Tuesday July 27, 2010 09:30

Indexed without backlinks

Posted by Sakoo as SEO

It’s been awhile since my last post. I have been really busy lately and blogging wasn’t that much a priority. Anyway, I have been working on a new project for Dutch audience, a price comparison website, which should be ready in a week or two. I started already with  indexing the domain I want to host the website on in the future, just to have a little kick start when all is ready. Created few text pages with the same internal link structure I’m planning to use. All works fine, I have already started to receive some organic traffic from G. The main project is being hosted on another test domain.

In the past I’ve heard stories that G is indexing the web not only through backlinks but that they also use browser data from users. Well, I can now officially sustain that story. When looking at my server stats I noticed some bot activity on my test domain, which has never been linked and was freshly registered, just to host the developers version of the project. A query in Google amazed me a bit, almost 2,000 pages have been indexed, all without any links to the site. I also checked Google and Yahoo to see if someone accidentally created a link to my test domain, but it was not the case.

Summarizing, I’m pretty happy about this, the amount of indexed pages tells me that the internal link structure and site speed are more than OK. The finished project will host about 6 million pages so the indexing the whole thing was the main issue to make it work. I’m now convinced that it will work just fine.

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