3 Simple Tips to Get a New Page Indexed on Google

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Indexing your page on Google simply means that Google has visited your page and installed the content of your page and your page is now ready to be displayed on the search results page for users to see. However, Google does not know when you add a new page or update an existing page, so when you update a page or add a new page, you need to make sure you index your page, so Google can use the latest version of your page or website. 

There are three possible things that can happen when Google crawls your website. Great, not perfect, and a disaster. It is great when Google has the latest version of your page and uses that page to help you rank on SERPs, your page gets ranked on the top spots in the search results and you get loads of traffic. The next scenario is not perfect, that is when Google has not crawled the latest version of your page and has an old version of your page so ranks you lower in the SERPs and fewer people get to see your page. The last scenario, disastrous, is when Google has not crawled any version of your page, it does not know your page exists, your page is not indexed and so your page does not show up on search results and you don’t get any traffic from Google. 

To get the best possible results from Google, you should make sure your content gets discovered by Google the day it is published or within a week of publishing. The best would be to get every page of your website or blog discovered the day it is created or updated. The key is to make sure Google crawls your page the day it is published or updated. 

We will discuss three things you can do rank on Google

  1. Adding a link

    Add a link to the page you updated or newly created to a page that already appears on Google This page could be one that Google has a look at first every time it visits your site. For example your homepage, but adding too many links to your homepage isn't a great idea either, for Google or for your users. To tackle this problem, have a look in the search console, order the pages by impressions descending, and add a link to a page that has high impressions. Make sure it talks about something related to the page you want to index because you need to make sure that pages that link to each other are related and talk about similar topics.

  2. Add an XML sitemap

    Although this may sound complicated, it isn’t that bad. Google has a look at your sitemap before looking at the website. Google does this to see what it should be looking at first. For Google sitemaps act like a signpost and point the crawler in the right direction, it contains what's called the last modified date so Google looks at that and sees when the page was last modified. Google then looks at the pages that were modified recently or since it last visited them. If you use a CMS you may need to use a plug-in. TypeStack.ai automatically creates sitemaps for you and modifies your publishing date. However, if you don't use a CMS you can create your own sitemap but it needs to be updated every time you update your content. Once you've
    created an XML sitemap, you should add it to the search console. The best part about the search console is it shows you the last time Google looked at your sitemap. So if you haven't registered your site on the search console do it now it doesn’t cost a penny and it's very important.
  3. Index page button

    Go to the search console and if you copy paste the URL of your page in there Google checks to see if the page is already indexed. If it is not indexed you will see a button, “Request Indexing” click on that and Google will check the page and index it. If the live URL can be in duck, it means that it needs to go to the URL, pick it up, get the page then go back and see if it can index it or not. This might take a minute or two. Google will finish this testing and it will figure out that it can index the URL and then it will submit it to the index. So that's how you can get a new page indexed incredibly fast or an updated page re-indexed incredibly fast and make sure that Google has your latest pages and the latest version of your pages for it index. So now you know why it's so important to get your new and updated pages indexed by Google quickly and how to do it. Don't wait for Google to find your page by chance it could take weeks or probably never even get indexed. In either case you're losing time and traffic. So make sure all pages have a link from a dominant page on your site. Add a sitemap to your site and submit pages to the search console when you update them.

Pro Tip:

If you have a small site you can skip the first two and just submit through search console but logical internal linking is good for ranking and then XML sitemap means that you have a safety net.

Even if you forget to submit manually Google will find the new or updated page and it will just be a little bit slower but don't need to submit it systematically.