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    Tracking Backlinks


    I have always tracked any backlink that I had control over by using a url similar to www.mysite.com/go.php?site=url_of_backlinked_site.com

    I think it might be affecting the number of links google thinks i have.

    Is this true?

    there are only a maximum of two variable (? and =).

    Can it be because the domain name is not a straight forward "www.mysite.com"?

    Thanks for the advice!

    But some of my backlinks that have the ? and = in them do get read as backlinks.
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    I do not link internally like this.

    But almost all my external links (expect for the ones i do not control (i.e. yahoo, dmoz, google, etc.) are using this tracking method.

    AND i do have links from those sites when i do a link:www in google.

    So google does mark some as links to my site.

    You think that they are not linking all of them because of the dynamic URLs?
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    Darrin,

    In addition to my last post,

    The way I link out to my clients sites is similar. "http://www.mysite.com/go.php?url=www.clientsite.com/" (links on my site to other's sites)

    I doubt google can pick up on that.

    But incoming links begin with my url "http://www.mysite.com/go.php?site=www.clientsite.com" (links on my client's site to my site)
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    thank you again!
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    I agree Darrin,

    It does all depend on what the script actually does.

    The scripts could put a person on the page pointed to but not even produce a link in any form for the Oogling Google ... do you know where and if there is a link there? ... could be the question of the day ... etc ...

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    i changed my links to be standard...my web stats program will pick it up anyway.
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    Think like an programmer.
    If a page from site.com/page.php?etc=content will return content and not a 404 header response ,or any type of link with any od character non-alphanumeric returns content all will be taken as backlinks.

    The only problem appears when any link is placed in a page content with size bigger than 100kb on dowloading.Google cuts page that are biiger than 100kb on transferring so any link that or content is before this limit in a page will be truncated.

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