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Why do all the backlink checkers vary so greatly? Who is the real deal?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bigballin6161, May 4, 2012.

  1. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have been using Ahrefs, Open Site Explorer, and Majestic. Each time I check the same site the amount of backlinks that each of these show are wayyyyyyy different. So which one is the real deal? Why is there such a variance among them...like its not even close!
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Because it costs a lot of money to scrape the whole internet :D
     
  3. wahidpolin

    wahidpolin Regular Member

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    Totally depends on how big their indexes are.The bigger it is the more backlink it will show.
     
  4. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So which one would you guys think is the most accurate?