Google Link Tool & Anchor Text Tool At Webmaster Central Goes Down

Apr 19, 2007 • 7:41 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Various sporadic reports from both DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld that Google's Webmaster Central Link Tool is temporarily offline.

I tried it myself, just now and it seems to be offline for me as well. I am told "Our system is currently busy. Please try again in a few minutes." Here is a screen capture:

Google Links Tool Down

I believe Google is doing an update of your links in that tool. When I logged in yesterday, it was up, even though some reported it as down. And I noticed my link count went up about 70,000 links or so. But I have yet to analyze the data and bring it to you. I will.

As of right now, the tool is still down.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld.

Update 8:15am: Now it is back up but shows me zero links.

Google link tool down

Update: 8:50am: Also the top anchor text report is down, probably related...

Google anchor text reports offline also

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Thor Schrock

04/19/2007 01:11 pm

You would think with all of their resources that Google would be able to execute an update without downtime. They do it for PR and search results, so why not links?

Vanessa Fox

04/19/2007 05:29 pm

This data should now be available. Please let me know if you are still having trouble.

Barry Schwartz

04/19/2007 05:51 pm

Thanks Vanessa, it is there now.

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