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Anybody lost a ton of link data in Webmaster Tools ?

   
4:48 am on Feb 5, 2013 (gmt 0)



I'm seeing a huge shift in what's being reported by the "Links to your Site" page across all the domains in my WMT account.

Something like 50-75% of Links that still exist and were previously reported are now gone.
6:47 am on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Missing links in GWT are bak ;)
7:11 am on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Missing links in GWT are bak ;)

Not for me :( (from Spain)
9:06 am on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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They are back for my biggest site (55,000 links, had gone down to 120) but not the others

[edited by: denisl at 9:09 am (utc) on Feb 12, 2013]

9:07 am on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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:: racing to look ::

That's not a missing link. It's Piltdown Man :(
12:39 pm on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I notice my stats in HTML improvements reverted to an earlier data set yesterday, one that's at least a fortnight out of date. So this may not be the only bug.

I don't check the links in that often so I can't give a percentage, but they do seem to be down on what I remember. What's left is as much junk as genuine.
12:49 pm on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)



Yes data is now back. I have gone from 85 links last week to 3051 this month. Good news
12:53 pm on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Lol, mine shows 7.
5:47 pm on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I notice my stats in HTML improvements reverted to an earlier data set yesterday
Darn, I didn't realize that area has also been affected. I would love to see the difference between improvements they are normally suggesting and those they were suggesting while what appears to be all actually important data was gone. Did you make a note of what was gone / what remained?
7:01 pm on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Mine are back as well and a disavow request I made a week ago has not kicked in yet, according to GWT anyway.

Now if only I could see my "not selected" numbers again to make sure I don't have any rogue unwanted pages kicking about in Google's brain I'd be happy.
7:19 pm on Feb 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Mine are also back, but I have HTML improvements reverted to an earlier data.
And puf, the excluded pages, now called indexed ever keeps increasing....I fixed the soft 404 errors on the 8/1
2:34 am on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Mine are back

... and that's the exasperating part. They're not changed, improved or updated; it's simply the same information that used to be there. If it was something mechanical like moving the database to a new server or upgrading the coding language, couldn't they just say so?
7:52 am on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Links are back..
12:31 pm on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Links are now back in WMT....
4:44 pm on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)



My links have returned to WMT.
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