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    Google's "link:" not showing up good results

    It means that I don't have much backlinks to my site. And still, about 10-15 people are linking to me when I search google for only "imgnow.net" (with the quotes). Why is it that link: doesn't show anything when people really do link to me?
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    They broke the link command on purpose. Ignore it.

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    Google only shows a sample of your backlinks, not all of them, and whatever ones they do choose to show won't appear until the next update. You'd be much better off to use http://search.msn.com for finding out who is linking to you.
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    From the SEO FAQ:

    Why does Google show less backlinks then Yahoo and MSN? Why doesn't Google show all of my backlinks?

    Googles purposely does not list all links pointing to a particular page. This is an effort to keep webmasters from manipulating their system. They also only update backlinks on a periodic basis so you may have acquired new backlinks but they haven't been refelected in Googles update. That doesn't mean Google doesn't know they are there. They just haven't publicy acknowledged them yet. It is also important to keep in mind that Google only shows backlinks for the specific page you requested (usually the homepage), not the whole site like other search engines do.

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    Thanks for that info
    - Edward Sun ..blog.. printdoublesided
    Potential client demands a portfolio, but you don't have one? ...
    Easily create your own portfolio!


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