How long does it take for backlinks & linkjuice to appear in your link profile and have an effect?
However long it takes for Google to find them and then process them.
Google crawls different websites at different rates. This website is crawled constantly. New pages show up in Google's index in seconds. So links found on this page are available to Google's algorithm almost immediately. Pages on a personal website that has few links and little content will be crawled infrequently so links on those pages will not be found by Google for weeks or months.
Google supposedly is constantly running its ranking algorithm so theoretically as links are found they should have an effect on a web page's rankings. But who really knows how often ranking calculations are performed? Plus who knows when data is actually factored into a rankings calculation? It may vary like crawl rate does.
So the answer is: it depends and varies a lot.
Depends on how popular the page of your backlink is. If the page is very popular and updated frequently, it could take just a few hours to appear.
protected by dan♦ Jan 22 '14 at 8:19
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