Wait a few hours before checking to see if you are indexed, it will not happen right away after clicking Go. It will take a couple of hours. But to verify the page or any other content on your website is indexed, just type your domain name with the word site and a colon : using no spaces like this site:domainname. See below image.

This will display every indexed page and post on your website, as well as those posts when represented by a blog post tag. This is why it is important to use relevant keywords in your blog post tags, so you can get indexed and ranked for them as well.

Then just scroll through the pages until you find your latest page or post. Normally depending when you do a site search for your new content shortly after indexing, it will display how long ago it was indexed. As seen in the above image, mine was indexed 8 hours prior to me checking.

And that is the easy 5-step process to index your content easily and quickly into Google. If you like this training, please show your love by clicking the “Like This” button below. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

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linda956 Premium
I followed your training and googles, but after I went to my site and back to google to lock it in and hit submit button my page says it has the 404 error. I looked through training on the 404 error and the ones I went to didn't seem to cover what is going on. Any suggestions?
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linda956 Premium
Thank you, I'll give this a go.
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boomergp08 Premium
A 404 error means that the link cannot be crawled by Googlebot. It is in essence a broken link to nowhere.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Robert, thank you. I have had this problem before and can't seem to get it resolved. I've just completed a post and did a Google Fetch. Once I'd submitted the request, it says that the request has been redirected.

There is no www before the domain name and there is no / at the end of the URL.

Thanks for your help.

Brian
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, this is something that I have now started to see with my own posts and I'm trying to figure out why. This problem seems to have started right around the time that Google recently changed Search Console.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi, I contacted SiteSupport to ask them if they new what was up and according to them the post was showing up and no redirect was picked up by them. Interesting that you noticed that since the new Search Console you experienced a similar issue.

I suppose it would be better to do the Fetch as Google from the new platform from now on.

Thanks,

Brian
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes. That is what I intend to do with my next published website post. Then I will be able to see if it is a Search Console bug or not.
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Boomergp08,

I am not seeing "Submit to Index" on my screen -- but attached is what i am seeing.
One image shows the website withOUT the "www" and the other image shows the website WITH "www" and that the indexing is requested -- I don't see any indication that this process is complete.

Any suggestions?

Also, I don't see ANY stats at all on the Search page -- there is no data for any links, either internal or otherwise. There is no data at all -- see screen shot.

Thank you so much for your assistance,
Amy
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boomergp08 Premium
As Kyle has said in his training for registering your website with Google Webmaster Tools, now called Search Console, you should never use the www because it will cause indexing problems.

Submit to Index has changed to Request Indexing and it will never come back with an indication that it is complete. It will just say Indexing Requested.

Not sure why you are not seeing any data. Have you tried resubmitting your site map?
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amyr2017 Premium
I hadn't remembered that Kyle had said that -- thank you for reminding me.
I re-submitted the site map even though the search console indicates that I did this the other day, and there is no data showing up -- very strange.
I also made sure to do this on the URL without the www.
All I see are the URLs that have been submitted but there is no data anywhere else - no clicks, no nothing.
Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
If your website has not been registered with Google Search Console for more than a month, you may not see any data because it takes about a month for data to show up.
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amyr2017 Premium
That would make sense except that I registered it back last year when I completed my training — I just don’t get it.
Maybe I’m not looking in the right place. I don’t see any stats— only the number of pages that are crawled/found...
Thanks.
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boomergp08 Premium
In addition to Clicks have you also checked Impressions, CTR and Position? Still no data when all 4 are checked?
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amyr2017 Premium
I don't see any of that on my dashboard. Attached is a screen shot of what I am looking at. Am I in the right place? Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
No. Look at the screen shot you posted called No Data. You only have Clicks checked off.
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amyr2017 Premium
Okay I will go back in and see what I could find but there doesn’t seem to be a place to check off anything.
Sorry for the frustration....
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amyr2017 Premium
Okay I found what you are talking about and checked them off. Attached is another screen shot showing that only ONE post of mine has been indexed with Google. My site is a year old. Is this even possible that only one post has indexed with Google? Not sure what that even means, but it can't be good. Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
I think I see the problem. Your website is registered in search console, formerly known as webmaster tools, as an http and not as an https.

Because most, practically all of the content on your website that I found on Google has https, I bet this is why you cannot see any data other than the one post.

