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Google Search Console Link Counts Keep Dropping

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Google Search Console Link Counts Keep Dropping

I rarely look at the link report in Google Search Console because, well, I rarely look at my links for this site. But something triggered me to check it and I noticed the raw count of links reported in this tool keeps drastically dropping.

I reported in 2019 the Google Search Console link report had half of what it showed the year before. From 2.5 million links back in August 2018 and to 1.2 million links in October 2019. So I checked the other day and now I am showing 550,000 links. That is a 78% reduction in the links Google Search Console reported back in 2018.

Here is a screenshot from now showing 550,000 links:

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October 2019 at 1.2 million links:

August 2018 at 2.5 million links:

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I know in 2021, Google said the link report is not a priority for Google, John Mueller said then “I don’t see any need to spend lots of resources on the links report – it’s not something we tell people to focus on.”

But wow – that is a big reduction.

I know new sites pick up new links in that report fairly quickly.

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Did you notice these changes in your link reports in Google Search Console over time? I am not concerned in terms of ranking purposes, this is just a report, but still.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: August 19, 2022

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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.


Google’s helpful content update is coming, I have a detailed post that breaks it all down but also you can find some very quick facts at the top of the story. Google is going to launch its 5th product reviews update pretty soon as well, which is unusual. Google said there is no SEO benefit to use dynamic rendering or server side rendering. Google spoke about when there are just too many ads on your site. Google said HTTPS is not a requirement to rank in search. And make sure to check out my video this week, I go into the new helpful content update.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

Other Search

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