In the Anchors section of Site Explorer, you may sometimes notice that a certain anchor is missing from our reports when doing a manual check of the page in question.


If there are duplicate links on a page, we only consider one of them. 


Here's a scenario to illustrate this:

There are 3 different anchor texts linking to Ahrefs on a page.

1. Ahrefs

However, 1. and 2. link to, while 3. links to

Only two distinct links are used. 

As only links with distinct URLs are considered, 1. and 2. are considered duplicate links. Hence, one anchor will be missing in your report.

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