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Better Backlink Data from Google

1st October, 2013

Google’s free Webmaster Tools have provided approximately 100,000 backlinks in recent years when you click “Download links”.

Better Backlink Data from Google

Initially these were selected in lexicographical order. This tended to give prominence to data towards the beginning of the alphabet.

Google have subsequently improved this selection process, giving sites a greater overall picture of their backlink profile. Sampling from the entire range of backlinks, these will still be sorted alphabetically. However the new process allows for a greater diversity of links. This means that site owners will obtain a better overview, enabling them to work on clearing up any bad link practices while more effectively employing their existing resources for the future.

Kerry McPhail

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