A month ago I published a post with the title, You’re Link Building For Nothing, and in that post I showed how important it is to help the links you create get indexed. If you haven’t read that post yet than I recommend you do but in I will also summarize it here by saying that after checking more than 15,000 pingbacks I got to this blog I found that only 17.52% are indexed.
Since I had plenty of not indexed URLs with my links live on these pages I figured I could do a little indexing service roundup and see which indexing service will provide the best results. I ended up testing 3 services so this isn’t a real roundup as some services stayed out for various reasons but I the 3 I tested are the most popular ones as far as I know so I think it should still be information you can use and learn from.
I divided my big not indexed URL list to several lists each with 1500 URLs that contain my live links and are not indexed. I double checked that for every list just to make sure.
I tested the indexing rates using Scrapebox and I used proxies from Proxy Bonanza. It seems that the interface of Nuclear Link Indexer is a little more complicated than the other 2 but I didn’t really went into details. I just uploaded my URL list and left it for 30 days since I also wanted to test how easy and simple these services are to use.
Nuclear Link Indexer – 10.66% Indexed
According to the Nuclear Link Indexer interface, the indexing rate is 73.87%. I really don’t know where the big difference comes from so I asked how they are testing the indexing rates and here is the reply I received from Kow Kok Choon:
We use a list of proxy urls and submit your links to google and perform the search through those proxy and if your links exists in google search, means that it is being indexed. we’ve tested our checking for so many times and adjusted it for several times when google has changes, so I’m confident that our check is accurate.
Backlinks Indexer – 4.00% Indexed
I also asked them to explain the low indexing rate and so far I didn’t receive a reply. If and when I will receive one I will share it here.
Backlink Indexing – 0.006% Indexed
As with the other 2 services, I asked for an explanation for the very very low indexing rate and I’m still waiting for a reply. Once I will get one it will be posted here.
Update: Ryan has replied and didn’t have an answer to explain the low index rates but he did provide me with a full refund which I found to be pretty awesome and I truly appreciate that. I know for a fact that not many would have done the same.
Linklicious.me – 0.006% Indexed
As you can see, Linklicious.me didn’t really bring any different or good results. The service is more about getting your links crawled which should also help them get indexed but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
I also kept a list of 1500 URLs that I didn’t touch and didn’t try to get indexed in any way just to see if some of these URLs will still be indexed during these 30 days and I guess it could be considered as a test group.
Wow. That is what I thought when I saw these crappy results. I was a little worried for a second that I might have done something wrong but when you think about it, all I had to do is to simply load the URL lists to each service and that is something a 6 year old can do so I really doubt if I screwed up the results somehow.
The only thing I can think of is that Scrapebox is to blame but since I don’t know of any other way to check the indexing rates of mass amounts of URLs, I don’t really see how I can do this test without it. Plus, I know that many others are using Scrapebox as the only tool for checking indexing rates so I never really put much thought into how accurate it really is.
In order to check how accurate Scrapebox really is I run each URL list 3 times in order to see if there will be any big differences. As you can see from the screenshots above there are no big differences so the only real way is to simply check manually every URL in Google with site: search operator and see what the real indexing rate is. That is a bit to much for me an in either case, no one is really going to check this way and in order to know if these services are really providing what the users are paying for you need to be able to easily check indexing rates. I only know one tool for the job and that is Scrapebox.
I am planning to test more link indexing services so if you would like me to test specific services feel free to let me know. I would also love to know if you used either of these services? Did you get better results? Do you know of a different way to check indexing rates (without Scrapebox)?
Please share by commenting below.
To your success (and mine ),