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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.

Requirements

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.
Google crawls and indexes the URL content as served when Googlebot accepts the request, not from a snapshot of the Fetch as Google results.

Ask Google to recrawl and reindex your URL

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Click Submit to queue your request.
  5. 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.

 

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