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    Why less links in Google then Yahoo?

    My stats for my site

    Links according to Google 1960
    Links according to Yahoo 63300
    Links according to Altavista 65000

    Why so much less in Google?

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    SitePoint Zealot toddieg's Avatar
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    google only shows links they want to show

    usually the sites need to have a PR4 or higher to be viewed in G ... MSN and Y! show more accurate results.

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    Google shows approx 1/18th of your actual incoming links. They use to show only PR4 or higher but now it just seems to be a cross section, regardless of PR. Quite useless really. I use Yahoo for a more accurate (not perfect) number.

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    Google seems to be very picky. For my site they just show forum links, but not much else, even though I have a few reciprocal links, several of my articles, and some directories linking to me according to MSN. I'm not sure why, but Google simply doesn't gives an accurate count of backlinks.
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    google also only updates the public link numbers only so often, yahoo and other search engines update more frequently

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    Google only shows links to the specific page you requested (i.e. your home page). The other search engines show the total links to your entire site.

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    SitePoint Zealot toddieg's Avatar
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    MSN updates backlinks pretty frequently, and Y! is pretty consistent also. don't trust G for links.

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    Some search engines show all links from external sites, others limit it to one or two per external site. Still others limit it based on pages rather than sites.


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