Google Indexation: How To Index Your Content 

And common indexing problems

Google indexation is the process where Google algorithms take into consideration user demand and quality control of contents. It is crucial to ensure that your contents show up in search engines. There are ways to for you to have your contents indexed by Google. It mostly relies on the URL of the page and how you manage the discovery of your content. The absence of URLs of pages, Google will not be able to crawl, index, or project your content on search engines. Therefore, it is best to take action and follow these simple steps to have your contents indexed by Google.

Ways on Managing Your Content for Google Indexation

There are various ways to get Google index your assets, data, and other contents your upload on your website. There are passive and pro-active strategies you can take into account to effectively have your information present on search engines. The process typically includes sitemaps, resource linking, etc., to successfully position your content on top of the searches. 

News are getting indexed pretty quickly - unlike some websites

The Passive Approach

Google typically find your contents by crawlers which identify the relation of your content to other contents of the same topic as well as the contents in the link found in your pages. Creating a website without a sitemap will promote an attempt to find and index your content not unless if you actually block crawlers.

Advantage:
This approach could mean less work aside form just merely producing good quality content. It is adequate for basic websites that do not opt for timely search engine ranking.

Disadvantage:
Although this strategy does not require much effort, however, if you depend on natural links, Google discovering your content might be unlikely. It can cause long-term problems to your website in terms of promoting contents that you want to be up there on the search results. Hence, even for simple and new websites, it is best to take an approach that will be of benefit to you in the present and future. We had this problem with one of our former clients - Visionsafe (Safety Gear Supplier from WA)

How to solve common indexation problems:

Active URL Management

Sitemaps are lists of URLs to your contents or website ages that aid Google in finding your contents. This approach means your page will no longer depend on the relationship of your pages to other pages in the worldwide web. It significantly speeds up the process of Google’s system in discovering the contents on your pages. The bottom line is, with sitemaps, your domain will be put in locations readily accessible by Googlebot.

Moreover, having multiple URLs that have the same AMP page, mobile application view, and HTML page is of great advantage in indicating the relationship of your pages or content to other resources. If you get to establish a relationship with your resources will promote the right pathway to your content. To effectively do this strategy, it is vital to establish authorised pages to your site while linking a relationship among those pages and other web contents. After your contents relationship were established to your prefered resources, it will be easy to identify the kind of content to project on the search results.

Advantage:
This approaches substantially enhances the performances of search results on Google while speeding up the process of instilling contents that are new or with poor-referral bases.


Disadvantage:
This strategy can be dragging and can take a lot of time and effort of providing the right resource metadata or sitemap. Also, the process of building relationships among your web pages, mobile app, and AMP pages will also need a thorough approach to effectively connect contents that are related to each other.
  

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New and Updated URL Submission

Providing new URLs or updating existing URLs for altered contents is another way of having your pages indexed by Google. New URL submission to your sitemap will promote a quick discovery of your content. As for updated existing URLs, it is essential to have an XML sitemap that allows timestamps modification to send a notification to Google that your content was changed and is opting for re-indexation.

Additionally, upon receiving the list of your URLs, Google crawlers will know when to search for your content. It is then the existence of your new and updated content is established and verified from the source of your server. It will be then your content will be ready for the process of Google indexation.

Advantage:
URL submission to Google will help in the timely content updates from the search domain of your website.

Disadvantage:
This strategy does not really have any disadvantages since every action and effort you put in will be of benefit to your website in both long and short-term. Once your sitemap is submitted to Google, your content will garner a simple process thereafter, while the content management system will promote systematic sitemap updates.  

Please note: currently (November 2020) this option has been disabled in GSC, but according to Google it should be available shortly.

Common Indexing Issues 

We have seen this one quite a few times in 2019 and now in 2020 - sometimes it happens that homepage disappear from index. Fetch and render usually solves the problem, but if you won't do it - this should get back to normal anyway. In September 2020 Google has admitted to internal problem with indexing websites, they might be working for a solution to this. For one of our clients - CLP Legal Car Accident Claims Experts this has been a nightmare - with homepage disappearing they had been loosing rankings and of course valuable traffic.

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