You’ve made some changes to your website and you’re ready for the world to see them. But there’s one problem: even though the changes have been made on your end, they haven’t shown up on Google yet. So how do you get Google to take notice of the changes you made and update its rankings?
There are two main ways.
One way to get Google to recrawl your website is by using the URL Inspection Tool inside of Google Search Console. This tool allows you to submit a specific URL from your website for Google to recrawl. That way, you can be sure that the search engine is seeing the most recent version of that particular page.
To use this tool, simply go to Google Search Console and select the property you want to work with. Then, click on “URL Inspection” from the left-hand menu. Next, type in or paste the URL of the page you want Google to recrawl into the search bar and hit “enter.” Once the page has been found, click on “Request Indexing.” And that’s it! Google will now recrawl that particular URL.
Another way to get Google to recrawl your website is by ‘pinging’ your XML sitemap. An XML sitemap is a file that contains all of the URLs on your website— kind of like a map that tells Google where everything on your site is located. By ‘pinging’ this sitemap, you’re essentially telling Google that there have been some changes made and that it should come take a look.
Go to Google Search Console and enter in the URL for your sitemap (which should be something like yourwebsiteURL/sitemap.xml). When you do this, you should see a message that says “Success!” This means that your sitemap has been successfully submitted and that all of your URLs have been sent over to Google for re-crawling.
If you’ve made some changes to your website and you’re wondering why they haven’t shown up on Google yet, don’t worry— there are two easy ways to get the search engine to take notice. The first is by using the URL Inspection Tool inside of Google Search Console, and the second is by ‘pinging’ your XML sitemap. By following these simple steps, you can be sure that Google will recrawl your site and take note of all of the changes you’ve made!
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