Force Google to Crawl Your Website

Use This Special Tool to Get Possible Instant Rankings

When you publish new content, it sometimes helps to give Google a little nudge so they can stop by your website and crawl your new post. Depending on the content and some other factors, you might see your page indexed (shown on Google) within a few hours if you do a force index. This page will explain how to do that.

Pages have been know to get instant rankings by using this tool but results may vary. It’s worth doing for sure.

Google says, “If you’ve recently added or made changes to a page on your site, you can request that Google re-index your page using any of the methods listed here.”

Doing this action forces Google to crawl your website. This is what this tool is for. The tool is most effective if you’ve recently published new content on your website.

First a website is crawled, and then (later) it’s put into the index (into search results).

What is a Force Index?

A force index is when you use Google Search Console to ask Google to crawl a certain URL on your website. It can be the home page or a certain page, like content you just published.

To force index your website:

  1. Login to Google Search Console (if you don’t have it set up yet, you’ll need to do that)
  2. Click on “URL Inspection” on the left side or just paste in the full URL at the top.
  3. After that, click the “TEST LIVE URL” button to have that page crawled.

Google Search Console - Submit URL

Google also says, “Requesting a crawl does not guarantee that inclusion will happen instantly or even at all. Our systems prioritize the fast inclusion of high quality, useful content.”


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