How to Index Backlinks in Google

SEO backlink indexing is very important for search engine optimisation. If you go to the trouble of creating hundreds of high quality backlinks to improve your visibility in Google search results but the backlinks are not indexed then you've wasted your time. This tutorial will show you how to index backlinks with Google for free and make them work for you.

Link building is the most important part of search engine optimisation. When your onsite SEO is set up correctly, it's time to reach out and develop your offsite SEO and the only way to do this is to build links from high authority domains back to your website.

How do you check if Google has already indexed your backlink?

When you've added your website address to other websites, how do you check whether it appears in the Google index or not? There is one simple way. Just go to google and search If you get a result then it means your backlink is indexed otherwise it means you'll need to index it yourself. If you want to check backlinks in bulk then this bulk backlink checking tool is the answer.

How do you index backlinks in Google?

If your backlink isn't already indexed, then it means that Google couldn’t find your backlinks. It also means that you'll need to index it yourself. Luckily, there are a number of free ways to do this:

Google submit URL

This is the quickest and most effective way to get your backlinks indexed. All you need to do is search for “google submit url” and then submit the url of your backlinks. Using this method, nearly all of your backlinks will index within 24 hours. Its completely free and a really useful resource.


PingBomb is a free service created by web professionals to help get people listed in the search engines. It will create 105 free backlinks to your site or page, then it will ping them too.

Blogger for SEO backlink indexing

By creating a Blogspot blog, you can add some simple text and then the url's you want to index. You can then go to Google Search console (previously known as Google Webmaster Tool) and add the Blogspot site and your links will index.

Backlink Indexer Tools

If you have lots of sites to manage then it may be worth investing in desktop software for indexing backlinks. One of the most popular ones out there is indexnuke which retails at 37 USD at the time of writing.

Social bookmarking and Social Signals

You can add social bookmarks and social signals for for your SEO backlink indexing using either your own accounts or a social bookmarking sharing service such as SEO clerks.

I trust that this article has shown you a few different ways to get your backlinks indexed in Google. Remember the earlier that you submit your backlinks to Google, the faster they will rank. Also, if you're struggling to rank on Google that using the services of a Freelance SEO consultant can help you to achieve your goals.

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This article was written by Gaz Hall, a UK based SEO Consultant on 20th September 2019.

Gaz has 20 years experience working on SEO projects large and small, locally and globally across a range of sectors.

If you need any SEO advice or would like him to look at your next project then get in touch to arrange a free consultation.