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Is it just me or is Moz backlink reporting very inefficient?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mqs1000, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

    May 4, 2013
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    I subscribed to Moz.com for $99 per month mainly so I can check detailed back link reports on websites. The first red flag was when I checked the back links for a particular website I am working on. I was surprised when I saw only 3 links listed. I then used my daily free back link check on Majestic SEO and it showed 57 back links for the same exact address. So I contacted them and they said:

    So it doesn't show useless or low authority back links. I would have liked to see ALL backlinks even if many of them are weak... Isn't that the main purpose of a back link profile? Maybe I can build 2nd tier links to those weak links to strengthen them and then 3rd tier links to those 2nd tier links. But now I have no idea what these weaker links are that I can possibly strengthen. Why wouldn't Moz just show all of the links?

    So I kind of put this in the back of my mind for a short while until I checked a different website. This happens to be my own personal website that I have been building links to for a while. I am a web designer so I put my link in the footer of every Wordpress website I create as a credit. So ignoring the fact that Moz only listed 247 back links for this website when Majestic SEO listed 17,894, I manually checked the entire list for a specific link that I had added over a year ago. It came to mind because I knew it was a pretty strong link that I had added in the footer of this website I created. The website has a page authority of 32 and domain authority of 22. The back link was not listed. I contacted support and asked why it wasn't showing and they said:

    Firstly I can't "sneak the link higher" because the footer is the footer and that's generally where a credit link goes. Has anyone else experienced this inefficiency? I am about to cancel my Moz subscription and switch to another service. I just want to see all my back links no matter how weak or strong and definitely no matter where they are placed on the page. Is Majestic SEO better in terms of backlink reports? How about Ahrefs? I'd be willing to sign up with one of your referral links to help someone out.
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

    Jan 8, 2010
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    I personally like ahrefs, out all services that and semrush are the most I trust more when it comes to actual numbers :)

  3. theRevolt

    theRevolt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jul 29, 2009
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    Rather look at majestic or ahrefs. Moz sucks, it is all hype.