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A Lot Of Backlinks Suddenly Disappeared From Google Webmaster Tools

Have you checked the backlink count of your website reported in webmaster tools? If not, I recommend you to log in and make sure there is no big difference in the number of external links pointing to your websites. Right now in my webmaster tools account, most of the backlinks to my blog are disappeared. You can understand the sudden shock it can give to a blogger. However, I recovered from the shock very soon because this issue happened for many website owners. The same issue is shared by different people in Google product forum, blogs, and other webmaster forums. So my guess is Google may be changing the way to display external links pointing in webmaster tools or it might be a bug in their system.

Update: Google seems fixed the issue. Now I can see the backlinks again in Webmaster Tools.

How to Check Backlinks to Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools

As a webmaster, it is your duty to monitor the backlinks to your site discovered by Google. After the Penguin update, lower quality backlinks can harm your website's performance in Google Search results. If you are not sure how to check the backlink count of your website, follow the steps below.
  1. Login to Webmaster tools account by following the URL
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

  2. Select your Website

  3. Click on Traffic (on the left-hand side of the window)

  4. Click on Links to Your Website
    Check links to your blog

What if Still No Backlinks are Discovered by Google Webmaster Tools

if your website is new or if it does not have any backlinks so far, Google Webmaster Tools will not show any. All you have to do is to wait.

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Comments

Syed said…
This article was written in 6th fab but i am noticing this currently on my webmaster data, earlier it was around 21 but now only link tin my webmaster account..what has happened any report?
Jithu said…
Hello Alex, I am too facing the problem. Last month my website had 4523 backlinks in web master tools. Now Google is showing just 1322 backlinks. Where should I complain about missing backlinks in webmaster tools ?
Alex said…
It automatically fixed in my webmaster tools account. So I recommend you to wait for a little more time and see if Google fix it.