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Simple question

Do links coming from google count as links?

     

AdwordsDave

11:46 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)



I haven't been able to find an answer to this question. I know that there is a great deal of importance in getting relevant incoming links from other websites to increase your websites search rankings, but does the
    Google Search
itself count as a "link"?

The reason why I ask this question-
I have been monitoring the search results for specific keywords pertaining to my website, and have noticed minor changes in the search rankings (in one case the website went from 6th ranking to 3rd, and another from 6th the 4th). No changes have been made to the website whatsoever, and I am looking for a justification as to why this happened.

Thanks for any help!

arieng

12:06 am on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



For a link to be "found" by Google, Googlebot would have to crawl it. I don't think Google spiders their SERPs, so IMO search links don't count.

leadegroot

9:32 am on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



arieng is correct.
A quick look at the robots.txt at google.com will show that the search/ area is marked as 'not to be crawled'
So: search results are not backlinks.
 

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