Once a page containing the link to your website is crawled, the link will generally appear in Google Search Console in 8 days.

If memory serves me correctly, I’ve seen them show up much faster and in other cases they can take longer. The last several links I tracked did indeed show up in 8 days. The most recent experiment was April 29 2016. The link displayed in Search Console May 6, 2016.

Keep in mind that getting a link and the link getting crawled are 2 separate things. Just because someone linked to you does not mean that the link was crawled; these are 2 separate things.

The 8 days may vary as well. Different websites and different niches perform differently.


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