How to Get Your Pages Indexed Quickly by Google?
This post is about quick SEO results and not about routine processes. I have already answered on how to get indexed and ranked well by Google and other search engines. However, many of my readers want to know how they can get indexed their pages instantly. This is reflected in comments to my posts as well as in private inbox messages. This is why I’m writing to help you in getting quick result both in indexing and page visibility on search engine result page (SERP). Although the same strategy can be applied to all search engines, my concern is about Google only.
You may note that I do practice white hat SEO only. If you’re looking for any black hat technique, it will better not to read this post.
I’m going to help you on how do yo get your content on Google faster and how your updates and changes to your pages will appear on Google Search result quickly.
A number of webmasters and SEO executives believe that Google Indexing is a passive work. But that’s not really. You, definitely, need to take care that Google will be informed immediately after you create a new website, write a new post or update an existing post. The task is not really so difficult as it seems.
You can get your page indexed by Google in less than half an hour, and even in few minutes. I do it in about 10 minutes.
I do it on regular basis. Google not only index my pages or my client’s pages instantly, but also quickly start ranking the content.
Before proceeding further, let me make everything clear about Google indexing and ranking factors
How Does Google Search Engine Work?
In order to understand the entire processes of indexing and ranking by Google, you know to understand how this search engine work. Taking the risk of over simplification, I can describe the processes as it follows:
- Discovering the website
- Crawling through the website
- Classifying the content
- Indexing the pages of the site in a database on the basis
- Working behind the scene to understand the strength of the web content of the site
- Ranking the content on the basis of search query relevance
- Displaying the page URLs with required meta information in association with the content for relevant search query
How Does Google Index Web Content?
Google index websites and webpages through multiple ways.Although I’m over simplifying, the processes include:
- Google Bots continuously work on finding new sites and new web content. Even if you haven’t informed Google by any mean about your site, it can find your site and index.
- Google can find your website and internal content from external links. If any link from other sites points to your pages, Google can find your webpages.
- You can directly inform Google about your website and internal pages through submitting your site to Google Search Console. It’ll help Google to index your pages systematically.
- If you need, all of your desired pages should be crawled and indexed by Google
How to Check if Your Pages are Indexed?
It’s simple to check that whether your website is indexed by Google or not. You can also check which pages are indexed and which are not. Furthermore, you can too know how your pages appear in Google search result. Just type – site: and your domain name without any space. For instance, type – site:example.com and hit the enter key. If your site is already indexed by Google, you’ll find result as follows:
In case your site is not indexed bu Google, you’ll get response as it’s illustrated in the following image:
What to Do if Your Website is Not Indexed?
Don’t be worried if your website isn’t yet indexed by Google. You can request Google to index your pages by submitting your site through Search Console. You may wonder – how to do it? I’ve already written on submitting a site to Google in a Complete Guide to Google Search Console. Follow the steps I’ve suggested and complete submission. Note that no special skill is required to perform this task.
I suggest you to create XML sitemaps for your site and submit the same to Google. Sitemaps help Google to properly identify the pages in your site and to find how you want your pages to be indexed. However, sitemap submission is not a concern for small website owners.
If you’re using a CMS like WordPress, you can install an SEO plugin like All in One SEO or Yoast SEO. These plugins can help you in automatically creating sitemaps and submitting the same to Google and other search engines.
If you want to create sitemaps for your non-CMS sites, you can take help of the protocols defined by sitemaps.org. There are also many online sitemap generating tools like xml-sitemaps.com where you can effortlessly generate your sitemaps. You may also read the detailed guide on the topic for better understanding.
How to Find Your Page in Google Search Result within Few Minutes of Publication?
This is the primary concern that how you can get indexed your page by Google within few minutes of publication.
You know that if you have a valid page, it will be indexed by Google sooner or latter. But definitely you don’t have a clue on how your pages will be indexed within few hours or even minutes.
I’m giving you the clue –
- Make sure that your page is not blocked by ‘noindex’ tag or a robots.txt
- Log into your Google Search Console account
- Find the search box at the top
- Copy your URL, paste it in the search box and hit ‘Enter’ key’.
- Wait for a minute or two while Google retrieves data from the index
- Click the request indexing button
- Check after some time to find whether your page is indexed
Isn’t it easy? I think, it’s easier than making a sandwich? Within a couple of hours you can get your page indexed by Google and it can appear in search results for relevant queries. Look at the following screenshot:
Within three minutes of publishing this post, for accurate query for my title tag, the page appeared in position one on Google SERP.
Look at another screenshot.
Within 10 minutes of publishing this post, it also ranked at the top of Google SERP after ‘position zero’ for an associated query. You can note that the query is not exactly
(Note that the screenshots are added to this post after publishing it. I published this post before completing so that I can present few examples on the Google indexing techniques I’m talking about.)
What if your pages are not indexed and ranked as quickly as that happened in my case? The reason might be that you violate Google Webmaster Guidelines. It’s highly recommended that you should strictly compile with the Webmaster Guidelines. Simultaneously, never compromise with quality.