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Yahoo Site Explorer / API SEO SpyGlass Different

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pokerjk, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I just checked a domain with Yahoo site explorer and got 190 backlinks for the domain.

    I then checked it with SEO SpyGlass and get 999 back links with just Yahoo site explorer checked and using an API.

    How can this be?

    Cheers
     
  2. fizz707

    fizz707 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    this is quite amazing news actually - as you know site explorer will never give you a full amount of backlinks, only a small snapshot.

    what seo spyglass does is it rotates user agents and gets to pull more backlinks out of site explorer, plus using an API gives you additional, historic backlink data, plus SEO spyglass runs several queries to get additional backlinks...

    so such a discrepancy is a good showcase of how many more backlinks you can pull out of site explorer with the help of seo spyglass versus doing backlink search manually.

    if you do want to have your doubts dispelled completely, have link-assistant support guys test your URL and interpret the data difference for you
     
  3. vhick

    vhick Newbie

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    I have the same presumption with this one, but better to ask their support.
     
  4. pokerjk

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    Well SEO spyglass now just seems to be pulling around 995-1000 backlinks per domain. This must be the max it can pull?

    My seoquake addon for firefox can show up to 1,000,000 back links! Shame it doesn't show the other details seo spyglass does :/
     
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    You can get waaay more than 1000 backlinks. actually, we ran some tests here and were able to squeeze out 30K backlinks out of seo spyglass. Here are some tips on how to do it:

    - select all the supported search engines (412 SEs are supported by SEO SpyGlass, the more SE's - the more backlinks - the merrier)

    - do backlink search switching between different regional proxy servers - you will most definitely get more, different backlinks when you search through various international proxies. since spyglass comes with built in proxy-rotation, all you have to do is have the tool collect different proxies, verify which ones are still alive and choose a variety of regional proxies to maximize your backlink search

    - expand your backlink database over time. since it's been reported that search engines change their "1000 backlinks" lists every once in a while, it helps to collect backlinks from a search engine, wait for a couple weeks, and re-collect backlinks from the same search engine. This way, just by waiting a bit, you can get more than 1000 backlinks out of a search engine.

    Last note: to make SEO SpyGlass work faster, split the tasks in chunks: first collect backlinks, then check backlink factors.