Getting Backlinks Indexed

As you might know I’ve been doing a lot of link building for the last month and a half. I’ve been trying lots of things out to see if any of them work.

Not much has happened so far and I’m going to give my efforts the benefit of the doubt and say that they will take longer than a few weeks to take affect.

One problem I’ve had is how to find out if my new backlinks have been picked up by the search engines.

I’ve been using the Yahoo Site Explorer which is good for a freebie but I’m not sure how many of the links that are pointing to my site it shows. Also I hear it will be turned off at the end of the month.

I gather that links to your site should be pinged to help Google and the other search engines find them quicker or at all but so far I have not had much luck doing this.

I found a couple of free apps called Pinger and Ping List that claim to do it for you but they take so long (for me at least) to go through the list of urls you give them that I haven’t used them much.

I could just wait and let Google and co. find them of their own accord but today I ordered a job on from a guy who claims he will ping a list of 50,000 backlinks for $5. I put in three orders and sent him just under 150,000 urls to ping for $10.

Now that I’ve done it I am a little bit worried that he might actually be able to do what he claims and suddenly all those links will be picked up by Google and I will be sandboxed to hell! Hopefully it won’t work as well as he claims and just a handful will get indexed. Also only a small amount of those are pointing directly to my sites.

So what do you do to get your backlinks indexed? I also have a tool called Scrapebox which I’ve not used but think I read somewhere it can be used for pinging links?

Also, once Yahoo Site Explorer gets turned off what will you use to track links?

I’ll post back with an update if anything happens to all these links.

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  1. says

    I recommend ‘unique article wizard’ for good and quite fast results (good for little niche sites or if you want to nudge specific pages up) set it to 50 a day.

    try directories from gtsee or directory maximizer – do 150-300 every month for 3 months, after 3 months or sometimes sooner your whole site will have some ‘grunt’ and you’ll start being found for your keyphrases and a whole load of variations / longtail stuff. (good for bigger authority sites)

    just do this, ive seen it work across 40 sites over past 6 months or so.

  2. Chris says

    I can across the other day. It seems quite accurate. although it could have been bullshitting me. I checked a competitors site on it, it said they had loads of spammy links that weren’t picked up by site explorer.

  3. says


    Great blog btw, no idea if it gets your links indexed quicker but I found pingfarm today, you just paste in your urls and click submit and apparently it does it, I used it today for the first time so i’ll see.

    Where did you see this Siteexplorer news? I’ve no idea what i’ll do if its turned off. I think most of these services export the results a yahoo api so I’d imagine they are in trouble too….

  4. says

    Hi Peter, nice toastie site btw. Good to see it is at number one. Maybe put some buy now buttons on there?

    Thanks for the link to ping farm. Have just put a 100 or so URLs in it so will see if they get indexed. I’ve downloaded some free apps that do pinging but they take ages and ages to run through and are a massive drain on my laptops processes.

    I heard about Yahoo stopping as part of their merge with bing. I also heard Market Samurai is changing to use so they might be worth a look although probably not free.

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