How Long Does It Take for Google to Index Content

A Google search relations representative gave the answer to the commonly asked question, “How long does SEO take for new pages?”, in a new video for the AskGoogleBot series. The answer? It can take anywhere from an hour to multiple weeks for a new page to be indexed in Google’s search results pages. The time it takes for a page to be indexed depends on several variables. These variables include things like technical issues on your website and the importance of your website being indexed in a timely manner. For example, news articles are indexed more quickly because it’s important that they can be found right after being published as they’re time-sensitive. Other content, like cooking recipes or generic blogs, will be indexed more slowly because they aren’t as time-sensitive.

There Is No Guarantee That Your Content Will Be Indexed

There is no guarantee that your new content will be indexed by Google because the search engine simply can’t index all the content on the internet. Google especially tries not to index duplicate content, which is why it’s so important for SEO to write new and unique articles and blogs. A good way to ensure your page will be indexed and speed up the process is by submitting the link to be indexed via Google Search Console. 

How To Make Your Pages Be Indexed Faster

As said above, there are many variables that affect the speed at which your content is indexed. One way to speed up the time that your page is indexed in is by preventing server overload and making sure that your site loads quickly. One method to speed up your website is by installing plugins like NitroPack that, for lack of a better word, compress your site to speed up load times. Another way to make your site’s indexing speed faster is to ensure that there are several links within your site that lead to the new content. There should also be at least one link on your homepage that links to your new content. This improves your site’s crawl-ability, in turn speeding up the time it takes to index new pages on your website. The most important factor in making your website index faster is to have high-quality content. This will signal to Google that your site is important, and not just producing spammy content. 

Do You Have More Questions About Indexing Content and Google?

If you have more questions about how Google indexes website content, contact our SEO Specialists at Boston Web Marketing. Give us a call at (857) 526-0096 or fill out the contact form on our site.

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