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how to backlink checkers work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by turdface, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I get different results depending on which ones I use. Are they just big databases that constantly spider the internet looking for links or what? That sounds like it would require a ton of memory.

    I'm talking about the ones that actually show you the backlinks in the results, not the ones that just show you the number of backlinks that basically just do a "link:domain.com" search.
     
  2. Hartwigm

    Hartwigm Junior Member

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    It depends on the service, most are now useless. Many just pulled from Yahoo Site Explorer which no longer exists. Focus on rankings and less on backlink numbers would be my advice.
     
  3. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I don't care about backlink numbers, I was just curious how they worked. Like open site explorer, backlinkchecker, link diagnosis, etc.
     
  4. turdface

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    bump for nightcrew!
     
  5. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    SEO spyglass allegedly maintains it's own database. They admit it may be a little bit behind as well.
     
  6. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    So it's not possible with a database somewhere of spidered data, correct?

    A search for a given site has to crawl some database and can't just go "explore" the internet and find all the links in real time, correct?
     
  7. williamk

    williamk BANNED BANNED

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    I think that party marty is right. because other than that there is no way to see them.