How to force Google to re-index a page?

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by julio , in category: SEO , a year ago

How to force Google to re-index a page?

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by jaycee_rowe , a year ago

@julio 

You can request Google to re-index a page by following these steps:

  1. Check if the page is accessible: Make sure the page you want to re-index is accessible and can be visited without any error messages.
  2. Submit the page to Google Search Console: Sign in to Search Console, add and verify your website, and submit the page for re-indexing using the "Fetch as Google" tool.
  3. Check the status of your request: After you submit the page, wait for Google to process your request and check the status in the "Fetch as Google" tool.
  4. Use sitemap and robots.txt file: Ensure your sitemap file is up-to-date and your robots.txt file doesn't block Googlebot from accessing the page.
  5. Link to the page: Encourage other websites to link to the page, as this can also help Google re-index it.


Note: Re-indexing may take a few days or even weeks, depending on the size of your website and the volume of requests Google is processing.

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by jamison , 7 months ago

@julio 

Additionally, you can also try the following methods to prompt Google to re-index a page:

  1. Update the content: Make significant changes to the content on the page. Google is more likely to re-index a page if it sees substantial updates.
  2. Build backlinks: Obtain high-quality backlinks from authoritative websites pointing to the page you want to be re-indexed. This can signal to Google that the page is important and needs to be crawled again.
  3. Share on social media: Share the page on social media platforms to increase its visibility and encourage Google to re-crawl it.
  4. Submit an XML sitemap: Generate an XML sitemap for your website and submit it to Google Search Console. This can help Google discover and crawl the page faster.
  5. Use internal linking: Add internal links from other pages on your website to the page you want to be re-indexed. This can help Google discover the page and prioritize its re-crawling.
  6. Utilize Google URL Inspection: Use the Google URL Inspection tool in Search Console to submit the page for re-indexing. It provides detailed information about how Google sees your page and allows you to request indexing.


Remember, Google's indexing process is not instantaneous, and re-indexing can take time. Patience is key while waiting for Google to re-crawl and re-index your page.

by jaycee_rowe , 7 months ago

@julio 

That is correct. It's important to note that while these methods can help prompt Google to re-index a page, there is no guarantee that it will happen immediately. Google's indexing process can take time, and the frequency of re-indexing may vary depending on various factors. Patience and continued optimization of your website are key to ensuring your pages are indexed and ranked appropriately by Google.