Google has removed the public version of its URL submission tool, which allowed users to submit any page to Google’s index.
Google is now advising people to use Search Console’s Fetch & Submit tool. Alternatively, site owners can notify Google about new pages with a sitemap file.
What does this mean?
It means you gotta know a thing or two about a thing or two!
Now, to submit a URL to Google’s index via Search Console, follow the steps below you have to go to Google Webmasters Tools (which if you have a website, your website should already be on here!) https://www.google.com/webmasters/
- Perform a fetch (or fetch and render) request for a URL using Fetch as Google.
- Click “Request indexing” next to the fetch in the fetch history table.
- Select whether to crawl only that single URL, or that URL plus its direct links.
- Click “Submit” to queue your request.
Google allows site owners to submit up to 10 individual URLs per day.
Note that re-crawling is not immediate or guaranteed. It also takes several days for a successful request to be granted.
DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING?
Call me and I’ll help you through this. If you’re already my client, don’t worry about it, because I do this for you on a quarterly basis! Yep, that’s just one of the behind the scenes things that I do for my clients that is a pretty powerful tool!!!