Why are there Differences Between Backlinks in Rank Tracker and SEO Competition?

Why are there Differences Between Backlinks in Rank Tracker and SEO Competition?

Some customers have noticed that the backlink counts in the Rank Tracker and SEO Competition modules sometimes do not match up.

The most common cause for this apparent discrepancy is that there are two sources for backlink data - Majestic CEO's "Fresh" and "Historic" indexes. 

By default SEO Competition will use the Historical index, while Rank Tracker will default to the Fresh index.  You can read more about the differences between the two in this article.

In the SEO Competition module, you can select fresh or Historical index from the dropdown menu just above your URLs, while in Rank Tracker you need to click 'Edit Campaign' in order to choose which one it's using.

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