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Google v. Alexa links

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by Artfulwhiz, Mar 18, 2013.

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    Does anyone know why there is such a big discrepancy in link count between those two?
    Google shows that I have 230 -Top domains that have links to pages on my site ; yet Alexa shows only 43 links.
    Artfulwhiz, Mar 18, 2013 IP
  2. dennisb

    dennisb Member

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    Can be several, mostly due the interpretation of the quality of the link or because some links are not crawled yet. Anyway I would not be bothered about it, Alexa has no influences on your site rankings so I would not care about it if I were you.
    dennisb, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    Artfulwhiz Greenhorn

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    Yet most pay attention to Alexa ranking.
    “mostly due the interpretation of the quality of the link” - if for example a link with PR5 site, and over 6 mos. old, is showing on G. and not on A. Do G. and A. have different tools to measure the quality of a same link?
    Artfulwhiz, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    dennisb Member

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    That is like asking if Pepsi is making the same cola as Coca-Cola so yeah, they have different standards.

    And tell me, which value brings Alexa in for your website? Focusing on Alexa rank is like focusing on Google pagerank for high result on SERP.
    dennisb, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    dejaone Active Member

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    Alexa has a smaller index database. Strong links are all visible in Alexa. You could use either Alexa link count or Google link count, but comparing Alexa link count with Google link count is meaningless.
    dejaone, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    Serp Creation Member

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    There would be one thing, that is Alexa count only those sites which have installed alexa toolbar.
    Serp Creation, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    Master Directory Well-Known Member

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    alexa is use his own tools call alexa toolbar too

    but google is more accurate than alexa
    Master Directory, Mar 18, 2013 IP
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    sharondzouza Greenhorn

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    I completely agree that Google is more accurate and holds more influence on page ranking so you should not be worrying so much about Alexa links.
    sharondzouza, Mar 18, 2013 IP
  9. Vishal Chadha

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    just like one version of the Google toolbar has spyware, they ask you if you want to send information about the sites you visit to Google, i think it is about the same thing for the Alexa toolbar, just some feedback from the program about what users in general are looking at.... kind of an Internet Nielson rating system
    Just like one version of the Google toolbar has sp
    Vishal Chadha, Apr 9, 2013 IP
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    alex06295 Active Member

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    All are different, no backlink checker would tell you the same number of links.. so you can use these tools to get overall ideas and nothing more than this.
    alex06295, Apr 10, 2013 IP
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    Alok8978 Greenhorn

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    Both have different parameter to calculate the value of link count and Google doesn't show the all links count. There is only one option that is Google web-master to see all backlinks of your website.
    Alok8978, Apr 11, 2013 IP