Getting Links From Google

19 Nov 2009, Posted by admin in Google, 4 Comments

Getting Links From Google

I’ve not looked into this too much, but it appears as if there’s a chance that you can get links directly from Google. Hat-tip to Andrew Girdwood for mentioning this on Twitter.

This page on Google is actually indexable, because their robots.txt doesn’t appear to be set up quite right. Get that page indexed and, in theory, you should be able to get links directly from Google.


I’m not sure if these links are passing juice (and in truth, if the page isn’t linked to internally then it’s debatable how much juice can be passed) but I haven’t yet found any reason for why juice would be blocked. No nofollow, it’s crawlable and able to be indexed. Bizarre, eh?

Don’t expect this to last too long, by the way 😉

Flickr image from Stevacek

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November 19, 2009 3:20 pm

malcolm coles

I remember reading some Googler saying they didn’t count links from their own domain. Wonder if this was a blanket policy or based on robots.txt. Can’t find the quote now, sorry.

November 19, 2009 4:06 pm


Cheers Malcolm, it’s an interesting one. I can’t see an immediate reason why the links wouldn’t count, but then again it’s possible that they’ve manually set it to not follow links that are clearly in their search results. If I was Google, that’s probably what I’d do.

August 20, 2010 9:51 pm

Ell Henry

I may be 9 months late but it is worth a try, whom would pass a chance of getting link juice from google…I just found Shark SEO through twitter and thought I would see wha gwan. I also didn’t know there were companies that charge £50 per month and less in some instances for seo in house..Do you think that SEO services like this do more harm then good or is it fair game.. also I was looking at getting being a certified SEO professional but some companies charge around £250 as a minumum for the test what is your opinion on certification and if you are pro certification whom would you recommend

August 22, 2010 6:03 pm


Hi Ell,

It depends on what you’re trying to do, but I’d be surprised if someone could come up with a solid, realistic SEO strategy and deliver accurate keyword research, raise (and help fix) technical issues and help build the right links to help drive results on only £50/month.

I wouldn’t recommend paying someone to become a certified SEO – it’s not really how it works. If you wanted some verifiable proof that you knew what you were doing, the best thing would be to get some proof of results that you’ve delivered for clients or your own sites. Good luck.

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