Barry Schwartz has reported link count updates for both Yahoo! and Google. Members at Webmasterworld Forums have noticed dramatic changes in their number of backlinks recently. While one member lost as many as 3500 links others have seen modest increases.
But as one member commented, the Yahoo! update is “modest increase – not like the jump in Google I saw today.”
Google is also carrying out a backlinks update at the same time. In response to Barry’s post, Vanessa Fox has confirmed that Google is actually updating the links.
We are indeed updating links data. So you should start to see updated counts listings soon. In the cases where webmasters are seeing updated counts and not updated listings, they should see the updated listings within the next day or so.