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

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  1. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Senior 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!
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Because it costs a lot of money to scrape the whole internet :D
     
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    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 Senior Member

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