Google has removed the public version of its URL submission tool, which allowed users to submit any page to Google’s index.Google is now advising people to use Search Console’s Fetch & Submit tool. Alternatively, site owners can notify Google about new pages with a sitemap file.To submit a URL to Google’s index via Search Console, follow the steps below:Perform a fetch (or fetch and render) request for a URL using Fetch as Google.Click “Request indexing” next to the fetch in the fetch history table.Select whether to crawl only that single URL, or that URL plus its direct links.Click “Submit” to queue your request.Google allows site owners to submit up to 10 individual URLs per day.Note that recrawling is not immediate or guaranteed. It also takes several days for a successful request to be granted.One of the limitations of submitting URLs via Search Console is that people will only be able to submit URLs from sites they have verified … [Read more...] about Google Removes Public URL Submission Tool
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Bing is shuttering its public URL submission tool, which allowed people to anonymously submit URLs to Bing’s index.Going forward, submitting URLs to Bing’s index will have to be done through Bing Webmaster Tools.Previously, Bing’s public URL submission tool allowed anyone to submit web pages whether they were signed in or not.Bing says this change is being made to improve quality control of the pages being submitted.“Why say goodbye? Well, the URLs received are by far too low quality to be trustable, and webmasters preferring having more ownership of the URLs for their site.”Site owners now have to log in and verify their site in Bing Webmaster Tools before being able to submit URLs.Bing Webmaster Tools supports Google and Facebook authentication, as well as existing Microsoft accounts, which makes the login process a simple one.Once a site has been added to Bing Webmaster Tools and verified, the URL submission tool can be found within the ‘Configure … [Read more...] about Bing is Removing its Public URL Submission Tool
In a recent update, Google has removed the public version of its URL submission tool. The URL submission tool was used by webmasters to submit any page to Google’s index. Now that the URL submission tool is no longer active, webmasters are advised to use the Google Search Console Fetch & Submit tool. Another method to notify Google about new pages that you want it to index is with a sitemap file. See the following tweet for the announcement. How to use Google Search Console for submitting a URL? If you want to use the Search Console for submitting a URL, follow the steps mentioned below: Use Fetch as Google to perform a fetch request for a URL. Click “Request Indexing” in the fetch history table. Choose whether to crawl the URL or the URL plus its direct links. Click “Submit” to initiate the request. It is important to remember that are allowed to submit up to 10 individual URLs per day. And it may take several days for a request to be successfully … [Read more...] about Google has removed the public version of its URL submission tool
Well, this month we were introduced to a new algorithm update named Fred which happened on March 8th and was finally confirmed by Google. We think it targeted low value content with ad generation techniques. But Fred wasn't the only algorithm released and updated around that time, there were others.Google also confirmed working on algorithms that demote offensive, insulting and hateful content in the search results. We don't need to worry that machines will take over the ranking algorithm. Which is a good thing, because then Google really can't deny an update now.Google did call out a link seller and mock PBNs this month. But they also treated webmasters to a Google Dance, so all good.Here is last months recap if you missed it and here are the most important Google webmaster related stories we covered in the past month or so:Google Algorithm Updates: Google Fred Update Targets Ad Heavy, Low Value Content Sites Google Has Now Confirmed The Fred Algorithm … [Read more...] about April 2017 Google Webmaster Report
If you have an old, established site, chances are you’ve done something in the last few years that is no longer effective or, potentially, detrimental to your SEO. It might be anything from a too-high keyword density, too much focus on links from poor sources, unfortunate uses of code that has accrued a penalty, duplicate content; the sky is the limit.The typical advice is to make the changes necessary to comply with modern Google standards. That’s all well and good, but once you’ve made the changes, you still don’t see their effects. You run a few experimental searches and, sure enough, Google still has your removed pages indexed and your old content cached. How long does it take for your changes to propagate through the index and you can be free of their shadow?Reindex TimingUnfortunately, there’s no one clear answer to this question. When you make changes to your site, you’re at the mercy of the Google crawlers to discover those changes and make … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take for Google to Reindex a Site?