Have You Noticed The Massive Drop in Your Yahoo Backlink Count Lately?
Yahoo backlink counts are becoming more and more unreliable, causing concern from all parties who rely on Yahoo free backlink facility.
Many people are only now beginning to realize that there has been a dramatic fall in the number of backlinks reported by the important Yahoo Site Explorer tool, and forums such as those hosted by the WebmasterWorld.com and DigitalPoint sites are seeing an increasing number of confused users looking for explanations for this.
The greatest worry is around the fact that, the backlink count is a key factor that Google uses to determine website rankings, most people rely on the Yahoo Site Explorer backlink count facility because it is seen as being more accurate.
The recent news that Yahoo will be integrating their Site Explorer with the Bing Webmaster Center is seen by many as a factor in the above development, although the only comment from official Yahoo sources up until now came from the Yahoo Site Explorer Product Manager, Hemant Miocha, who stated on a Yahoo suggestion board on Oct 20 that the company is “working with the Microsoft team” to make the tool usable again. The comment went on to clarify that the functionality would now only be available through the Site Explorer UI and “not through the Webservices API”.
"The massive drop in the backlink count was apparent several days ago and, like many best SEO experts, I became aware of the loss of backlinks across the board. I am particularly concerned that little is being said on official sites and that there are not more people screaming about this”, was the opinion of SEO expert Gary Young who gives SEO guarantees in his company , who had already been contacted by several concerned clients looking for updates on the matter.
Despite the fact that Google uses its own algorithm to determine the number of backlinks most people rely on Yahoo to obtain a reliable figure. These new issues arising from the Yahoo/Bing merger have now thrown this main barometer into confusion and SEO experts are scrambling to reset their tracking indicators.
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