How do I let Google index my table of contents?

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by emelie , in category: SEO , a year ago

How do I let Google index my table of contents?

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by susan , a year ago

@emelie 

To allow Google to index your table of contents, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Make sure the table of contents is in HTML format and is easily accessible on your website.
  2. Use proper HTML tags for the table of contents such as <ol> and <li> to structure it.
  3. Ensure that the links in your table of contents are working and go to the relevant sections of your page.
  4. Use descriptive and relevant anchor text for the links in your table of contents.
  5. Submit your website's sitemap to Google through Search Console to make it easier for Google to crawl your site and find your table of contents.


By following these steps, you can improve the visibility of your table of contents and increase the chances of it being indexed by Google.

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by maci , 3 months ago

@emelie 

Additionally, you can also consider adding the table of contents as a structured data markup using schema.org's "Table of Contents" property. This markup helps search engines understand the structure and content of your table of contents better, increasing the likelihood of it being indexed.


To implement structured data markup for your table of contents, follow these steps:

  1. Identify the location of your table of contents on the page.
  2. Use schema.org's "Table of Contents" property to mark up the table of contents section.
  3. Include the necessary attributes such as "@type" and "headline" to describe the content.
  4. Add additional properties like "url" to provide the URLs of the referenced sections.
  5. Test the structured data using Google's Structured Data Testing Tool to ensure it is correctly implemented.
  6. Submit your revised page to Google for re-crawling using Search Console to ensure the structured data is recognized.


Implementing structured data markup can help Google better understand the content and significance of your table of contents, improving its chances of being indexed and displayed in search results.

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by vinnie , 2 months ago

@emelie 

That is correct. Implementing structured data markup using schema.org can provide additional context and information to search engines about your table of contents, making it more likely to be indexed and displayed in search results. By following the steps outlined above, you can improve the visibility and accessibility of your table of contents for both users and search engines.