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    SitePoint Zealot keepitafrican's Avatar
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    Discrepancy in Backlinks!

    Hi

    I have a quick question.

    Everyone says that links are vital.

    When I use the SEO for firefox plugin to check how many links I have it says over 700.

    Yet, when I use the backlink checker in Google tools as below
    "link:http://www.africapic.com/ " i get 1 link shown.

    When I put in a space "link: http://www.africapic.com/ " after link: , I get 18 links.

    When I put in "link: www.africapic.com/ " and remove the http:// i get 30 links.

    I know that I have more links than this.

    What do I do? Is there something I am doing wrong?

    Many Thanks
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    SitePoint Wizard bronze trophy hooperman's Avatar
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    The link: operator in Google doesn't report all your links. If you want a more accurate report you can use Google Webmaster Tools.

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    or Yahoo Site Explorer....

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    SitePoint Zealot keepitafrican's Avatar
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    Thanks for the help guys. I won't concern myself here anymore with Google not displaying all my links.
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    Follow Me On Twitter: @djg gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Grossman's Avatar
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    Yahoo! Site Explorer also only shows some of your links unless you log in. If you log in with a Yahoo! account, it will display them all.

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    Came across this while checking the forum for threads on backlink checking.

    I'm really struggling to find a meaningful backlink checker.

    I find yahoo site checker returns the most but the list includes internal page links (which I can usually get rid of by including "-/" in the search but that will also get rid of any external links to internal pages) so it's really hard to pick out the actual back links. Or should I count them all?

    Google is google...

    I haven't the time to set up an account in WebCEO for every competing site that I want to research, there are 10 for every keyword phrase I'm analysing! Plus it seems to get it's result from google anyway.

    I want to analyse competing site's backlinks to see if the keyword phrases that I'm considering using are ones that I can actually compete for in a link building campaign, can anyone help out?

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    it always happen since SE's have not synergy with each other since they are differnt companies, Google will not show all your backlink


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