How long does it take for google to recognize backlinks?
I have recently launched a new website. I just want to know how long does it take for Google to recognize backlinks to my site. I am currently generating backlinks by posting on different forums, blog commenting and directory submission. It has been a week now but still there are 0 backlinks to my site according to Google.
Yahoo is relatively quicker than Google in recognizing backlinks. Does anyone have any idea how long does it take for Google to recognize backlinks to my website?
Doug Prentice answers:
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 backlink 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 your links are listed in Yahoo, sure Google knows about them, but it may not list them. Use Social Bookmarking sites which all are high quality sites according to Google. Also when you bookmark your website with Social Bookmarking sites you will find most of them are authority sites which will get backlinks very quickly.