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How To Submit URL To Google & Request Indexing [Inspect URL]

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If you have a website then you might know the anxious feeling you get when you publish a new page and you have to wait for that new page to show up in Google Search. Here’s how to speed up the process of Google discovering your new content.

How to get your page indexed

Here’s the steps you can take to notify Google directly to index your new page ASAP.

1.) Get a Google Search Console account

First, create a free Google Search Console account. Google Search Console is a dashboard with a set of tools and featured for webmasters, from Google.

You can get it here: https://search.google.com/search-console/about

2.) inspect URL

When you’re logged in to the Google Search Console dashboard, click on the search bar at the top, where it says “Inspect any URL…“.

That’s where you should paste the URL of the page that you want to get indexed. After you paste the URL, click the enter/return button on your keyboard.

"Inspect any URL" tool in Google Search Console

3.) Request indexing

On the next screen, look for the Request Indexing button and click on it.

Request indexing button in Google Search Console

Then just wait a couple minutes and wait for the success message.

Once you get the success message, it means you’ve successfully notified Google directly about your new page and Google has added your page to a priority crawl queue which means it will index your page as soon as possible.

Then, just use the site: search operator I covered above to check whether your page is indexed yet or not.

What is indexing?

Google does not store whole websites. Every single page on a website is stored by Google independently. One page might be stored by Google whereas another page on the same site might not be stored.

When Google stores a page’s data and that page shows up in Google Search, that page is considered to be indexed.

When you publish a new page, it can take a week or longer for that new page to get found by Google and indexed in search results.

How to check if your page is indexed

If you’re not sure if a page on your website is indexed by Google or not, copy and paste this search operator into your browser:

site:YourURLhere.com/example

Make sure to keep the site: prefix but replace YourURLhere.com/example with the actual URL of the page you want to check. If you see your page in Google Search, it means it’s indexed and has the potential to rank for keywords.

site: search operator being used in Google Search to check whether a page in indexed or not

If you don’t see your page on Google Search, it means your page is not indexed. There could be multiple reasons a page is not indexed or doesn’t get indexed by Google. Assuming there’s no technical reason your page is not indexed, such as your robots.txt blocking that URL, then you can request indexing as covered in the steps above.

Final words

I work on websites full time and the Inspect URL > Request Indexing tool is an essential part of my launch list whenever I publish a new website, a new page, or a new blog post (including this one!). Since requesting indexing helps a page show up in Google faster, it also helps that page rank for keywords faster too.

When I don’t use this tool, it takes a week or longer for that new page to show up on Google Search; but when I use this tool, my new pages usually show up in less than a day or two.

I hope that helps and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.


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