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Ahrefs: Lost backlinks? How did it happen?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoactive, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    The link is considered Lost if it existed when we crawled the page last time and doesn't appear to be on this page when we crawl it again.
     
  3. theRanker

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    It means the backlinks were present on those pages at some time in the past but when the robots crawled them again they were not present anymore. Simply "lost".
     
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    Could have been deleted as well.
     
  5. brank87

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    Why is it that ahrefs is reporting some links as lost but when I check the page they are still there and working. Any idea why could this be?
    Thanks!
     
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    Lost back links means = You have lost them.

    Those back links got deleted. as simple as that.
     
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    Crappy reporting?
     
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    You lose links when you build backlinks, it get indexed, went live and later on the site admin removed the links for spammy reasons e.t.c.

    Every one is practically fighting this cause in order to keep the originality of their site and avoid Google penalty.

    What you should do is find top good sites, publish original content and anchor links like you would do for traffic and conversion, that way they won't have a choice but to leave your link on permanently.
     
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    In the chart it has 57 lost backlinks!
    So in the tab Lost it show 2 backlinks!
    What's happened?
     
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    It means the backlinks were present on those pages at some time in the past but when the robots crawled them again they were not present anymore. Simply "lost".Could have been deleted as well.
     
  11. wizdorf

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    This happens naturally all of the time. Here's an example of a "lost" link.

    Ahrefs crawls a wordpress site with a link to your website. It sees that it's on the homepage of the domain when the link was crawled. As more posts go on that homepage link goes to page 2, page 3, or even deeper. Then when they revisit that site they see that the homepage link is gone and thus marked as lost. Then they crawl the internal pages and see the link and that's a new "added" link.

    This happens to the extreme because of category pages, sidebar comment widgets, and much more. It's just how it works.
     
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    Alright, I explain you much deeply. I watch the lost backlinks listed by ahrefs and locate one of the lost backlink from ahrefs lost backlink list. Finally i check the backlink for that backlink manually which is presented or not and got the result that my link is present in that lost backlink site. So, please let me know clearly how the lost backlink is calculated by ahrefs.

    Note: I check the link by search terms in that site and find out the external link is presented which is targeted to my site.
     
  13. patrickthomas

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    oh this is the matter of worry for me. on ahref my site too showed many lost backlinks. Now i would be trying to research a bit about it and will answer soon.
    meanwhile if anyone can tell me what is broken link because many of my links are broken according to ahref.
     
  14. derago21

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    Some sites comments have a tendency to show them on sidebars..
    so, when new comments pop up your comments(backlinks) will fall off from the sidebar.
    Which obviously will make ahref report as lost backlinks..
     
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    For my case it's even stranger :

    I built a backlink from my pbn site to my money site, and on Majestic it was seen. But after 1 or 2 weeks it is shown as "DELETED" (when I put my mouse on the word "deleted", it shows "timeout"). How can this backlink be shown as "Deleted" if it's not ???

    I mean, it's my website so I know it's live... So freaking weird!