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


by virginie , in category: SEO Tools , 23 days ago

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

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by percy_bauch , 22 days ago


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.