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Why don't you spend a little while checking the PR of all your backlinks, (meaning the PR of all the specific pages that link to your site), and see if the missing ones are less than PR4. That might explain it all. If you find backlinks with PR5 or more that don't show on the link:www.yoursite.com/linked-to-page.htm, then it is perhaps a problem.
instead of link:http://www.mydomain.com
It will show you all the little links that link: will not pick up. Of course the links displayed are as delayed as link: and pr updates but it is very handy in the long term.
does anyone with a clue know whats going on when you search for
A search for "mydomain.com" does just that - finds other sites that mention your site. The down sides are:
From what I have read, Google only displays the links with a PR > 4 when using link:www.example.com. I can't confirm this in any way though.
Until this morning I thought that this was pretty much written in stone but while studying another site I noticed that it had a PR3 link showing with the link command?
Why doesn't google show all the links with command link:www.domaim.com is not known. I really wonder what does this command "backword links" reallu imply.
And why doesn google keep slashing these backwords links durign every major PR update
Any clues anybody.
However, several backlinks I do see using link: have a PR < 4. When I use BMach's self-described "thingy" ("mydomain.com" -site:www.mydomain.com), there are several links showing that have a PR > 4, including a link from a DMOZ category.
Ugh. I wonder why I even bother looking sometimes.
The quotes may be useful when looking for links to inner pages. You may include www in the allintext: part but it should not be included in the site: part (but does no harm).
However, this is a text search not a link search and many results may be displayed that pass no PR since they are cgi links or not links at all. Also, it assumes that the url is used as (part of) the anchor text - which often is not true.
link:oursite.com returns exactly 6 matches. And all of these actually do have href="http://oursite.com" in their source.
link:www.oursite.com on the other hand returns 840. And this figure I remember, was around 1400 a year ago.
What really annoys me though, link:ourcompetitor.com returns 4,810 hits as link:www.ourcompetitor.com does! Main difference I can see, he's situated in North America and we are not.
Just for the record now, a search for "www.oursite.com" calls it "about 39,400" hits and "www.oursite.com" -site:www.oursite.com still returns ~21,900.
For our competitor this will be 90,900.
RewriteRule (.*) [yoursite.com...] [R=301,L]
Create a file named .htaccess, put that code in it, then upload it to the folder where your html files are. It has to go up in ascii, so send it as a .txt file, .htaccess.txt, then rename it to .htaccess Make sure you put the dot at the front.
That will send GET's for yoursite.com to www.yoursite.com
It will do it for the bots too, so it will train them to only list the right version.
(Code courtesy of a mod on one of the other forums and I hope he doesn't mind...)