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Which is more important: Getting your backlinks crawled or indexed?
Which is more important: Getting your backlinks crawled or indexed?
The debate between getting links crawled vs. indexed rages on in SEO circles. Here is our opinion on the subject:

Getting your links crawled is obviously the first step in getting credit for them. If a search engine never sees (i.e., crawls) the page that links to your site then how can they give you credit for it? That much is agreed upon between debaters.

Now for the big question: Is it enough to just get your links crawled, or is indexing what is most important? The only ones who know that answer for sure are the search engines themselves, but we can make some educated guesses.

What does it mean when the search engines crawl a page that links to your site? It simply means the search engines found the page and reviewed it. That's all.

As a result, getting a link crawled doesn't necessarily mean the search engines will give you credit for it. It the search engine doesn't feel the page has value then they won't index it and your site probably won't benefit from the link on that page.

However, if the search engines do feel the page has value then they will index it and chances are high that you will get credit for the link. Based on this knowledge, our opinion is getting your links crawled is the first step in the process, but getting them indexed is the ultimate goal.

Since the ultimate goal (in our opinion) is to get your links indexed, that’s what Backlink Booster focuses on instead of just getting your links crawled.

To that end, Backlink Booster performs our 4 P's of boosting (Ping, Post, Place, Publish) for each of your backlinks it boosts. These actions not only quickly draw search engines' attention to your backlinks, they also add a lot more "value" to the page that links to your site. The result is this helps that page get crawled AND indexed so you get credit for the link on the page.

And our upcoming IndexChecker tool will let you know which links are actually indexed and our Auto ReBooster will automatically re-boost your links until they get indexed.

But back to the question at hand: is it enough to just try to get your backlinks crawled, or is indexing the ultimate goal? I’d love to hear your comments.

Best Regards,

Tom
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