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Getting Your Website Indexed by Google

korryon profile image Ondřej Koraba ・2 min read

If your content isn’t indexed by Google, does it even exist?

Indexing means that Google has evaluated your content and put it to its extensive list — index — of websites that can be seen in its search results page (SERP) when users type in a relevant query.

Overall, Google’s indexing process is a complicated one, with many phases affecting each other.

The speed of indexing your website depends on various factors, from the size of your website, its authority, or even the quality of your hosting. The quality of your content plays a crucial role as well. And at the end of the day, Google always has the final word whether to index your website or not.

On the other hand, there are a few strategies on how to speed up the process.

But firstly, to make it possible for Google to index your website faster, you need to get rid of any roadblocks that may prevent it from happening. Secondly, you should let Google know that there is a website to be indexed. And finally, the content of your website should be worth indexing.

12 steps to speed up Google’s indexing process

How to get Google to index your website quickly

  1. Prevent robots directives from impacting indexing
  2. Set up canonical tags correctly
  3. Don’t disallow content you want to get indexed
  4. Prevent crawler traps and optimize crawl budget
  5. Feed Google indexable content through an XML sitemap
  6. Manually submit your URLs to Google Search Console
  7. Automatic indexing via the Google Indexing API
  8. Provide Google with high-quality content only
  9. Prevent duplicate content
  10. Leverage internal links and avoid using nofollow
  11. Build relevant backlinks to your content
  12. Create buzz around your content on social media

Learn more about how to get Google to index your website.

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