Google Willing to Share Just a Little More Link Data
Now, before everyone runs off and pops the top off a bottle of champagne, Matt Cutts would like you to know about a certain caveat to the new tool.
Do not assume just because you see a backlink that itâ€™s carrying weight. Iâ€™m going to say that again: Do not assume just because you see a backlink that itâ€™s carrying weight. Sometime in the next year, someone will say â€œBut I saw an insert-link-fad-here backlink show up in Googleâ€™s backlink tool, so it must count. Right?â€ And then Iâ€™ll point them back here, where I say do not assume just because you see a backlink that itâ€™s carrying weight.
That wascally wabbit! Just when we thought we were finally seeing all of our backlinks, Matt goes and spoils the fun. 🙂
So, question for Google, why in the world can’t we see ALL of our backlinks? We’re grown-ups, we can handle it. We promise, if we see something that we shouldn’t, we’ll close our eyes and pretend it was never there.