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Q: Links visibility in Google ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Links visibility in Google
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: sergeb-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Feb 2004 06:37 PST
Expires: 07 Mar 2004 06:37 PST
Question ID: 304093

Our web site has been running for about 7 months. We have created
listings in the major directories as well as links pointing to us from
other sites. We have confirmed those links. However if I run a links
query in Google it returns no links. Could you tell me what to do to
make sure that Google sees the links pointing to our web site
( Thank You
Subject: Re: Links visibility in Google
Answered By: serenata-ga on 06 Feb 2004 13:05 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Sergeb ~

As a rule, Google displays links to a site that have a PageRank of 4
or higher. This does not mean that Google is unaware of other links to
your site, only that they aren't displayed using a query
"" (without the quotation marks) in the Google
search box.

You can see that Google is aware of links to your page if you enter
the domain in the search box. The return looks like

     "Order Canadian prescription drugs from a licensed
      Canadian ... Canadian Pharmacy Service -,

      Google can show you the following information for this URL:

      * 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 """
   - ://

While no links show if one clicks on the link "Find web pages that
contain the link to ...", if one clicks on "Find web pages that
contain the term ...", there are about 3,040 results.

=== Type of Links ===========

Another consideration is the TYPE of links to your site. Clicking on
the "contain the term" link shows many search results, such as those
from FindWhat or BB Find, which are not the type of results a searcher
would consider relevant to a Google search query.

Almost 99% of the links included in the above-referenced returns are
either search results or directories - pages which would not be
considered 'relevant' to a searcher's query by themselves.

If you want links to your site to show, it is necessary to develop
links from relevant sites, especially if those sites have a Google
PageRank of 4 or higher, and those pages/sites which would stand alone
as relevant links to a searcher's query.

Some excellent articles on how to establish the right kind of links
are available in Traffick's "Ten Steps to Building Links to Your
Site", Craig Fifield - 5/3/2002

and "The Right Way to Improve Link Popularity", By Paul J. Bruemmer -4/14/2002 -

"Link Building Is Important", which discusses link building from "A to
Z" and provides a good reference page with linking resources.

=== Determining PageRank =========

To see PageRank information, you can download the Google Toolbar,
which works on Windows systems using Internet Explorer, here:

=== Search strategies ===========

Besides the specific search and results presented above, the
information presented is from regular bookmarked material and
resources used on a regular basis.

=== Summary =====================

Google is aware of about 3,000 links to your site; however, they do
not meet the criteria to be listed as "links" because they wouldn't
really stand alone as a relevant search results or they do not
themselves have a PageRank of 4 or higher.

If you want to have those links listed in Google's Link:Tool, it is
necessary to develop links from other *relevant* sites (that is, a
site which would stand alone as a relevant and appropriate search
result) or those sites which themselves have a PageRank of 4 or


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sergeb-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Truly appreciated, thank you keep up the good work

Subject: Re: Links visibility in Google
From: serenata-ga on 08 Feb 2004 02:06 PST
Hi Serbeb ~

Thank you for your encouraging words!


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