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  1. Jai Warren profile image74
    Jai Warrenposted 8 years ago

    Is it possible to lose a backlink? I just noticed in my Hub stats that I've lost some incoming links.

    1. milynch43 profile image61
      milynch43posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. The link may have been replaced or the post linking to it removed. I think that is normal. I see it all the time on my site. The back-link numbers fluctuate.

  2. andromida profile image58
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    Yes,any time you may lose back link.its better to keep building back links always.

  3. Jai Warren profile image74
    Jai Warrenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the info, will just have to keep backlinking!

  4. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Yes you can lose links, and remmeber that the hub stats tool doesnt count backlinks, it merely gives you an indication on your backlinks in a 5 star ratings system!

  5. wavegirl22 profile image41
    wavegirl22posted 8 years ago

    i lost my backlinks too and it is on my hub that has the most traffic. Traffic is still increasing but funny I too noticed last night that it no longer has any back links when last time i looked it had like 4  . .whats up with that?? And all the traffic (well most of it) comes from outside Hubpages.

  6. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    hopefully you are checking your backlinks with a more precise tool than hubstats

    site explorer is rather easy and still pretty accepted

    or the link command in google or link:

    1. Jai Warren profile image74
      Jai Warrenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Is that true that Hubstats is only a rating system? Kind of the strength of your backlinking efforts. Sunforged, I not familiar with your suggestions, would you be kind enough to elaborate. Thanks smile

  7. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago


    yes: hubstats is just a 1-5 star general quick glance type of metric - one star DOES NOT equal one backlink

    Yahoo site explorer checks backlinks - type yahoo site explorer into google and you will see what i mean

    The link command is an operator for google search, you literally type what I posted into the google search with 'youurl" replaced with your own

    the results that google posts will be sites that link to "yoururl"

    1. MyWebs profile image83
      MyWebsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Unless your web page has higher PR value backlinks the Google command won't show any of them.

      I like Yahoo's site explorer much better than using Google's operator. Or Google's Webmaster Tools, but unfortunately we can't use that with hubs.

  8. Jai Warren profile image74
    Jai Warrenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Guys. I appreciate your help and expertise. It just proves the Hub community is the BEST!


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