I've been wondering about this for some time, and I assume others must have experienced this. When I launch a website I first put links to it on other websites, forums and so on. Not really to get traffic, mainly to make sure that search engines know about the site and start indexing it. Also it seems a generally accepted fact that the more links to a site there are the higher up in the results they come. Now google is up there with msn/yahoo when it comes to speed of indexing the site. But it's aknowledging the links that it doesn't seem to do. When I search MSN for link:mynewsite.com or Yahoo for linkdomain:mynewsite.com I get tens of results but when I search google for link:mynewsite.com I get nothing! It can take months for even one or two links to be accepted by Google. Does anyone have any explanations for this? I still think that Google produce the most quality results but they seem to be so slow about links. So, is there a reason for this or am I doing something wrong?