Ask Google to recrawl your URLs
If you’ve recently added or made changes to a page on your site, you can ask Google to (re)index it using any of the methods listed here.
- Requesting a recrawl multiple times or using multiple methods for the same URL won’t get it crawled any faster.
- Crawling can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Be patient, and monitor progress using either the Index Status report or the URL Inspection tool.
- There is a quota for submitting individual URLs using any of these methods.
- All methods have about the same response time.
* Use Fetch as Google
You can request indexing using Fetch as Google only for a fetch that meets these criteria:
- The fetch must have a complete, partial, or redirected fetch status.
- The fetch cannot be more than 4 hours old.
To submit a URL to the index:
- Perform a fetch (or fetch and render) request for a URL using Fetch as Google, or choose a recent successful fetch request in the table that satisfies the requirements listed previously. Make sure that the page appears in the fetch as you think it should; if the page cannot be reached by the fetch tool or doesn’t display fully to the fetch tool, it might be misclassified or not crawlable by Google.
- Click Request indexing next to the fetch in the fetch history table. If Request indexing does not appear next to a fetch, the fetch didn’t fulfill the requirements listed above.
- Select whether to crawl only that single URL, or that URL plus its direct links:
- Crawl only this URL submits only the selected URL to the Google for re-crawling. You can submit up to 10 individual URLs per day.
- Select Crawl this URL and its direct links to submit the URL as well as all the other pages that URL links to directly for re-crawling. You can submit up to 2 of these site recrawl requests per day.
- Click Submit to queue your request.
- Recrawling is not immediate or guaranteed. It typically takes several days for a successful request to be granted. Also, understand that we can’t guarantee that Google will index all your changes, as Google relies on a complex algorithm to update indexed materials.
* Submit a sitemap
A sitemap is a good way to submit several URLs at once, and can also include additional metadata about alternate language versions and video-, image-, or news-specific pages. Learn more about sitemaps.
There are a few ways to submit a sitemap:
- Submit a sitemap using the Sitemaps report. (Full instructions)
- Use the ping tool. Send a GET request in your browser or the command line to this address, specifying the full URL of the sitemap. Be sure that the sitemap file is accessible:
- Insert the following line anywhere in your
robots.txtfile, specifying the path to your sitemap. We will find it the next time we crawl your site: