6 Fast Ways to Get Your Website or Pages Indexed by Google

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Summary: This post introduces some ways to help you get your website or pages fast indexed by Google.

Getting your website or pages indexed by Google makes your content shown in Google search results. Users can’t find and visit your website from the search results if your site isn’t indexed by Google.

If you have built a new website and want to get it fast indexed by Google, you can take the measures below.

How to Get Your Website or Pages Indexed by Google

1. Submit Sitemaps

To make the Google search engine quickly discover, crawl, and index your website or pages, you can submit sitemaps in Google Search Console. The sitemap is a file that shows Google the structure of your website, including pages, posts, categories, etc. on your site.

  • Open Google Search Console in your browser.
  • Sign in with your Google account that you use to set up Google Search Console for your website.
  • Click Sitemaps in Google Search Console.
  • Enter the sitemap URL of your website, e.g., https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml.
  • Click Submit to submit the sitemap to Google.
  • After submitting the sitemap, Google will read it quickly and discover pages on your site.
Submit Sitemaps to Google

Tip: To automatically create a sitemap for your website, you can use some professional SEO tools like Yoast SEO for WordPress.

2. Submit Indexing Request for Single Posts

If you want to get more pages indexed by Google, you can also submit a single URL in Google Search Console and request an index.

  • Click URL Inspection in Google Search Console.
  • Enter the URL of a page or post at the top and press Enter.
  • Google will check the indexing status of the post. If it shows “URL is not on Google”, you can click Request Indexing to submit a request to ask Google to index the post.
Submit Indexing Requests to Google

Related: How to Use Google Search Console for SEO or Keyword Research

3. Share Your Posts to Social Media Platforms

You can share your website and posts to social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. to expose your website or posts.

4. Add Internal Links for Pages

To help Google discover your pages, you can use internal linking. You can add internal anchor links for your new pages in related posts. It helps Google quickly find, crawl, and index the new pages on your website. You can also add internal links for important pages on your homepage.

5. Get External Backlinks for Website or Pages

You can also try to get quality backlinks from reputable sites to help Google find your website and improve your site’s authority. You can try to find guest blogging or partnerships and create sharable content to attract organic backlinks.

6. Optimize Content for Search Engines

You may find and write content that has a big user search demand but is relatively scarce in the search results. These posts may get a quick index in Google.

Still, you need to optimize your content for search engines. You should use unique and clear titles and meta descriptions for each page, include relevant keywords naturally in your post, and make sure your site is mobile-friendly and has fast loading times.

How to Check the Page Indexing Status in Google

To check if a website or a page is indexed by Google or not, you can use one of the ways below.

1. Use “site:mywebsite.com”

To check which pages on your website are in the Google index archives, you can enter “site:mywebsite.com” in the Google search box.

  • Enter your real website URL (your domain) after “site:” and it will display all indexed pages on your website.
  • You can also enter a post link or any other page link on your website after “site:” to check if it is indexed by Google.

2. Check Page Indexing in Google Search Console

You can also check the page indexing status in Google Search Console.

Via Page Indexing:

  • Open Google Search Console.
  • Click Pages under the Indexing section.
  • On this page, you can which pages on your website are indexed by Google. It may also display some pages that aren’t indexed and the reasons why they are not indexed.

Via URL Inspection:

  • In Google Search Console, you can also click the URL Inspection tool in the left panel.
  • Enter the URL that you want to check if it is indexed by Google in the box and press Enter.
  • If it is not indexed by Google, you will see the message “URL is not on Google” and the page can’t be served on Google. If it is indexed by Google, you will see “URL is on Google” and the page can appear in Google Search results.

Bottom Line

This post introduces some ways to help you enhance the chances of getting your website or pages indexed by Google. You can use these measures to improve your site’s visibility in Google Search results.

About the Author

James Young

James Young, has been a Google SEO expert for about 10 years. He has helped several companies achieve tens of millions of organic traffic per year in the past. He is talented in this area and tries to dig deeper into Google SEO and online marketing. He offers various SEO thoughts to help others rank higher in Google searches, gain more traffic, and build better websites.