How long does google take to find backlinks?

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Hi all, I have a question about how long google takes to find backlinks. I am new to AM and my first goal is to make a system for reaching page 1 SERPS. Anyhow, over the last week I have posted many blog links, probably 25 dofollow blog links, created 2.0 properties (probably 25), and published some eza's that currently rank much better than my site. All that said, my first index was 97 and I'm now in the 60s for untargeted SERPS, but I feel like most of my backlinking is unnoticed by google.

Long story short, to the pros here, how long do you normally need to wait before you see your backlinks affecting SERPS?
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  • Profile picture of the author communityn
    Depends on from where you get the backlink. If you are getting the backlink from a blog which is visited regularly by the bots, you should see the backlink picked up pretty soon.
  • Profile picture of the author PhilipSEO
    Originally Posted by bitriot View Post

    Hi all, I have a question about how long google takes to find backlinks. I am new to AM and my first goal is to make a system for reaching page 1 SERPS. Anyhow, over the last week I have posted many blog links, probably 25 dofollow blog links, created 2.0 properties (probably 25), and published some eza's that currently rank much better than my site. All that said, my first index was 97 and I'm now in the 60s for untargeted SERPS, but I feel like most of my backlinking is unnoticed by google.

    Long story short, to the pros here, how long do you normally need to wait before you see your backlinks affecting SERPS?
    Chances are it has found your backlinks already. It finds them as soon as it recrawls and reindexes the pages. (You can safely ignore the link: operator and even the link feature in the Google Webmaster Tools -- those give you just a sample of your links. To see more of your backlinks, use Yahoo Site Explorer.)

    Here is how you can test it if Google has found a link of yours. Go to the page where the link appears, check that the link is there (has not been removed). Then copy the URL and type into Google:
    cache:URL
    And look at the cache. Does your link appear in it? If so, then Google has found your link and "knows" about it.

    That said, blog commenting is a bottom-feeding tactic when it comes to link building. It is a depreciated tactic and only helps if your keyword is hugely non-competitive, otherwise it's pretty much guaranteed to be a waste of time. You can look into diversifying your SEO linkbuilding techniques.

    I hope this helps a bit!
  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    It depends how often that particular page you've put your link on gets "Spidered" from Google.

    High PR pages get spidered every few hours while low PR sites get spidered less basically meaning it takes longer for Google to find your backlink

    James
  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I don't think it takes up to 24hrs depending on the site you are linking from thou. If its an authority site then 24hrs is too much.
  • Profile picture of the author jaratvit
    It depends on the frequency that google crawls the page you place the backlink on. There are some which Google will find within a day and others that can take a couple weeks or more. Personally when I build links I wait a month or so and will see the backlinks help in the serps.

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