Weekly SEO news: 8 April 2014
Welcome to the latest issue of the Search Engine Facts newsletter.

Many people switched from other tools to SEOprofiler during the last months. If you’re still using another SEO tool, you might be missing out a lot. In this week's article, you'll find out how OpenLinkProfiler finds 238% more links on average.

In the news: a Google bug removes a site from the search results, more about DuckDuckGo, the difference between popularity and authority, and more.

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1. Moz OpenSiteExplorer vs. OpenLinkProfiler: OpenLinkProfiler finds 238% more links on average

Many people switched from other tools to SEOprofiler during the last months. If you’re still using another SEO tool, you might be missing out a lot.

For example, the link analysis tool in SEOprofiler finds many more links than Moz' popular OpenSiteExplorer. You can use it for free on OpenLinkProfiler.org.

Example: OpenLinkProfiler finds 495% more unique links to searchengineland.com

As of 8 April, Moz' OpenSiteProfiler finds 5,711 unique domains that link to searchengineland.com. OpenLinkProfiler.org finds 34,025 unique domains (495% more):

OpenLinkProfiler.org results OpenSiteExplorer results

Comparison: OpenLinkProfiler.org finds 238% more unique links on average:

Domain name Moz OpenSiteExplorer
(unique domain links)
(unique domain links)
adamsmith.org 910 2,749 202% more
adidas.com 10,281 19,769 92% more
agensir.it 604 909 50% more
american.edu 2,950 11,308 283% more
amnesty.org 16,094 26,021 61% more
amsterdam.nl 2,222 5,908 165% more
bbc.co.uk 38,527 200,000+ 419% more
bea.gov 3,346 8,833 163% more
berlin.de 6,652 28,422 327% more
bigthink.com 2,180 13,220 506% more
boardgamegeek.com 2,096 11,690 457% more
business.dk 390 2,834 626% more
cambridge.org 2,536 11,196 341% more
cartoons.com 1,430 1,682 17% more
cbs.com 11,196 36,307 242% more
cocacola.com 1,789 1,782 0.3% less
davidnaylor.co.uk 665 1,685 153% more
daytrotter.com 1,375 3,218 134% more
dilbert.com 6,346 15,207 139% more
ea.com 7,546 18,921 150% more
ecotourism.org.au 529 785 48% more
fcbayern.de 1,880 1,823 3% less
gdos.gov.pl 198 417 110% more
gizmodo.com 10,732 83,553 678% more
glamour.es 387 980 153% more
hallandsposten.se 412 1,384 235% more
hawaii.edu 1,813 12,783 605% more
i-tools.no 354 494 39% more
juniper.net 4,085 7,081 73% more
kickstarter.com 24,169 142,652 490% more
kp24.fi 89 387 334% more
last.fm 20,892 95,577 357% more
maclife.com 872 5,088 483% more
netflix.com 12,761 26,854 110% more
newyork.com 652 1,542 136% more
nike.com 15,129 33,293 120% more
nytimes.com 72,685 200,000+ 175% more
ole.com.ar 1,485 2,009 35% more
pepsi.com 8,948 6,263 30% less
que.es 630 6,637 953% more
reddit.com 22,062 200,000+ 806% more
searchengineland.com 5,711 34,025 495% more
searchenginewatch.com 5,267 30,822 485% more
seobook.com 4,314 9,993 131% more
startrek.com 3,919 8,111 106% more
starwars.com 7,482 14,721 96% more
tour-eiffel.fr 2,490 4,380 75% more
ucy.ac.cy 856 1,350 57% more
vh1.com 4,546 17,955 294% more
xkcd.com 10,035 39,831 296% more
zalando.de 2,359 5,161 118% more
zappos.com 10,067 24,039 138% more

You also get more features and better link data
  • All of the backlinks that you find with OpenLinkProfiler.org have been verified within the last 90 days. That means that you only get active links.
  • We also offer a link disinfection tool that helps you to identify harmful links that have a negative influence on the rankings of your website.
  • With Moz' OpenSiteExplorer, you get data for up to 10,000 links per domain. With OpenLinkProfiler, you get up to 200,000 links per domain (20 times more).
  • The link profiler tool in SEOprofiler offers sophisticated filters that enable you to find particular backlinks quickly and easily.
You get many more powerful SEO tools

In addition to the advanced backlink data, you also get more features with SEOprofiler. SEOprofiler offers everything you need for a successful SEO campaign:

  • automated weekly SEO audits
  • comprehensive tools for keyword research
  • page optimization tools
  • ranking monitoring
  • Google Analytics integration
  • powerful link manager
  • white-label PDF reports for your clients
  • white-label web-based reports for your clients
You can test SEOprofiler for free

SEOprofiler is a full-featured SEO tool that offers many powerful features at a very competitive price. If you haven't done it yet, create your SEOprofiler account now:

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2. Search engine news and articles of the week
Discussion: Google bug removes website from the search results
"Our Company Website has been removed from the Google Search engine with a note 'Suspected child abuse' which is totally absurd as we are dealing with IT Log Management Solutions as can be verified.

Answer of Google's John Mueller: It looks like there was a mistake in handling a feed of data, we apologize for the mistake."

DuckDuckGoDuckDuckGo: the plucky upstart taking on Google with secure searches
"Gabriel Weinberg launched DuckDuckGo as a search engine that puts privacy first, rather than collecting data for advertisers and security agencies [...]

Instant answers and spam filtering were really the initial focus there and still are in terms of product differentiation. But very quickly after that – I would have done it from the beginning had I actually thought about it, but I hadn't – was privacy."

Google UK adds in-depth articles to search

"To understand a broad topic, sometimes you need more than a quick answer. Our research indicates perhaps 10% of people’s daily information needs fit this category - topics like stem cell research, happiness, and love, to name just a few.

That's why over the next few days we’ll be rolling out a new feature to help you find relevant in-depth articles in the main Google Search results."

Matt CuttsHow does Google separate popularity from authority?

"In a video on YouTube, Google’s Matt Cutts explained that popularity and authority are two different things. For example, adult websites are often much more popular than government websites. Government websites are usually much more authoritative than adult sites. Popularity and authority are different concepts."

LA Times: Yelp's practices sound to some like extortion

"I think Yelp is a flawed but valuable consumer tool. I take the reviews on the site with a grain of salt, but it's a great place to get a quick pulse reading of people's opinions about restaurants, stores or other businesses. [...]

About 83% of the company's nearly $71 million in revenue in the most recent quarter came from local ads. This gives Yelp a powerful incentive to turn the screws on small businesses as much as it can."

Search engine newslets

  • Backlink analysis for your browser toolbar: the new OpenLinkProfiler.org bookmarklet.
  • Google pays $1.4 million fine in Italy over StreetView concerns.
  • Accessing your app content in Google Search—now global, and with more apps.
  • Twitter adds emoji support.
  • Google tests "About this site" label for Knowledge Graph popup.
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3. Recommended resources

Link disinfection: how to deal with bad links that point to your site

Hear what Matt Cutts says about bad links that point to your website:

link disinfection

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