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How long after losing a link does it disappear from GWMT?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by spappa, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. spappa

    spappa Regular Member

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    So I've lost a link, once g has crawled the site and sees that my link isn't there anymore, how long until that link stop appearing in GWMT?
     
  2. LatteGrande

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    It could take 2 weeks or maybe months. No one can tell exactly.
     
  3. jollyman

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    It takes 24 hrs or high timing is not guarantee. But, It can be achieved soon by 404 the page OR blocked by robots.txt and then submit a request the page will be removed.
     
  4. Mr Vlad

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    I guess it all depends, I've made a lot of tests with Wikipedia links. I once had a wiki link placed for one of my sites which made it jump from 3rd page to top 5 for a low/mid comp keyword. The link was then removed in about 2 weeks. I expected it to drop within days, but in 7 months time the site is still ranking.
     
  5. Scott Parker

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    I have had some disappear in days, others have taken months. There really is no definitive answer, time takes time.