As part of running this blog I am interested in how people find my blog and what they are searching for. Green Data Center are the main key words I focus on but I am constantly surprised at how my google search results work for various topics.
As part of bing.com there are webmaster stats I can look at. Here is the current screen shot.
Ahh, 12,200 backlinks exist to my blog entries.
Backlinks (or back-links [UK]) are incoming links to a website or web page. In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page (though other measures, such as PageRank, are likely to be more important). Outside of SEO, the backlinks of a webpage may be of significant personal, cultural or semantic interest: they indicate who is paying attention to that page.
I knew people were linking to my blog and posts, but didn’t know there were that many. The high backlink count is something I didn’t know, and I can add it to secrets of my blog. Well, it is not much a secret as I blog about it, but it makes for a catchy title.
Thanks for linking to my posts, and letting me know what I post is useful.
As an example of backlinks driving results, google search for “urs hoelzle” produces the following. I’ve made it up to high search results based on backlinks, as I know it is not pure traffic as the googleblog’s have probably 100 times the amount of traffic I do.