You may want to check out Jays training at the link below.
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amyr2017 Premium
Omg you’re a genius and thank you...!!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.

If I were a genius I wouldn't have taken this long to see the problem. lol
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amyr2017 Premium
Hah...!!!
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amyr2017 Premium
Just wanted to thank you again -- I watched Jay's video and uploaded the HTTPS site to the search console, added the site map and initiated the FETCH process. I'm having some other technical difficulties, i.e. SEMRush won't crawl my site and I am getting a "curl" error whatever that means, and Tech Support here is handling it.
My hunch is that it was trying to crawl the non-https site.
Who knows.
Anyway, thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction.
It's as clear as mud, but I'll get there.
NOW -- if only my site will rank -- just a little bit.
Can't a girl dream...?
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy you are moving in the right direction. I know all to well that dealing with Google indexing can be problematic at times. I currently am having issues myself now that they have updated Search Console. But we all must keep learning and working through the problems.
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amyr2017 Premium
So glad to hear that an expert can feel my pain...!
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boomergp08 Premium
I don't consider myself an expert, just well informed. But thank you anyways. ;)
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DocDoug Premium
Just wanted a bit of clarity from you Robert before I start changing things. You mention in these comments that Google crawls a post starting from the left just as we read. I am clarifying that images should go on the right side so that Google can start reading the text from the left side.

Also clarifying that when an image is on the left side, Google crawlers will miss the text to the right of it.
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bpais1 Premium
You are correct, Linser. Rob pointed out to me a long time ago to keep my images on the right side (center is acceptable).

If the images are on the left, Google won't read the text to the right of the image.

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, you are corrrect
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DocDoug Premium
Thanks - Liking your post X2
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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HennieSteyl Premium
Hi Rob. Thank you for this tutorial. I have set up some training on the site: operator if you want to have a look and tell me what you think. Thank you.
Hennie
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi boomergp08,

I am having a serious problem with indexing one post - wondering if you could spare a minute please.

It is indexing one of my recent posts as http "S" but my site is still a http.

When I find my post in Google, click on it, it takes me to a page saying hackers may be trying to steal your passwords - only option is to go back to 'safety'.

I Google Fetched that post again and Google ranked as a https again!


After a few comments it is rising and getting closer to page 1, but that is no good, if people are not able to read the post.

I am really confused and this is the second time this has happened.

Any suggestions please bommergp08?

Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
Wow, that is an interesting problem you have. Unfortunate I do not have a definitive answer for you, since it is something I have never experienced.

My suggestion would be to run this problem past tech support and see if they can help you. Perhaps if you truly were hacked they could track it down.

Just so I can see it too, paste the ink to the problematic page below. I want to see what others would see if they clicked on it.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi boomergp08,

Yeah, it is a weird one.

Here is the link to the post which should click through just fine.

http://scamdetector.siterubix.com/what-is-arbonne-com-why-is-arbonne-com-being-sued

Here is my post on Google below and the one below that will show you what happens after you click through it:-


My keywords are "What is Arbonne dot com". Should be found on page 3, perhaps, 2 by now.(hopefully.).

Google has put a "https" for some reason.

Ultimately, I am switching over to a dot com or org this week cos it is just not worth not having it.

Thanks and appreciate your response.

Oh, I am still a siterubix and the SSL is not available for free accounts.

Regards,

Philip.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I still don't understand why Google would make your link into an https when it is not supposed to be. Perhaps once you switch to your own .com domain the problem will be resolved.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Yes, I am switching Monday. I searched Google, youtube, everywhere and I could not find an answer that I could understand.

Thanks boomergp08.
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bpais1 Premium
Very thorough, easy-to-understand training, Rob.

One question: Why should we use "Fetch" only and avoid "Fetch and Render?"

Doesn't render tell Google to index images, too?

I ask this because when I look at my Sitemaps, it shows that Google has indexed less than 10% of my images - and I have a ton of them.

Any thoughts?

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
Fetch and Render is used mainly for when you do code changes.

Google cannot index images, only the captions and alt text of images.

When Googlebot crawls a web page, it starts from the top left and moving left to right, top to bottom, just like the majority of people read in this world.

When it encounters an image it stops and moves down and to the left. This is one of the reasons why it is not a good idea to put images to the left of your content.

