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Google Esmerelda mini FAQ


Author Message
GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: June 15, 2003 6:17 PM 

Importance: Medium

GG summarizes some key points about the new index (all of which he has previously mentioned in recent posts). Link to quote
GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]
allanp73, I'll start the Esmeralda mini-FAQ. :)

Q: Can I compare link counts from the Esmeralda index to pre-Dominic link counts?
A: No, it's like comparing apples to oranges.

Q: Can I compare link counts from Dominic to this Esmeralda update?
A: Yes. That's comparing apples to apples. :)

Q: Is the PageRank showing for my site my final PageRank?
A: Probably not. Unless you're really familiar with hosts files, toolbarqueries.google.com, and DNS, your toolbar might be talking to the older index. If you feel adventurous about these subjects, feel free to hotwire your DNS entries, but I'd recommend that most people wait for the index to settle down more and just check their PR then.

Q: I have 500 pages indexed, but I don't see my backlinks. Should I worry?
A: No. We don't show backlinks below a certain PR threshold. The fact that we crawled and indexed pages from your site is eveidence that we found and handled those links correctly though.

Maybe I'll add to it if other people have related questions. :)

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