You want your content indexed by Google, right?
According to a BrightEdge study 51% of all traffic comes from organic searches. Organic traffic is dominating all other non-organic traffic sources by far, including paid traffic (10%) and social traffic (5%).
As a matter of fact, if your content is not indexed by search engines you’ll risk to miss out on a big chunk of free traffic.
Of course, you might be relaxed and just wait until Google discovers your content naturally.
But you also can get active and help the search engines to discover and index your new content quickly.
4 steps to get your content indexed by Google quickly
Step 1: Visit Google Search Console
Click on “Crawl” to expand the menu and choose “Fetch as Google” from the sub menu.
Step 2: Fetch as Google
Enter the URL slug of the page you want to have indexed by Google. Then click the red “FETCH” button.
Not sure what this is? Here’s the difference between Fetch as Google and Fetch and Render.
Step 3: Request Indexing
Once adding the URL is completed you can request Google to index the content. Simply click the “Request indexing” button.
Step 4: Submit to Index
A pop up with a Captcha appears that will ask you to confirm that you aren’t a robot and present you two options:
- Crawl only this URL
You want to choose this option if this content is new or updated. Google will crawl only this page. (There’s a limit of 500 URLs per month and Google Search Tools account)
- Crawl this URL and its direct links
You want to choose this option if you made also other changes to your site and want Google to crawl the URL and all linked content. (There’s a limit of 10 recrawls per month and Google Search Tools account)
Confirm to be human and choose one of the crawl options. Then click the blue “OK” button to submit your content to the Google index.
Although Google does not guarantee to index all submitted content, most often you can find your new content indexed within minutes.
The entire process to submit your URL and get your content indexed by Google takes about 1 to 2 minutes.
And there’s even a faster way… it takes less than 30 seconds…
Is my site indexed in Google?
If you want to see if Google has indexed your site simply use the operator “info:” eg. info:torstenmueller.net.
Alternatively you can use the operator “site:” e.g. site:torstenmueller.net to see all of your content indexed by Google.
Are you getting active and use this indexing tool to get Google to crawl your site or do you sit back an wait? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. And if you think this post could help one of your friends please consider sharing it on Twitter and Facebook.