Msg#: 3135898 posted 12:37 pm on Oct 26, 2006 (gmt 0)
Matt Cutts talks about 'everflux' and the continuous updating of Goggle's index - so my question is - How long does it take, on average, for a high quality link to take effect on actual rankings for a URL?
Msg#: 3135898 posted 12:07 am on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)
It's absolutely true that link age matters, but that's why we want Google to know about the links we build as soon as we build them.
That said, there are a few ways by which we can ensure (or at least do our best to ensure) that Google is made aware of these "trustworthy" links:
1. Submit that particular page to Google.
2. Look at the most recent cache date. Was it several days ago? Perhaps you can even time the link placement to go live when the page is due for another caching.
3. I may get some heat for saying this, but Bruce Clay's LinkMaps tool actually serves its purpose pretty well. If you've been using the LinkMaps pages for a while and all the initial spidering has been done, you might find that you've done a fairly good job of showing Google some links that they may or may not have already known about.