Google Search Console:  The Best Way to be Indexed Faster by Google

In today’s competitive world, bloggers and content writers need to get every advantage they can.  In this blog, I want to share with you the best way to get your content ranked and indexed faster…this could be a real competitive advantage if used properly.

Within Google, there is an option called Google Search Console (previously known as Fetch as Google or Google Webmaster Tools).  This tool will index your content and URL within only 24 hours versus 5+ days.  In my personal experience, the quickest my blog indexed was within only a few hours.

What does this mean to you?  It means that it will not only index your posts faster, but it will also help you in the rankings.

This is a tremendous productivity tool, but oddly it seems like the best kept secret on the web.  I can’t quite figure out why more people aren’t using it as part of their best practices.  That’s fine with me because you and I will have a leg up on the competition.

This tool is very straight forward to set up and use:
  • You need to first register your site with Google Search Console.
  • Go into your Google Webmaster tools (now called Google Search Console) and select the site that you want indexed.
  • Then select Crawl and then Fetch

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  • Note that you just want to paste in the back part of the URL relating to the post or page.  For example, I would paste in:  The-Best-Way-to-be-Indexed-Faster-by-Google

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  • You should see a green check mark under status saying “complete”
  • The next step is to select “Index” and then choose whether you want Google to just crawl that specific post/page or to crawl both your URL and it’s direct links.

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  • Please note that you can submit up to 500 times a month for the crawl only option. You can use the 2nd option of crawling your URL and direct links 10 times per month.  The system will notify you if you are getting close to your limit, but that rarely happens since they have been very generous with the options.
Here is a quick review of best practices…
  1. Every time you update a post or page, re-submit it to be indexed
  2. Major changes in your website should be re-indexed
  3. This can also be done on the mobile friendly version of your website
  4. All new pages and posts should be submitted

In summary, the Google Search Console will have a dramatic effect on the speed of indexing your pages and posts.  This will be a real competitive advantage for you in both the short and long run.

If you need more information, please go to Google Support at the link below:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6066468?hl=en

Best of Luck!

Ruth (4)

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FETCH – The Best Way to be Indexed Faster by Google

14 thoughts on “FETCH – The Best Way to be Indexed Faster by Google

  • February 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm
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    Some great advice there, getting indexed in Google is essential for any site and this is certainly the best way to go about it.

    What could be better than going through Google itself!

    There are other avenues open of course but in my opinion this has to be the best of all.

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    • February 2, 2016 at 10:09 pm
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      Roger,

      I completely agree with you! This should be part of all blogger’s checklists before they hit publish. Thanks for your comments!

      Ruth

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  • February 2, 2016 at 9:51 pm
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    Hi, good that you write about the Fetch option in Webmaster Tools (Search Console). I am using it regularly, just as you described in the Best practices section. My best experience with it is that the post can be indexed literally within minutes. So I was on top page in Google in a couple of minutes. No idea if this option is well known, but this is definitely very useful. It is good that you give this information to your visitors.

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    • February 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm
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      Thanks Jovo! I have had the exact same experience. I’m curious if it is lesser know because Google changed the name of their webmaster tools to Google Search Console.

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  • May 9, 2016 at 9:35 pm
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    Thanks a lot!!! I was thinking of ways to help my site rank up, but now it sounds much simpler. It sounds great that google helps you out to get your website indexed faster. This is really helpful to me, and I hope other people can benefit from this too.

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    • May 10, 2016 at 2:42 am
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      That’s great Nahim! I’m so glad this blog cleared up a few things for you.

      Ruth

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  • August 8, 2016 at 4:08 am
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    Hey Ruth,

    I have just started doing this in my past 5 posts and they have been indexed within a day in comparison to before where to it took forever! This ahs really helped a lot and saved a lot of stress. It really is amazing how quick some of pages are being indexed now.

    Have you got any suggestions on getting indexed faster on bing and yahoo. Wouls help a lot.

    Cheers,

    Vinnie

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    • August 8, 2016 at 1:36 pm
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      Thanks for the question Vinnie. I’m so glad you got indexed so quickly on Google. Believe it or not, I focus the vast majority of time on Google because they account for about 90% of my traffic.

      Best of Luck!

      Ruth

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  • November 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm
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    Ah this is great info. It is so frustrating waiting for Google to pick up and index newly published pages.

    I have just tried this Fetch process with a page I published 3 days ago and it was immediately indexed on page 3 of Google!

    Thanks so much for posting this info.

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    • November 17, 2016 at 3:41 am
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      That’s great! I’m so glad my tip helped you.

      Ruth

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  • November 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm
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    Very interesting article – I have heard before that getting indexed faster could lead to higher rankings in the long run…
    I suppose webmaster tools is actually owned by Google so their is going to be an obvious advantage if your site is signed in with them. I have also heard this webmasters tool has a analytics section which is pretty advanced – is this true?

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    • November 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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      Absolutely Chris! This is a tool you are going come to love!

      Ruth

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  • January 1, 2017 at 1:35 pm
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    This is a good, easy to follow post on how to get your pages and posts indexed heaps faster in Google with Webmaster Tools (or Search Console). I did already know a little about using this valuable tool, but your post has managed to teach me a few new helpful things. Thanks.

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    • January 3, 2017 at 6:32 pm
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      Darren:

      I’m so glad it helped…It really speeds up the indexing process. I just had a recent post that got indexed within 24 hours!

      Best of luck!

      Ruth

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