Yahoo Site Explorer Not Showing All Link Data To All Users

Yahoo Site Explorer Showing Different Counts For Registered vs. Non-Registered Users from the Search Engine Roundtable is where I reported that Yahoo Site Explorer seems to be showing a lot more linkage data to a logged in user who authenticated their site in Site Explorer as opposed to a user who is not registered with Yahoo.

For example, when viewing the linkage data for the Search Engine Roundtable as a guest, I see only 57,146 inlinks to the home page, but when I login under the username that authenticated that site, I see 216,880 inlinks to the home page.

Do you think Yahoo is showing only a sampling of data to non-registered users? Do you think that Yahoo will show complete linkage data to only users who have authenticated their sites?

I created a Sphinn thread for further discussion.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Link Building: General | Yahoo: Site Explorer

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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