Big updates to a page, need Google to index it fast?

Gerald Thulbourn, WebSanity Internet Marketing, HuntingdonGoogle WebMaster tools tend to be more useful for SEO professionals than SMEs in Cambridgeshire but they’ve just added a new function that might be very handy for you all.

Under Labs (the development side of things) there used to be a tool called “Fetch as Googlebot“. This went away and showed you what Google saw for any particular page on your site (you have to wait some time for the results – it is not instant for good reason). This has now grown up and moved to Diagnostics.

It has also added the ability, having ‘fetched as Googlebot’, to submit a page (or a tree of pages) to Google for indexing. OK Google isn’t going to drop everything to instantly re-index the page you ask it to do this for, but if you’ve made major updates to a key page then it’s a simple way of giving Google a nudge to have a look at it as soon as it can (a lot simpler than other tricks we might bring to bear to try to achieve the same thing).

 

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One Response to Big updates to a page, need Google to index it fast?

  1. Quincy says:

    heya, outstanding wordpress blog, and a great understand! at least one for my favorites.

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Gerald Thulbourn setup WebSanity in 2004. He has a 1st class honours MEng in Microelectronics & Software Engineering (i.e. he's a techy), 5 A grades at A level (i.e. he works hard) and loves to communicate (i.e. odd for a techy). He hates tech speak, sloppy/badly tested code, and technology for the sake of technology's sake. He loves helping people understand marketing concepts and seeing how their application makes a real difference to their business. In particular he loves training; SEO, Website Analysis, WordPress etc. Read more about us on Google+