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Google Search Console Links Report Shows Links For New Sites In 7-10 Days

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Google Search Console Links Report Shows Links For New Sites In 7-10 Days


Google Search Console can pick up external links to brand new web sites (if there are links pointing to them) within 7 to 10 days, according to Google’s John Mueller. Guess what, I verified it and Google Search Console confirmed spotting the first link on day 10 for my new site.

I asked John Mueller of Google about this on a hangout a couple weeks ago and he said “it’s more along the line, I’d say a week, 1 and 1/2 weeks” for the tool to show the new link. He said it is “not a matter of months” and “not a matter of hours like with the performance report” but more likely a week or so. And he is right.

I tested it on my new site, which I actually linked to in the Search Engine Land newsletter on March 23rd – I am surprised Google spotted it because it is not easy to find on the web (I guess Google is finding things on the web). And it showed up in the GSC link report on April 2nd, about 10 days later.

I also linked to it on March 29th over here but that link has not shown up yet. I will let you know when that link shows up in Google Search Console, so check this story a bit later on this week.

John explained this at the 9:19 mark where I asked how long it takes Google Search Console to spot new links. John said most reports in GSC are “recalculated every three to four days” and then there is the factor of Google finding the link during its crawling. So he estimated about a week or so.

Here is what he said:

I would have to ask the team. My understanding is that a lot of the reports in Search Console are recalculated every three to four days. So in terms of about a week you should probably see some data there. The tricky part, I guess, with the links report, is that we show a sample of the links to your site. So that doesn’t mean we would immediately populate that one link that we found to your site. So that’s something where I don’t know. I’m kind of curious to see how long it takes to get that picked up.

But it’s not a matter of months. And then, it’s not a matter of hours like with the performance report. It’s more along the line, I’d say a week, 1 and 1/2 weeks, something like that should be a reasonable time.

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And if you are wondering what my new site is, it is named Lucid Insider – it is not on SEO, it is about the new Lucid Air EV car.

Here is a screenshot of the link showing up on April 2nd in GSC – note, the link is not in a real story on Search Engine Land, it was just noted in one of my newsletter introductions about the benefits of starting a new site from scratch and relearning some basics:

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Wild Google Organic Ranking Swings With Google Algorithm Updates

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Wild Google Organic Ranking Swings With Google Algorithm Updates

With all these different Google search ranking algorithm updates over the past several weeks, it has been a very busy time for SEOs. While most sites probably don’t see huge swings. Glenn Gabe documented a site that didn’t just see one big ranking change but several!

Glenn Gabe posted on Twitter and wrote “If you want a great example of machine learning models having a hard time figuring out a site, look no further. This site drops & surges around major updates, including several Product Reviews Updates. And just dropped AGAIN with the Sep PRU late tremor. Stay tuned. More to come.”

Here is the example site’s Search Console graph with those insane swings:

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Glenn added “I just started digging in, but clearly Google is having a hard time understanding what the site does, if it should be classified as a product reviews site (it probably should…), & if it should rank at all. Like others impacted, the site dropped off a cliff for some queries…”

It is rare to see such movement from one site in such a period of time but when you do, it makes you go wow.

It is kind of also mindboggling that Google would have algorithms that kind of fight with each other. It reminds me of when sites are on the edge of Google’s quality threshold but in this case, it is different algorithms judging things differently.

Have you seen this before, with such extreme fluctuations?

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