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60% of my yahoo backlinks disappeared overnight? WTF? Can anyone give an explanation?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by txhepoker, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    60% of my yahoo backlinks disappeared overnight? WTF? Can anyone give an explanation?

    This morning I also had 300 directory submissions I pinged. Could that of had an impact? I wouldn't think so but I am just wondering how I could lose 1200 backlinks overnight???

    Thank you for your help...
     
  2. Giuni

    Giuni Power Member

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    maybe you did a comment and that post was on the sidebar widget "popular posts"
    so you have been given like all the posts urls from that domain
    after the post is gone from popular posts, it takes some days, but eventually you will "loose" all the previous backlinks and keep only the url where you posted your comment/backlink

    i think this is what was happening to your website

    cheers
     
  3. SuperLinks

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    Don't stress out! This is actually a Yahoo SiteExplorer issue today. All of my websites have lost 50%-60% of their backlinks today. This happened about a month or two ago, and all the links were recovered within 24-48 hours.

    Again, don't worry about it and give it a few days. Yahoo has been making some changes recently and I believe thats all it is.
     
  4. hamd01

    hamd01 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Same for me. I was at around 1,000 and have dropped to 441. Hopefully they will return.
     
  5. SuperLinks

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    Hamd01 - Honestly don't worry about it. They will return, I used to freak out when massive changes like this happened in my backlink count. Now I just know its part of the ever evolving game.
     
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    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I had one site that listed over 12k backlinks. Today it said 670. That's a huge difference.
     
  7. Dannah

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    That's exactly what happened to me! At about the same time you posted it, maybe an hour or 2 earlier. I opened Yahoo explorer hoping to discover new links from latest link building operations, but only found out that half of my links has gone!

    I see that the experts advise us no to worry, so this gives me a little hope.
     
  8. DavidM19

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    Yahoo tends to do this, just ignore it and carry on.

    Don't focus on the amount, focus on your serps :)
     
  9. googlemonster

    googlemonster Supreme Member

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    same here bing issue
     
  10. thegame95

    thegame95 Junior Member

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    i also lost many backlinks yeasterday but today they are all back it seems.
     
  11. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    All bueno! They're back... YEA!!!
     
  12. secretboy08

    secretboy08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    they will comeback,this seems to happening pretty frequently now.
     
  13. goodseoman

    goodseoman Power Member Premium Member

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    Just another kind of SE dancing!!!
     
  14. Dannah

    Dannah Registered Member

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    You were right! My links were all back the day after, and even discovered a few new ones.
     
  15. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    this case happened more than once! don't worry this only "TEMPORARY yahoo problem" LOL