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Being penalized for ROS links

     
7:50 pm on Jun 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I have a site that has lots of good positions on G and I get around 500 unique visitors per day from these positions, many of which are front page for reasonable competitive KW's.

I also have over 10K pages indexed.

The thing is that link:site does not register a single inbound link, even though I have several hundred, some very high quality -- PR 6, 7, etc.

Recently, I found that a certain person had given me ROS links and I had some 20K inbound links from his site as registered by yahoo. I told the guy to turn off the ROS links, which he did a week ago.

Could the ROS links be the reason why G hasn't registered any of my links up to this time?

8:11 pm on June 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What is an ROS link?
8:17 pm on June 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sitewide link (run of site)
8:31 pm on June 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I really dont think that ROS links would give you a penalty, but rather have little/no benefit.

If it were the case that a single ROS link on a large site could bring down someones rankings then this tactic would be in use to take down competitor sites.

10:34 pm on June 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If your site is new than you will not show any links using link:mysite.com until the next update. If your site had links before and then lost them than that is something else and is probably really bad.
11:06 pm on June 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The link command is useless. Don't do anything based on what you see there.