Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts kicked off SES San Francisco this morning by announcing a change to the way Google Webmaster Tools serves backlinks to users. Now, instead of getting a huge list of backlinks in alphabetical order, they are giving a better representation of all the backlinks.
“If I download my backlinks in Webmaster Tools, my list ends at H. If you are Amazon or eBay, you get 000000a.com to 000000c.com,” Cutts said.
When Google is serving 100,000 backlinks in Webmaster Tools, it wasn’t that useful to users when they could get so many results from a single domain, and there was no way to sort them. Continue reading