I keep seeing people whining about not being able to get their backlinks indexed and whining about various services and such because the backlinks are not showing up in Google or Yahoo. You are wasting your time worrying about this. Case in point Site 1 has nearly 10k backlinks. Ranks #3 for a competitive keyword. Yahoo shows that there are 1400 backlinks Google says there is 1 Site 2 has well over 5k backlinks. Yahoo says that there are 164 links Google says there is one. Now for site #2 I had a keyword that has been stuck at #44 for a couple of months. About a month ago I created several Wiki articles and links from about 30 sites. I also have around 100 .edu links for the site. After the Wiki links, the site jumped from 44 to 28 for that keyword. Not one wiki site or .edu shows up in either Yahoo or Google. Hmmmm. Everybody knows, or should know that Google does not show you everything or our jobs would be a whole lot easier. Yet you go to Yahoo to see if your links are indexed. What has that got to do with Google? Do you really believe that if Yahoo has links indexed that Google will too? They are totally different search engines if you have not noticed. My point is, so many of you are Wasting your time daily trying to figure out how to get the links to show up. I am willing to bet that you spend at a minimum 30 minutes to an hour if not more trying to figure this out. I figured out long ago that neither search engine will tell you everything so I quit worrying about it. Why do you think that a site with 20 links ranks #1 while a site with 20k ranks #2 and on page is nearly identical for both? You keep building backlinks and your serps rise and it is not because of the one or two that show up in the "link:" searches but because of all of them. You can not control what the search engines do but now the only thing I do is Ping the urls unless it is a blog comment, I leave those to be found over time. Most of the time this happens quickly because of all the people commenting and then pinging the same url I commented on. I only ping them one time and then move on. I will never know when or if they get crawled but I will waste a lot of time working on this. The only thing that I notice is when the serps rise. The only thing I worry about is getting the URL crawled. Once that happens, the search engines know about your link. I did another Wiki blast to the same site for another keyword 3 days ago and now there are 4 keywords on the front page and those links are not indexed. How did that happen? If you think about it and use a little common sense, you will see what is happening. Stop wasting time and go do something more productive like adding content and/or building more links. And quit complaining about all the service providers not getting your links indexed, you are cluttering up their sales threads.