How do you index a URL in Google Search Console? Google Search Console is a great tool for monitoring the health of your site. If you know what to look for and have some experience with SEO, you can use it to find issues that may be affecting your page rankings. But one question we often get from webmasters is how to “index” a URL in Google Search Console. It’s actually pretty easy:
Log in to Google Search Console’s web interface.
To log in to Google Search Console, follow these steps:
- Go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en-GB.
- Enter the URL of your website (e.g., [yoursite]).
You will see a page that lists all your URLs with statistics about how they appear in Google search results. You can click on any of these URLs to see more details about them as shown below:
Go to the “Crawl” section and select the “Fetch as Google” button.
To get started, go to the “Crawl” section and select the “Fetch as Google” button. This will fetch your website as Google sees it and allow you to see any issues that may be affecting how well your site is indexed by Google Search Console.
Enter the URL or URL pattern that you want to check, then click “Fetch.”
You can enter a single URL or a list of URLs.
If you want to check multiple URLs, use the Fetch tool in Search Console. This allows you to enter wildcards and patterns for your web pages. For example, entering *example*.com will fetch all pages on that domain with any subdomain (e.g., www1.example1.com).
You can use Fetch as Google to index pages that don’t currently show up in search results.
Fetch as Google is a free tool that you can use to check the status of your website and its crawlability, including:
- The number of errors on your site (for example, 404s or 500s)
- The number of redirects on your site
If you see an issue with any of these metrics, we recommend fixing it before trying again.
Google Search Console is a great tool for SEOs, but it can also be a helpful resource for non-technical users. If you have any questions about how to use Fetch as Google or other features of this tool, let us know in the comments below!