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When will the backlinks start to work? When it's indexed or when it appears on the WMT?

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  1. jessilove

    jessilove Junior Member

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    I have been curious about whether it's necessary to wait until a link appear in the webmaster tool before expecting it to work. Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
  2. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It is going to start to work when it is not going to be shitty, free or spam.
     
  3. praetserge

    praetserge Power Member

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    I think you you should remove the link the moment it appears in GWT as it's a sign you're about to be penalised.
    So you have the most juice from the moment a link indexed till it appears in GWT.

    oh well... you might get a real link and it works from the moment you get it.
     
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  4. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    For me it sometimes takes several weeks before a link shows up in GWT but I see the effect on rankings shortly after it was indexed. Mostly within a few days.
     
  5. dragiia

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    ...A link showing up in Google Webmaster Tools can be either good or bad, but it depends on where the link came from and a multitude of other reasons. However that does not mean that any link that shows up in Google Webmaster Tools is bad, you should actually see your "good" links as well.

    I think you need to wait at least a week before you make any final judgment on the effectiveness of a link and I do not think GWT needs to report the link before your website can be affected.
     
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  6. derago21

    derago21 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It will start to work once it is visible on WMT or other Online interfaces like ahrefs.,
    But still it takes time to settle and rank you in SERP's.
     
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    Generally It will start working once it is indexed and you can see the SERP movement.But sometimes it takes a little longer to show its effect mainly in case of new websites.
     
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    it means my website should have penalized 6 months back.
     
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    When indexed/crawled assuming everything else is good with the site. Also links seem to get stronger with age.