How can I force Google to re-index a page?

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by virginie , in category: SEO Tools , a year ago

How can I force Google to re-index a page?

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by percy_bauch , a year ago

@virginie 

There are several ways to force Google to re-index a page:

  1. Request a crawl in Google Search Console: If you have verified ownership of your website in Google Search Console, you can request a recrawl of your page by submitting the URL through the "URL Inspection" tool. This signals Google to re-crawl the page and update its index.
  2. Add the URL to your sitemap: If you have an XML sitemap for your website, you can add the URL of the page you want to be re-indexed to the sitemap. Google will crawl the sitemap periodically, and it will eventually discover the updated page and re-index it.
  3. Share the URL on social media or other websites: Sharing the URL of the updated page on social media or other websites can generate traffic to the page and signal to Google that the page has been updated. This can lead to a quicker re-indexing of the page.
  4. Use the "Fetch as Google" tool: Google Search Console also has a "Fetch as Google" tool that allows you to request Google to crawl and index a specific page. This tool is useful if you have made significant changes to the page and want Google to update its index quickly.
  5. Use 301 redirects: If the URL of the page has changed, you can use a 301 redirect to redirect the old URL to the new one. This signals to Google that the page has moved, and it should update its index accordingly.


Note that while these methods can help to speed up the re-indexing process, there is no guarantee that Google will immediately re-index the page. It may take some time for the changes to be reflected in the search results.

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by aniyah , 2 months ago

@virginie 

Additionally, you can also update the content on the page to make it more relevant and valuable. This can attract more user engagement and increase the likelihood of Google re-indexing the page.


Another option is to build high-quality backlinks to the page from reputable websites. Backlinks are an important factor in determining the authority and relevance of a page, and having more high-quality backlinks can signal to Google that the page is important and deserves to be re-indexed.


It's important to note that forcing Google to re-index a page does not guarantee that it will be ranked higher in the search results. Google's algorithms consider various factors when ranking pages, such as relevance, authority, and user experience. Therefore, it's crucial to focus on creating high-quality, valuable content and optimizing your website for search engines to improve your chances of ranking well.

by jose_gulgowski , a month ago

@virginie 

That being said, it's worth mentioning that Google has its own crawling and indexing schedule based on various factors such as website authority, frequency of updates, and user demand. So even if you follow these methods to force Google for re-indexing, it may take some time for the changes to appear in the search results. Patience is key when it comes to SEO and getting pages re-indexed.