Are you submitting your new URL to Google to get it indexed instantly?
How long does Google take to index your new posts?
Well, it depends on the popularity and content addition frequency of your website.
But, have a look at what Google’s 0-result says:
The Google snippet says it is between 4 days to 4 weeks.
This may be true if you just make a new post, and do nothing to tell Google of your new page.
You know what I think about my new posts on my website?
“Well, I have posted a new awesome article and I want Google to visit and index it immediately”
Who on earth does not desire such an awesome thing?
Yes, It is possible to get your URL indexed by Google in 2 just minutes.
Stick with me, I will show you a Google recommended white hat way to do that.
Before we dive in, let me show you an instant way most webmasters use to submit URL to Google indexing.
A Quick Overview of this Awesome Post
- An instant way to submit URL to Google but late indexation:
- Use “Fetch as Google” to crawl and index your pages in 2 minutes:
- Use Fetch as Google to update your Google indexed content :
- Does Google really index your URL in 2 minutes as I said:
- How to check Google index status of your new URL:
- Adding Multiple URLs to Google index:
- Bonus: Use Pingomatic to ping all search engines after you update your blog:
- Final thoughts:
An instant way to submit URL to Google but late indexation:
You may already know this instant way to submit your URL to Google.
Search Engine Land reported in April 2017 that Google has started a new quick way to submit your new URL to Google right in its search result pages.
Let’s see how it works:
Simply type a query ”submit URL to Google” in Google search box.
At the top, Google will retrieve a quick URL submission tool right on the result page.
Enter your new page’s URL in the text box and click “submit” button.
That’s it. You are done with the URL submission.
This sounds very simple and quick way to go about it, right?
That’s why thousands of bloggers submit their blog URLs daily to search engines (Google) by this instant method.
Have a look at how many new URLs webmasters submit to Google in a month:
(To retrieve this keyword search volume data, head over to KWFINDER and search for “submit URL to Google”)
All of the above keywords retrieve the same “add URL submission tool” on the Google search result page itself.
Going by the numbers above, there are around 120,000 URL monthly submissions to Google.
But wait, why did I point this fact out?
If you follow this simple way for URL submissions like others, you are in a queue of thousands.
It may take for Google days or even weeks to send its bot to index your page out of this big queue.
That’s why this quick way results in very late indexation of your posts.
Then, what shall we do to get instant indexation?
Now, it is time for me to reveal what I have promised you in the beginning.
Use “Fetch as Google” to crawl and index your pages in 2 minutes:
“Fetch as Google” is a webmaster tool available in your Google search console(GSC) account.
It is a Google recommended tool for crawling and indexing of your new pages.
Fetch as Google tool works like this:
” Hey Google, I have a new post, here is the URL, Please send your bot for crawling now”
Google via GSC:
”My pleasure.Click fetch button to do that”
(You will click the fetch button)
Google via GSC:
“Your URL page crawling is complete now. Here is the request indexing button.Click on it to proceed for instant indexing.
(You will click the request indexing button and will prove you are human by solving a captcha.)
Google via GSC:
”Your URL is successfully crawled and indexed as your page adheres to our webmaster guidelines. Here is the HTML code of the downloaded page you have just submitted for indexation.”
Boom…, That’s very interesting, right?
Keep reading I will show you how to make the above conversation, a reality.
Google Search Console:
You may have already used Google search console to submit your sitemap to Google.
If you don’t know much about GSC, it is a free webmaster tools service powered by Google.
You can use GSC for the following things:
- Crawling and indexing your new pages instantly using Fetch as Google tool
- Submit your sitemaps to Google
- Check Googlebot activity on your website (crawling and indexing statistics)
- Check your search traffic analytics such as clicks, impressions, CTR, average ranking positions etc
- Check search queries your website is currently ranking for
- Check for crawling and indexing errors if any
- Check for backlinks to your website
- Check your website’s internal linking structure
- To disavow hazardous and spammy backlinks to your website using Disavow tool
After going through the benefits of GSC above, you can’t stop yourself from making a GSC account if you don’t have one.
Find this useful resource from QuickSprout to get started with GSC
Now, let’s move on to see how “fetch as Google” tool works for crawling and indexing.
How to use fetch as Google tool to submit your URL to Google:
Step-1: Login and select your domain on GSC:
Login to Google search console account.
Click on the domain you want to add your new URL to Google (on the GSC dashboard) if you have more than one domain.
You will be taken to search analytics dashboard page of your selected domain.
Step2: Retrieve fetch as Google tool and enter your new URL for instant crawling and indexing:
On the left navigation menu, click Crawl>>Fetch as Google
Fetch as Google tool will open at the top right corner of the dashboard as shown below
Enter the URL of the new post you want to crawl and index in the yellow color text box right after your domain name.
Pro tip: Use a forward slash at the end of the URL for quick and redirection free crawling of your page by Google bot. If you don’t do that, you will not get request indexing button and the crawling process will not show “complete” status.
Click on the red colored “Fetch” button.
Google will crawl your URL immediately and you will see following row in the crawl list
The “complete” status along with green tick indicates that Googlebot has successfully completed crawling your submitted URL without any errors or redirections.
Now the interesting part:
Click on “Request indexing” button as marked in the screenshot.
A new window will pop up where you will solve captcha for human verification.
You will have two more options here.
Crawl only this URL:
Google will crawl and index only your submitted URL and not any external and internal links in it.
Submission limit for crawl only this URL option is 500 submits/month as on October 2017.
