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What is *Dropped* backlink in Ahrefs?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by soa0611, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. soa0611

    soa0611 Senior Member

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    What is *Dropped* backlink in Ahrefs?
     
  2. DigitalCon

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    Ones that the site has lost.
     
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    Dropped backlinks are those you had but for some reason now are removed
     
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    Basically links that the site deleted or removed, or if an entire site went offline or deleted your URL.
     
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    soa0611 Senior Member

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    thanks for your replies guys
    but as i see all these backlinks are alive, moreover these pages still indexed in google
    may be its some Ahrefs mistake?
     
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    At times when ahrefs bot is unable to access a webpage, it marks all the outbound links on that page as dropped. Same goes with majestic.
     
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    Yeah lost backlinks in both Ahrefs and Majestic is pretty unreliable, I don't pay too much attention to them unless its either a very important link or there is a larger than normal number of lost links. Other than that its mostly just noise.
     
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    Thanks for your post. Eased the Nerves!
     
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    It's pretty much self explanatory, a link that has been removed or is not live anymore.