27Jul2012
Author
Category
Business, Business Advice

Google reveals indexing secrets

A new Google tool allows you to see exactly how it’s crawlers are indexing your site. Google Index Status breaks down how many pages on your site have been indexed by the search giant.

While the tool is a great reassurance that Google is indeed crawling your site, it also can be used to identify and troubleshoot problems. From Google’s Webmaster Central Blog (http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/07/behold-google-index-secrets-revealed.html):

“However, some of you may find issues that require looking a little bit deeper. That’s why we added an Advanced tab to the feature. You can access it by clicking on the button at the top, and it will look like this:

The advanced section will show not only totals of indexed pages, but also the cumulative number of pages crawled, the number of pages that we know about which are not crawled because they are blocked by robots.txt, and also the number of pages that were not selected for inclusion in our results.”

The tool provides a rare look behind Google’s indexing curtain, and a good way to make sure that all of your content and SEO efforts are not in vain.

Sharing is caring.
  • Subscribe to our feed
  • Share this post on Delicious
  • StumbleUpon this post
  • Share this post on Digg
  • Tweet about this post
  • Share this post on Mixx
  • Share this post on Technorati
  • Share this post on Facebook
  • Share this post on NewsVine
  • Share this post on Reddit
  • Share this post on Google
  • Share this post on LinkedIn

Discussion

No responses to "Google reveals indexing secrets". Comments are closed for this post.

Comments are closed at this time.