Ask Google to recrawl your URLs
If you’ve recently added or made changes to a page on your site, you can ask Google to (re)index it using the Fetch as Google tool.
The "Request indexing" feature on Fetch as Google is a convenience method for easily requesting indexing for a few URLs; if you have a large number of URLs to submit, it is easier to submit a sitemap. instead. Both methods are about the same in terms of response times.
You can request indexing using Fetch as Google only for a fetch that meets these criteria:
- The fetch must have a complete, partial, or redirected fetch status.
- The fetch cannot be more than 4 hours old.
Ask Google to recrawl and reindex your URL
- Perform a fetch (or fetch and render) request for a URL using Fetch as Google, or choose a recent fetch on the table that satisfies the requirements above. Make sure that the page appears in the fetch as you think it should; if the page cannot be reached by the fetch tool or doesn't display fully to the fetch tool, it might be misclassified or not crawlable by Google.
- Click Request indexing next to the fetch in the fetch history table. If the request feature does not appear next to a fetch, the fetch didn't fulfill the requirements listed above.
- Select whether to crawl only that single URL, or that URL plus its direct links:
- Crawl only this URL submits only the selected URL to the Google for re-crawling. You can submit up to 500 individual URLs in this way within a 30 day period.
- Select Crawl this URL and its direct links to submit the URL as well as all the other pages that URL links to directly for re-crawling. You can submit up to 10 requests of this kind within a 30 day period.
- Click Submit to queue your request.
- Recrawling is not immediate or guaranteed. It typically takes several days for a successful request to be granted. Also, understand that we can't guarantee that Google will index all your changes, as Google relies on a complex algorithm to update indexed materials.