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    Strange backlink behavior


    I know google has been acting strangely in the last month or two but I am wondering if anyone has an answer to this.

    If I use the backlink button in my google toolbar to check my backlinks I get one. Google uses this search string (link:http://www.mysite.com/)

    I of course know that I have more than one backlink so I played around with it and found that if I used (link:www.mysite.com) it would pull up a different link and if I used a space (link: www.mysite.com) it would pull up a few more. None of the results were the same backlink, each generated unique results. Also the links from the backlinking sites to mine are all formatted the same way (http://www.mysite.com).

    Is this normal or a symptom of the current google strangeness?

    I apologize if this issue has been addressed in another thread but i couldnt find it anywhere.

    Thanks alot
    Mike Swimm
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    Originally Posted by mikeswimm
    I know google has been acting strangely in the last month or two but I am wondering if anyone has an answer to this.

    If I use the backlink button in my google toolbar to check my backlinks I get one. Google uses this search string (link:http://www.mysite.com/)

    I of course know that I have more than one backlink so I played around with it and found that if I used (link:www.mysite.com) it would pull up a different link and if I used a space (link: www.mysite.com) it would pull up a few more. None of the results were the same backlink, each generated unique results. Also the links from the backlinking sites to mine are all formatted the same way (http://www.mysite.com).

    Is this normal or a symptom of the current google strangeness?

    I apologize if this issue has been addressed in another thread but i couldnt find it anywhere.

    Thanks alot
    Mike Swimm
    Welcome to the forum!

    Its normal i think.

    Dan
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    Originally Posted by mikeswimm
    I know google has been acting strangely in the last month or two but I am wondering if anyone has an answer to this.

    If I use the backlink button in my google toolbar to check my backlinks I get one. Google uses this search string (link:http://www.mysite.com/)

    I of course know that I have more than one backlink so I played around with it and found that if I used (link:www.mysite.com) it would pull up a different link and if I used a space (link: www.mysite.com) it would pull up a few more. None of the results were the same backlink, each generated unique results. Also the links from the backlinking sites to mine are all formatted the same way (http://www.mysite.com).

    Is this normal or a symptom of the current google strangeness?

    I apologize if this issue has been addressed in another thread but i couldnt find it anywhere.

    Thanks alot
    Mike Swimm
    link: www.mysite.com is just an ordinary search. For the variations of http:// or not, Google is using some strange factors to decide which backlink to show or not anyway. But I have no definite answer.

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