How long does it take for google to index a backlink?

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Hi, bit of a newbie question..how long does it take for google to index a backlink..does pinging really get it done faster? thank you
Also does a forum backlink take longer to backlink than say web 2.0
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  • Profile picture of the author rickkettner
    There are MANY factors that can affect how long it will take to index a random page. It depends how fresh their content is, how popular the website is, and many other difficult to measure factors. Don't worry about waiting for that link ... focus on new efforts while you let it happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProdigy
    I actually got in a debate with a so called "SEO Expert" about this today.

    He was claiming it can take as long as 30 days to be indexed, and another 30 days to full affect SEO.

    I showed him examples of my links that had gone into effect in less than 24 hours.

    So really, it depends on the quality of your links and how much the spiders are crawling your links.
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    • Profile picture of the author turntwo21
      Originally Posted by TheProdigy View Post

      I actually got in a debate with a so called "SEO Expert" about this today.

      He was claiming it can take as long as 30 days to be indexed, and another 30 days to full affect SEO.

      I showed him examples of my links that had gone into effect in less than 24 hours.

      So really, it depends on the quality of your links and how much the spiders are crawling your links.
      In his defense, it CAN take awhile for Google backlinks and rankings to go live.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spiritjoy
    what do you mean quality of links? Would not a link on digg be the same as say reddit? It also seems that yahoo indexs faster than google ofcourse i could be wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProdigy
    If you post a link on a site that hasn't been updated in 5 years, and gets very little traffic, than it will take a long time to get indexed.

    On the other hand, if you managed to get a link on the front page of CNN somehow, it would get indexed near immediately.

    Make sense?

    Digg would probably be a bit more popular than reddit, but thats my opinion. Of course front page of digg would be even better yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Nobody but google itself can really answer that question.. Anyone that says they have the answer is not telling the truth.

    You can ping it yes, that only "notifies" the search engines but it does not mean they will index the backlink. There is no promise that any search engine will index any backlink at all ...

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Success2020
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      Nobody but google itself can really answer that question.. Anyone that says they have the answer is not telling the truth.

      You can ping it yes, that only "notifies" the search engines but it does not mean they will index the backlink. There is no promise that any search engine will index any backlink at all ...

      James
      You are right it only google can tell...
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  • Profile picture of the author Spiritjoy
    Maybe Google is doing a slow down on all the backlinks due to spammers
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  • Profile picture of the author mine1718
    it can take literally one sec. and up
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    Maybe Google is doing a slow down on all the backlinks due to spammers
    If you are artificially creating links to your site then you can add yourself to the list.

    Hey kids... just remember, if you are using google webmaster tools... they never show all of your links.

    If you have 3,000 backlinks they might only show 1,000 of them.

    How long does it take for google to index a backlink... how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? Nobody can give a clear answer because nobody knows.

    All you can do is make an effort to ensure that google finds your backlinks... from there it's out of your hands.
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    • Profile picture of the author antonisid
      I have 2 questions.
      Fisrt of all what we mean "google to index a backlink"?

      Originally Posted by jasonmorgan View Post

      All you can do is make an effort to ensure that google finds your backlinks...
      How we ensure that google find our backlinks?
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      • Profile picture of the author searchnology
        My answer would be that only Google knows "Why" a link is indexed at a specific time frame but as far as "How" to get it done quickly(24 hours or less), there are several fairly reliable ways.

        One of the most reliable ways for me is to post your link/content on a PageRank 4 or higher Web2.0 site. The pagerank criteria takes the traffic volume into account. Web2.0 sites would include blogs, forums, bookmark sites, video sites and social networks. Basically any site where visitors can contribute content.

        Here's a real life example.

        I launched my new Keyword Ninja WSO today around 1PMCST. (shameless self promotion )

        1. That new forum post is already indexed in Google mere hours later. keyword ninja - Google Search

        2. The NEW video on Youtube for the same product (Keyword Ninjha) is also on the same SERPs page.

        Those are brand new pages which were indexed within hours and not days. I can pretty much repeat that for any topic, any time.

        There's other ways to get it done even faster but I've said too much already.

        I hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Link Money
    Here is what I do.

    After I make sure the link is valid and working, I use ping.fm which broadcasts out to 20 (up to 30) social bookmarking sites at once, and hopefully that will encourage the spiders to come and take a look at the nice new link.

    Maybe it works, maybe not, but certainly dose not seem to hurt anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
    Way too much work to get a page index bro! Theres other reasons Im sure your going to all that effort ... but there's stuff going on on autopilot thats getting pages "cached" in googles index in under a minute.

    If your doing all that to just get a new site page found by google - brother stop killing yourself!

    Searchology has the right plan. I dont believe for 1 seconds you need a PR4+ page to get the job done - but web 2.0 sites with consistantly fresh new content [ scraped andautomated works fine ] filled with 1-2-3 of your profile backlinks gets into googles cache FAST .. and if done right - the links on those pages get spidered and lead to your profile or other backlink page urls and those pages get spidered.

    The right setup - content - automation and about 15 days to get it in the groove ... then you can have stuff gobbled up an in the index likkity split.

