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Yahoo not showing full backlink count anymore?

     
6:39 pm on Nov 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Backlinks shown for one site by Yahoo was 873 yesterday - 671 today. (23% drop)

Two other sites showed drops of 21% and 24%. I heard that backlinks would not be viewable next year - never heard about them pulling a google-type-don't-show-everything approach.

Are there any decent free backlink tools left?
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Try blekko.
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does one need an account to use blekko for link checking
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Try blekko.


My two-year-old 900+ backlinked site only has 12 out of 117 pages indexed and is showing 47 backlinks. (Even Google's SERPs show 68 backlinks and they hardly show anything.)

Either I'm considered a spammy site or blekko is in the early stages of reaching out to UK sites?
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Great stats for some sites, but methinks their crawl budget is quite challenged :)
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Try blekko.

My two-year-old 900+ backlinked site only has 12 out of 117 pages indexed and is showing 47 backlinks. (Even Google's SERPs show 68 backlinks and they hardly show anything.)

Either I'm considered a spammy site or blekko is in the early stages of reaching out to UK sites?


Ah! You have to click "SEO" ... but now it says I have 1847 inbound links which I don't think is right either.
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same thing here.

400K backlinks down to 310K overnight.

Blekko is pretty poor in terms of accurate counts in my opinion.

Strange - the inbound link count in Google Webmaster Tools is still showing the same number though.

The one good thing, since we monitor 20 competitor websites every day and detail their backlink counts - I can see that everyone of their websites also have this drop - within 5% difference.

They have either have changed the way they are counting (ie only acknowledging X number from any given domain) - or they have a bug.

Strikes me as being strange that they would update their methodology on the way to shutting their Site Explorer down in the coming months. Why would they do that or make any improvements to it?

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blekko's crawl is smaller than some, and we prioritize it to websites and webpages we think are more important. This might be excluding many of the backlinks for some websites, or have only a small effect for others. Also, keep in mind that the backlink count is approximate; it is only accurate to +- 50% or so.
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Hi Greg, welcome to the forum. Thanks for the feedback. ;)