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Yahoo Backlinks Update

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by Abhik, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. #1
    I just noticed a huge drop in backlinks in yahoo siteexplorer.
    So, is there an update going on?
    SEMrush
     
    Abhik, Sep 2, 2008 IP
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  2. justinlorder

    justinlorder Peon

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    #2
    Do you mean yahoo ignore some links and begin to pay attention to link quality rather than quality ?
     
    justinlorder, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  3. Jim4767

    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    Good catch. I went and checked and found my Yahoo backlink count had dropped by about 5,000.

    Reasons? Hard to tell, and I doubt Yahoo will reveal them. My gut feeling is that Yahoo could be:
    • Discounting forum signature links.
    • Or perhaps cleaning out old links from now-defunct, quick-buck directories.
    But those are just guesses.
     
    Jim4767, Sep 2, 2008 IP
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    zurpit.com Peon

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    #4
    maybe they are starting to count only quality links
     
    zurpit.com, Sep 2, 2008 IP
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    snowbird Notable Member

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    #5
    Yahoo frequently builds its database of backlinks. Normally these drops are just temporary.
     
    snowbird, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  6. izwanmad

    izwanmad Banned

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    #6
    I didn't noticed anything as my backlinks increased/decreased normally .... I don't know what do you mean by the update... as it update everyday .. lol..
     
    izwanmad, Sep 2, 2008 IP
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    dairyman Notable Member

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    Yeah. There was a huge drop in the number of backlinks for many of my sites and the reduction was almost one third of the total numbers. Yahoo started following the google trend while counting the number of backlinks?
     
    dairyman, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  8. Jim4767

    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    Daily updates are minor swings. In this update I dropped 5,000 Yahoo links. Not normal; this was a major backlink change.
     
    Jim4767, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  9. deshabhishek007

    deshabhishek007 Banned

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    #9
    -1000 links to me !!
    Yahoo is taking links seriously ??
     
    deshabhishek007, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  10. hardevzala

    hardevzala Banned

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    #10
    Yahoo Get Very Fast Backlinks and Google is Very Long Time Give backlinks But Google Backlink is very Quality Backlinks.
     
    hardevzala, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  11. Abhik

    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    #11
    Yeah, that are the reasons perhaps.
    Or they might be ignoring nofollow links now.
    So, since Yahoo is taking backlinks this serious, can we expect a Google PR link thing from them? :)
     
    Abhik, Sep 2, 2008 IP
  12. rizzy

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    #12
    My links have not changed. They have actually went up by 7, but that is nothing significant enough to report.
     
    rizzy, Sep 3, 2008 IP
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    #13
    Yea Abhik,

    this was a major updation of Yahoo site Explorer.

    but need to check about the Nofollow links if they are ignoring to explorer in our external links?

    I think, they should display our all the Dofollow/nofollow links so we can get all the ideas atleast from Yahoo site explorer.

    Thanks

    Eric
     
    gtwlabs, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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    dbinto Well-Known Member

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    #14
    I've noticed that the backlinks totals seem to have changed for some sites but not all.
    Any other solutions besides using Yahoo to check backlinks (not Google webmaster tools)?

    Thanks
    db
     
    dbinto, Sep 4, 2008 IP
  15. DiscoStu

    DiscoStu Peon

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    #15
    On of my sites completely tanked in Y! while staying strong in MSN and G in August. The site is an authority site with lots of content and several competitive #1 placements in G. I've heard several similar stories over at Webmaster world, and it seems to come from an update in early August:

    http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000610.html.

    Anyone else experience this?
     
    DiscoStu, Sep 4, 2008 IP
  16. kingofsanda

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    #16
    I noticed a huge drop in my backlinks from yahoo siteexplorer today, I hope
    it's temporary.
     
    kingofsanda, Sep 4, 2008 IP
  17. Website Design Perth

    Website Design Perth Peon

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    #17
    Same here DiscoStu - from page 1 to page 6.

    Happened around Aug 24 for me.

    At or around the same time, my website rose in both Google and Live.

    I'm now in a 'wait and see' holding pattern (aka scratching my head and wondering wtf?)
     
    Website Design Perth, Sep 4, 2008 IP
  18. Website Design Perth

    Website Design Perth Peon

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    #18
    Sorry...

    What peeves me more is that one of the web design firms I point out as being an seo black-hatter in my recent blog post is now #1 in Yahoo!

    <---end of rant--->
     
    Website Design Perth, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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    atulperx Banned

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    #19
    Yes i think update is going on , my blog links in yahoo have increased little bit now .
     
    atulperx, Sep 4, 2008 IP
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    #20
    Yes I also check and found the backlinks of my websites also decreased.
     
    hem1234, Sep 5, 2008 IP