How Do I Ping An URL and Ask Google For A (Re)index?

Whether you’re launching a new website, publishing a new piece of content, or updating an existing page, it’s important to let Google know about it so that the bots can crawl and index it as soon as possible.

Now, most website owners want to speed up the indexing process. And luckily, there’s a way to do this.

All you need to do is follow these easy steps:

  1. Add your site to Google Search Console. If you’ve already done this, then you can skip this and move on to step 2.
  2. Go to the Google Search Console Dashboard. On the menu that’s on the right side, select Crawl > Fetch as Google.
  3.  If you want to reindex your site, then leave the field blank and just click Fetch. If you want to reindex a specific URL, then add the words that complete the URL and then click Fetch. For example, if you want to crawl your blog and the URL for your blog is https://yoursite.com/blog, then you need to write “blog” in the field.
  4. Below, you’ll see the status of this process. Once it’s completed, you can click on Request indexing.

That’s it.

Keep in mind that there’s a quota for submitting URLs, so you don’t want to go overboard and do this every time you make a small change on your site.

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