Hi WA community.

Just a quick question. I hope you can help me out on this one.

I noticed that some of my older posts are not indexed yet by Google and some of the newer posts are.

By older I mean 6 weeks and by newer we're talking less than a week.

Is this normal? What is the average time for a published post to get noticed by Google?

Thank you,
Ezra.

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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Google works on Google time however you may always request indexing via inspection tool GSC.
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EzraRafael Premium
Hi,

Yes, yesterday I found out how that works. Let's wait and see the results.

Thanks.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Awesome and keep us updated.
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Ezra, Google is a fickle beast and there is no rhyme or reason!

Jeff
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EzraRafael Premium
Yes Jeff,

I’m only 2 months in and already learned that lesson.

😄✌️
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
Sometimes it's fast, but lately, it has not been, my friend!

Jeff
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apache1 Premium Plus
Google works on Google time.. Indexing can happen in a day but can also take up to 2 weeks..

If you have a post already done follow Phils Training given below and let Google know "Hey take notice of this post now"
Wishing you well

Andre
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EzraRafael Premium
Thanks,

I will follow Phil’s advice. I’m curious to know what will happen.

Keep you guys posted.

👍
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apache1 Premium Plus
You are most welcome. Yes Phil's training is great. Wishing you well in the meantime continue to create content and keep going forward.
Have a great day
Andre
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EzraRafael Premium
That sounds like a plan Andre.

Thank you for your kind words.
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apache1 Premium Plus
No problems just keep enjoying all you do.
Andre
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
Hi, Ezra

I assume you are submitting your sitemap and URL to Google with each new article, right?

Index time seems to be highly variable. There is no way to calculate or predict it.

I have been fortunate with my guitar website in that my posts usually get indexed and ranked on Bing & Yahoo within 15 minutes and 12 to 18 hours with Google.

My health website takes a lot longer, probably because it's more competitive - who knows.

Just keep creating content and Google will eventually index and rank it all.
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EzraRafael Premium
Thanks Frank,

Yes I do.

I will keep that in mind.

I’m in the fitness niche. Quite competitive as well.
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Zoopie Premium
I don’t do that anymore, I just post to Keen, which is a Google site and most get indexed within 24 hours. I have a few older ones that slip through now and again but generally all is covered straight away.
Stephen
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
I've been doing both Google and Keen. 😊

Have a great weekend, Stephen!
Frank
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phil1944 Premium
Google moves in mysterious ways. I had the same problem some time ago. This is how I fixed it:
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EzraRafael Premium
Thanks Phil,

Great info. I’ll give it a try.
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