaxGrenk,

I am having trouble understanding your post. However, if you are asking if a search engine can follow a url in text that is not a link. It is not difficult to code, therefore, it is an option to them. If you have found that the search engine does follow the text url then they have coded that into their spider.

Remember: a search engine get's all the source to your page not just links.


2:23 am on May 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well, you have read or interpreted my msg properly :)

I was not too worried if the SE reads the text-based link, but now that you have ansered it ... :)

What I found interesting, and what has puzzled me is that a site mentioning my site, returns links for mysite in SEs, but my site is not listed in the SEs (the other is) ...

Maybe the SE crawled the other site on its set interval, while the SE hasn't visited my site yet. Could that be it?