Why Aren't My Backlinks Being Tracked And Counted...Anyone Got Any Ideas?

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So I went and looked to see how many backlinks my site has using dnScoop - Domain Name Value, History, Stats Tool and Forums and a couple of other tools such as SEOQuake and they all say the same thing. They all say that I only have 2 backlinks when I should have somewhere around 20 probably. I mean I wrote 6 articles that are live in ezinearticles right now and they all link to my site, but for some reason these tools aren't tracking the other 4 plus the back links I've left on some other blogs.

Does anyone have any idea why that is and what I can do about it? I mean I've been putting in some time trying to build these backlinks but it doesn't even look like they're being counted.

Please help...
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    Links show up when they show up. Don't worry about it. Just build more links to your site and links to pages that link to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris C.
    The articles got approved a week ago ..
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  • Profile picture of the author mikecowles
    Hi Chris,

    Two things, first, if the backlinks are for seo results, they're not nearly as important as most people think. Focus on the on-site seo for better results. Second, if they're for direct traffic (like after people read your articles) then they'll still work even if they're not listed right now and will get listed... eventually.

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    • Profile picture of the author thomarv29
      Originally Posted by mikecowles View Post

      Hi Chris,

      Two things, first, if the backlinks are for seo results, they're not nearly as important as most people think. Focus on the on-site seo for better results. Second, if they're for direct traffic (like after people read your articles) then they'll still work even if they're not listed right now and will get listed... eventually.

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      Hey Mike,
      Not wanting to call anyone out here but youre statement is absolutely false. 80% of youre sites SEO Power is on youre backlinks. I have a site that has absolutely "NO" On site SEO but thousands of high quality backlinks that is ranked on the first page for 40+ Short string keywords like barter websites and we are ranked on the first spot. The URL has only been indexed for two weeks and was ranked the day after it got indexed on over 20+ Keywords. On site SEO is important for showing up in more search results pages but by far backlinks are absolutely the most important aspect of youre SEO strategy. We took football fanatics from 6M to 128 M with our SEO Strategy in just two years and also built sports.yahoo.com for Yahoo so were pretty good at what we do. Not trying to call you out but simply wanting to offer my opinion and experience. Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author cassie_camay
        Originally Posted by thomarv29 View Post

        Hey Mike,
        Not wanting to call anyone out here but youre statement is absolutely false. 80% of youre sites SEO Power is on youre backlinks. I have a site that has absolutely "NO" On site SEO but thousands of high quality backlinks that is ranked on the first page for 40+ Short string keywords like barter websites and we are ranked on the first spot. The URL has only been indexed for two weeks and was ranked the day after it got indexed on over 20+ Keywords. On site SEO is important for showing up in more search results pages but by far backlinks are absolutely the most important aspect of youre SEO strategy. We took football fanatics from 6M to 128 M with our SEO Strategy in just two years and also built sports.yahoo.com for Yahoo so were pretty good at what we do. Not trying to call you out but simply wanting to offer my opinion and experience. Thanks
        i agree with you thomar

        there are sites out there that has no onsite SEO but they hit hard on search engines. They are very ranked website and make visitors wonder how they rank so high. There basic secret are the amount of quality back links.
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        • Profile picture of the author kortia
          I am having a similar problem... I have about 75 websites under my belt and one in particular I have been building links to for well over 6 months. It is in the top 6 on Bing and Yahoo, but not to be found on Google. It was in spot 30 and now poof gone. Google webmasters will not show any information and it is obviously indexed on Google. I also have 12 twitter accounts and tweet on all of them and not one single link is showing up in google and only a few in Yahoo!. I have built 100 links so I am baffled. I only built one link here and one there, no more than 4 a week, but over the course of 7-8 months. Never used any type of link stuff or softwares...
          I even checked my links with SEO elite and shows 3 links ( all from the same site)
          another wierd thing is it is the one of a handful of sites I have that is not wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    From my experience, backlinks are REALLY important, but it does take some time for search engines to digest them. Just keep building them and plan on a 3 - 6 month time frame to really get results. Put your keywords in the anchor text and over time they will start to pay off. If your site is optimized well, you should start to see natural search results depending on how much competition there is for the keyword phrases you are targeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
    Remember the page on which your article appears has to be indexed as well....it is a new page....so depending on the site, it could take some time......

    but it will come
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  • Profile picture of the author wealthwarrior
    keep doing the best you know how ... the payoff will eventually come
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenChai
    In some cases it could take about one month to be indexed in search engine.
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    • Profile picture of the author sentient
      Originally Posted by siddklarth View Post

      Just keep building them and plan on a 3 - 6 month time frame to really get results. Put your keywords in the anchor text and over time they will start to pay off.
      Good advice. Although I seem to remember reading it somewhere before........ ah, that's it, in the same thread. Interesting way to get your post count up.


