How long does it take Google to index a page after you request indexing the page on Google Search Console?

Google Search Console, URL Inspection Tool, request indexing

Google doesn’t guarantee a specific timeframe for indexing a page after you request it through Google Search Console. There are several factors at play, but here’s a general idea:

  • Initial Crawl: It can take anywhere from a few days to a week for Google to even discover and crawl your submitted URL.
  • Indexing Decision: After crawling, Google analyzes the content and may not index it for various reasons (duplicate content, low quality, etc.).
  • Website Health: If your website is new or has technical issues, indexing might take longer. A well-established, mobile-friendly website with a clear sitemap typically gets crawled and indexed faster. UltimateWB can help you on both those fronts, with the built-in Responsive app, and the built-in Sitemap Generator.

You can monitor the progress through the Search Console’s Index Coverage report or the URL Inspection tool. These tools can indicate if there are any indexing issues with the specific page.

Here are some additional tips to improve your chances of getting indexed quickly:

  • Ensure your sitemap is submitted and up-to-date: This helps Google discover all your website’s pages.
  • Internally link to the new page: This helps Google find the page by following the links on your website.
  • Build high-quality backlinks: External links from reputable websites signal importance to Google.

Remember, patience is key. Focus on creating valuable content and maintaining a healthy website, and Google will eventually find and index your pages.

Does posting a webpage link on my social media, like Facebook page, help with Google indexing the page?

Sharing a webpage link on social media might indirectly influence Google indexing, but it doesn’t directly cause indexing. Here’s the breakdown:

  • No direct impact: Google treats social media platforms like Facebook as separate entities. Posting a link on Facebook doesn’t inherently tell Google to index that page.
  • Potential benefits:
    • Increased visibility: Sharing the link can drive traffic to your webpage. If the content is valuable and users engage with it, Google might crawl the page sooner due to its perceived user interest.
    • Backlink opportunities: If the content is informative and shared widely, other websites might link to it. Backlinks are a strong signal to Google for indexing and ranking.
    • Social signals: While Google downplays the direct impact of social media engagement (such as likes, comments, or shares) on search rankings, some experts believe social media activity can be a minor factor. High engagement with your link on social media could contribute to Google perceiving the content as more relevant.

In short: Sharing on social media can’t guarantee Google indexing, but it can be a helpful piece of the puzzle by potentially increasing traffic, backlinks, and social signals – all of which Google might consider when prioritizing which pages to crawl and index.

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