3. Making a URL Indexing Request:

If you are requesting that a URL be indexed, or re-indexed, you will search the URL in the Google Search Console, then click on the link “REQUEST INDEXING.”

A quick test will be run, and if there are no immediate errors, you will see the request be SUBMITTED.


All submitted URL’s go into a queue, and are processed in order. There is no way to change that order, and if you try to request indexing more than once (at the same time for the same URL), Google will not like it. It specifically asks you to submit only ONCE.

The Search Console says that once submitted, it can take up to two weeks to see the URL indexed.

I tried indexing with this method for two of my posts, and both posts were indexed within 24 hours of my request.


After submitting your page for indexing, you will see a link, once again in the upper right of the message box, that says "TEST LIVE URL." (Feature #1, as you remember)

If you've published this page that you entered into the search bar, then Google should be able to tell you if it's available for indexing, and if the page is mobile friendly.

Here are my results:

And a close up...

Now, let's look at the last two features...



Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
MaryFRM Premium
Just in time!
I wondered what's going on with the old Fetch feature.
Thank you
Reply
cris1018 Premium
Great. Glad I could help. Thanks for reading!
Reply
ECV82 Premium
Cris,
Awesome! Thanks for doing this!
Ellen
Reply
cris1018 Premium
Your Welcome. Thanks so much for the time, Ellen!
Reply
tedcrisell Premium
Great. Thanks.
Theo
Reply
cris1018 Premium
Wonderful. Your welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read!
Reply
NewLaurie Premium
Thank you - I needed this training.

I've been fetching and indexing via the old version of Google Console, and I know it's time to acquaint myself with the new version.

Your explanations and images were easily understood, and took away my trepidation!

-Laurie
Reply
cris1018 Premium
I went through a learning curve & was hoping I could make it a bit easier for others to follow. So glad you found it to be that way! Thanks for taking the time to read.
Reply
NewLaurie Premium
You have made it easier! In fact, having just published a new post, I used the URL inspection/index request feature in the new version a few minutes ago ... 'worked just like you explained! :)
Reply
cris1018 Premium
Awesome! Yay! Thank you for sharing :-)
Reply
SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you for the update and the lesson. I have saved it to my favs for when the changes happen :)
Reply
cris1018 Premium
Your welcome. Glad to help. You still got a month :-)
Reply
Top