      As far as the OP is concerned, I was in a similar position and expected to see my links within days, but I'm learning to be more patient. I can see the link on the site where I put it, so it's just a matter of time before it gets picked up.
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  • Profile picture of the author GB2008
    Links do take a while to show up, but I've noticed that using a submission service rather than promoting my articles by hand can make a huge difference. I blogged on one example here:
    garybailey.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/using-your-power-wisely/
    - much faster and much more widespread distribution with this service.
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  • Profile picture of the author mberam
    I'm having the same problem. I have submitted 1000's of articles using an article submission software. Its been 3 months and none of them are being indexed. Could this be because these article directories have a low page rank? It's baffling me. Am I not building my link correctly? My site does already show up on the first page of Google for the main search terms, hiv dating and positive singles, however, I'm number 6 and number 4 respectively. I'm trying to get to the #1 spot. My site has been around for 6 years - I think it should be easy to get to number 1 from #6 - but it hasn't been yet. Someone recommended pinging all the sites so I downloaded ping machine and am trying that. I think I'm also going to try link juicer. Any ideas?
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    • Profile picture of the author g2114
      Originally Posted by mberam View Post

      I'm having the same problem. I have submitted 1000's of articles using an article submission software. Its been 3 months and none of them are being indexed. Could this be because these article directories have a low page rank? It's baffling me. Am I not building my link correctly? My site does already show up on the first page of Google for the main search terms, hiv dating and positive singles, however, I'm number 6 and number 4 respectively. I'm trying to get to the #1 spot. My site has been around for 6 years - I think it should be easy to get to number 1 from #6 - but it hasn't been yet. Someone recommended pinging all the sites so I downloaded ping machine and am trying that. I think I'm also going to try link juicer. Any ideas?
      Gosh after 6 years, you should have thousands of links by now. One of my site has over 1k links now and i just started promoting it a couple of months back. I'm still figuring out how I got that many links since my other sites have less links and I have been doing the same process. I am using Social Bot (I submit each page every day) and Next Gen Links (still figuring out if this is helping). I did ping my sites and use onlwire, but started to get lazy about doing it everyday. I also havee an RSS submitter software, but need to be better about submitting my RSS feeds.
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      • Profile picture of the author GrowTallerNiche
        Page Rank doesn't matter in terms of getting indexed. Case in point GoArticles. Point links that get indexed easily at your articles like Ezine Articles, Infobarrel, or your own sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmaeb
    I'm not knocking you, but dont think 6 articles is doing a lot, its a start, along with blog commenting, forum posts in your niche with your sig answer 3-4 questions a day on different forums you'll start to see links come in, ping as many of your links as you can, go to fivver get your 6 articles made into video's $30 bucks what a steal. submit them to video dirs and keep going you will see results.
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  • Profile picture of the author mkpoway
    I am getting a bit frustrated with my article marketing efforts as well. I posted unique articles to four different sites: articlesbase, goarticles, hubpages, and squidoo, and a week later the links haven't been picked up.
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    • Profile picture of the author GrowTallerNiche
      Originally Posted by mkpoway View Post

      I am getting a bit frustrated with my article marketing efforts as well. I posted unique articles to four different sites: articlesbase, goarticles, hubpages, and squidoo, and a week later the links haven't been picked up.
      Well, then try some different directories. Some directories are harder to get indexed than others. Goarticles and squidoo I know from experience are hard to get indexed. Throw some infobarrel links and ezine article links at them and see if that gets them indexed. People who run their own wordpress article directories tend to get indexed quickly too as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author vimeopspot
        Originally Posted by GrowTallerNiche View Post

        Well, then try some different directories. Some directories are harder to get indexed than others. Goarticles and squidoo I know from experience are hard to get indexed. Throw some infobarrel links and ezine article links at them and see if that gets them indexed. People who run their own wordpress article directories tend to get indexed quickly too as well.
        i too have the same problem with my site. vimeospot.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan B Rusu
    Originally Posted by Chris C. View Post

    So I went and looked to see how many backlinks my site has using dnScoop - Domain Name Value, History, Stats Tool and Forums and a couple of other tools such as SEOQuake and they all say the same thing. They all say that I only have 2 backlinks when I should have somewhere around 20 probably. I mean I wrote 6 articles that are live in ezinearticles right now and they all link to my site, but for some reason these tools aren't tracking the other 4 plus the back links I've left on some other blogs.

    Does anyone have any idea why that is and what I can do about it? I mean I've been putting in some time trying to build these backlinks but it doesn't even look like they're being counted.

    Please help...

    - Give the tools more time to pull up your backlinks. I've seen that it usually takes a couple weeks after I hit 1st page ranking for these tools to report most of my backlinks

    - Notice how I said "most." No tool will ever find and report all your backlinks. SEO Spyglass does do the best job IMHO.

    Good luck
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