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Will the publications be indexed by Google, Semrush, and Ahrefs?
Will the publications be indexed by Google, Semrush, and Ahrefs?
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To index websites, Google and third-party SEO services such as Semrush and Ahrefs need to scan the entire internet. Google is typically better than other companies at this process and therefore will index our publications much faster than other SEO services.

Indexing on Google

Google is by far the industry leader in indexing the internet and usually indexes almost all of our publications within a day or two of them going live.

But Google may only choose to display one or two of our publications from a single order when you perform a search. This is because each order consists of only one article published on all 200+ news sites, so Google usually picks one or two identical publications to show at any given time to ensure diverse search results. This also means that you may not be able to see all the publications Google indexed when performing searches. Google does not publicly share their index.

It's possible to have more than two results show up on the first page of Google by placing multiple orders with us that use the same keywords.

Indexing on third parties (like ahrefs and semrush)

Scanning the entire internet to create an up-to-date index consumes a large amount of resources, and services such as Semrush and Ahrefs may not have the ability to do this in the same capacity as Google. This means that their indexes can be days, weeks, or even months behind Google's index.

We typically do not see our publications showing on indexes of SEO services such as Semrush and Ahrefs until months after they are published, if ever.

How to use Google Search Console to track backlinks

Google Search Console shows a list of some domains linked to your site that contribute to your website's rank on Google.

To use this method, you must already have signed up to Google Search Console and verified your domain. You can sign up for Google Console here.

1) Log in to your Google Search Console.

2) Click on Links in the left-hand sidebar.

3) Under the Top linking sites list, click on more.

4) Scroll down to see the list of websites that are linking to your site.

Top Linking Sites

The list of domains in your Top Linking Sites is what sites Google is counting as a backlink to your site.

Google chooses which publications to count backlinks from, so they may only count backlinks from some of the publications we make, and their list can grow and change over time.

Typically, Google chooses to count backlinks from some of the larger news outlets, but ultimately, it's up to them to decide what they count, and if a news site is not on this list, it does not mean that Google is unaware of the publication and links. News outlets not shown in this list may still be passing on SEO benefits since Google's algorithm considers hundreds of ranking factors, not just backlinks.

Google limits this list to 1000 sites, so it may not show some news sites if you already have many linking sites.


Every publication we create has at least one backlink to your website. The most accurate way to verify backlinks is to check each publication manually. We have a guide to help here: How to verify backlinks.

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