Personally, I cannot confirm these reports to be true at this time. It appears my link counts and page index count is higher than was reported, since the last time I checked.
But many SEOs are saying they are seeing major reductions in those numbers.
Most of the sites I am usually checking have dropped to about 20% of backlinks they had 2 days ago ... I hope its something temporary again ... it happened 2 months ago ...
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