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My links aren't showing up when using link: cmd

6:06 pm on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When I search for my site using "www.mysite.com", I see the links to my site that I should have in various directories.

But when I use the link:www.mysite.com command, they're not shown or counted.

Anyone know why?

1:01 pm on May 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The link: command now only shows a small, bizzare subset of the actual links. There's a possibility that if you don't have a lot of incoming links, the subset shown is down to zero. At any rate, I wouldn't worry about it much. Google's link: is basically useless these days. Its main function is to confuse webmasters - it isn't representative of what G really uses in the algo.

All of that said, you could take a look at the source code for a few of your quality incoming links and make sure things are cool on that end, (i.e. straight-in, normal <a href=""></a> tags). If things look good, forget about the link: cmd

1:42 pm on May 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Better yet, check Yahoo for the Link command. google only reports about 1/10th of what Yahoo records. I've been watching Google link vs Yahoo link for over a year now and the amount of links that Google has been reporting has been steadily decreasing each month. But Yahoo doesn't record them all either.
7:12 pm on May 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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