So, select this option and it will serve your purpose.
Crawl this URL and its direct links:
Internal and external links in your URL will also be crawled.
Select this option if you want to crawl all URL in your post.(Normally it’s not required)
The monthly quota for this type of submissions is only 10 as on October 2017.
Select crawl only this URL radio button and click on blue colored “Go” button.
That’s it your new URL gets successfully added to Google indexing positively within 2 minutes.
Use Fetch as Google to update your Google indexed content :
Have you changed your post’s title for better click-through rates on SERPs?
Have you removed some outdated content on your website?
Have you updated your content to make it more competent and user-friendly?
No more questions.(you can guess the other reasons)
Whatever the content updations you make on your website, they do not get reflected in the Google index early.
So, What can you do to make those updations immediately?
Just follow the above process of using fetch as Google tool to make your content changes reflect immediately in Google cache.
Does Google really index your URL in 2 minutes as I said:
Yes, Google did it in 2 minutes for my post and it may happen to your new post too.
Well, I have recently posted a new article about Yoast SEO focus keyword
After posting this article, I did nothing to index it and waited for Google to do it itself.
After waiting for 3 or 4 days, I found that Google did not index my new post and there was no guarantee when it will index it.
Therefore, I have used Fetch as Google tool to index it myself manually as I explained above.
Surprisingly, Google has indexed it instantly and when I have checked the index status after 2 minutes, it appeared in the Google search results and tiny traffic started flowing to the article on the same day.
Even though Google does not promise instant indexation, it does happen in 2-minutes as was the case with me.
My post instant indexation proof:
Every time I publish a new article on my website, I immediately submit my new URL to Google via Fetch as Google tool.
It works like a magic and my new post appears in Google SERPs within minutes.
Well, let me show you live Google result screenshots as a proof:
I have published a new article for bloggers about 8 easy things to get Adsense approval on the first attempt
After submission via fetch as Google, I have searched with a query “Adsense approval victorvijay.com”
The result looked like this:
Have a look at the time on the Google result. It says just 58 seconds ago. It took just 58 secs to index my new post in SERP after I requested indexation via fetch as Google.
Well, I have noted one more thing here. Though I have entered my brand name in the query, the result appeared at the 6th position. This happened because my URL is quite new and it takes at least minutes to rank new pages in the SERPs.
So, I took one more screenshot after 27 mins.
Now see the screenshot for the same query:
Now it appears at the top of the page because of the brand name in the query. ( I am not talking about rankings here but about ranking time)
Hope this proof convinced you enough to use fetch as Google tool for instant submission to Google.
How to check Google index status of your new URL:
After publishing your new post and submitting via fetch as Google tool put the following search string in Google search box
This query will retrieve all of the Google indexed URLs of your website.
If your site is tiny with little pages, you can easily scroll down and check for the presence of your new
Your newly indexed page may take some time to appear in Google index. So, if you don’t see your new page indexed with your site in the above query, try the following SERP method.
For big websites with hundreds of posts, you can try following search queries (SERP method)
- Your post title + your website name
- Your post title + post author name
- Your keyword + your website name
- Your keyword + author name
If it is automatically indexed by Google, you can see your new article in the search results as above.
For new websites, indexing does not happen before a week or beyond that.
So, using fetch as Google to getting them indexed instantly is a great idea.
Adding Multiple URLs to Google index:
I have so far spoken about adding a single URL to Google index.
What if you have a website that posts hundreds of articles in a month like a news website.
Adding URL by URL makes it very tedious process.
Also, you have only a quota of 500 submissions per month using fetch as Google.
Submit your XML sitemap to Google and add content regularly.
How to submit an XML sitemap to Google:
Generate your sitemap:
I recommend auto-generated and auto-updated sitemap by Yoast SEO plugin.
After you install and setup Yoast SEO plugin on your WordPress site, an XML sitemap is automatically generated for you.
Also, this sitemap gets automatically updated after you publish a new post.
This sitemap stays on your domain at “yourdomain.com/sitemap_index.xml”.
You can also use Google XML sitemap WordPress Plugin to generate your sitemap.
Submit your XML sitemap to Google Search Console:
Login to Google search console.
Navigate to Crawl>> Sitemaps
Click on red colored ADD/TEST SITEMAP button on the top right corner.
Enter your sitemap URL:yourdomain/sitemap_index.xml.
Click on Submit button.
That’s it. You have submitted your sitemap to Google successfully.
Google will crawl and index all of your URLs your sitemap points to.
You need not submit this sitemap every time you publish a new post.
Yoast SEO automatically includes your new published posts to your sitemap URL at your domain which you have just submitted to Google.
Every time Googlebot sees a new URL in your sitemap, it crawls and indexes your new page.
Bonus: Use Pingomatic to ping all search engines after you update your blog:
Pingomatic is a service to update different search engines that your blog has updated.
Pingomatic is a WordPress foundation initiative and is a free service.
Head over to Pingomatic
Enter your blog name and blog URL and click on Send pings.
The common services you can ping using Ppingomatic are
- News Is Free
- Topic Exchange
- Google Blog Search
- Specialized Services
- A2B GeoLocation
Adding your new or updated URL to Google index immediately after publishing is a great idea.
In fact, every blogger wants that but it does not happen immediately for newly created blogs.
Therefore, use fetch as Google tool to add your URL to Google in just 2 minutes.
Please share this wonderful technique of indexing in 2 minutes with your followers.
If you get any problem in following the above process, let me know through comments and I am ready to resolve your problem as soon as possible.