Google webmaster tool which is also known as the search console helps content creators a lot to analyze their performance.
It has several tools to index your blog post on the search results and the most common feature that I used is the URL inspection tool.
The URL Inspection tool provides information about Google’s indexed version of a specific page. Information includes AMP errors, structured data errors, and indexing issues.
Why Request indexing feature removed from the search console?
Now Google has temporarily suspended the request indexing tab in the URL inspection tool. Google says on its twitter handle that they removed this feature temporarily to upgrade their infrastructure.
But don’t worry it will return to the Search console in the upcoming weeks as the upgrade work is finished. They also assure that the indexing of new pages will continue through the automatic route using a sitemap.
As you know Google is experiencing some indexing problem and many content creators are complaining about their post is not index by Google automatically.
As the Request indexing features go offline it will create much trouble for a lot of websites. Some say indexing API is the solution but in reality, it is only used for job listings and live events:
Don’t worry I got a solution that will help your site index automatically. But before going to that you should know what is indexing and how it is important for SEO.
What is indexing?
Indexing is a quick way to optimize the performance of a database by minimizing the number of disk accesses required when a query is processed.
It is a data structure technique that allows you to quickly retrieve records from a database file.
How does Google indexing work?
So Google creates a database of all webpages and indexes it in an organized way and when someone asks for specific queries it will deliver the relevant results to him.
But in the backend Google follow 3 basic steps generate results for a webpage.
- Serving (and ranking)
Google constantly search for new pages and add them to its list of known pages. Google follows links to new pages using the existing webpages and crawls that page to understand the text and non-text content and overall layout of the webpage.
Then Google tries to understand what the page is all about, read the page content, images, and videos embedded in it and this process is called indexing.
Serving (and ranking)
In the third step when a user types a query, Google tries to shows the most relevant results that are based on several factors. Google ranks those pages which provide the best user experience.
How to index your post/page in Google search result?
There is two way you can index your post or pages in Google search results. One is through a sitemap and the other is manually submit a URL.
When you open your search console account it asks you to submit your sitemap and it helps Google to index your post automatically.
But If you want to manually index a page you can take the use of the URL inspection tool. You just need to hit the URL of your page and request indexing.
If you don’t know how to submit your sitemap then do check out this video.
How to index your post quickly in search results?
- If you haven’t submitted your sitemap yet then create and submit it on the search console.
- create a short and meaningful title
- Use page headings that tell the subject of the page.
- Use text rather than images to convey content. Make sure to add alt text to every image which helps google bot to understand more about the image.
- Link your new article to your previous article to get index quickly.
- Share your content on Social media sites as it helps Google to discover your webpages easily and index it on its database.
- You can use sites like Ping-O-Matic that send “pings” to search engines to notify them that your blog has been updated.
Here are some other factors that help your post index and rank quickly are
- Make sure to make your webpage mobile friendly and loads faster on mobile devices.
- Put useful content on your page and keep it up to date.
- Follow the Google Webmaster Guidelines, which help ensure a good user experience
Let’s hope the request indexing feature of the search console will back soon.
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Latest updates on search console
Google Search Console team now Temporarily Disables Issue Validation. But this change does not affect validation requests that are currently in process.
Google posted on it’s official Twitter account “issue validation is temporarily disabled due to upcoming changes in the report.”
Google is working on updating some of the criteria for some issues in this report. It will start operational after the updation is finished.
Now you will also see your crawl status report on the setting page of Search Console.🔍
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