If you want to index backlinks quickly and easily then you are in luck, because today I am going to show you which backlink indexer strategies actually work.
Getting your backlinks indexed is critical to the success of any link building campaign.
There is no point in creating links if Google doesn’t index them you are just wasting your time, energy and money.
You can download our link building checklist to make sure you are only building links that move the needle.
Indexing backlinks used to be a lot easier than it is today, we could just ping them or create RSS feeds and submit them to RSS directories.
That was highly effective a couple of years ago – but what about now? What is the best way to index your backlinks?
What Will I Learn?
What You Will Learn
- How to index backlinks
- Which backlink indexer strategy is a waste of time
- Which backlink indexing method is a waste of money
To find out what is the most effective way to index backlinks I decided to set up a test to measure the results of different backlink indexer approaches.
I created 5,000 links across 5 separate projects in GSA Search Engine Ranker building links to a dummy site using article directories, social bookmarks, wikis & web 2.0s.
I used Kontent Machine with the worst possible combination of settings to purposely generate the worst possible auto-generated spun content you have ever seen.
The type of content people claim is impossible to index and useless in link building.
So once each of the 5 projects had 1,000 verified links – I moved on to indexing them with different methods & services.
PingFarm is a free indexing service that a lot of people in forums swear by. In essence, all it does is ping your backlinks and nothing more.
This is one of the oldest methods in the book that died off years ago but it’s still a tool many use.
The Indexification guys basically create short URL’s of your links, ping them, create & submit RSS feeds, create & ping sitemaps and also create & ping content pages with your links on.
They guarantee that Google will at least crawl every single link you submit to them. You can submit 50,000 links per day for $17.97 per month.
The Lindexed service works in pretty much exactly the same way as Indexification. They use the same indexing methods except they have a unique feature called PingCloud.
However, it does cost slightly more at $24.97 a month to process 50,000 links per day.
The OneHourIndexing team do not reveal the methods they use to index your links. All I know is that they use ‘secret techniques’ that ‘is not pinging, rss or link building’.
However, these secret techniques come at a greater cost – $8.5 to process 1,000 links per day, $23.50 for 10,000 links per day or $48.50 for 30,000 links per day.
The 5th project I created with GSA was a control group of links. These links will not be submitted to any indexing service or pinged in any way, shape or form.
This will give us a benchmark to measure the other services against to see if indexing services do actually work or not.
Link Indexing Case Study Results
Remember each of the 4 services and control projects above had a set of 1,000 verified links each created using the absolute worst quality content I could generate.
I submitted each set of links into their respective indexing services and then index checked the links daily using Scrapebox for 15 days.
Quite often Scrapebox reports links aren’t indexed but when you check yourself, they are. To avoid this I ran a ‘double pass’ index check everyday double checking if links are indexed or not.
The Results Are In
Here is a quick summary of the results after 15 days looking at the total % of links indexed.
|Service||Day 1||Day 7||Day 15|
As you can see the results are pretty clear cut.
1. Be Patient
Google usually finds and naturally indexes new backlinks. So all you have to do is wait. No need to do anything for the first 2 weeks. Trust on Google and let it do its work.
2. Submit Your Backlinks To Google
If your new backlinks are not indexed after those 2 weeks, ping each of them. It’s free and very easy to do.
3. Wait Another Week
You need to give time to Google to process your identification request.
4. Submit Your Links To A Link Indexing Service
If the backlinks are still not indexed submit them to a link Indexing service such as OneHourIndexing or Indexification- which are currently the 2 best link indexing services you can find on the market.
5. Track Your Results
It is really important for you to keep track of your results so you know which links have been indexed, when, how, and how much your link-building campaign cost you.
Wrapping It Up
Without a doubt OneHourIndexing is by far the best link indexing service money can buy. It absolutely dominated the results.
They are just a waste of time & money.
Using the Indexifcation service does have some benefit but only gets half the links indexed than OneHourIndexing.
However, OneHourIndexing is 4 times the price of Indexification so that weighs into it.
In my opinion – if you have already invested the time and money creating links. Then there is no point cutting corners when it comes to getting them indexed!
Backlink Indexing Rankings
In summary here is what you need to know-
- OneHourIndexing – The best service period.
- Indexification – Half as good, 4 times cheaper.
- Lindexed – Don’t waste your money.
- PingFarm – Don’t waste your time.
So there you have it, if you want to get your links indexed use OneHourIndexing. They are the best backlink indexer. If you use Lindexed or Pingfarm, stop wasting your time & money.
The next time you see someone telling someone to ping backlinks to indexing them give them a slap with this post :)
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by OneHourIndexing. When I sell a sponsored post people are purely buying my time to look at something and not my opinion. If the buyer’s product/services perform poorly in tests I will publish that without refund. If you want to learn more about my sponsored post requirements please read this. You can independently verify the results by downloading a copy of the source data used in this case study here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a backlink indexer?
A backlink indexer is a service that you can submit your website to in order to get it indexed by search engines quickly. Those paid services are useful if you don’t want to wait weeks to get indexed using the free processes.
What does Google indexing mean?
Google indexing is when the websites that Google crawlers return to the database, are organised and indexed within the database to make them easily accessible when someone searches for the relevant keywords or phrases that match that website.
So in basic terms, Google indexing is like adding a tag to each website and filling it away.
How long does it take Google to recognize backlinks?
Google will recognize any new backlinks added to a site when it recrawls the website.
So the amount of time it takes for your backlinks to become SEO effective depends on how often your site is crawled. This varies depending on the type of site you have.
What is crawling and indexing?
Crawling and indexing are the processes that Google uses to add websites to its database.
The first stage is crawling, where Google bots go out into the web to find websites and indexing is when the websites found are then tagged and organised within the database.
How can I index backlinks faster?
To get quickly indexed in the search engines, follow the following steps:
- Wait 2 weeks to see if Google finds them naturally
- If not indexed, ping them one by one- To do so, just follow my “how to submit URL to google” process step by step or my guide to search engine submission. It’s completely free (unlike most SEO submission software).
- Wait for another week
- If the backlinks still aren’t indexed then submit them to a tool like Indexification or OneHourIndexing
- Track your results
- This process is guaranteed to get your backlinks indexed
How do I get Google to index backlinks?
To get Google to index your backlinks, just follow these simple steps:
- Go to Google Search Console and click ‘Use new Search Console’.
- Enter in the full URL at the top of the page of the link that you want indexing.
- Then click ‘Request Indexing’.
- You need to wait for a few hours and repeat steps one & two to see if your page has been indexed.