Backlink Count - Which one is right?

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Hello,
I checked backlink from Google Webmasters Links to Your site,
Siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com, domain-pop.com, backlinkcheck.com.
All gave different number. Some gave a number that is not even close.

How the backlink works? Which one is right? Which one is the most trustful considering Google search engine?

Any idea?
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  • Profile picture of the author james8888
    Hi there

    In my experience there are NO backlink counters that are accurate, but yahoo site explorer is in my opinion the most accurate of the ones you have listed. By far the least accurate, which you have not listed is Google. I don't know why, but they just feel the need to falsify the amount of backlinks pointing to a site.
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    • Profile picture of the author stephencammeron
      None of those were right. Besides, there is actually no point in link counting.
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  • Profile picture of the author positivethinking
    There is point counting link actually. It's one of the important factor. Quality is important. Quantity also important as well. One cannot exists without the other. I noticed it. so..
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    • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
      Agree with above...these days when it comes to links

      Focus on quality over quantity
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  • Profile picture of the author stephencammeron
    Originally Posted by positivethinking View Post

    There is point counting link actually. It's one of the important factor. Quality is important. Quantity also important as well. One cannot exists without the other. I noticed it. so..
    Quantity and quality of link has utterly nothing to do with link counting!

    Originally Posted by enni View Post

    So instead of that count backlinks manually by searching in google.
    Just how exactly do you supposed to do that?:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author umrbd
    Use spy glass to count the links but I will also say that counting your links carry no importance. Rather than yours you should count your competitors backlinks to hit the right spots
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
    As per my knowledge Yahoo site explorer is good one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew S
    I haven't check the backlink count on my sites for ages, I pay no mind to it and neither should you.

    Focus on rankings and traffic instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author GemFranco
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    Originally Posted by positivethinking View Post

    Hello,
    I checked backlink from Google Webmasters Links to Your site,
    Siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com, domain-pop.com, backlinkcheck.com.
    All gave different number. Some gave a number that is not even close.

    How the backlink works? Which one is right? Which one is the most trustful considering Google search engine?

    Any idea?
    Why will you check you backlink count? Quality is more important than quantity. A website with 100 high quality backlinks can outrank website with 500 low quality backlinks.

    Regarding to backlinks checking, there might be NO tools that can check the exact number of backlinks to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author wakee456
    I think google toolbar can solve your problem . So install google toolbar and let see .
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  • Profile picture of the author stephencammeron
    What will you do differently if it shows 25 backlinks but you know there is more than 25?
    Would you believe it of it showed MORE than you think you have?
    For those of you who thinks that link counting is important, why not ask your self these questions?!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by positivethinking View Post

    Hello,
    I checked backlink from Google Webmasters Links to Your site,
    Siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com, domain-pop.com, backlinkcheck.com.
    All gave different number. Some gave a number that is not even close.

    How the backlink works? Which one is right? Which one is the most trustful considering Google search engine?

    Any idea?
    They are all right!

    Considering each site has nothing to do with each other.

    Each site has it's own bots that crawl the web, don't expect each bot from multiple sources to crawl the same pages as all the other bots.
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  • Profile picture of the author brightgravity
    Why do u care about number of backlinks?
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