You have made some significant updates to your website and can’t wait for the lovely Google crawler to come and index your pages. Well, there is a way which you can accelerate Google’s way of doing things : It is manually submitting your site to Google without waiting for it’s regular visit.
To be able to do this, you should have access to your Google Search Console as a prerequisite. If you don’t, you can begin with reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Google Search Console” first.
Assuming that you have now access to your Google Search Console, let’s see what to do in 2 simple steps;
Step 1 :
Log in to your Google Search Console.
Select Crawl / Fetch as Google
If you have made significant amount of changes to your website, then leave the address box empty. This will be interpreted by Google crawlers as “crawl the whole site”.
If you have made changes only to a particular web page, then just write down the address of that page (e.g. www.yourwebsite.com/particularwebpage.php)
When you complete to enter the address, click Fetch and Render button.
Step 2 :
On the bottom right hand side, you will see the result of Fetch and Render action.
Click Submit to Index button.
A pop up window will appear.
Here you will have two radio button options.
The first one is “Crawl only this URL“. If you have just one particular web page to be crawled, then choose this option. Google allows you to use this option 500 times a month.
The second option is “Crawl this URL and its direct links“. If you want Google crawler to index all of your website, then choose this option. Google allows you to use this option 10 times a month.
For this post, I choose the second option.
Click Go button.
You will see the result at the bottom right side of the page
It is done !
URL and linked pages are submitted for Google crawler to visit and index.
Now, it is Google’s turn to send its’ crawlers to your website.