Does anyone lately see a significant drop in their number of existing backlinks in Open Site Explorer, majority of which still exist?
I saw nearly 20% of our backlinks count compared to last month, and upon random checking, found that those backlinks that are reported missing still do exist. But I didn't see that for our competitors.
Anyone knows why? OSE linkmap is powered by Linkscape
On a side note, I don't think that open site explorer is all that accurate at finding links. Others more familiar with it might want to weigh in on that, though, because it is not something I want to swear by.
I thought it was maybe one step notch than the backlinks that google shows you in WMT, but that's about it.