If you’re paying any attention to SEO, you may have one big question. How to tell if Google indexed my site?
Search Engine Optimization is a must-have focus for your business. We’ve given a lot of SEO tips on this page (like our five tips for building backlinks). Today, we will show you two ways to check if Google has indexed your site.
Two ways to tell if Google indexed your site:
- Google Search Console
- “Site: URL” search
First, Google Search Console has valuable tools to monitor, debug, and optimize your site with no coding knowledge. This site is a must-have for all businesses and marketers to monitor their site’s indexing status. Google’s Search Console allows you to see how many pages were indexed, how many had errors, and how many were discovered but indexed. You can also directly submit your site XML map to Google Search Console.
Here are some things Google Search Console helps you identify:
- What keywords your site currently is ranking on.
- All crawl errors that your site now has.
- How mobile-friendly your site is.
- The number of pages Google has indexed.
- Your website metrics such as clicks, impressions, clicks, click-through rate, and so much more.
1. “Site: URL” Google Search
Second, A quick and easy way to learn if your site is indexed is to search Google with a simple formula. All you have to do is type “Site:” and the URL of the site you want to check. It will give you a list of indexed pages and a list of how many pages are indexed. For example, I’ll use the ESPN site.
As you can see, the ESPN.com site has over 16 million pages indexed by Google.
Why you should check if your page has been indexed
Two big reasons. One, to ensure you’ve probably submitted your page to Google so that stakeholders/prospects can find it easily. Two, to measure success and growth.
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