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Can't see some of my external links

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Msg#: 3998440 posted 11:52 am on Sep 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

A few days ago I've posted some links to my sites in various forums(and thankfully,those links are still there).However,
for some reason I don't see some of those links neither in my cpanel in "links from external sites",nor in my SEO toolbar(that uses Yahoo),although I clicked on all of them.Could it be that for some reason some of the links I've posted "don't count",or is it just a matter of time till they appear?



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Msg#: 3998440 posted 6:27 pm on Sep 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

1. Links shown to you by search engines are never a complete record

2. Backlinks reported by search engines do not necessarily mean they are counted by the algorithm, either 100%, partially, or at all.

3. The backlink counts aren't generally updated that quickly

The best way to determine the efficacy of a link is if your ranking bounces around within a week or so. But don't worry about how good your acquisition is, just keep moving.


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Msg#: 3998440 posted 12:45 pm on Oct 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Have you checked to see if the page with your link has been indexed i.e cache:URL


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Msg#: 3998440 posted 4:47 am on Oct 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Its a good idea to check/analyze the SEO value of the page where you have posted your link;
Whether its crawled/indexed or not and if at all that page is crawlable/indexable by search engine robots

In addition look-up if your link is nofollow or dofollow.

If all is well, then as suggested by martinibuster -- it takes time for newly acquired links to show up as backlinks.

Hope that helps!

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