Is this site cloaking to hide my backlink from spiders?

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I wrote a guest post at the following URL:

At the end, you can see my author box with a URL pointing back to my site. This link is a regular “follow” link and the page doesn’t have “noindex” on it.

However, I’m not getting credit for it. It’s not showing up in Google search console, and it hasn’t been indexed by ahrefs However, a week later the cached version doesn’t show the author box.

In addition, the Moz link checker shows 0 external followed links from the page:

No External Followed Links on Moz

Can anyone help me figure out what’s going on?

TL;DR Is the site hiding my backlink from spiders, and yet showing it to users on the browser? Is this legal?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

You should wait, or better use Ahrefs. Everything is ok with the backlink – look at screenshot from Ahrefs.

Regarding Google cache – it is pretty inertly. Beside of this it should not be used to know, how Google sees your page. Read this. One possible reason why you don’t see the your author box with the link is, that this box is rendered by Javascript pretty late and the cache doesn’t get it at all.
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Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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