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when I check my competitors backward links using the link:www.my-competitor.co.uk it returns over 250 results including many of their own pages. when I do the same query for my own site it returns only 3 results and none of our own pages are included.
Should I be using a particular type of text link or avoiding a particular type?
I believe that this is the root problem responsible for the poor performance of my site in the search engines. I know I have much more than 3 links pointing to my site so why does G not recognise them with the link: query
Any help would be great
Also I have noticed that if I use the link:www.hhhhh.com we get 3 results but if i add a space and do link: www.hhhhh.com we get many more results! Whats all that about?
Many of the internal links we use would be using link class=footer does that make a difference?
whereas when there is no space, a smaller number of results is returned.
My PR is 4 and my competitors is 6, but I have many links to my site from pages well above PR4, including a text link on the home page of a well known Aussie directory which does not appear in the link: query.
I think that you will find that if you use the correct syntax (no space) there are no sites below PR4 listed.
I have also seen it take up to three months for certain back linking sites to show in G's update. One in particular is a back link with a PR6 that is 100% on topic, has been up for 8 weeks pointing to my index page, and is still not showing in G's back links.
I would recommend continuing to get more on topic back links while between updates, more links back to your site never hurts ;-)