Does Google Order Link Reports by Importance Factors?

Dec 31, 2007 - 7:10 am 1 by

A Cre8asite Forums thread asks if Google orders the link reports at either a link:www.seroundtable.com command or via Google Webmaster Tools in level of importance.

Google's JohnMu confirms the link: command as just being a random sample of your backlinks. He therefore says, since it is a random sample, ordering these results in level of importance does not really apply. But what about the results in Google Webmaster Tools?

JohnMu, a Googler, said:

I wouldn't count on any list being in order of importance -- after all, how do you measure importance? How can any tool know what you personally feel is important?

Scanning some of those link reports shows me that Google clearly is not ordering them by level of importance.

But is Yahoo? Take a look and you might think they do.

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

 

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