Does Obsidian still index escaped links?

Things I have tried

I searched the forum and help.

What I’m trying to do

I am trying to stop Obsidian from indexing links and tags so I escaped each occurrence of [, ], and # within links and tags using \. I get the sense that Obsidian still indexes all of the links, so I wanted to check if that is correct and whether maybe I should be using backticks to get codeblock formatting instead.

Related links: How to temporarily disable all links and tags and Toggle ability to disable links with backslash

Thanks!