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5:35 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Backlinks - updated today in the UK
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Google is becoming like a girlfriend, unpredictable and frustrating

And sometimes you just have to dump her for something better

4:25 am on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google is becoming like a girlfriend, unpredictable and frustrating at times but you just gotta love her.

And when you manage to surpass a competitor in the SERPS, doesn't it feel great!? Like .... yes, ha! Take THAT!

If I were a search engine algo programmer and was able to confound thousands of webmasters trying to figure out how my algorithm worked, I might react exactly the same way.

I can just see the Cheshire Cat type grins at the Googleplex when they read these threads. I think Google is very predictable! ... they love to keep us guessing!

The trick is to be willing to try to keep up with them. ;)

11:01 am on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Guys, am I missing something?

Over all the recent backlink problems I've been using "+www.mysite.+com" and I get all the backlinks I need. It's not perfect but isn't it a pretty close approximation to a properly working "link:" command?

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I noticed this morning that PR has changed in the google directory categories that I follow.
12:15 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Marco what you miss are all the sites that link to you with other anchors.

What jou do find is a bunch of sites mentioning you but not neccessarily link to you. Those are opportunities :)

The link: command is useless but that's nothing new. Still wondering why it exists in the first place it doesn't answer the question.

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Ah!
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BillyS, I read elsewhere about the Google Directory updating but I don't see it. The Directory has always shown a PR for my website that doesn't agree with the Google Toolbar display and it continues to show a different PR. :(
1:31 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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bwelford:

Several categories in the Google directory that I follow updated in the last 12 hours. I will also say that looking at snapshots of these categories, I believe a downward correction to PR is occuring - for those sites that jumped up big time last update.

I also agree with all the posts stating that the directory green bar did not align with the toolbar until recently. I think the directory is a more accurate indicator of PR because it has continued to move each month prior to an index update. This leads me to believe that PR is still calculated monthly.

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[google.com...]

Some words, when followed by a colon, have special meanings to Google. One such word for Google is the link: operator. The query link:siteURL shows you all the pages that point to that URL.

[google.com...]

The query "link:" will list webpages that have links to the specified webpage. For instance, [link:www.google.com] will list webpages that have links pointing to the Google homepage. Note there can be no space between the "link:" and the web page url.

So even the documentation is misleading. The documentaion always trails the engineering, and once it reaches marketing, look out!

3:16 am on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Can you explain why link update has been rolled back?
3:44 am on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Seems to me that if they were rolled back, they were just re-rolled out again.
4:17 am on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing updated backlinks again. Same as the temporary numbers we saw a few weeks ago. Anyone else see this?
4:49 am on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Anyone else seeing this?

No. Not from here. Google IP - 216.239.39.99

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Different update this time. Yahoo 569k.

216.239.57.98
216.239.57.99
216.239.57.105

(still the same useless idiotlinks, so nothing to see)

5:14 am on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Right Steve. The meaningless backlinks this time around are not the same as we saw in the earlier update that was rolled back.

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