updated January 2021
Checking if a web page has been indexed is easy. What you’ll need to do:
- Copy the URL
- Paste the URL into the form field below
- View Results
You can check if a page has been indexed using our forms below. One form is for an http: address, the other is for https:, but do not include that part of the URL when you use the tool.
When a page has been indexed
You’ll see this message:
This is Google’s cache of THE URL YOU ENTERED. It includes a snapshot of the page as it appeared on DATE GMT. The current page could have changed in the meantime.
If it hasn’t been indexed, no worries, we’ll show you how to get your page indexed ASAP.
Indexing a Web Page is Important
Getting a web page on your site indexed is important. Otherwise your website is completely invisible to anyone searching in Google.
This happens automatically if you’re building your website correctly, but occasionally there can be errors that prevent your site from being properly indexed by Search Engines.
If your page has not been indexed by Google, then your page will not show up in Google’s Search Results.
It’s also important to ensure your directory listings and other web properties (like business directories) are also being indexed (to take advantage of as many ranking signals you can).
Here’s an excellent video from Google explaining how Indexing works, and why it’s so important.
Check if Your Webpage is Currently Indexed
Getting Your Links Indexed
What should you do if your links haven’t been indexed? The process is actually pretty easy.
Step 1 – Signup for Google Search Console
You’ll need a Google Account (gmail essentially), and you’ll need to verify you’re the URL owner. But it’s pretty straightforward. Just follow the instructions Google provides.
Step 2 – Enter your URL in the Search Bar
It’s right at the top of the page. Enter the URL you want indexed, and hit enter or click the magnifying glass icon.
Step 3 – Click “Request Indexing”
That’s pretty much it. Once you click that, your URL goes into the Google Queue for indexing, and after a couple of days, your page will be indexed.
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