Frequently Asked Questions

External Links vs Root Links

  • Kyle Reply

    I ran a web grader report for one of my Reseller's clients, and I noticed there were a higher number of Root Links than External Links. This seems odd to me because on average, there is is 5 external links to every one root link. How does this happen?

    04/12/12 at 10:06 AM
  • Adam Reply

    First thing to check is to goto SEOMoz (Open Site Explorer dot com) and run the same query. Does it give the same answer?

    04/12/12 at 10:37 AM
  • Chris Reply

    (Open Site Explorer dot com) does not return the same data. It seems almost like the two numbers are juxtaposed.

    04/18/12 at 12:42 PM
  • Adam Reply

    That is a real bizarre one. Can we replicate this with another domain name? If not, it may be a bug in the SEOMoz API....

    04/18/12 at 01:29 PM
  • Spence Reply

    When I demoed this 'feature' to the client I said there were a few issues with it that will be sorted out soon ;P

    I used to use seoMoz a-lot a while back and due to keep coming across strange results like these I decided to save my money and ended my contract with them. In hindsight most of the issues i came across were related to UK sites and not US ones.

    04/23/12 at 02:35 PM
  • JAZ Reply

    I am seeing the same issue with several USA URL's where the number of root links exceeds the number of total links.
    URL #1
    Hubshout = 8 root and 4 total links
    SEOMoz = 5 root and 5 total

    Hubshout = 10 root and 3 total links
    SEOMoz = 4 root and 137 total

    11/05/12 at 01:28 PM (3757)
  • Rebecca - SEO Diva Reply

    So I have the same issue and it says 0 root links but SEOMoz gives another number. Is this being corrected?

    12/22/12 at 03:05 PM (4479)
  • Adam Reply

    Zero often means that the SEOMoz API did not respond...

    01/03/13 at 12:46 PM (4555)