Are my backlinks even working?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by shapeshift3r, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. shapeshift3r

    shapeshift3r Junior Member

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    Hey guys.
    I have been working on a blog for about a month now.
    I have creadted squidoo lens, hub pages hub, submited articles to many sites using both manual and automated submission techniques.

    Today I ran SEO elite on my domain and it only returned about 20 reported backlinks. I have sent out easily over 300 articles, each with relevent anchor text.

    My squidoo backlink isnt listed and neither is my hub pages backlink.

    Whats going on? How can I fix this?
     
  2. biginch

    biginch Regular Member

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    Try marketleap.com to check link popularity. All I can say is that you will never know what or how google acts. Just remember quality versus quantity.
     
  3. shockwave

    shockwave Junior Member

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    Use Yahoo Site Explorer to check your links. Google does not show all of your links even if it know about them. Your backlinks should be ******** or you will not get the link reputation
     
  4. shapeshift3r

    shapeshift3r Junior Member

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    Do I have to specify links as ********, or will it default as such?
     
  5. shockwave

    shockwave Junior Member

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    For backlinks this is up to the site your are linking from. The default is ******** but some people make outgoing links nofollow to protect their own pagerank.

    You can check the source code of the backlink page to find out if it is ********. Easier way to check is to install the NoDoFollow addon for Firefox
     
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  6. foreclosureking

    foreclosureking Regular Member

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    It could take links weeks to months to show up depending on where you place them. Try an xumer blast they show up in about a week or so, plus your site will move up in the rankings.
     
  7. squelsh

    squelsh Regular Member

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    Is that 300 unique articles or 300 copies of an article or 300 rewritten articles. If it's the same article 300 times, this wouldn't be unusual although I would expect you to come up for the higher quality sites such as goarticles or similar.
     
  8. drax

    drax Junior Member

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    I was having the same problem - now I just dont check with Google :) I think this article explains it better than i ever could
    Code:
    h**p://www.searchengineguide.com/ross-dunn/seo-answers-13.php
     
  9. shockwave

    shockwave Junior Member

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    Google does not like to reveal links - Google Webmasters is better than link: search but not accurate. Use Yahoo Site Explorer to see links