Most of us use Yahoo site Explorer, Open Site Explorer or Majestic to report how many backlinks our sites have ( I use all three).
OSE report that their index is updated +- every 4 weeks. We are building links and I find that these tools dont always pick up the links we get.
The big question, how accurate are these tools for reporting link growth?
How long should we check , is every weeks realistic to trawl the entire internet?
All my links are indexed in G and are live (tested), yet these tools are not that accurate.
A client can often just run a report on OSE and from this come to the conclusion that you are not building links.
What is everyones experience/thoughts on this?