How to Get Backlinks Indexed 100% of the Time

If your backlinks aren’t indexed, then they aren’t working.

That’s why I’m going to show you how to get your backlinks indexed in Google.

Let’s jump right in.

Why Your Backlinks Aren’t Indexed

Getting your backlinks indexed isn’t about tricky tactics or silly tools.

All you need to do is avoid the following, and you won’t ever have issues:

1. Your content isn’t unique

The content surrounding your backlinks needs to be 100% unique.

That’s because scrapped, spun, or straight up copied content will struggle to get indexed.

Plus, your backlinks will be more effective when you surround them with well-written content.

2. Your backlinks suck

Don’t tell me you’re upset because your social profile or forum links aren’t indexed.

Lower quality/less valuable backlinks do not index well.

The solution is simple:

Get better backlinks.

3. You’re posting on sites with “noindex”

Some websites place the “noindex” site on new pages.

If your link is on a page with the “noindex” tag, there is nothing you can do.

To see if a page has the “noindex” tag, use the “Inspect Element” option on Chrome.

The “noindex” tag will be in the head section of the HTML.

4. You’re posting on spammy platforms

Don’t expect backlinks from websites without an editorial process to index well.

Many link building tools like SENuke post to websites that auto-approve backlinks.

These platforms are spam sanctuaries.

Avoid them.

How to Get Your Backlinks Indexed (Guaranteed)

Use the following tactics to ensure your backlinks are getting indexed.

1. Let it Happen

Index Rate Potential: High

The first step in my indexing process is to just let it happen.

If you are getting quality backlinks, this won’t be a problem.

There are some link types, like web 2.0s, that need a push.

That’s why I created this guide.

2. Build Tier Two Links

Index Rate Potential: High

The next best indexing tactic is to create tier-two links. To understand tier two, you need to understand tier one. Tier one backlinks are those directly hitting your website. Tier two links are backlinks hitting your tier one backlinks.

There is no better indexation technique than building backlinks to your backlinks.

3. Ping Your New Backlinks

Index Rate Potential = Low

I question whether pinging your backlinks actually works. I still do it as a preliminary step because it doesn’t hurt. Just make sure you don’t expect huge results from pinging.

For pinging, use these services:

  • 24/7 Pinger
  • Ping Farm
  • BulkPing.com
  • BacklinkPing.com

These are pretty self-explanatory.

Just like anything else, don’t go crazy pinging your links.

You only need to use one of these websites to ping your links.

They all pretty much do the same thing.

4. Use Linklicious

Index Rate Potential = Low-Medium

The free version of Linklicious works well as a preliminary step and will index some of your links. Although, like pinging, it likely won’t be enough to index all your backlinks.

Only submit your backlinks once to this service.

5. Use Web 2.0s

Index Rate Potential = High

Now it’s time to take your indexing game up a notch.

Around 30% of your backlinks are at this point if you follow the previous steps.

For the remaining unindexed backlinks, we are going to use Blogger.com.

Note: this tactic will work with any web 2.0 that has a high indexation rate.

The first step is to create a new web 2.0. Title it whatever you want.

Next, create a new blog post.

Paste no more than 10 of your backlink URLs and use naked link anchor text.

Create a new post for every 10.

The number “10” isn’t an exact science.

We’ve just seen that any more than 10 decreases the ineffectiveness of this tactic.

The next thing you should do is write a brief introduction. No more than a sentence or two. Something like: “Check out my favorite articles of the month.”

Publish the post and wait.

The post should index within a day or two.

Once it’s indexed, Google will crawl the links in your post.

This index the majority of your backlinks.

Once you have verified the indexation, remove the links from the web 2.0.

This is to help eliminate footprints.

I recommend you reuse the same web 2.0. This is because the web 2.0 will age. As it ages, the indexation rate will improve.

Another variation of this tactic you can use is to buy an aged web 2.0 from the beginning.

6. Use Social Signals

Index Rate Potential = High

There is a chance that some of your links still aren’t indexed at this point.

Don’t worry… Social signals will help.

Social signals will not only help index your links, but they will also improve their trust as well.

There isn’t much to this tactic.

Just go to PBN Butler and order social signals.

Track Your Results

You should know this, but track everything you do on your SEO campaign.

This will help you understand your results or lack thereof.

The first step of this process is to see your current indexation.

Use this tool to see your indexation rate. This tool will let you export the results. You can then transfer this information over to your main SEO campaign sheet.

You should have a tab for “Link Building” on a Google Sheet or Excel file. Create a column for “Indexing.” Place a “Y” next to all indexed backlinks.

excel tracking indexing-min

Here is an example below:

What to Avoid Doing When Trying to Index Backlinks

  • Buy a mass link package from Fiverr (please don’t do this)
  • Sit around and wait for them to get indexed.
  • Build backlinks on noindex platforms (I have done this)

The Process (for Skim Readers)

  1. Wait 1 week – Let Google find your links
  2. Build tier two backlinks
  3. Ping your links ONE time
  4. Submit your links to Linklicious ONE time
  5. Wait a few days and track your results
  6. Build a web 2.0 on Blogger.com – link to your backlinks that aren’t indexed yet
  7. Build social signals
  8. Make sure you track your results

Thanks for reading.

– Gotch

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Nathan Gotch

Nathan Gotch is an SEO professional with over 10 years of experience. He's the founder of the #1 SEO business training program in the world, Gotch SEO Academy. And the author of The SEO Entrepreneur. Nathan's SEO expertise is featured on Semrush, Ahrefs, and Search Engine Journal.