The Importance of Time, Relevancy, and SEO
Let’s talk about the search engine game.
Most bloggers and marketers don’t submit their fresh content to Google.
Google bots will eventually, automatically, crawl your website and index your pages, but it could be days, weeks, or months down the road.
This would be a missed opportunity regarding your content’s relevancy.
Your content is new. Google likes that. If you delay the indexing, you don’t trigger that part of Google’s algorithm.
So here’s our guide on how to submit your blog post URLs to Google Search Console.
1. Grab the URL of Your Blog Post
Head to your blog post webpage. Highlight and copy the website URL.
2. Head to Google Search Console
Once you’ve copied the link, head to Google Search Console. If you haven’t created an account yet, go through that process. Once you’re setup, you’ll arrive to the dashboard screen shown below.
3. Paste Your Blog URL in the Search Bar
At the top of the page, you’ll see a search bar. Click on the search bar and paste your blog post URL link into the box.
Once the link is in, press Enter.
4. Click “Request Indexing”
After pressing Enter, your page should look like this:
Notice how the URL Inspection section states “URL is not on Google”. This is okay.
Click the text-button “Request Indexing”.
After a short loading screen, you’ll be prompted with this response:
And when you look at the page, you’ll notice the previous “Request Indexing” now reads “Indexing Requested”. This means Google is alerting the bots to head to your new blog post.
That’s it, your new content has been submitted to Google for indexing; helping you rank higher, sooner.
Mentioned Companies, People, and Sources
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- There were no academic sources listed in this article. The tips and advice mentioned in this post came strictly from our marketing experience over the years helping startups, small businesses, and large enterprises build and engage their audience.
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