Confused About Google's Catalog, Url Dampening, & No. of Links?


  1. I recently received another 'please help' email from a man named Ian who runs a venture company in Tanzania ( ). Ian was worried about the consequence of the variety of issues including indexing and url dampening, and was desperate for help. However, he had read some relatively misleading articles previously, so he'd a somewhat mixed up comprehension of the factors at play. I decided to publish the facts of our discussion, since I imagine he's not alone in his concern and frustration.

    Ian's mail contains a few issues. I've shown each independently below, accompanied by my answer.

    Q: When I look for the amount of backlinks to my site using '', I see only 2-3 results. It seems that only 23 of our backlinks have survived Google's dampening link filter. Can there be an occasion delay before they're credited to your site? '

    A: Firstly, I believe you may have the dampening link filter a bit puzzled. According to the dampening link filter idea, your links are found and recognized by Google, you just do not obtain the full benefit from them until certain time period has passed. The dampening link filter (if it exists) doesn't stop links from appearing in Google's results when you search for them. (The only reason your backlinks might not can be found in a Google search is if Google hasn't yet found the pages containing the links.) Also, don't worry too much about things such as the dampening link filter. To begin with, it's not even close to proven / accepted fact. Get supplementary information on an affiliated site - Click here: dripable linklicious. Many well regarded Search Engine Optimisation experts do not rely on it in any way. More over, even if it does exist, it only affects those firms using the budget to create the large numbers (hundreds or thousands possibly) of links reputedly necessary to induce it. That's no problem, if your variety of backlinks suddenly increases by 20.

    And subsequently, do not feel everything Google tells you. By trying to find '', you usually only view a small proportion of actual links to your site. The easiest way to search for links would be to search for only the URL '', then to the page that displays next, select 'Find webpages that include the term '' .' If you do it in this manner, you'll see most of the pages which contain your URL. Typically, the URL will soon be a dynamic link (or at least it should be, and you should keep these things make it so). When you do this search, you'll observe that your site has about 169 links, maybe not 2-3.

    Q: Yet another question is all about listed pages (using I realize this can be a report of pages which were changed. I had 32, it went down to 28 and now this morning it is down to 26. Do they just keep the pages for monthly or can there be more towards the indexed pages than I realized?

    A: The number of indexed pages is merely the number of pages in your website that Google 'knows about.' Theoretically, the only time age a page is needed is when the page is also young*, i.e. To discover more, consider glancing at: investigate sick submitter linklicious. Google spiders have not visited it nonetheless, or Google has not updated its list. As to why the reported number of indexed pages is reducing, I suspect it is just a temporary change. The number of leads to Google's searches varies pretty much constantly.

    *Actually, technically speaking, it's been suggested that Google isn't capable of indexing all 11.5 million pages currently considered to be on the web (and the 10 million more that are added every single day), and that as it indexes new pages, old pages are forced from the list. (This is a really rough description of the idea - if it's happening at all, it is likely to be far more difficult than this.) If this is happening, it might explain why the number of indexed pages is reducing. Though I think it's a long shot, a great way to deal with it's to maintain top quality material, to keep raising it, to keep generating backlinks, and to build a Google sitemap. Clicking linklicious warrior likely provides cautions you can give to your aunt. To discover more about sitemaps, visit .. To obtain a free - and very helpful - tool for making a sitemap, go-to

    I know there is a great deal of confusion surrounding these issues, so I hope you've found this exchange valuable.

    Happy indexing!.