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Need someone to explain to me this: how to tell if your backlink has been CRAWLED

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cody41, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. cody41

    cody41 Power Member

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    So we all know that if you check google cache, there's a good chance your backlink has been indexed. But with all these tools purporting to be able to check crawl rate for your backlinks, I'd like to know what metric they're using? Anyone know?
     
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    cody41 Power Member

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    Really? No one has any idea how you can determine, other than google analytics for webmasters, whether a backlink has been CRAWLED or not?
     
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    floflo89 Regular Member

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    Yep, just the cache and webmaster tools. :croc:
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Depending on how precise your logs are, you can see if googlebot has been on a specific page.
     
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    Ok, but suppose these are third party backlinks? I can't use any google webmaster analytics for that. So I'm basing whether my link has been crawled by simply looking at the cache then?
     
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    As they are third party, you won't be able to tell they have been crawled unless you use a paid indexing system, such as linklicious, lindexed or other. You input the URL's, and it will tell you when they were last crawled based on their own stat software - but without this, there is no way of knowing.