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How long to update webmaster tools internal links
member22




msg:4401685
 1:25 pm on Dec 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am just wondering how long it takes google webmastertools to update the number of internal links it sees on my website...

It has come twice to my website in the last week but still hasn't updated the number of internal links ( which is different than a week ago )

 

g1smd




msg:4401757
 7:06 pm on Dec 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

It can take several weeks and the numbers are not always accurate.

Sometimes the numbers go back down even with no changes made on the site.

Content_ed




msg:4401775
 8:13 pm on Dec 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

WT gets way out of sync, even on things you'd think would be real time. I see new errors that this or that page in my sitemap are blocked by robots.txt, months after I took them out of the sitemap.

member22




msg:4402068
 3:49 am on Dec 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

Do you think the rankings can be updated before webmaster tools updates or no ?

In other words does google update once every 3 months its ranking or is it more often ?

tedster




msg:4402075
 5:19 am on Dec 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

Google updates their rankings about 500 times a year. Yes, 500!

Webmaster Tools does not tap directly into Google's back end data - the live ranking goodies. Insteaad WMT is a secondary reporting system and it can lag quite a bit behind what you see in the live SERPs.

member22




msg:4402132
 1:10 pm on Dec 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

it updates it search algorithm 500 times a year but not it results... it tweaks it to give better results but there is no way their computer can compare all the sites for every search in the world almost twice a day.

My guess is that it is much slower than that, it has to first crawl the site they put the new information in it system ( let's say the links and links structure ) then it need to compare it to other sites and then re-rank everything, to me it is done once a month based on the popularity of the page and site it is trying to rank...

Has anyone experience with that ?

onebuyone




msg:4402202
 4:39 pm on Dec 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

For existing sites that might be true, but there are also new domains coming to SERPs every day.

tedster




msg:4402229
 6:00 pm on Dec 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

there is no way their computer can compare all the sites for every search in the world almost twice a day.

Google uses over one million computers, very cleverly networked into big server farms. In fact, most of Google's programming can't even RUN on a single computer.

If you go back and refresh your understanding of the "Caffeine" infrastructure, it might clarify things a bit more.

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