Hi Diaval ~
Just as Google ranks your own pages using its PageRank? system, it
also ranks pages which link to your own in the same manner. It has
been noticed that 99% of the pages listed as links or pages that "link
to" your site (in search results) are those which have a PageRank of
at least 4 and higher.
Using Google's toolbar, I see your site has a PageRank of 3/10; you
can check this by installing the Google Toolbar on a Windows-based
system. You can download the Google Toolbar here:
All is not lost, though ... since you ARE listed in Google's index.
A Google search for www.diaval.com brings the following results.
"Showing web page information for www.diaval.com
Diaval Diaphragm Valves Welcome Page - A Diaval
Diaphragm Valves ...
DiavalŪ closes for the Christmas period from:
December 23rd 2003 to January 7th 2004.
Google can show you the following information for this
Show Google's cache of www.diaval.com
Find web pages that are similar to www.diaval.com
Find web pages that link to www.diaval.com
Find web pages that contain the term "www.diaval.com""
The search results link is here:
Clicking on "Find web pages that link to www.diaval.com" produces 0 results.
However, clicking on "Find web pages that contain the term
"www.diaval.com"" produces 86 results.
[Link to those results is here
Expanding that link shows your internal pages which are indexed and
linked as well as
* Comeval, SL Switchboard - PageRank 3/10
* World Pumps - PageRank 3/10
* Fluidex - PageRank 1/10
Any link to your site is good, whether or not it gets listed by
Google. Links from pages with a higher PageRank are even better. If
you want them to be listed, you will have to acquire links from higher
Here's what Google says about why you may not be included or dropped
from its index, but it also applies to pages linked to your own site.
"Changes from one index to the next.
Each time we update our database of web page (about once
a month), our index shifts: we find new sites, we lose some
sites, and site rankings change. If your site was dropped
from Google and you have not made major changes to it in
the last month, we will likely pick it up again in our next
index. It's possible your site was simply inaccessible when
our robots tried to crawl it.
You may want to check and see if the number of other sites
linking to your URL has decreased. This is the single
biggest factor in determining what sites are indexed by
Google, as we find most pages when our robots crawl the web
and jump from page to page via hyperlinks. To find out who
links to your site, use Google's link: tool."
As you can see, it is not only your own PageRank, but the PageRank of
other sites linking to yours that is important.
Important Google Links For Your Reference
I am including important links from Google's site. This information
will help you understand Google's goals and responsibility to the web
searcher (and not the webmaster or site owner) and help get a grasp on
how to rank well in search engine results placement.
* Google Today (absolutely the best information you
can read about the "how and why" of Google's results
* How Do I Get My Site Listed on Google?
* My Web Pages Are Not Currently Listed (a good 'primer'
on how and why Google works so well)
* PageRank Information (covers both Google's PageRank and
* Webmaster Guidelines (contains both the dos and don'ts)
* Google Facts & Fiction (can you buy your way to a
high ranking in Google?)
* Search Engine Optimizers (some good advice on what to look
for if you're going to hire a Search Engine Optimizer)
* Frequently Asked Questions (pretty much what it says, but
definitely worth wading through)
This may help with some of your basic questions about Google.
Search technologies ~
Except for the particular search for your own site, "www.diaval.com",
I relied on bookmarked material and my familiarity with resources used
on a regular basis.
I hope this helped you understand a bit better about link popularity.
Google Answers Researcher