Get Your Pages Indexed Immediately with ‘Fetch as Google’ in Webmaster Tools

by Deepak Kanakaraju on January 24, 2015

Unless your website gets thousands of visitors a day and is very popular, your new blog post or page takes time (sometimes a few hours to a few days) to get indexed in the Google search engine.

Here, I will show you a method to get your page indexed almost immediately. You can do it with the ‘Fetch as Google’ option in Google Webmaster Tools.

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It is recommended that you get your page indexed as soon as you publish it. This is important because someone else could copy your content, publish it on their website and get them indexed first.

The search engines could consider that page as the original or authoritative one and rank it higher than your page. This is only a theory, but many SEO experts agree that search engines do give weight to the page that is indexed first.

How to Get Your Page Indexed Almost Immediately

All you have to do is login into Google Webmaster Tools, click on Crawl section, click on Fetch as Google. Enter your page URL in the box. Make sure you enter only the part of the URL which comes after http://www.yourdomain.com/

Click on the FETCH button. The Google bot will visit your page and show you how it sees your page from its “lens”. Then you will also get an option to submit it to index. Click on that and you are done.

Within 2-3 minutes you should be able to see your new page in Google’s index. You are allowed to manually submit up to 500 pages every month – this is more than enough for most blogs.

To check if your new page is indexed, all you have to do is enter site:yourdomain.com in Google search. This will show all the pages from your website that is included in Google’s index.

More often than not, your newly indexed page will not show up in the first page of the search results. So you need to check for pages that got indexed recently.

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You can select Past 24 hours to check for pages indexed recently and you should be able to see your page that you published just minutes ago!

Update: I got this page indexed within 1 minute of publishing! Here’s the screenshot.

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Hope you found this post useful. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.

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Harsha S January 25, 2015 at 10:57 am

thanks for this article, even though i have added my article links to fetch as google, it seems not be indexed. Not in 24 hours but even not in couple of weeks, any reason for this.
this article is simple and can be understood by any DM fresher and pro..

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Deepak January 25, 2015 at 1:28 pm

I am not sure about the problem. Usually it gets indexed quickly. Can you check if there are any other problems in your site?

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Harsha S January 26, 2015 at 1:04 pm

thanks for the reply when i checked it on webmaster tools under index status with advanced option, it shows in advanced tab 34 blocked by robots.txt file.
Also i tried manualy testing it using robots.txt tester but all my links is allowed or ok with the it. So how to find those blocked ones by robots.txt or is it other archive links blocked?

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Harsha S January 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Thanks Deepak, my new article is indexed almost within an hour and i have given backlink to your article on my new post on how to set robots.txt from webmaster tools..

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Deepak January 27, 2015 at 7:29 am

Good to know that 🙂

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ashish February 24, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Hi, this is a useful tip. I was doing this for last many days but wasn’t sure if other people were doing it or not. This helped me to understand that other people are also doing it 🙂

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vinodh March 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Hi,
thanks for this. I tested now.
I use google webmaster central almost each week .
but was not aware of this.
regards
vinodh

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Suraj March 10, 2015 at 2:07 am

Although it indexes the pages but whether or not your page will rank for keywords depends again on the same existing ranking factors. Nevertheless, this method will help any good ranking domain to get its new content start ranking for keywords in minutes. Thanks 🙂

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Deepak March 10, 2015 at 9:32 am

Indexation is the first step. Ranking higher is the second 🙂

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Aman March 21, 2015 at 11:48 am

i have posted a new article and then i try to fetch that article in google webmaster tool. After fetching it’s says submitted to index and everything but the that url is not showing up on the google search. i don’t know what has happened pls help..!

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Patrick June 27, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Will this work for a Facebook Business Page?

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Deepak Kanakaraju June 27, 2015 at 10:08 pm

No, you cannot use Facebook in Google’s WMT.

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RuralExpouse December 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Thanks for such a valuable tips
Really appreciated

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Mehul singh January 7, 2016 at 12:59 pm

yes this the fast action to invite google crawlers to index that particular url or webiste or home page.

Thanks.

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Mehul singh January 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm

Great
Yes !!! I also get indexed within 2 min 🙂

thanks

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Vikram Anand February 22, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Hi Deepak,

Thanks for this insightful article. Although I have been using Google webmasters tool, I never knew about this feature. There is also an option of ‘Fetch and render’. Can you explain about it as well please?

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Vikrant Sharma July 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm

i have submitted my website for fetch in google webmaster tool. After fetching it’s says submitted to index and everything but the that url is not showing up on the google search. i don’t know what has happened plz help..

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Shohag Malik January 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm

Hi Sir,

in sitemap google show my all url indexed , after searching with full domain url here i can’d find my post url in google search result, but it good looks after 1 week . Now i want to know this is indeed rules of Google or other wise that’s my site problem ?

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