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    Google internal links vs links to your site
    In googles webmaster tools my "Links to your site" show only internal links. It wasn't this way a few days ago...it was showing 4000+ outside links. When I search for link:mysite.com it does show some outside links, 11, and that used to be 4000+.

    Did I get a penalty of some sort? I have been adding products to my site...maybe I did something wrong? My traffic has stayed about the same too.

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    In WMT, on the left hand column you'll see
    "Search queries"
    "Links to your site"
    "Keywords"
    "Internal Links"
    "Subscriber Stats"

    Do you see the "Links to your site" link on your left hand column?

    The link:example.com command has been know to not show all the links to your site for a while. It is done on purpose and webmasters are directed to look in their WMT to find the sites linking to you. Even the WMT one is not accurate and does not show the full picture.

    Is your site a new site?

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    The "Links to your site" lists only internal links. I checked and rechecked It lists 743 links but they are all internal. I did check it a few days ago and outside links were there.
    It lists 743 "Links to my site" that are all internal, and
    Internal links (25,772)

    The site is 8 years old.

    Why would this happen?

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    ABW Ambassador ladidah's Avatar
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    That does seem odd since "Links to your site" should be external links.

    One more thing, do you have your site verified in the WMT by placing meta tag code on your page?

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