Google isn't picking up backlinks to my site.

I recently got linked from 2 prominent websites. This happened about 8 days ago. However Google Search Console does not show these sites in Search Traffic > Links to your site. I checked and these websites are indexed every day by Google.

What could be going on? Is there anything I can do about this?

When I look at the source of these sites, the links looks like:

<a href="https://www.redmatterapp.com" target="_blank">www.redmatterapp.com</a>

My site is protected by SSL and the links link the 'https'. Could that possibly be an issue?


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The help page for links to your site states:

Not all links to your site may be listed. This is normal.

The list in Search Console has never been complete. When links do appear, it often takes weeks or months from when they were created.

Just because the links don't appear, it doesn't mean that Google isn't seeing them or isn't counting them.

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