I have seen many of my colleagues and friends checking backlinks in Google, and not getting satisfactory results. When you type a link query or link command in Google search box, it returns only a few links while Yahoo returns majority of them. Why is it so? Do Google recognize only few of them? No. It’s not like that. Google do recognize them, but it doesn’t want you to know that it recognizes them.
For Google, link command is link:www.askpreeti.com
For Yahoo, link command is linkdomain:www.askpreeti.com
Google have deliberately manipulated their back link query system so that it only lets you see a small percentage of backlinks that it recognizes.
After a long wedding vacation, I finally got settled in Mumbai with my hubby. Now I am trying to catch up with the SEO things. Checking backlinks of a website is a very common thing for an online marketer, but the problem arises when we are presented with different results using different techniques.
Missing links in Google’s link search
Google’s link command no longer shows all the sites linking to your site. It only shows a sample of the links pointing to your site. So these results are in no way indicative of the link algorithm used by Google to determine a page’s Page Rank. Read more »