Confused About Google's List

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I recently received still another 'please help' e-mail from a guy named Ian who runs an experience company in Tanzania ( ). Ian was concerned with the consequence of a number of dilemmas including indexing and url dampening, and was eager for help. Regrettably, he had read some relatively misleading articles before, so he had a somewhat mixed-up comprehension of the facets at play. Because I believe he's maybe not alone in his confusion and concern, I decided to submit the details of our conversation.

Ian's mail contained several issues. I've listed each separately below, followed by my answer.

Q: When I seek out how many backlinks to my website using '', I see only 23 results. It appears that only 23 of our backlinks have survived Google's dampening link filter. Can there be an occasion delay before they're attributed to your site? '

A: Firstly, I believe you could have the dampening link filter a bit puzzled. Learn further on a related essay by clicking index emperor. In line with the dampening link filter idea, your links are found and identified by Google, you simply don't have the full advantage from them until a given period of time has passed. The dampening url filter (if it exists) doesn't stop links from appearing in Google's benefits whenever you look for them. (The only reason your backlinks might not come in a Google search is if Google has not yet indexed the pages containing the links.) Also, do not worry too much about things such as the dampening link filter. In the first place, it is far from proven / accepted fact. Several well regarded Search Engine Optimisation experts do not have confidence in it at all. More over, even if it does exist, it only affects those businesses using the budget to generate the huge numbers (hundreds or thousands probably) of links reputedly required to trigger it. If your quantity of backlinks suddenly increases by 20, that's not a problem. Clicking reviews on linklicious certainly provides warnings you can tell your mom.

And secondly, don't think everything Google informs you. If you wish to be taught new information on linklicious, there are millions of databases you might pursue. By trying to find '', you generally only see a small percentage of real links to your website. The simplest way to search for links is to search for just the URL '', then on-the page that shows next, select 'Find web-pages that contain the term '' .' Whenever you do it in this manner, you'll see most of the pages which contain your URL. Generally, the URL is going to be an energetic link (or at the very least it should be, and you should ask them to make it so). Whenever you try this search, you'll see that your site has about 169 links, maybe not 23.

Q: Another question is approximately listed pages (using I understand this is a report of pages which were changed. I had 3-2, it went down to 28 and it is down to 26 now today. Do they only keep the pages for monthly or is there more to the pages than I realized?

A: The number of indexed pages is merely the number of pages on your own website that Google 'knows about.' Theoretically, the only time the age of a page is needed is when the page is too young*, i.e. Google lions haven't visited it yet, or Google hasn't updated its index. Why the reported number of indexed pages is reducing, I imagine it is merely a temporary move. Navigate to this webpage discount to explore why to see about it. The amount of results in Google's searches differs virtually constantly.

*Actually, technically speaking, it's been suggested that Google is not capable of indexing all 11.5 million pages currently thought to be on line (and the 10 million more that are added every day), and that as it indexes new pages, old pages are forced out from the list. (This is an extremely rough description of the idea - if it's happening at all, it is likely to be a lot more complicated than this.) If this is happening, it might explain why the reported number of indexed pages is reducing. A great way to take care of it's to maintain top quality content, to keep generating backlinks, to keep raising it, and to generate a Google sitemap, while I think it is a long-shot. To learn more about sitemaps, go-to To down load a free - and very helpful - tool for producing a site-map, go to

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

Happy indexing!.