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digicam

4:06 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)



hi, would like an opinion on this.

when using the link commmand on the google toolbar to view backlinks I do not see any, the site is a few years old and has got them.

Why can I not see them?

cheers

mjtaylor

7:08 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google doesn't provide a full list of backlinks ... for example, on one of my sites, G shows less than 100 BLs where yahoo shows more than 1,000 ...

Hope this helps ...

Cheers, MJ

digicam

7:52 pm on Nov 8, 2005 (gmt 0)



Hi, thanks for the reply - basically I was interested if there was an actual reasin for the difference - is it anything to be concerened about for example?

cheers

mjtaylor

12:16 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I believe that Google felt its backlinks feature was being abused ... among possible abuses: webmasters would (and still do on Yahoo) search for backlinks to a competitor's sites and approach those sites for a link.

Cheers, MJ

Ankhenaton

2:10 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)



Same here we went from 125 backlinks to over 170 in Google and the over thousand earned in 7 or 8 years are only shown in Yahoo and over 2000 shown in MSN. MSN reporting the accurate number.

annej

2:45 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How do you search for backlinks on Yahoo and MS?

Ankhenaton

2:48 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)



link:http://www.yourdomain.com

the http:// has to be there at least in yahoo.

a1call

2:57 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi,
IMO a more accurate way of searching for backward links on Google is the query:
"example.com"
Normally very few instances of such does not have an actual link to the site example.com.

giggle

3:20 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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digicam

I have had much more success checking backlinks by using this command:

[uk.search.yahoo.com...] -site:www.MYDOMAIN.co.uk&meta=vc%3D&fl=0&fr=fp-tab-web-t-1&b=1

It's not Google's list, but I think that it gives a better idea of who's linking to you.

Mick

Ankhenaton

3:35 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)



Normally very few instances of such does not have an actual link to the site example.com.

Dont agree our site is example.de Google omits the . and the results are mostly in french example de bla bla bla.

Example de Universite etc. Also tried it with quotes .. although I would be happy about the 2,620,000 backlinks lol. No need for G then..

a1call

5:34 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi Ankhenaton,

Interesting, you are correct. Google sems to behave differently for .com than .de

However it seems to work if you include the tripple w:

[google.com...]

jtbell

6:34 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google sems to behave differently for .com than .de

That might have something to do with the fact that "com" is not a word in any language that I know of, whereas "de" is a rather common word in French. :-)

digicam

9:04 am on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)



Hi, many thanks for the input, very useful, the concensus seems to be that the google toolbar link feature is not a reliable measure of backlinks and it is best to use yahoo.

The command: link "domain.com" does work better on google and on yahoo the command:-

link [domain.com...] works best.

many thanks

 

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