We, at SEO Helpify, ❤ to help SEO (Search Engine Optimization) enthusiasts & eager-to-grow website owners with our excellence, free-to-use & easy-to-understand tools. Since google is the most trustworthy and widely used search engine up to date, it's quite necessary to know how many pages of your website have been indexed by it's web crawlers & site robots.
How Indexing Works
Google uses web crawlers known as Search Engine Spiders/Robots that scrape the content of the webpages of a website. This scraping, also known as indexing, results in google remembering that your website holds some specific content say it's a website where customers can hire freelancers for various services, such as Fiverr, google will remember your website and suggest it on its result pages, also known as Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). Now if someone comes searching for freelancing services, google suggests Fiverr on it's first SERP, that's success.
How to get started with indexing
When you buy a hosting service and associate it with a domain, it's not in the indexes of any search engine. Even after hosting a full-fledge web application on the domain, it doesn't get indexed. Indexing starts after some time, and increases with traffic. Although, if you're just starting your website, these are the steps to get started:
Relevant Meta Tags: We all know what meta tags are and how they work. These are simple HTML tags that lie in an HTML file's head tag and contain the metadata of a webpage. Try to use to-the-point meta content such as the title, description, and keywords should say no more than what the webpage actually contains.
Furthermore, analyze your webpage's meta tags using our free Meta Tags Analyzer to check if there are some mistakes because mistakes happen, since we'rr human. Ohh I just spelled "we're" wrong.
In case you don't know how to write the meta tags, don't worry, use our free Meta Tags Generator to generate them in mere seconds.
Sitemap: Once you're done with the meta tags on all your webpages, use our free Sitemap Generator to get yourself a sitemap for your website. A Sitemap is an XML file that contains information about all the pages of your website. Place the sitemap at the root of your website.
Now go to Google Search Console and link your google account, then do as google says and upload the sitemap to let google know that your website actually exists. Because it takes some time for the google spiders to realize that a domain is actually a working website.
Robots:Now go to our free Robots.txt Generator to generate a robots.txt text file for your website. Place this file right besides the sitemap, in the root directory. Robots.txt contains information about how & when should Search Engine Spiders/Robots visit your site for crawling/indexing.