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Anyone else see the backlinks reported by Google has changed significantly? Mine jumped by over 1000%, it now seems to be reporting all backlinks regardless or PR.
Pages indexed: I have some huge sites, some of which I had given up on being fully indexed in my lifetime. But, as of today I see a huge number of pages indexed at Google that seem to have occurred very recently. On checking server logs it appears Googlebot has been living at these domains and swallowing as fast as possible.....never seen this rate of indexing before. Anyone else see a huge number of new pages crawled in the last few days?
SERPs: I see some very significant changes in SERPs recently. Some good, some bad, but a definate change in algo...anyone else see this?
Now, surprisingly on my page that says the site is down and gives a link to the forums, the page rank went up to a 5...so that cheered me up a lot :) Unfortunately, restoring content (decent amount of it) is still being done so I may have to wait till another index to have all the new pages indexed unfortunately...
However, I am noticing some weird things...pages that don't even exsist still have page rank, yet it has been almost a month...still have that pagerank...kind of odd eh?
I see no major change in serps for the keywords I watch, only minor fluctuations which have been occurring reguarly for the past 6 mos.
Regardless of that observation, I consider Google's backlink reporting insignificant. As far as I can remember they have never been accurate (only showing a small percentage of backlinks that actually exist), and now that they show sites of all PR, they are even more insignificant.
My backlinks now show dmoz clones, which were never present before, as well as sites with no PR at all. This leads me to believe that backlinks displayed by Google are now irrelevant.
I would like to know others' opinion on this.
yes.. us too. older, established site went to PR0 on home page (interior pages unchanged) last PR update now It Is Back to where is was before.
a correction has definitely occured but no update on other sites noted here.
Ranking increase noted for all our sites with BALANCED IBL's (lots of little guys balanced with big guys) and some minor drops for those with only larger PR IBL's.
Starting new grass-roots, low level linking campaigns for those sites.
interesting behavior but I guess we already knew this was needed...
now getting to those things WE KNEW we should have done :-D