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Monday, March 15, 2010

Yahoo! Update – Have You Checked Your Backlinks?

Posted by @ 9:12 pm

yahoo-updateLike many webmasters, I use Yahoo! Site Explorer on a regular basis to check the incoming links for our websites. Last week I noticed a sharp increase in the number of indexed links to our site and after checking the Yahoo! search blog, I can confirm Yahoo! have released an update to their search algorithm.

Click here to read the Yahoo! Weather Report blog post.

With the upcoming merger between Yahoo and Bing, most webmasters pay little attention to Yahoo! search updates. However I still believe they are useful to check for any new incoming links which have started pointing to your website.

According to Yahoo’s post, the update was released on March 10th – so if you haven’t checked your backlinks recently, head over to Yahoo! Site Explorer and see if your links building efforts have been paying off.

Looking at one of the link building campaigns I have been monitoring, I saw total link numbers jump between 25 to 80 percent between the 9th and 11th of March. Obviously this will depend on the type of link building campaigns you’ve been running.

Let us know about any changes in your link numbers or Yahoo! ranking via the comments below.

Matthew Elshaw Matt is a marketing professional at, an international search marketing firm. Matt's passion for online marketing began at university and has proved invaluable in steering product development and marketing initiatives at the company. Matt is a regular contributor to the ineedhits search marketing blog.

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Discussion (2 - comments)

I’ve noticed a big chance in my indexed pages and inlinks. They bought went up with 600 on between the 9th and 13th of this month. Not sure hiw this update could have affected my website because i’ve not been linkbuilding that much so far. Do you know what exactly chanced with this update?

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