I have two websites that have a good number of backlinks (around 1000 backlinks). Both were started in 1995 and 1996 and were fairly popular at the time. I have never let the domains expire, nor have I ever transfered the domains.
However, for a period of time I pointed these domains to another website (to help get it off the ground). But I have since stopped doing that, making the original sites available again.
I recently noticed that Google is not giving me credit for most of the backlinks earned for both of these older sites. I'm guessing that these backlinks were erased when I pointed the domain to my other website.
Is there anyway to regain credit for these links? I have already submitted a request to email@example.com
. I mostly got cookie cutter responses that haven't been of much help.
Thanks for your response.