Are Your Links Missing In Google Webmaster Tools?

Jun 12, 2013 - 7:31 am 22 by

Google Webmaster Tools Bug in LinksThere are new reports surfacing of a bug in Google Webmaster Tools, where the links report is showing a small fraction of the links it was reporting the previous day.

WebmasterWorld and a few (here is one) Google Webmaster Help threads have the complaints. We even saw comments in some our posts with complaints.

Webmasters are reporting 80% to 60% drops in backlinks counts as reported by Google Webmaster Tools today versus yesterday. Personally, I see exactly the same number of links from when I snapped a screen shot a few days ago. But maybe I am unaffected or maybe the bug is rolling out more widely or maybe it is fixed already?

One webmaster said:

Hi just entered Google Webmaster Tools and I saw I lost today about 80% of my backlinks.

Another said:

I too lost 80% of my backlinks today in WMT but there was no change in traffic so hopefully this is just a temporary bug.

It is not uncommon for there to be bugs with this report. We reported a similar bug in February of this year and then several times before.

I assume this is just a bug and you do not have to worry.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and Google Webmaster Help.


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