How to Get Your New Website Pages Instantly on Google
When you create a new content for your website, you might want your new page to show up or at least be cached by Google as quickly as possible. With the high frequency of web pages being crawled every moment by the search engine, you can get your content showing up really fast on Google search. If your website is popular and if you submit to social sites, you already have a high chance of getting this facility.
But sometimes pages can be ignored by Google. You might find old quality posts missing from the search cache. For such pages, we can submit to Google manually. There are a couple of methods for doing this.
Here are a few methods to get your content listed on Google instantly:
1. Submit using Google’s Add URL Page
- Visit: http://www.google.com/addurl while making sure that you have logged into your Google account.
- Enter the URL, fill up the CAPTCHA and wait a while.
- Within a few moments your new page will be cached in Google.
2. Submit from Google Webmaster Tools
- Visit and login to: http://www.google.com/webmasters. Make sure that you have added your website and verified it.
- Select and click on your website to reach its management page.
- Click on Crawl > Fetch as Google
- Fill up your new content link in the “Fetch as Google” page and click “Fetch”. A few seconds later, your page will be fetched.
- Now click the “Submit to Index” and then select “Crawl only this URL” and hit “Go”. Wait a few seconds and you’re done.
3. Ping your Sitemap
While Google’s crawler frequently visits and caches the URLs from your sitemap, you can manually ping Google when new URLs or pages are added to the sitemap.
For that, follow these steps:
- Get your sitemap URL like: http://www.thisfox.com/sitemap.xml
- Enter this URL in your browser: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=<sitemap link here>
You will get a confirmation page that your sitemap will be crawled. Wait a while and your new URLs present in the sitemap will show up in Google.
For WordPress Bloggers
If you use WordPress to power your website, then there are plugins that will ping Google and other services when you publish new posts. One of such plugin is called PushPress. Install it for your WordPress blog and it will automatically ping search engines when you publish. You won’t have to do anything after installation.
I have also noticed for bloggers who burn their feeds through FeedBurner; get their new pages cached quickly. It usually happens around the time when this service sends out emails to your subscribers.
How to check whether your page has been cached in Google’s search results?
Use the site: operator for Google search.
For example: If you want to check whether http://www.yoursite.com/newpage.html (no spaces) has been cached in Google, just enter the following in a Google search box:
- Even though your URL has been cached, it might take a while for Google to rank it in actual searches.
- You don’t actually need to submit each pages to Google. Let it do its thing automatically. Submit manually if you do not find an old quality page in the search cache.