Should We Watch Backlink Updates at Google.com Anymore?

Mar 21, 2007 - 7:54 am 2 by
Filed Under Google Updates

A DigitalPoint Forums thread has a lot of recent discussion on a Google backlink update occurring at certain datacenters. But should we be watching these changes anymore?

We now have the Google Webmaster Central Link Tool that gives us all of our backlinks.

Does tracking link:domain.com changes at Google.com, as opposed to tracking our linkage data at Webmaster Central add anything?

In the past, link updates symbolized a Google Dance - a shift in rankings that occurred about once a month. Not ranking changes happen all the time. So is there a benefit to tracking these changes anymore?

We all know Google only shows a random sample of your links with the link command. So again, why track it?

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

 

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