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Now, if the SERPS would just make some positive movement. I am not seeing much changes there. :(
"For those asking about how to see the PR associated with the backlinks changes - open your hosts file - located under windows/system32/drivers/etc - and add a line:
then restart the browser - that will cause the PR to be shown from that datacenter"
I looked on my computer (Win98, Apache server installed used when off line), and I could not find a hosts file except for the one in the Windows folder itself. That one is normally named hosts.sam. I rename it to hosts when I am operating my server for developing scripts and stuff on my virtual domains, then rename it back to hosts.sam before getting online again because it doesn't work well on the web otherwise.
Are y'all operating with some other type of system than I know about maybe, like on a server that's online all the time or some such?
Just curious, was trying to test the host thing for finding out the newest page rank update and all.
I suggest you use the following command in the Google search box to get a more accurate accounting of the sites that link to yours:
(Obviously substituting yoursite.com for your actual site.)
This command will show you all the pages linking to yours, minus the pages from your own site. If you want to see your own site links too, just remove the -site:www.yoursite.com part, as that's the syntax for excluding them.
[Please note that with that command, you will also see sites that might just happen to mention your site by URL and not actually have a link. But it's still a heck of a lot better than the link: command!]
What do you guys think?
This command is no good on its own as it does not show all the sites that link to you contextually (i.e. the hyperlink is words rather than the URL).
So, the best solution is to to both commands and look at the results. The great thing about the above command is that it picks up lots of links that link: does not pick up, but it is nowhere near the complete picture
PR 5's pretty good for an inside page of a new site, huh?
My windows/hosts.sam file has this for my domain and virtual domains on my offline Apache server:
I have a bat file that renames it to HOSTS before I start my offline server. Then it renames it back to HOSTS.sam after I shut down my server and before I go back online so the virtual domains do not bother my browser when I'm trying to get around on the internet.
Thanks for the help : )
[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 6:18 pm (utc) on April 26, 2004]
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My site was added to its shopping cat today, it was not there yesterday. It does not have a PR bar along side it yet, and the G search has not been updated to reflect the addition of the site to this catagory.
Just a heads up,
Have watched this fluctuate between old info and new until this morning when I saw # of backlinks drop to just a few over the old number, but saw some recent PR5 & 6 links displayed. My PR dropped by 1, but same solid positions in the serps.
I am now convinced this toolbar link/PR display is simply a sick head game Google plays <unistalls toolbar>.
I noticed that a LOT of my backlinks aren't recognized by www.google.com (~30) and 220 are recognized by www2 and www3. Maybe they aren't done updating backlinks yet, but would that affect the rankings or just update the backlink database?