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He says, in part:
I've got site with a Google Page Rank of 6.
(as you know, this is a very high rank!)
...And unlike the people that want to charge you
$50 to $100 each and every month to get and
keep a top quality link like this, I'm not
going to do that.
...This site has 313 backlinks - including 182
in Google - so you know that the spiders are
crawling all over it and will get quickly
directed to any site that you add.
Plus, with incoming links like this, we know
that the site will stay highly regarded by
the SE's and continue to be a strong inbound
link for many years to come.
Well, the Google Toolbar gives it a PR6, as does every PageRank checking site I know of. But when I do a backlink search on Google, I see a whole bunch of sites that DO NOT link to it - you cannot find the site name or its URL anywhere on the page or in the code. The backlinks are precisely the same backlinks of a different, unrelated site (which just happens to be a PR6).
Yahoo only has a singular backlink.
Is this a Google glitch, or is it a new way to fake PageRank?
If every link sells for the maximum cost (big, underlined, in color), the most they’ll make is $4500, so I doubt this person would risk tarnishing his repuation for such a lowly sum....
I wrote and asked how this backlink confusion could happen and did not get a reply that addressed the question...