What's with all the backlink checkers?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by grifter730, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. grifter730

    grifter730 Newbie

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    I'm doing research on a competitor's website, trying to find out how many backlinks they have, and this is the results I got:
    opensiteexplorer.org: 0
    majesticseo.com: 25,573
    SEOQuake: 14

    I read elsewhere that some backlink checkers count non-indexed sites, and others don't. Can someone explain the difference? I'm assuming that the 25k result contains a bunch of crap backlinks that aren't worth all that much. I'm trying to get quality results, through white hat methods, so I was wondering if it's possible for me to figure out if I should just focus on the 14 results or the 25k results?
     
  2. grifter730

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  3. Jonny13131

    Jonny13131 Regular Member

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    Quite a few of the backlinks checkers will not be working properly anymore because yahoo sit explorer closed down and they used that. I think backlinkwatch.com is still working so you could try that and see what results you get.