Today’s post is going to be a video tutorial well worth your time to review and execute upon completing the video.
Have you ever posted content that seem to take days or weeks to show up as indexed in search engines, more specifically Google?
From time to time, I receive calls from customers who inquire about why their website content is taking so long to show up in Google Search engines.
And if not that, then customers are trying to gain an edge using current events SEO, and want their content to be indexed long before their competition.
Does your website use a dynamic or static XML Sitemap?
In most cases, if you website has been developed using a content management system (CMS), such as WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal to name a few, then you tend to not have to worry about having your content indexed.
Most CMS’ tend to use an automated XML sitemap plugin that dynamically creates a CML sitemap and pings search engines every time a new page or post is published to your website.
But I do have the occasional customer who has a static website that doesn’t not have the automated capabilities and functionalities to create an XML file and submit or ping search engines with updated content.
These customers tend to not create a XML sitemap at all, or use a service like XML-Sitemaps.com to create a XML sitemap from time to time, using Google Webmaster Tools sitemap submission tool to verify and index their website content.
Regardless, whether you use a CMS or a static website, there are moments in time that desire to have your content indexed immediately and not wait days, weeks or months for search engines to crawl and index your content.
Why Fetch as Google is your best friend
And I have the answer and the tool to put you a step ahead of your competition in search rankings.
This short video tutorial will show you how to verify that your content has been indexed or not, and how to use Google Webmaster Tools feature designed to index your content ASAP: Fetch as Google.