Google Now Showing All External Links in Export

Mar 9, 2007 - 7:02 am 1 by

March 7th we reported Google Link Update Within Webmaster Central's Link Tool. But Vanessa Fox informed us the update was not fully complete, that we saw the link count update only and not the actual links update.

Meaning, Google showed you has X links. But when you download the details, it did not have all the links in the file that were reported.

I logged in this AM to check two sites and both sites had the new links in the export file. One site was slightly off, but I suspect that is possible.

So I figured I do a compare and contrast of which articles are the most popular (in terms of links reported via Google) from the last time I documented it. And there is a difference, a big one, why? Google said they were not fully done gathering the data for these reports when they launched, so things will change.

New Popular Link # Old Popular Link #
Google Sending Out More Google Coolers To AdWords Advertisers 1,961 A Conversation With Google CEO Eric Schmidt 844
Listing of Some Free Keyword Suggestion Tools 1,391 Screen Shot Of Quality Score Metric in AdWords Console 736
Google Allows AdSense Publishers to Click Play Button on Video Ads 1,073 Microsoft Banning Sites from Live.com For Link Exchanges 516
A Conversation With Google CEO Eric Schmidt 966 Vanessa & Adam Working on Christmas Day 514
AJAX & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 938 Google AdSense Competitive Ad Filter Not Working? 503
Google Allows AdSense Publishers to Click Play Button on Video Ads 878 Google AdSense Competitive Ad Filter Not Working? 503
Google AdSense Overview Page Goes Blank For 30 Minutes 779 Making Bidding Mistakes at Google AdWords ($0.10 Vs. $10.00 479
How Does The Yahoo! Directory Rank Sites? 752 Dynamic Keyword Insertion in Your URLs With Google AdWords 472
Google Maps Sends Health Emergencies To Wrong Location 752 Programming Note: Vacation Until 1/17 433
Search Pulse 20... 633 Google Toolbar PageRank Update Being Reported 426

What I find very unusual is that the pages with the most amount of links are all from February 2007 and even more unusual is that a bulk of them are from February 20th. Something just seems wrong with that.

Continued forum discussion continued at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld.

 

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