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Do backlink analysis tools ever show more backlinks then there is?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cenkoted, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. cenkoted

    cenkoted Junior Member

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    Does this ever happen?
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Cenkoted,

    I've not seen this personally. I suppose if a software program failed to update its index regularly, it could be showing inaccurate data that no longer exists. I know that they tend to show less than what is really out there. Even Google's tools only show you a portion of the links that are truly connected to your site.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
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    Yes sometimes because the index is not fresh and the tool is "remembering" old links that may have been deleted.

    A large index (lets say OSE) is always going to be about 4 weeks old.

    Its called the memory effect.

     
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    cenkoted Junior Member

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    Yes but, I saw over 1 mil links on majestic seo while I saw only 3 k on ahrefs. What should I trust...?
     
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    kikou Junior Member Premium Member

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    Well if the links are founds that mean they exist. Google will never show you everything so we cannot see the results of our work. I think that the most important is $.

    Are you making more money or not, that is the bottom line.
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Majestic gives you lots of info on those links. Are the 301's? When were they seen? Were they removed(majestic tells you of removed links).

    Aside from that, it may be that the links are moving fast and their index is stale.