Can an Email Address Be Counted as a Back Link?

Dec 23, 2004 - 9:11 am 2 by
Filed Under Link Building

There is this thread at SEO Chat named Email Addresses Count as Backlinks which discusses someone's case of finding email addresses being counted as backlinks. The member did not provide any example, but the topic is different.

Members that are skeptical of such a theory state that the @ symbol is being turned into a ? by Google. Then Google is doing a match on the part after the ?, which happens to be the domain name.

Anyway, I guess this theory can be tested. Just put a new domain, make sure no one links to it, and then link to an email with the domain name of the new domain. Only problem with this is that many newly registered domain names are picked up by search engines because someone is out there linking to them for one reason or an other.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Flux, AdSense Ad Intent, California Link Tax & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update Flux, AdSense Ad Intent, California Link Tax & More

Apr 19, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Ads

Google Tests More Google Ad Card Formats

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: It's Unlikely Your Rankings Dropped Because You Have Two Websites

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Indexing API May Work For Unsupported Content But...

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Are Hyphenated Domains Bad For Google Rankings?

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:21 am
Bing Search

Bingbot To Test Zstd Compression After Fully Gaining Full Brotli Compression

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: MSN Homepage Testing New Beta Search Layout