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    Did you lose most of your WMT links?


    Don't panic! There is a bug right now in WMT. Barry Schwartz wrote about it here:

    Did Google Lose All Your Links To Your Home Page?

    WMT is now only showing the links that go to a page other than the home page. According to John Mueller, it is a bug and Google is working on it. The links are still there and are still counting towards your site.
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    Thank you Dr. Marie... I kind'a noticed this bug.
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    I think it's showing even less links than just the homepage..

    Total links
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    That comes from a site with 100's of quality links to the homepage.
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    Originally Posted by DarrenHaye
    I think it's showing even less links than just the homepage..
    We went from ~42,000 to <200 backlinks. Paniced for a bit. Had a glass of wine, then checked with the doctor. Dr. Maire makes house calls.
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    mine went down from 112 to 13 since yesterday
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    It seems to be getting worse rather than better. My main site went from 3800 to 900 links. Today it shows 113.
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    Also, it is not just the home page. Almost all of our linked to pages have lost ALL of their links.
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    I had over 1400 total links from 113 different domain and now i have 637 links from 13 domain. I think google making mega changes for backlinking.
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    Yeah I noticed some 70% backlink drop as well from 31K just week ago.. oh well am sure its going to be back up and running soon.
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    The WMT links are indicating again: Woke up this morning and found 43,002 links.
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    Interesting. I have 132.
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    Dr. Marie when you download more sample links on webmaster tools how many do you get? On google webmaster tools it is showing i have 637 from 13 domain but when i download them i have over 1400

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    For the site I mentioned the count is back up to 11,000, I think it was either at 12,000 or 15,000 before, can't remember.
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    omgeeeeeee where are my links!?
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    Originally Posted by technician27
    Dr. Marie when you download more sample links on webmaster tools how many do you get? On google webmaster tools it is showing i have 637 from 13 domain but when i download them i have over 1400
    You're right! WMT says I have 132 links pointing to my site but when I download the latest links there are 5700 there.

    Originally Posted by joshz
    omgeeeeeee where are my links!?
    LOL. How many client calls have you had over this issue? I have had several!
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