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disappeared back links - will they come back?

     
11:40 am on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

I have a site, it was a pr5. It in the latest update all the backlinks in google disppeared, even thought these backlinks do exist. Why? well i suppose because of poor server transfer ring on my behalf, this domain, ghad no home for 3 weeks to a month.

Will google consider these backlinks as mine again in the future or are they completely devalued?

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8:14 am on July 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have you checked your links on Yahoo! or MSN? I would think that Google will credit some of your links at some point in the future after they recrawl them.
3:01 pm on July 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have the same problem. Yahoo shows 64,600 backlins, MSN shows 5,423 and Google has dropped all the way to 219. I know for a fact there are thousands of sites linking to me because I have a very popular site.
3:22 pm on July 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The dame for me. PR dropped from 5 to 4. Backlinks shows now 0 (use to was 1000+)! As a result my listing position moved down few pages.
6:25 pm on July 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hasn't G pretty much disabled their link command? Only low value links showing .. if any...and could this be sector specific.?.thus...the more competitive the sector (and where SPAM might be prolific) the less data G shows with the link command...

One of the sectors I work in has shown very stable link data from G for some time (though only a fraction of what is actually there)... Yahoo still shows the most comprehensive look at this important value....

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I have the same problem. Google shows I only have about 180 linkbacks, Yahoo shows 3,550, MSN shows 4,210. I was majorly effected on June 27th by Google but I don't know if this has anything to do with it.
7:38 pm on July 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You all might want to check those pages that had links to your sites. Someone could have put a nofollow tag on those pages.
8:42 pm on July 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am having the same problem as well. When I now check the # of backlinks on Google, I get 0 links found, even though my site is 6+ years old and has several thousand links on MSN and Yahoo.

Is this a Google bug or is this some type of Google penalty imposed on my site?

Thanks.

10:22 pm on July 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Remember that the link: command at Google has been unreliable for many years now, so just because you don't see backlinks there doesn't mean they aren't recognised.
Pick a couple that you know are missing, think up a search on Google that will return that page and check the cache.
If the cached version shows a link to your site then you should be fine and Google knows about the link.
There are many ways for someone to have a link to you that dopesn't pass any value, but the odds of many different linking pages doing that are quite low.