How long for backlinks to take effect on ranking?

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Hi,

I have gained a couple of backlinks from high quality blogs over the last few weeks and haven't seen any change in my google ranking. I am currently on nr. 14 and my competition doesn't really have a strong backlink profile.

I am trying to understand two things:

1. How come my links aren't listed in any of the backlink checkers I looked at (e.g. MOZ open site explorer)? How long does it usually take for them to be detected there?

2. How long would you think it takes for Google to detect the links and for them to be reflected in the ranking?

Thanks,
Fabian
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Well it is depend on the quality of the backlinks that you have created for your site. The more authoritative links you get the more chances that you links get index faster by Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author fabyoga
    Thanks! Is it possible to give a more specific idea? Let's say we talk about the top 10 yoga blogs for Germany and a general blog like Huffington Post?

    Btw. since PR does not exist anymore, which number can be used as a proxy for page authority? Is there a standard?
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  • Profile picture of the author pressbraketools
    MOZ has very strange link catcher so it could be happen that the link will not go to MOZ totally. In general MOZ update once per month.
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  • Profile picture of the author officeboy
    they will took time for analize all our backlink, might be they update each month, they collect the data first, and then they publish it in their web like MOZ and majestic. but majestic is not took that long.
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  • No one can tell that i think, It is depend on the quality of backlink that you create for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by fabyoga View Post

    Hi,

    I have gained a couple of backlinks from high quality blogs over the last few weeks and haven't seen any change in my google ranking. I am currently on nr. 14 and my competition doesn't really have a strong backlink profile.

    I am trying to understand two things:

    1. How come my links aren't listed in any of the backlink checkers I looked at (e.g. MOZ open site explorer)? How long does it usually take for them to be detected there?

    2. How long would you think it takes for Google to detect the links and for them to be reflected in the ranking?

    Thanks,
    Fabian
    1) Because most backlink checkers are not that fast in crawling the internet. They don't have the resources that Google does, and Google has said it takes them 3-4 weeks to crawl the entire net. Besides, it doesn't matter if they show up in backlink checkers or not. All that matters is if Google knows about them or not.

    2. Somewhere between right away and never. Really, nobody knows for sure. The generally accepted theory is that if the links are cached by Google then Google knows about them and is incorporating them. So check the cached version of the pages your links are on and see if Google has them cached or not yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    It varies no one can give an exact answer to this question.
    Leave other link checkers look into google webmaster and see if those links appear in that or not.

    Also are those links follow or nofollow?
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  • Profile picture of the author himaja
    We have to Build Quality Back-links/Inbound Links to get good rankings in the Search Engines Results Page. we need to have Patience while doing SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author hariwebmaster
    It depends on where you submitted your backlinks ..submit on high pr and google most indexing sites so that your backlink get indexed quickly
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  • Profile picture of the author fabyoga
    What is the matter with this forum?? Why are people responding with the same obvious generic and quite useless responses 5times when it was already specified that it is a high authority link. It is obvious that it depends, I ask for a rough time range for a very specific kind of link. Sorry for the rant, but I am really wondering what the intent is behind some of the responses..
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    • Profile picture of the author paydayfortnight
      That's it man! the more authorized the back-link the quicker the process, it's rather simple, best comment iv'e read so far, thanks for making things easier for every one!.
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  • Profile picture of the author albertCage1
    Hello,

    Hello,
    I think a higher DA will have a bigger effect. if your back-links have a higher DA(domain authority as well PA, you will see the growth of your ranking.
    another factor is Getting links from a diverse group of domains is extremely important for SEO.Authoritative Domains Tend to Rank Higher in Google’s Search Results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aaron Watts
      I'm sorry, but DA isn't a thing when it comes to link quality. If you're judging link quality based on DA then I suggest you reevaluate your strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickW816
    1. The Moz OSE is probably the least detailed backlink checker available. No offense to Moz as they are a great SEO resource and I am a big fan of their blog, but MajesticSEO, SEMrush, and Ahrefs are far better in terms of backlink analysis. Google will see and factor your links far sooner than Moz will list them in OSE, try a free trial of Ahrefs for 2 weeks.

    2. Great question, I usually see backlinks take between 30-60 days to improve rankings, especially if you get several in a short period of time. This time frame does vary as some people claim it only takes a couple weeks to see a change.

    *You can potentially speed this up if you verify your website in Google Search Console, then use the "Fetch and Render" tool and then "Request To Index" the page that the new links are pointing to. Be sure to check the box that says "Crawl This URL and It's Direct Links" as well. Best of Success!
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    If you purchase that links ask the vendor.

    If not, it cannot be established. Couple of links are not so much
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Anywhere from now to never. When it improves your site, come back. Let us know. Then we'll all know.

    Not every good backlink will help any page.

    Just because google detects a link, in no way, shape, or form means it matters in the scheme of where your site should rank.

    You mistake your comp's public link profile to be all that matters.

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  • Profile picture of the author IAS Title
    The quantity of backlinks doesn't matter, quality plays the major role.
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  • Profile picture of the author AjitJoshi
    Keywords ranking depends on many factors apart from quality backlinks like if your competitor has unique and good content, it will automatically earn the quality backlinks from various sources and even they dont have to build backlink.

    Though in your case confirm that whether the Google has detected that backlink in webmaster tool? and if not detected submit that link again to Google by AddUrl so that Google can crawl it. and if Google has already crawled that page and eventhough ranking is not moved up then try to build some more quality backlinks as it is still less than your competitor
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  • Profile picture of the author gemselections
    I think you do not build quality backlinks and you have to try to build effective backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author mecoinst
    hello...
    its totally depends on the quality of the back links that you have created for your site.always submit a links on high authority domains sites.so that it will reflect on your ranking.

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author canhck2k3
    1 week. after you submit the index to GG
    you can use software like Backlinksindexer to reduce time.
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  • Profile picture of the author truongnn
    The more quality backlinks is faster, but not for very long output quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author volcanodigital
    Hi,
    It really depends on the type of link your create. If it's highly relevant and has Domain authority or page authority site it can be. They tend to put a rank fast on their links and sometimes you see the benefits after months.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisniel
    Ans 1 - check your backlinks using AHREFS free account. It will show up your backlinks after 15 - 30 days.

    Ans 2 - Google detects backlinks immediately if that page is indexed or you have pinged. but it will take time to improve your SERP position. It will improve eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidKarter
    Sign up at Google Webmaster tool. That is most authentic place to check your backlinks. Also if there are any issues with backlinks, at least you will get warnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author adritapatil
    If you have quality backlinks to your site. Your site will get index faster. you have to generate backlinks as long as you can. More the backlinks site will rank high. I never leave to generate backlinks for my sites.
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