What is Google Crawling and Indexing in SEO?

Website design enhancement is a major, remote ocean. To completely comprehend SEO, we should know some essential SEO terms. Crawling and indexing are two such terms.On the off chance that you have been in the web world for some time, you’ve in any event heard the words:

Google Crawling and Indexing.

These are the two terms whereupon the whole web world depends. We should characterize, comprehend, and get some inside and out data about crawling and indexing.


At the point when Google visits your website for the following purposes. This procedure is finished by Google’s Spider crawler.


In the wake of crawling has been done, the outcomes get put onto Google’s index (i.e. web look).

Google Crawling Indexing

What is Google Crawling?

Crawling essentially implies following a way.

Crawling or spidering is a term utilized when Google, or another web index, sends its bot to a page or web post and “peruses” the page. Try not to give this a chance to be mistaken for having that page being indexed. Crawling is the initial segment of having a web crawler perceive your page and show it in query items. Having your page slithered does redundant mean your page was indexed and will be found. Pages get slithered for an assortment of reasons…the most normal is having an XML sitemap that Google peruses, which focuses to your new page.

In the SEO world, crawling implies following your connections and “crawling” around your website. At the point when bots go to your website (any page), they take after other connected pages additionally on your website.

This is one motivation behind why we make sitemaps, as they contain the majority of the connections in our blog and Google’s bots can utilize them to look profoundly into a website.

The manner in which we quit crawling certain parts of our site is by utilizing the Robots.txt record.

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What is Google Indexing?

In layman’s terms, indexing is the way toward including pages into Google seek.

Having your page Indexed by Google is the subsequent stage after it gets slithered. In no way, shape or form does each site that gets slithered get indexed, yet every site indexed must have crept. On the off chance that Google regards your new page commendable, it will index it. Upon your page getting indexed, Google at that point concocts how your page ought to be found in their inquiry. Google at that point chooses what catchphrases and what positioning in every watchword look through your page will arrive. This is finished by an assortment of elements that at last make up the whole business of SEO. Likewise, any connections on the indexed page is currently planned for crawling by the Google Bot. It’s not just those connections that get crept, it is said that the Google bot will seek up to five sites back. That implies if a page is connected to a page, which connected to a page, which connected to a page which connected to your page (which just got indexed) at that point, they all will get slithered. This is the premise of why outer connections that go to your site are so essential. The higher nature of the page that at last connects to you, the better you will rank in the almighty Google Search. This is the thing that numerous SEO organizations charge enormous cash for – making (or permitting the making of) numerous connections going to your site from hey quality websites utilizing watchwords you need to be found by.

Contingent on which meta label you utilized (index or NO-index), Google will creep and index your pages. A no-index label implies that that page won’t be included into the web pursuit’s index.

As a matter of course, every WordPress post and page is indexed.

A smart thought for positioning higher in web indexes is to let just imperative parts of your blog/website be indexed.

Try not to index pointless files like labels, classes, and all different futile pages.

Variables That Affect Crawling:

There are a large number of websites on this planet. Is everybody happy with the crawling and indexing rate?? No!! A great many people are left continually asking why their articles aren’t getting indexed.

Let’s take a look at some major factors which play some important roles at the backend of crawling and indexing.

Domain Name

Since the Google Panda update, domain name importance has risen significantly. Domains that include the main keyword are given importance.

Also, the crawling rate is higher for those domains that have a good Page Rank.


  1. How To Select A Great Domain Name
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The more backlinks you have, the more trustworthy and reputable you are in the eyes of search engines.

If you have good rankings but aren’t earning any backlinks for your site, search engines may assume that you have low-quality content.


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Internal Linking

There have been so many discussions regarding internal linking (also known as deep linking). People even suggest to use the same anchor text within the same article as it helps in the deep crawling of a site.

What’s important to remember is that internal linking is a good practice, not just for SEO, but also for maintaining active users on your website.

XML Sitemap

The moment you set up a site in WordPress, you are advised to use an XML sitemap so that your sitemap can be auto-generated. This way, Google will be informed that your site has been updated and will want to crawl it.


  1. How To Submit Sitemap To Google Search Console

Duplicate Content

This could be really bad for you.

Recently I found a site which had so many repeated paragraphs spread throughout different posts. This site was banned by Google because of this practice.

Try not to have any duplicate content on your site.

Fix all of your 301 and 404 re-directs for even better crawling and SEO.

Create SEO friendly URLs for each page on your site.

This is huge for proper SEO.

Meta Tags

Have unique and non-competitive meta tags for your website. This will ensure that you have top ranking in search engines.


Make sure that you have added all of the main ping sites to your WordPress site. WordPress has an auto-pinging feature which will inform search engines about your website’s updates.

When you optimize your website based on these factors, Google will have no choice but to crawl and index your page faster and more accurately.

What do you do for faster indexing of your website? Join the discussion in the comments below!

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Jins Joseph

Jins founder of ITech-God, Wordpress & SEO Trainer, Knowledge digger in Blogging and Digital Marketing. Love to play chess and games of snooker.

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