Indexing in laymen terms, refers to getting search engines to put your webpages into its search results specifically Google. This can be done using simple online available tools that ping your webpages to search engines by sending multiple requests to bring google spiders attention to your webpages.
There are over 1.95 billion websites on the Internet as of 2019. Searching for a particular website without a search engine is nearly impossible because you would have to use the exact address (URL) of a website to access it in a browser and unless one knows the exact address, one cannot access it without search engines.
Internet connects the entire world separated by borders and oceans and it becomes self-evident why a search engine is necessary because people from across the continents wouldn’t know your website but may be in need of what your website has to offer and could access your site only through means of keywords that may be relevant to your website’s services or the similar words used in your website.
And that’s exactly why a search engine is a necessary aspect of Internet world as it presents a user sites when a user puts in certain keywords that are either identical to ones used somewhere in your website or relevant to the services that your site has to offer using complex algorithms and machine learning.
Google’s Search Engine:
Now there are various search engines available on the Internet but Google is the most dominant, most used and the largest search engine available in the cyber world to the point that it has become a cultural icon.
Phrases like “Google It” or “Google knows” are what symbolize the cultural phenomenon that Google has become due to its extensive use by almost everyone on the Internet.
That brings us to the big question. How to get Google to know your website as well as present it to its users in its search results!
This article explains how it’s done and what to use for this purpose. Basically, the World Wide Web could be considered analogous to the literal spider web, which is a complex chain of networks structured and navigated by spiders.
Google has its own digital spiders that structure, navigate and traverse the web in its search engine. These spiders are the indexers that index various web pages according to the order that is determined by its algorithms. A user will not be able to find your web pages in the foremost search results if your webpages have not been indexed.
They’ll lay hidden in some dark forgotten corners in the unknown depths of cyberspace until Google’s spiders gradually reach those depths and index them automatically but by then, you may have lost the objective for your website generally.
To ensure that Google’s spiders index your website (if newly created) or to index the updates to your webpages, you have to use Indexing tools available online that ping your webpages to different search engines.
For Example, a free online “Ping Website Tool” offered by Prepostseo allows you to ping your webpages to Google and 64 other search engines in real time. All you have to do is paste your web page’s URL in the text bar and click on the “Ping” button and it will start pinging your webpages by sending requests to search engines with the capability of sending 650 requests at a time. This allows Google and other search engines to become aware of your webpages and its spiders index your data by updating Google’s database.
Advantages of Indexing:
There are countless advantages to indexing your websites, webpages to Google.
- First off, you are creating your website for the purpose of engaging or facilitating services online both of which are nearly impossible without indexing your website or webpage due to lack of visibility and reach.
- Consider that you have some webpages that you have updated but haven’t gotten them indexed, what could happen is, someone finding your content through some other means and then getting them indexed on their site as their own content. It would put you in a bad position when Google spiders crawl eventually to your web and you’d thought to be plagiarizing, ironically so. Therefore, it’s of prime importance that you index your content.
- If your site pages are indexed, it will give you more reach and visibility over the internet and open opportunities for you to earn money through Google AdSense by putting ads on your webpages.
- Also, you can build a reputation and have global influence if you are visible enough, you can engage global audience that is crucial especially in the era of globalization where the global economy as well as the global society is becoming more and more integrated.