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The last official update was Florida... right? This happened in mid to late November. It is high time for another update... almost 60 days. How can we tell we are having an update if the backlinks don't update first?
The update on 11th JAN is the kind of update that we webmaster can SEE, that's the back link and PR update. You can see the PR bar changed and you can see your new back links from the link:http://www.yoursite.com/ search.
Again, update is continuos and everyday is 'everfluxing'. Keep yourself update too with this info. :)
I just checked my backlinks on google and it's not showing. As far as I understood it Google tended to display quality links when using the link: command.
So my question is why would Google possibly consider that this link from an on theme site with a PR of 7 was not worthy of showing.
> So my question is why would Google possibly consider that this link from an on theme site with a PR of 7 was not worthy of showing.
I believe you BUY that link. If that site also sells links to many other sites, Google has blocked PR to pass from its site.
Whether or not Google has blocked the PR from passing on is irrelevant to his question.....even if Google blocks the PR, the link should still appear in the backlinks....it just won't pass PR.
This proves to me that the links page is ok but for some reason Google is not crediting me with that link. Why?
My site has had it's PR go from 5 to 6 since Florida so I'm sure I have not been penalized.
I still however have pretty good evidence that these links that don't show in google still have a value to my ranking, just not as much as the ones that show.
i had a lot of links in google that disappeared some time ago, does this mean that all the sites/pages that went were no longer considered of any value? i don't think so.
It is my belief that if google showed each and every backlink that was relevant, no more or less. Any seo could just go down the list and get every link themselves + a few more and go top, thus producing an artificial ranking(not what google wants).By making the backlinks a little varied it keeps us guessing and wondering if we are doing the right thing advertising on certain sites.
The pr7 relevant link you have had for 6 months will be very helpful so i wouldnt worry about it!
I want to do that too! But they can't provide us with too sophicated search for links for us, the SEOs!
Tips: Set your preference to display 100 results per page (or add the &num=100 to the back of your search). They internal links will be grouped together in the 100 results page and you can easily find non internal pages. :)
So, the only way I know to try to find all of the links to your site that Google knows of, is to search for the site url in quotes... "sitename.com". Some of these are an active hyperlink to your site, some are not. You can use the -site:sitename.com to filter out your site, so the results show only external mentions of your site, or links to your site. You would have to go through the results by hand to see which of the results are links, and which are just mentions.
This is all very nice for sites that are smaller, or are just starting out... where webmasters are anxious to see that Google is seeing some backlinks to their site. Hey... everyone likes positive feedback! Once a site starts getting bigger, and it has lots of backlinks with PR4 or higher, I doubt that webmasters would be worried about counting up all the smaller backlinks.