Google Webmaster Tools Link Update & "Download This Table" Feature is Back

Jun 26, 2008 • 8:25 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

google-webmaster-central-lo.gifGoogle has been updating the link reports in Webmaster Tools more frequently, so I stopped reporting them. But Google also removed the download this table feature from those reports back in February of this year. It was at that time, I was no longer easily able to provide you a report of my top links as reported in Webmaster Tools.

First, here is a screen shot showing the "download this table" is finally back in the reports. I am not sure when Google added it back, but I know it was missing for months and months:

Google Webmaster Tools Download Link

Now that it is back, I can share with you my top pages based on the number of links pointing to them, according to Google Webmaster Tools. So here they are:

June 2008 Linkage Data Link #
Google Begins Testing Video Ads in Search Results 1,498
Upper Case & Lower Case Searches May Return Different Google Search Results 1,469
How to Get Your Content in Google Definitions in 2008 1,456
SMX West 2008 Conference Coverage Schedule 1,396
Google's New Blue Fav Icon :: Google Updated Their Favorite Browser Icon 921
A Conversation With Google CEO Eric Schmidt 772
Google May Allow Hiding Content Under a Z-Layer? 680
Final Notice: Update Your AdSense Account to a Google Account Login 624
How Does Google Handle The HTML <base> Tag? 593
Many Webmasters Notice Major Traffic Loss From Google 568

I did not include major index pages, such as the home page, archives, and so on, just articles. I have noticed more of the "index" pages to be closer to the top of the report, then in the past. Meaning, more of my informational pages (not articles) have more links then in the past. In addition, I noticed that many of my top pages from the past were no longer top this time around. This seems to imply that those links dropped off the planet and no longer count as much. But I am not sure if that is correct. In fact, I tried to write about that theory in my write up named The Life Time Value of Links Based on Google Webmaster Central from April of last year, but it was very hard to prove - so it is still a theory that I and many others believe in for numerous reasons that I won't get into here.

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