There are tons of backlinks created everyday on web. But only few backlinks are indexed from those backlinks and others are left as a waste by the search engines. First it is necessary to know why these backlinks are not indexed. There could be more than 100’s of reasons for the search engines to no follow those backlinks. Some of the reasons could be copied content, no visit to the backlink, low quality backlinks, or links on spam websites etc. But there are many possible ways to index your backlinks, but some ways to index those backlinks such as rectifying the reasons of not indexing backlinks, free and paid tools for indexing backlinks fast and quickly, pinging backlinks or social media sharing etc. Last thing is to check wheather the backlink is indexed or not.
Check the Backlink is indexed or not
The best way to check whether the backlink is indexed or not is just paste the backlink url into the Google search box. If your link appears in the search results than your link is indexed otherwise it is not indexed.
It is is not possible to check the links one by one, so there are various tools to check the index status of backlinks in bulk for free. Some of them are displayed below :
(b) Index Checking
Why backlinks are not indexed
There could be many issues of not indexing the backlinks by the Google. Some of them are :-
(a) Unique Content
Copied content is the main issue of not indexing a backlink. Your content surrounding your backlink must be unique and effective to influence the user. Content must not be copied, spin or scrapped etc.
(b) No Visit on backlink or Zero Traffic
No visit on your backlink is the main reason of not indexing your backlink by the Google. The number of referrals from your backlink the greater are the chances of indexing your backlink. Social sharing is a better way to provide traffic to your backlink.
(c) Low Quality backlink
Low quality backlinks are not indexed by the search engine such as social bookmarking, forum posting links or any other low quality links. It’s better to build high quality links such as article submission, guest posting, directory submission etc. Low quality must be used to provide strength to your high quality backlinks.
(d) Links on Spam Websites
Never try to build links from spam websites or from different category sites such as SENuke post to websites which auto-approve backlinks, if these links got indexed than it would be a negative on the organic rank or traffic of your website. Always earn links after editorial process. Tools used to check spam score of a website is MOZ Bar in chrome extension for free.
(e) Links on Noindex Websites
If your backlinks are listed on the “noindex” webpage than that backlink cannot be indexed by the search engine because GOOGLE is not going to index that webpage. To know about “noindex” tag in the header section of the webpage.
<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”> or <meta name=”googlebot” content=”noindex”>
Methods to index your Backlinks
There are many ways to get your indexed link, your links will be indexed automatically, if you keep the above listed suggestions while creating backlinks. If your links are not indexed even than, you must follow these suggestions listed below:
(a) Leave your backlink for 1 week
After creating your backlink wait for a week to auto index your backlink by the Google. Mostly 20% to 40% of the backlinks are auto indexed by the Google or any other search engine.
(b) Social Sharing & Bookmarking of Backlink
Try to go through natural ways to index your backlinks fast and easy. Social sharing & bookmarking is good way to increase the visibilty of your backlinks to be indexed by the Google. Some of the social sharing websites are :-
- We Heart It
(c) PING Your Backinks
Pinging is a fast and easy way to index your backlinks, but the chances of indexing the backlinks are 40% to 60%. There are many pinging sites some of them are paid or free. Paid provide indexing of your baclinks within 24 hours or 2 days. Be aware of one thing while pinging your backlinks Here is a list of pinging websites for free and paid. Fast Indexing tools by pinging are :-
More about pinging sites
(d) Insert backlink into Web 2.0 Sites
Easiest way to index your backlinks is to put down your backlinks into your blogs of third party sites such as blogger, medium, wordpress, weebly etc. Things to be kept in mind while creating your blog :-
- Blog must be of at least 2000 words
- One backlink must be surrounded by 150 words. i.e 10 backlinks – 1500 words
- Content must be unique.
- Content must be familiar with the backlinks.
(e) Traffic to your backlinks
This is the best and natural way to get index your backlinks according to me. Provide more traffic on your backlink and greater are the chances of indexing your backlink. There are various ways to increase traffic and strength to your backlinks.
- Blog Commenting – Don’t consider blog commenting as a backlink. It’s better to have commenting on your own blogs or backlinks to strenghten your backlinks and get indexed.
- Social Sharing & Bookmarking – This is also explained above in (b) section of “Methods to index your backlinks”.
- Forum & Community Posting – Posting your backlinks on various forms and communities in a clever way to increase the traffic on your backlinks. Please be careful while posting on the forums because you may be banned from the forum because of their promotion policy.
- Web 2.0 Submissions – This is also explained above in (d) section of “Methods to index your backlinks”.
Last thing is to check your backlinks again to be indexed or not. If any process is not understood by any of my reader than you can ask me in the comment section and I assure that every comment would be displayed on our blogs if it is related to our blog.
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