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Enhance your organization's website even more with Google Site Search.

On-demand indexing

 

CSE is consolidating indexing functionality with Google Search Console. This migration will start on September 28th, 2015 for ads-supported (free) and non-profit CSEs, and on November 2nd, 2015 for paid Google Site Search (GSS) and will no longer be an on-demand indexing solution.

Ads-supported (free) and non-profit CSEs

For ads-supported (free) and non-profit CSEs, use the Google Search Console to submit indexing requests. These requests will change the index for both Google search and CSE search. In order for CSE to recognize the indexing request, the site or URL pattern needs to be listed in the "Sites to search section" found in the Basics tab of the Setup section in the CSE configuration. Crawling and indexing may not happen immediately.

Index individual URLs

Learn how to index individual URLs with Google Search Console.

Index URLs linked from a page

Learn how to index URLs linked from a page with Google Search Console.

Index URLs with a sitemap

Learn how to submit sitemaps for indexing with Google Search Console.

Google Site Search (GSS)

If you don't want to wait for the Google index to include your newly added or updated pages, you can index pages immediately with On-demand indexing. 

Each page you index on demand comes out of your indexing quota, so you should focus on your high priority pages. See Indexing quota for more information.
Index individual URLs
  1. From the control panel, select the search engine you want to edit.  Make sure you log in as the owner of the search engine and verified owner of the website.
  2. Click Setup from the menu on the left and then click the Indexing tab. 
  3. Under Index Now, click Specific URLs.
  4. Enter the URLs you want indexed. 
  5. Click Index Now.
Index URLs linked from a page

If your website includes a sitemap or a hub page, you might want to index all the pages they link to at once. Google will periodically return to this page to crawl for any additional links that have been added. To index any links from a page:

  1. From the control panel, select the search engine you want to edit. 
  2. Click Setup from the menu on the left and then click the Indexing tab. 
  3. Under Index Now, click URLs linked from a hub page.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Enter the URL of the page that includes the links you want indexed and click OK.
Index URLs with a sitemap

By using a sitemap to index URLs, you can specify additional information about pages, such as priority, how often you update them, and the last time they were updated. For details on creating and submitting a Sitemap through Webmaster Tools, see Creating Sitemaps and Submitting Sitemaps, respectively.  Once you've submitted a sitemap, to index URLs from a it:

  1. From the control panel, select the search engine you want to edit. 
  2. Click Setup from the menu on the left and then click the Indexing tab. 
  3. Under Index Now, click URLs in a Sitemap.
  4. Select one of the Sitemaps you have submitted to Webmaster Tools or enter the URL for a sitemap.