Couple of days back Google Added URL parameter in Webmaster tool and now Google has also added URL submission tool under Google webmaster tool. Unlike public URL submission link, here you can try to fetch any link using Google robots and if it gives success, you can submit it to add into web index.
As Google announced in official post, Google will be indexing pages which is submitted via Webmaster tool will be indexed within 1 day. This is a great news for people who just started a new site and facing issues with indexing. Though Google has also set a limitation for the number of URL submissions.
When you submit a URL for indexing, you have two options:
- Index the Individual article
- Index the Individual article along with all linked pages.
Google has set a limit of 50 individual URL submission/month and 10 linked URL submission per month.
How to Submit URL to Google?
Login to your website dashboard under Google webmaster tool. Go to Diagnostics > Fetch as Google bot. First, you need to fetch the link and if it gives success, you can click on submit to index. Follow the screenshots which will help you to understand how it works:
Here is a video which shows how to use this URL submission feature from Google webmaster tool:
This is indeed very useful especially when Google can’t crawl any web page or you have started a new service site and want Google to index the pages ASAP. More over, don’t forget to submit sitemap to Google, as this is one thing which will help in deep indexing of your blog.
Seems like Google is working to make Google webmaster tool one stop solution for all SEO need for your site. I also suggest you to read:
- Search engine optimization using Google webmaster tools
- Two occasions when Google webmaster tool saved my blog
Do let us know your view about this new feature and do you think it’s going to be really useful for you and others?