Images should always be to the right of content or in the center between paragraphs. This eliminates the chance that content to the right of an image will not be indexed.
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bpais1 Premium
Thanks, for the response, Rob!

So am I to understand that, since I place alt text in all my images that the text, itself, is being indexed - even though Google Analytics / Sitemaps is telling me that the "images" are not indexed?

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
In most cases, especially when placing your keyword in the alt text, yes.
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bpais1 Premium
Thanks, for the clarification, Rob!

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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VonnieOh Premium
I have both https://www.(mywebsite).com and https://(mywebsite).com on my Webmaster Tools. Which one should I use if I do a Google fetch? Should I do on both or only one?

Btw, I Fetched as Google several of my posts on the website without the www and it doesn't seem to help with my ranking at all.
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boomergp08 Premium
Like Kyle says in his training for registering your website with Google Webmaster Tools, you never want to use www.

Never register a website with www because it will cause indexing problems, so do not use that website.

Using Fetch as Google does not benefit rankings, it only benefits the time it takes to index your content.
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VonnieOh Premium
I thought that using Fetch as Google would benefit rankings as shown in Jay's webinar: Do I need to 'Delete Property' for the www website on my Webmasters or leave it alone?
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boomergp08 Premium
Fetch as Google is for the benefit of getting your content indexed quickly in a matter of hours instead of days.

However the quicker your content is indexed the quicker it will rank, but this all depends on the age of your website and the authority it has with Google.
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OckertG Premium
Thanks for the great training.

I recently switched my account from http to https

I set up my google analytics account before switching to https but set up the webmaster tools after.

Trying to fetch any of the posts tells me that the post has been redirected and moved permanently to https://mywebsite/my-post

Any advice on resolving this issue?
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littlemama Premium
I don't have this problem with the Search Console, did you set up your site properly there with https:// ?
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RickD1 Premium
I went to Google search console and put in my site URL it came back saying Recommend HTML file upload. So step 1 I'm suppose to download verification file I did that but Step 2 is to upload the file to my site. That's where my problem is I don't know how to upload it to my site. Can you help?

Thanks for your time,

RickD.
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi, Rick, did some training on this a while ago that may help: Best wishes.
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boomergp08 Premium
If you have set up your Google Analytics account, this should be an automatic process. Take a look at Kyle's training below.
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AbieAJ Premium
So my site was indexed, 72 hours after I started it.. I changed themes twice lol Included couple of pages with content so far.. When I typed site colon domain, they have my front page only.. Thing is I haven't had chance yet SEO' it lol
As usual, thanks so much for your insights
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Making changes after indexing will sometimes take several days for the changes to be shown in a Google site domain search.
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NRichter Premium
Hello! I am wondering, do I have to sign in to this google console with my website email in order to see my website?? I signed ion with my google email account and it's wanting me to link my website by downloading a HTML and then uploading it onto my website
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boomergp08 Premium
You cannot use Google Search Console to index your website content until you have connected and verified your website to GSC.
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NRichter Premium
And I do that through uploading the HTML they want me to download to my site..? And how do I do that..?
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boomergp08 Premium
Have you installed Google Analytics on your website yet? If yes, then did you follow Kyle's training on verifying Google Webmasters Tool (also known as Search Console)? It should be a quick verification that does not require uploading an HTML.
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mbani Premium
I followed your training and all went well. I haven't posted in over a year and I'm wondering if I am being re-directed for this reason. I understand it takes several hours to be indexed but this seems unusual.

I also am noticing all my other requested indexing have disappeared from the newer GWT search console. Does this mean I need to re-index all my posts? thanks ahead.
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Labman Premium
resubmit your siemap
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boomergp08 Premium
You can resubmit your sitemap like Craig (Labman) suggests but the reason I see in your provided screenshot for the redirects are that you are using the / mark in your Path.

For example the first URL Path says

/health-benefits-of-wheatgrass-juice/

It should be

health-benefits-of-wheatgrass-juice

Never have Google fetch a URL slug with the / mark in it. This will cause a redirect all the time.
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mbani Premium
I resubmitted my sitemap a couple hours ago, however, I am still being redirected.

I also went into analytics and set the newer URL, the HTTPS version as my default address.

When I asked support what to do they told me to do things we were not trained to do here, at WA.

