When you start a blog it can be frustrating when you’re waiting for your hard work to start showing up in the Google search results. Here’s a quick way to give Google a little nudge and speed up that indexing.
Type the URL you want Google to index into the URL inspector and press enter.
Google will take a minute hunting through it’s indexes to see if your page is in there.
If your page isn’t indexed the you’ll get a URL is not on Google message like the one below. Click the Request indexing button.
You’ll get another dialog while Google checks the URL you entered can be indexed.
If it’s successful then you’ll get a popup telling you that indexing has been requested. Click Got It. Sometimes before you see the success popup you’ll need to do a Captcha test.
Your page won’t be indexed instantly, instead it’ll be added to a queue of URLS that google will make it a priority to crawl.
Once google has indexed the page, when you type it into the inspector you’ll see a message letting you the URL is on Google and information about the indexing.
If you’re trying to get a lot of pages indexed it’s best to submit the highest priority ones for indexing and allow the others to be found through the sitemap and crawler.
For regular bloggers who are only putting out a post every few days go ahead and submit them as soon as you hit publish.
In my experience Google will index the pages within a few days but it could take longer.
In this case, a day after submitting indexing requests for 16 urls, all 16 of the urls were included in googles index.