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how long does it take for google to count them

     
2:09 pm on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am starting to build up backlinks for site and was wondering how long does it take google to recognize them.
and do you notice a major difference in ranking afterwords?
I realize that it could take a few links to a few hundred links to see a difference depending on the quality of the link back to your site.

do back links start to work as soon as google finds them from the sites linking to your site? or after an update?
2:17 pm on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Google has to update the cached version of the page that is linking to you. So when that page shows your link in it's cached version is when I would consider your link "recognized".
5:19 am on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The quality of the pages linking to yours does play a role in that. Pages that are ignored by search have very little link love to send if any. Google will need to update the page on which your link appears before it can send link love your way.

Something to consider - existing established pages on which you land a new link may not pass on much link love anyway, having your link on there from the moment a page is published might carry more weight than people think. Only Google knows.