I know there are many ways to do the same exact thing but it is very confusing for someone like myself. The reason I love it here is its simplicity in directions.

Please let me know what I'm missing and if this support ticket is something I need to follow up on and where do I get the training to do it. Thanks!!


This is what support told me to do:
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mbani Premium
I meant to say I submitted not resubmitted ...
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boomergp08 Premium
I have yet to switch my websites over to https, so I do not know how this would effect Google Search Console, or Webmaster Tools, setup.

If you type https in the search bar above there are 3 training videos on https. One training by Jay explains how to setup your https website on Google Webmaster Tools. The link is below. Did you remember to remove the / marks from the content you are trying to index? These / marks will cause redirect problems if you try indexing links that have them.
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mbani Premium
I sent out another Support Ticket request and they advised that I insert the / at the end of my slug to make it work for Fetch.

It is now working.

Thank you for the above training, I will definitely watch it.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Good to know.
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iZED Premium
I followed the steps you detail in this awesome training, and I think it's fine, just have a question (with screenshots). Would you have a look when you have a minute?
Thanks Rob!
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boomergp08 Premium
I posted the answer on your blog. You are using www in your domain name and you cannot do that because it will cause problems with indexing.
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AppleofGold Premium
Please help me figure out why a different screen comes up when I follow Step 2! I do not have any property showing up, even though I got the big announcement days ago that I had indexed the original new site. Why does a page come up that asks me to download this verification code: googledb4cc685a2adf78b.html] ? I had thought my new site was my property, have purchased a domain. The site name was not in the Console. Now that I want to index my newer pages I see no property to ad the last part of the page name, as instructed here. Thanks! Lynne
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boomergp08 Premium
Have you gone through the training yet that shows you how to register and verify your website with Google Webmaster Tools/Search Console? It sounds like you are not yet set up to use this feature yet.
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AppleofGold Premium
I read your training on G. Webmaster Tools, but am struggling with tech issue or something. The Console says I have no property, even though I got the big 'news flash' that I had indexed and Rubix Manager says it's indexed. When I try to use the Console and add the domain, I am directed to download a code and upload to my site. I do not know how to upload anything to my site. I think that training is coming later. I am only on Level 2, Course 2, Lesson 4. Thanks for asking. Do you have a suggestion to clarify your training in my case? If I need to clarify more fully I will try to walk myself through the steps again so I can describe what happens more clearly. Lynne
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boomergp08 Premium
I was asking if you took the training by Kyle where he shows you how to register your website with Google Webmaster Tools. If you have not registered and confirmed, doing what I describe in my training will not work.

Follow Kyle's training at the link below.
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AppleofGold Premium
Thanks Robert! I have now watched this training and not sure how I missed it. I will have to go back and see how I am missing some of the training. Must of got ahead of myself there. Thanks for taking the time to walk me back to the light! Lynne
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Lynne
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AppleofGold Premium
Still no success! I watched that vid and another one as well. I think I 'came in the back door' on this. I had started the process when I heard about it and made some mistake. Now my screen does not look like Kyle's in the training. I have been away from my desk, but will take another look at it. Doesn't help that I woke up too early for the second time!
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AppleofGold Premium
Got it! I used the Beta code this time! It's done. Good night!
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boomergp08 Premium
Awesome.
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ArtByHeart Premium
Really loved the insight about how long it takes things to get indexed. I was told it it was a matter of hour by the pros, so I was wondering if I did something wrong or if I was having a handicap with .biz instead of .com in my domain name (existing domain before joining WA)
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boomergp08 Premium
The more mature a website is the quicker you get indexed but in order to get indexed within hours, regardless of the website age, doing a fetch as Google is needed.
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ArtByHeart Premium
Thank you :-)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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LenaMiglena Premium
Great training! I have tried to see what has been indexed by GOOGLE and I also found out that my photos have been indexed too. But I don't see how this would help as if you click on them it doesn't take you to the post or buy product link:( Any thoughts? Thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
Your photos get indexed because of associated keywords, especially if you are using the Alt Text portion of the image. But they will lead to the post they are in when viewed in Google images.

When someone clicks on the picture in Google images your website domain will appear under the photo. Google will give the option to Visit Page or View Image. If the person selects View Page, it will go directly to your post.
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