Discussion in 'SEO Search Engine Optimisation' started by leelee, Feb 8, 2009.
Can someone explain why sites have backlinks in altavista and yahoo but none in google?
That's because search engines have different algorithms or criteria for counting backlinks.
Also depends on how you are looking at the backlinks - are you using Google Webmaster tools? Sometimes Yahoo Site Explorer shows backlinks then some time later (maybe days) they show up in Webmaster tools.
Thanks for both these replies, is google webmaster tools for use on your own sites only?
Reason i ask is iv been trying to find sites that have expired with lots of backlinks and that's how i discovered the difference with altavista and google.
I also discovered that just because a site has 200+ backlinks doesn't mean it has pagerank!
By coincidence this thread has just started by someone who has a tool for doing what you ask:
Thanks for that.
Google focuses more on relevancy while taking into account the number of backlinks of a website whereas Yahoo is not as powerful as Google and inevitabley it shows more backlinks than Google.
Google also gives more value on relevant backlinks from dofollow sites. But other search engines like yahoo still count nofollow links as backlinks.
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