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Question about backlinks.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mejxxxxxx, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Mejxxxxxx

    Mejxxxxxx Registered Member

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    Hey guys.

    I am analyzing the backlinks of one website. Question:



    ahrefs shows me the website has a total of 61 backlinks.


    majesticseo founds a total of 62 backlinks. But they mention that these 62 backlings are the sum of the last 90 days. In the last five years they found 280 backlings. But when I want a list of the backlinks they only found the 62.


    Traffic Travis shows me a sum of 320 backlinks. But when I do a research on them they only show about 55 backlinks.


    Spyglass founds a total of 60 backlinks.



    So why is that? Do only the links in the last 90 days up to 1 year count? Or are the older links lost ?
     
  2. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    You need to remember that each of those websites operates their own spider bot, that 'discovers' your incoming links as it crawls around the interwebs, so depending on how efficiently those bots work and how well the results are indexed, each will return a different result.

    That said, however, I'm surprised that each of them is reporting a number so close to the others... that would tend to indicate that the domain is older, and the backlinks are old too - which is certainly a good thing.
     
  3. KoolCat

    KoolCat Newbie

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    Like Tony said every service has their own crawler bots and since most of them are the same
    it means all backlinks have been indexed a long time meaning the domain is probably carrying some
    decent PR.
     
  4. jollyman

    jollyman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is no tool that accurately measures backlinks. Because, the post or links you got from other sites may be removed, expired or some are counted as spam in the eyes of Google..
     
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    Not even google can crawl the entire WWW, so even google's link statistics are skewed. As is obvious from some real shitty search results in some niches.
     
  6. johndefoe

    johndefoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Depending on what your needs are, you can use combined results from all those services. :)
     
  7. brexilator

    brexilator Newbie

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    Try downloading all links, merge them and dedupe to get your own total. You could then use those as a guide.