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I've had a site up and running for 4 months now, and just recently (this month) have been getting inbound links of quality. I have several PR5s and many PR4s amongst other smaller ranks.
Yet, I'm at the dreaded PR0. However, G does not show any backlinks for my site (via link:www.example.com search).
Does this have the makings of a ban (for which I wouldn't understand why) or is it just that G hasn't found any of my links worth while.
Oh, also, a search for just my domainname (without www or com) comes up with all my pages and those pages linked to me.
Thanks for the help!
[edited by: ciml at 6:07 pm (utc) on June 24, 2005]
[edit reason] Examplified [/edit]
Sorry, no information is available for the URL example.com
then it means you could be banned.
My site is about 4 months old as well - many of the links are good quality from places like dmoz and Yahoo, as well as a few from related sites that come up well in the serps.
But still PR0...
BTW: I currently come up on page 8 for my main search term. Despite this, a few pages that simply link to my page (and are otherwise completely unrelated - such as a regional business directory) come up on page 1 and 2.
One way you can test it out is search for just your domain name in Google, without the .com/.net/.whatever. So for example, if you owned example.com, you'd search for "example". Assuming that your domain name is a relatively unique word/brand, you should be the first result of that search. If you are not, you were probably penalized.