What is UP with Backlinks from Google, Yahoo, Bing?

While Google is promptly indexing content from some very active bloggers:

Murray's posts are indexed within the hour. See the notation "48 minutes ago" in this image.

Murray's posts are indexed within the hour. See the notation "48 minutes ago" in this image.

The number of backlinks they are counting compared to Yahoo! and Bing continues to decline:

Change in GrowMap backlinks being reported by Google, Yahoo and Bing

Change in GrowMap backlinks being reported by Google, Yahoo and Bing

This information comes from the free test version of MazeCore Monitor we are currently testing.  It shows our indexed links at Google and Yahoo are down -1 and -374 respectively while our links in Bing are up 4 and backlinks at Bing are up +1280!

MazeCore Monitor Backlinks for GrowMap

MazeCore Monitor Backlinks for GrowMap

The dark blue line on the bottom is Google, the red line is Yahoo and the huge increase shown on the orange line is Bing. Does anyone else wonder why Google only counts 28 backlinks, Yahoo counts 1,647 and Bing counts 5,090?

Could Bing be counting Social Networking activity? What do YOU think?

MazeCore Monitor certainly looks interesting. The free version allows you to track one Web site and three keyword phrases.

What the MazeCore Monitor SEO Tool does

What the MazeCore Monitor SEO Tool does

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Gail Gardner

Small Business Marketing Strategist at GrowMap
Creator and owner of GrowMap.com, Gail is primarily known for mentoring small businesses and encouraging bloggers to join collaborations to share skills and support small business.

Comments

  1. I’ve been wondering about bing and how it is doing in the search engine rankings

  2. SEO Freelance says:

    Whoa.. Google algorithm is changing constantly, though we have this tools still we cannot forse of winning this game.
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  3. iPhone App Development says:

    Really very effective tool for getting the website status. I visited and seen that it offer many real time properties of your sites like current PR, how many http requests are online, what the social bookmarking status and how many backlinks your site has. Very useful thanks for the share.

  4. Great tool.I think Bing has a long way to beat Google-it’s expanding and buying new IT firms and gaining new tech guys.Facebook seems a good option to acquire next,if they can and Mark will.
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  5. I think getting paid links is just worth it cause the result you will get from it will give it back to you in the future.
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  6. Hi great post, I was wondering whether MazeCore Monitor gives you diferent data than other website analytic tools. I have tried several and sometimes the results are different. Have you tried linkdiagnosis.com as well? Regarding the backlinks in different search engines I have think it is necessary to understand that the backlinks from the most important search engine is most relevant and it clearly needs to be understood what drives the links in that serach engine.

  7. I know that Yahoo site explorer often gives conflicting results of backlinks profiles. I have checked my own blog within an hour and the reporting is different between the two inquiries.

    Either way – it still isn’t bad to just get a rough idea of where you stand. Other tools are out there too!
    Andrew
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  8. I have thought about the software. What do you think? My competitor is much larger than I am and they can out link me all day. How can I keep up? I have paid a lot of attention to the issues I can control and I have done very well in a short period of time.
    thanks,

  9. Hey,

    Thanks for this great post. In one of your reply, you talked about paying bloggers and website owners for their time and effort to add relevant links – I think this idea is cool…. Any idea how to do that?

    regards,
    Thomas
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  10. Sometimes its difficult to ascertain what the search engine wants. I have had different conflicting results on my blog so much so that I now just focus on increasing backlinks without bothering about the stats as much.
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  11. App Developers says:

    I saw your reply about not buying links or software for links but I have a very tough competitor and they just began to buy a lot of links! I have to say I have never wanted to purchase links at all but I have thought about the software. What do you think? My competitor is much larger than I am and they can out link me all day. How can I keep up? I have paid a lot of attention to the issues I can control and I have done very well in a short period of time. But now I want more.

  12. I would say it is likely that Bing does count social bookmarking. I recently heard that google only counts dofollow links. I am not sure how accurate that is, but they do report a less amount than the other search engines. I know nofollow links are useless, but Yahoo and Bing still report them for some reason.

  13. Do you recommend buying links or link building software?

    • Hi Tom,

      I don’t recommend either because the drawbacks to both exceed the benefits.

      If you publicly buy links and Google© notices that can get your site penalized and there goes your search traffic (because they have a virtual monopoly on both free organic and ppc paid search).

      Most link building software spams sites, usually blogs, and we just keep deleting and banning sites that use it. Then when you want to do it right it will be far more difficult because bloggers will think you’re a spammer and ignore or blacklist you.

      What I do recommend is using CommentLuv to build links in comments and relationships with bloggers who write about subjects related to your business. Read How CommentLuv Works and How CommentLuv Grows Businesses and Blogs in this reply.

      Businesses could also offer to pay for the time required for other Web site owners and bloggers to add relevant links for them to their sites. Pay for their time and effort – not links.

      Before you get started on building links be sure you are targeting the right keyword phrases. See my post on building traffic for tips on how to research keywords and track your results.
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  14. web tasarim says:

    thanks for your post. i am a webmaster on web tasarim and i want to use google tools.

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