I want my Google Sitelinks!

“You see that link?”

“Yeah, that’s a good’un.”

Every webmaster seems to be talking about his new Google Sitelinks. I am seeing more of these, are you? We had mentioned Google’s recent display of generosity. Well, finally, after being in line for 10 years, I got ‘em! Did you hear me? I said I actually have those little shortcuts generated algorithmically by Google when I rank number one for my brand name! Or do I? Now that we can all log into Google Webmaster Tools and view Sitelinks, I see them. There. But, I do not yet see them where they count: the search results. Below is what appears in Google Webmaster tools, but alas, a search for “clickfire” returns the same old results.

For those of you who have achieved Google Sitelinks, how are you finding them?

Clickfire Google Sitelinks in Google Webmaster Tools

Update: Google Sitelinks, Finally!

For quite a while I have been reading about Google Sitelinks and seeing them appear for large established sites and competitors, but never for Clickfire. I hear that Google has expanded the number of sites that show Sitelinks in their results. Not long after hearing this, I noticed my Sitelinks appearing in Google Webmaster Tools. Today, for the first time, I am seeing Sitelinks for Clickfire!

To prove I am not hallucinating and just in case they get yanked, here is what I am seeing in my browser for a Google search on the word, “clickfire.” I don’t see Sitelinks appearing for any other terms, but I’ll take what I can get!

Google Search Results Showing Sitelinks for Clickfire

Emory Rowland

Emory Rowland is editor and keeper of the flame at Clickfire. He's a fanatical blogger, entrepreneur and builder of Internet things from way back. Emory's love for social media and success with organic search led him to start a SEO consulting venture. Apart from the Internet, he could be considered by many as pretty worthless. More...

11 comments

  1. Emory,
    Check out your Google Sitemaps account and look at Top Search Queries under Statistics sub-heading on the left navigation. This is not actual, but you might check out your log reports for your highest traffic keyword from Google.

    Your sitelinks are supposed to show up when you are in the top spot for a search query. This might not be “clickfire” if their isn’t much activity for the search term.

    Of course, they may have updated your sitemaps account without updating the index… keep watching.

    Cheers

  2. Emory Rowland

    Stephen, I took a peek and didn’t see the Sitelinks for the top search queries yet. My sense it that what you suggested is true, Google may not have updated the index yet. Thanks for pointing this out.

  3. step1

    wow you can make your site top ten in googlee search

    with clickfire keyword

    if I want to make like you

    how to do?

    thanks

  4. Hey Emory,

    I can’t see Sitelinks anymore, for the search term Clickfire.

  5. Emory Rowland

    Cristian, thanks for pointing that out. Yeah, I only see Sitelinks on one datacenter now. All but the articles link still appear in Google Webmaster Tools. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted :)

  6. Emory,

    I found you by way of Brad Fallon’s twitter list, so you came highly recommended as someone interesting to get to know! :-)

    As for the listings, I am beginning to think it has as much to do with universal forces (whichever ones you may believe in) as skill with a little bit of luck thrown in! :-)

    Looking forward to getting to know you.

    Pat

  7. Emory Rowland

    Nice to meet you, Pat. I’m following you on Twitter now.

    Look forward to getting to know you as well and figuring out those universal forces one day :)

  8. seo

    thank you for your explanation text.

  9. Thanks for the posts about sitelinks. I have been trying to get resource about google sitelinks. I have also experienced a regional search difference for the sitelinks results.

    I did try the google search for “javra” aswell to see sitelinks.


    abeen
    javra.com

  10. ii

    How can I generate sitelinks for my site

    • Emory Rowland

      I don’t think there is a formula to generate sitelinks but I’ve run across tutorials that attempt to make guesses as to what’s required. I think the ultimate way is to create a site that features all the components that Google thinks to be valuable and a site that they want to send visitors to.

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