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How to check backlinks for Google Docs page ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gamingseo, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. gamingseo

    gamingseo Regular Member

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    Whenever I try to check a Google docs URL for backlinks on ahrefs or majesticseo it always says there is nothing found, why is that? I must need to check the url in a different way or something, I just copy and past the url that is showing up in Google searches.
     
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    gamingseo Regular Member

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    can anyone help me out with this ? I remember before when I checked doc URLs sometimes they would be valid and sometimes not.
     
  3. SEO Power

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    That's probably because it's a dynamic url and the links were built to another version of the url which isn't the version whose backlinks you are checking. So what you have to do is find out the exact url the links were built to. You may find this difficult if the document is not yours and you didn't build the links.
     
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    gamingseo Regular Member

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    ah i see, well does it matter much which URL you build links to on a side topic? Like sometimes you see the pages when loaded up showing the pli=1 at the end sometimes they just end at edit on others. I always assumed that you should build backlinks to the URL that is on Google results when it gets indexed would that be a good assumption ?
     
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    Yeah, you are correct in assuming that the indexed url is the url you should build links to. That said, if you build links to another version of the url, your site may still benefit from the link juice the doc has but it may not rank well (if you are also trying to rank the doc page).

    So just search for the doc on Google, copy the ranking url, and build links to it. You can also plug it into a backlink checker to see if you will get a list of its existing backlinks.