What is Google Index? If you’ve paid for a website for your business, understanding the basic ‘what’ and ‘how’ of Google indexing is an essential.
We’ll explain all in our QUICK READ guide.
In short, Index is a large database that Google uses to store information on each website that has been ‘scanned’ by Google before it is added to search results.
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What is Web Crawling?
Google crawls and indexes web pages according to the meta tag you used.
Why are Google Index and Web Crawling Important?
How to Check if my Site is Indexed by Google?
What is Google Index Status and Why does it Matter?
Performing a Google Index Check
There are various ways to check your Google Index status. One way is to type in “Google index checker” on the subject line on Google’s search engine and use one of the search engine results for the Google Index Checker.
On searchenginereports.net, for instance, you must scroll down to and click on “Google Index checker”. You can obtain the status of five URLs. Then, you must type/paste in the URL and click on “check”. The index URL and status will return showing the value range from zero to 100 and as indexed or not indexed, respectively.
Other ways to perform Google Index checker include the following:
- Submit URL to Google search engine– by visiting Google’s site for URL submission on your browser, type in your URL. You will go through the verifying process showing that you are human and not a robot. Then once done, you must click “Add URL”. Their Webmaster Tools can also be used for submitting your URL.
- Submit the site to search engines– just typing in other search engines, such as Ask, Yahoo, and Bing, will show the results.
What is a Good Google Index Number?
When you check the status of the Google Index, the higher the values, the better the Google Index number is. As traffic builds on your site, Google will begin to rank your site. So, you must continue to monitor and work on increasing your index number which will take time.
You can also check a Google crawler test to determine how your site is fairing on Google. You can type “Google crawler test” on the search engines and choose one of the sites to check how Google sees your site. Google also offers Webmaster tools on this subject.
Summary: A Vital Element for a Successful Website
Checking and maintaining a good Google Index is vital for a successful site.
Understanding the basics of Google indexing and crawling means you can apply the right steps to gain more relevance, popularity and income over time.