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GWT Showed 800 links the other day now 100?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bigballin6161, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The other day I noticed someone sent a bunch of bad links to my site. Like 200 of them so I assume it was Neg Seo.

    I had 800 links and today I looked and it only shows 100 links and all the bad ones are gone.

    But also my 80 youtube links from my channel no longer show up in there at all either.

    My ranking for my main keyword have gone down slightly when i check manually but in WMT it shows clicks way down.

    Also in the last week I changed my site to https. Does this need to be changed in WMT as well?

    What just happened? And what do I do?

    Edit: I just looked again and now there is zero links to my homepage!
     
  2. ches32

    ches32 Regular Member

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    I aslo changed to https few weeks back, after reading your post checked WMT and it shows that keyword position went down as well as traffic and links went from about 600 down to 7 now. However still ranking the same and recieving average amount of traffic, so I'am sure that we just need to change to https in WMT.
    Will probably do it tommorrow, have you done it yet?
     
  3. TheLinkGuy

    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    Webmaster tools is a joke for checking your links. I have sites with hundreds of thousands of links and they show only a few thousand. You want to use a backlink checker like Ahrefs to get a more realistic link count.
     
  4. patrick007

    patrick007 Registered Member

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    yeah you can use ahrefs to check backlinks but in the end of the day google ranks your site no ahrefs so i think WMT is the real tool to check backlinks
     
  5. terrycody

    terrycody Supreme Member

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    So the question lay in the "If GWT should show all your website links" , I personally have no idea about this, maybe It wont show all your links? And for change https thing, I read someone told wait the dust settle down and to check it again, GWT got fluctuation too.
     
  6. Steveputlocker

    Steveputlocker Junior Member

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    GWT only shows sample of links, thats what google officials said in webmaster help forum