There are three main components to organic search: crawling, indexing and ranking. When a search engine like Google arrives at your website, it crawls all of the links it finds. Information about what it finds is then entered into the search engine’s index, where different factors are used to determine which pages to fetch, and in what order, for a particular search query. As SEOs, we tend to focus our efforts on the ranking component, but if a search engine isn’t able to crawl and index the pages on your site, you’re not going to receive any traffic from Google. Clearly, ensuring your site is properly crawled and indexed by search engines is an important part of SEO. But how can you tell if your site is indexed properly? If you have access to Google Search Console, it tells you how many pages are contained in your XML sitemap and how many of them are indexed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go as far as to tell you which pages aren’t indexed. This can leave you … [Read more...] about How to check which URLs have been indexed by Google using Python
Index url google
After hours of coding, writing, designing and optimizing, finally, a new web page has gone live. But hey, why is it not appearing in Google Search? What have I done wrong? Why does Google hate me? Now, now, we have all been there before. And I have learned to give it at least a day or two before trying to seek out my new blog post on Google Search. Because I have long accepted that that’s how long Google needs to actually put my newborn, I mean my new blog post on Google Search. The process of getting a new web page or a new website on Google Search is a long and windy one. But it’s one worth learning about. Let’s start with the basics. What is Search? How does it works? Here’s a video from Google, where Matt Cutts tell you a little about how search works. Have you watched it? If yes, please bear with my little attempt at summarizing. For a content to appear on Google Search, it has to go through spiders. No, not real spiders, but a program called spider. The … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Your Page Is Not Indexed On Google Search and How to Fix It
Google announced this morning they released a new API called the Indexing API but it is only available for job posting URLs that support job schema. It is not available for other types of content.Google said "this API allows any site owner to directly notify Google when job posting pages are added or removed." "This allows Google to schedule job postings for a fresh crawl, which can lead to higher quality user traffic and job applicant satisfaction. Currently, the Indexing API can only be used for job posting pages that include job posting structured data," Google added.You can access the API over here.Google added:For websites with many short-lived pages like job postings, the Indexing API keeps job postings fresh in Search results because it allows updates to be pushed individually. This API can be integrated into your job posting flow, allowing high quality job postings to be searchable quickly after publication. In addition, you can check the last time Google received each kind of … [Read more...] about Google Releases Indexing API, Well Just For Job Posting URLs
Back in 2010, I appeared on a Whiteboard Friday with Rand Fishkin talking about ways to get your site content indexed quickly. When I originally wrote the first version of the article you’re reading (first in 2010, 2nd update in 2015) Pubsubhubbub (now referred to as Websub) was the technology du jour. At the time, Google recommended publishers implement it by submitting their feeds to a public PuSH hub or by building their own. Me on a Whiteboard Friday session in 2010. Today, I have less hair but fortunately for us all there are better and faster indexing options in 2019. If the subject of PubSubHubbub is still of interest, it’s good news for you; Google still support this mechanism for content discovery. Fortunately we have more effective options to play with in 2019, so the update to this article focuses its attention elsewhere. Fast indexing options in 2019 In 2019, these are the simplest and most effective ways to get a page updated, re-indexed or submitted to … [Read more...] about How to Get New Pages or Site Updates Indexed by Google Quickly
Imagine a version of Google where any search you do on your mobile will serve results from not just the mobile web but the apps on your phone too… Then wouldn’t it be great if you could choose how you viewed the page when clicking through? Either on the mobile web or via an app already downloaded to your phone, which automatically opens up and serves you content from deep inside (say a news story from The Guardian app, or a public event on Facebook). It’s a multi-platform, channel agnostic world where everything connected to the internet can be searchable! And perhaps a powerful argument for not buying that WiFi enabled underwear drawer. Either way, the presence of apps in mobile search results are becoming a more common occurrence as developers can now allow Google to index their content from all over your mobile phone. So what does this mean for mobile users and app developers? Let’s answer a few important questions… What is indexing? Google … [Read more...] about What is app indexing and why is it important?