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Q: Links Search ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Links Search
Category: Computers > Algorithms
Asked by: diaval-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 16 Jan 2004 03:03 PST
Expires: 15 Feb 2004 03:03 PST
Question ID: 297036
Why is it  when I do a link search on in the Google search box for my
web site that i do not get any results when I know I
have included links in the site.
what have I done wrong or what can I do to get google to read my links
Subject: Re: Links Search
Answered By: serenata-ga on 16 Jan 2004 16:14 PST
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 brings the following results.

   "Showing web page information for

    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 
    Find web pages that are similar to 
    Find web pages that link to 
    Find web pages that contain the term """

The search results link is here:
   - ://

Clicking on "Find web pages that link to" produces 0 results.

However, clicking on "Find web pages that contain the term
""" 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
ranking pages.

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, "",
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.


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