Search Engine Indexing – SEO WIKI
Generally speaking, site indexing in search engines is the inclusion of pages of your site in the database of search engines
Now let’s try to understand and understand why indexation is necessary, what it affects, how this process is carried out and how to check site indexing in search engines.
How does site indexing by search engines?
First of all, indexing a site in search engines is an important component of website promotion. From how quickly the site will be indexed, depends on its appearance on the pages of search engines. For indexing, there are special search “robots” that regularly visit websites and analyze data. And if the user can see only the visual and informative component of the site, then the “robot” analyzes its entire html-code. Therefore, when searching for a website, you should take into account the correct filling of all tags (tags
and so on), proper placement of text on the page, linking, creating a site map, the presence of micro-marking.
Indexing can be done in several ways:
Create a site, fill it with content, fill in tags and wait for a search robot that will automatically index each page and add them to the database. For quick indexing, you can leave a link to a site on authoritative resources, then the robot, by clicking on it, will index the pages. This may require certain costs, since on popular sites and portals, it is either forbidden to leave links to other resources, or this service is paid.
Independently fill out a form for indexing your resource in a search engine. In this case, the site will queue for indexing and after a while the robot will be sent to the address you specified. This process may be delayed, but it is free and does not require much effort. Here are the addresses to fill out the forms:
Google Search Console: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url
The third method is combined. This is a combination of the first and second methods, when a form is filled in the PS and links to your site are set on other resources.
The fourth way is to do nothing and wait for the search robots to index the pages of the site themselves. This is the longest time method.
Do not forget that if a search robot visited your new site, not all pages will be indexed at once. Be patient and wait, robots will periodically visit and index pages, as well as check for changes and compliance with the requirements of search engines. Since there are several search engines (Google, Rambler, Yandex, and so on), indexing a site in different search engines will take different times. The correct setting of HTTP page headers can significantly affect indexing, so this issue should be approached from a professional point of view, and it is better to entrust the matter to professionals. CWT Advertising uses its own methods of accelerating and checking site indexing in search engines, which compares our company with others.
How to check site indexing in search engines Yandex and Google
Checking site indexing in search engines (including counting the number of indexed pages) is carried out in several ways:
Request the name of your organization in a search engine and manually check each link on the first and second pages. Not very convenient, not very fast.
In the search engine, request the URL of your site with the correct operator – site. For example, check Yandex indexation of the site cwtadvertising.co.uk:
“There were 412 results” – which means that Yandex indexed 412 pages of the site.
Please note that in Yandex there are two options for such operators:
site described above: – when the search is performed on all subdomains and pages of the specified site;
more accurate host: – when the search goes through the pages hosted on this host, in this case the request will already look like this: host: cwtadvertising.co.uk| host: www.cwtadvertising.
We will request the same from Google:
“Results: approximately 416” – 416 pages indexed.
How to ban a site from indexing?
A site can be banned from indexing. This is done using the robots.txt file, the contents of which are populated like this:
User-agent: * – directive for selecting a search engine, where * – these are all search engines; if it is necessary to prohibit indexing from any one search engine, its name is written in Latin letters (Google, Yandex, and so on);
Disallow: / – close the site from search engines.
Recall that the robots.txt file must be located in the root folder of the site.