    Originally Posted by cjmo75 View Post

    I've been able to get most of my web pages indexed within 72 hours. I never submit the new URL to Google, instead I write a series of articles and submit them to the best article directories. I usually include one link to the site in the article and one link in the author resource box. In addition, I always verify the URL with Google's Webmaster Tools (that's the very first thing I do). After the articles are written, I usually leave a comment on several popular blogs with a link to the site. This seems to work well and sometimes it only takes 24-48 hours for the URL to show up in Google's listings.
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  • Profile picture of the author fasteasysuccess
    You can actually have your backlinks indexed within an hour easy and sometimes faster if done with google friendly article-press release-blog-video sites.

    The key is to speed up the process.

    If your doing onsite codings for seo purposes then that can take a while but there is a few ways to speed it up.

    But just focus on seo friendly google friendly sites and ping along with couple of other white hat friendly and correctly techniques and you can be indexed and on top rankings within an hour guaranteed.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaratvit
    As far as I know, Google updates it algorithm everyday but they don't show it immediately. And when the time comes Google updates the result of your inbound links, they don't show all... just partial of your inbound links.
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  • Profile picture of the author itcoll
    i have seen a lot of times where my banklinks get indexed by yahoo in a single day.So,just imagine how fast the much-more-powerful google bots will index a link.But needless to say,it is not easy to know whether all your backlinks got indexed or not by doing a link: search on google.So,just see if yahoo has indexed it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kentyo1349
    Originally Posted by Article-Excellence View Post

    I have seen backlinks be indexed within 24-48 hours but it depends on how frequently new content is uploaded to the site and the site's popularity. Sites such as Ezine Articles, Digg etc. have new content uploaded to them all the time so links to these places get indexed within 24hours. Even links placed at the warrior forum get indexed fairly quickly. I agree that if the blog or site doesn't get much traffic and doesn't get new content added to it very often then it can take a long time to get indexed and probably will never be indexed.
    I guess that every spammer knows that Ezine Articles and Digg are good sources to do their black job I heard that about week ago Google updated all the pages and that is why a lot of PR changed. I also heard that in 3 month time Google plan to update their formula and that we gonna see big changes...a little bit scary...
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    • Profile picture of the author Cool Hand Luke
      Originally Posted by kentyo1349 View Post

      I guess that every spammer knows that Ezine Articles and Digg are good sources to do their black job I heard that about week ago Google updated all the pages and that is why a lot of PR changed. I also heard that in 3 month time Google plan to update their formula and that we gonna see big changes...a little bit scary...
      :rolleyes:
      Source?
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      • Profile picture of the author stereoagent
        Page Rank is a very tricky thing kentyo1349. By the way...what is the source?
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  • Profile picture of the author LiftMyRank
    It all comes down to how google sees your links, are they created on existing pages with links already, if you're creating new webpages then your indexing rate can be anywhere from 40-80% if your pinging/backlinking them.
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  • Profile picture of the author internetcrusaders
    Only Google knows the time frame to index a backlink. And it depends on several factors.

    Keep on building links and that will pay you back soon. Building lot of links will not hurt your site in anyway...
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  • Profile picture of the author fuzednet
    Originally Posted by Spiritjoy View Post

    Hi, bit of a newbie question..how long does it take for google to index a backlink..does pinging really get it done faster? thank you
    Also does a forum backlink take longer to backlink than say web 2.0
    It really does depend and I agree with a lot of what other people in here are saying. If you have a low quality site with a low PR then yes, Google won't be crawling it often so it can take a while to get the backlinks indexed. However, if you have a high PR site like a blog that's heavily trafficked then it can take 1 minute to get indexed... some of my articles go position #1 to #5 within just a couple of minutes of posting the article.

    You can kind of speed up this process by pinging Google with software like linklicious.me. Basically, pinging Google tells it to go and spider that URL.... and did you know that Google does not crawl 95% of low level PR sites... so if you're having backlinks created on a site like fiverr.com then it's important that you ping those links to Google .

    Hope this helps.

    Best,
    Randi
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    • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
      Originally Posted by fuzednet View Post

      ... and did you know that Google does not crawl 95% of low level PR sites... so if you're having backlinks created on a site like fiverr.com then it's important that you ping those links to Google .
      That's true...but why build links that you have to ping?

      Any quality link from a legit site will get indexed VERY quickly (sometimes within a few minutes).
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  • Profile picture of the author Repfixer
    If your backlinks come from good quality (good according to Google) sites then only Google lists them and better quality links take very less time to appear I have seen Google pick up links for my site in less the 4 days. Normally, it will take about 1-2 weeks to get the effect of your backlinks. However, if you can get backlinks from high traffic pages or sites, Google normally used to visit those sites very frequently.

    Google doesn't list every backlinks to your website, but yahoo does. That’s why you think yahoo is quicker. But I believe that Google is faster than Yahoo in indexing websites, so happened to me. If you links are listed in Yahoo, sure Google knows about them, but it may not list them. Use Social Bookmarking which all are high quality site according to Google also when you bookmark your website with Social Bookmarking site you will find most of them are authority site also so you will get very quick back link.
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  • Profile picture of the author river99
    just blast it with scrapebox or xrumer.
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