This script comes from the fine folks over at Site Expert. (Oooooo, they even have a color chart.) Using this tool, you can check to see how many indexed backlinks lead to your site in such search engines as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and a number of others.
The cool thing about the tool is that is actually gives you the numbers on the result page. Some link popularity checkers only give you the links to the search engines themselves or make you jump through hoops to get the report. This tool actually shows you the number of indexed links back.
So tell me how it works. Feel free to brag about your link popularity numbers in the comments if you want.
A common question folks ask is if their site has been penalized by Google and it’s Googlebot. It does happen if webmasters use too many tricks to promote their website and if and when Google catches on to what they’re doing. Things like hiding links, overloading pages with keywords, bugging Google with update notifications, and the like will tick off the search engine giant and get your site removed from Google’s database.
Is there an easy way to check? Head over to SEO Penalty and put the domain of the site in question in their form. You’ll receive a rating back ranging from 0 to 10 on how much Google has downgraded your site. Zero means fine and dandy while a ten means they’ve caught on and you need to clean up your act.
Well, there’s one good thing that came out of moving back over to wordpress.com. I’m now first listed over in Google when you search for ‘drmike.’ Check it out! 🙂
It’s a pity though that I’m only third when you write it correctly though. Have to work on that. Maybe I should start tagging all of my posts with ‘drmike‘ and ‘dr mike‘
edit: Actually had that on my to do list. Something else to knock off thte list as complete. 🙂
Looks like Google has taken action on preventing future Google Bombs.
I just think there were more folks talking about this example of Google Bombing instead of actually doing it. That and the sites talking about Google bombs probably outweigh in importance the sites doing the bombing.
I’m flipping through some of the posts about Google’s recent broken PR update (All of my new sites have PR0s still.) and came across this suggestion of removing the “rel=’nofollow'” bit from the comments.
I’ve got to admit that I’m kind of torn. While I can understand the
need to have the tag in the links, most bloggers monitor what appears
in their comments. I know I do. Anything that’s spam gets removed.
I’m going to remove it from my WordPress setup and see what happens.
While searching for support for a thread over at the WordPress.com support forums, I came across this post over on Matt Cutts‘s blog. While it didn’t help me with the issue of text size in Internet Explorer, I did find it interesting that he states that the latest upgrade of the Google Spiders would be discounting links that would be classified as “excessive reciprocal links, linking to spammy neighborhoods on the web, or link buying/selling.”
Makes me wonder now because I had thought of possibly supporting this site with the selling of some text adverts.
I’m still waiting for see what and how Google rates us on the next update. For the old site, which is now a mirror, I got a Google PR5 right off the bat. Hopefully it’ll be about the same this time through. 🙂