In order to have a successful SEO campaign, you need to check if your new backlinks have been indexed by Google. Whether you are building links using guest posts, forum marketing, broken links or any other method, monitoring your links is very important. Most of the people check indexing in a wrong way, they check it through the online tools like majestic, ahrefs etc but this is totally wrong because these tools do not always index all your links pointing to your site, so the only best way to check if the links are indexed or not is through Google search operators. The query info:URL will present some information about the corresponding URL. There must be no space between the "info:" and the web page URL.
If you have a long list of URLs, you can automate the process using Scrapebox . The check indexed function in scrapebox allows you to load in a list of urls and then select your connection settings. Then you can choose to check if the urls are indexed in google or not. You can also export the indexed/non-indexed urls.
Scrapebox is one tool with endless possibilities, however, it is not a freeware software. For a limited time you can grab ScrapeBox for just $67. Check out this link.
If you are looking for a free solution , you can automate the process with iMacros Add-on. iMacros is a browser-based macro recorder. It allows you to easily record web surfing and replay it. We created an iMacros script to check a list of URLs. You can download it for FREE here on this link. It is very easy to set up and use. Just extract the file and follow the instructions. The script can check up to 200 urls . We recommend to use proxies or to change your IP if you want to check more than 200 links.
Your content isn’t unique . If you have too many of the exact same link, with the exact same words, it looks spammy and seems unnatural. The content surrounding your backlinks needs to be unique (it must pass copyscape). Furthermore , your backlinks will be more effective when you surround them with well-written content.
You’re posting on spammy platforms . This gives you spammy links with no high authority. Some backlinks will never get indexed because they don't meet a google quality threshold as a worthwhile link. There is no need to force Google to index a harmful link. Even if we successfully index them, Google will keep them in their index for a while and then throw it out. So we urge you to manage your backlinks carefully, do not just blast them,you must invest a bit of time to manage your compaign.
You’re posting on sites with noindex . Some websites place the “noindex” tag 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 or Firefox. The “noindex” tag will be in the head section of the HTML.
Robots are blocking some urls. Google won't crawl or index the content of pages blocked by robots.txt. Check the robots.txt file in the root domain of the site hosting the link. Make sure they aren’t disallowing indexing of the pages they use. Seerobots add-on from Firefox let's you easily see the Robots configuration.
Your backlinks are dead . As time goes by, you build new links to your site, while some of the old ones dies. If for any reason a link is not alive anymore, then Google will remove it from its index. This may have a major impact in ranking as well. Make sure all your links are live and working. You can use a Link Checker tool for this task.
Taking into account the above information can help you achieve something as close to 'indexing perfection' as possible. A decent position in the search results is a sure fire way of making more money online. But to do that, you need to make sure your site and your backlinks gets indexed properly.