Originally Posted by Logan
When you have that gut feeling, listen to it...you can do better. Not much else matters.
Agreed. I don't have any plans to utilize whatever is going on in the example I posted, trust me. But it helps me understand how this all works. After considering all the possibilities you two have suggested, I'm starting to think the tool I'm using to check backlinks isn't working very well.
Any suggestions for one that might work better?
[edit: Metric, I used your backlink checking tool on your website. Very clean and straightforward, but it didn't give me information other than a count. Still handy. I'm going to look into using Google Webmaster Tools, as your site suggests.]