I've been waiting for a refresh of external links myself. In the past couple of months, the WMT External link report seemed to be updating about once-a-week. I've been waiting about 3-4 weeks for an update myself. WMT points to a reporting server, and the information that it displays is certainly not real-time.
On a separate note, the fact that nothing shows up for you with site:www.example.com, is one of 2 things:
1) Google hiccup - this has happened to me before;
2) On a worse note, it could mean that you've been banned from Google for a serious infraction;
Since I've never been banned outright, I'm not qualified to comment on why you are seeing stuff in WMT, but not via the site: command. I would hang in there, until WMT makes its next report on links available, before drawing any conclusions.
clicking the number of internal or external link in WMT gives "no results found" for all of my sites listed there.....
should i be worried?
External links looks broken today.
alright, it seems like a lot of people have been experiencing this lately.
Caribguy - i haven't had anything for the last few weeks tho not just today.
doughayman - i dont think im banned when i do a site search my pages still come up in the index, it's only when i do an external link search for links pointing to my site that nothing comes up
I'm just hoping this has nothing to do with my rank dropping over 500 spots in a relatively uncompetitive niche. It's crazy actually, i have a site devoted 100% to the specific niche, and 1 post i put on one of my unrelated blogs about the same thing ranks higher right now ( first page actually)
It should be fixed by now, according to Google [webmaster-forum-announcements.blogspot.com...]
Maybe it's been fixed for some websites, but I just checked mine and it still says "no links found" for both internal and external links.
I am also seeing no links found for external and internal links.
A page on one of my sites, that under "crawl stats" is listed as the page with the highest pagerank for the site, is totally missing in the "pages with external links" section.
still broken for my site as well
broken here as well so far!
did anyone else stop getting new links in their webmaster tools on january 27th?
all links were gone but
has been fixed for me yesterday
that's the thing though, i still have links in my webmaster tools but they haven't changed for a month even though i've gotten a lot more links, even some from pg rank 5-6 sites.
Also no links show up when a link:www.site.com search is done, not even the one that are in my webmaster tools. I think i have something completely different going on