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I've Just Had A Link Request From Google..

Discussion in 'Google' started by Paz, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. #1
    Seriously it's to a virgin email address only associated with our Webmaster Tools account;

    Subject: Link http://www.xxxxxxx.com/ to the xxxxxx Google+ page

    has sent you a request to link http://www.xxxxx.com/ to the xxxxxx Google+ page.
    Linking a Google+ page to a website not only helps build relationships with friends and followers, but also makes a page eligible to show up on the right-hand side of search for relevant queries which may make the page more discoverable.
    SEMrush
    I'm going to write back and tell them we only do paid links and see what they say :)
     
    Paz, Feb 6, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Giamatti

    Giamatti Well-Known Member

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    i dont see why you think this email comes from google itself...
     
    Giamatti, Feb 7, 2013 IP
  3. Paz

    Paz Well-Known Member

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    Well as I mentioned the email it came to is only used for our Google accounts.

    I didn't mention the replyto address; wmt-noreply @ google.com :)

    I realise these fields are easily faked and I understand everyone's scepticism - would someone at Google really ask for a backlink?
     
    Paz, Feb 7, 2013 IP
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    chrisdingle Greenhorn

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    Seems legit ;)
     
    chrisdingle, Feb 7, 2013 IP
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    webmaster1189 Well-Known Member

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    #5
    someone actually sent you a request on your page for linking it, just like when someone adds you as a mod and google sends you a notification
     
    webmaster1189, Feb 7, 2013 IP
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    Knocks Active Member

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    Nothing strange about this. They are simply promoting their Google+ service and asking you to link up an existing site to a G+ profile, since they already know through Webmaster Tools (or Analytics) that you are the owner.
     
    Knocks, Feb 7, 2013 IP
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    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    Knocks (above) is right. Google is not wanting a link from you to google.com. They are wanting you to link your website and your google+ page. That is a good thing to do.
     
    Jim4767, Feb 15, 2013 IP
  8. speedyarticle

    speedyarticle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Is Google getting short of links ? LOL
     
    speedyarticle, Feb 16, 2013 IP
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    singhabhishek251 Greenhorn

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    I do not think this is for back-links if that request is really from Google then it is just to promote their Google Plus and not to get the back-link. I have also seen at many places that Google will recommend using Google plus.
     
    singhabhishek251, Feb 16, 2013 IP
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    lightlysalted Active Member

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    Interesting, I've not heard of this approach before by Google, but like you say if it's come from a top level domain then it sounds legit, all the best with it!
     
    lightlysalted, Feb 16, 2013 IP
  11. Paz

    Paz Well-Known Member

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    Well www.google.com went from PR10 to PR9 last year, so I'd imagine Google has some ground here to make up :)
     
    Paz, Feb 18, 2013 IP
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    Really interesting thing, I knew here...

    If this is the way, then link exchange is not black hat technique?
     
    Serp Creation, Feb 22, 2013 IP
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    Paz Well-Known Member

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    Well there are link exchanges via arrangements such as; "I'll put your link amongst this page of crap if you include me on this page of poo" and there are agreements to link to each other for mutual benefits eg exposure and traffic.

    I'd say the former is useless - call it black hat if you like; I dont know, but the latter usually works well for everyone. :)
     
    Paz, Feb 24, 2013 IP
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    Swift Tony Greenhorn

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    It is something related to Google Authorship. Like they ask you to connect your G+ profile with your site, so you will get your photo and name in rich snippets and so on. But indeed, it does look like a link exchange request. Write them back that you only post paid links and list your prices xD
     
    Swift Tony, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    abdobasha2004 Well-Known Member

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    #15
    this is not something big !
     
    abdobasha2004, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    prawyyy Active Member

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    It is good that Google interest in your site. You can do a test to see whether such linking will positively affect the value of your hand. If Google will cooperate with your website it can go with the noticeable benefits.
     
    prawyyy, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    speedyarticle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Google beaten by Twitter, after all Twitter has a PR10 and Google has a 9. lol
    G must have some strong grounds here :p :)
     
    speedyarticle, Feb 26, 2013 IP