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How to Ask Google to Recrawl URLs of Your WordPress Site



We’ve been asked by multiple users about specific URLs on their site not appearing in Google’s search results. If your site is now then Google can take some time before they crawl and display the new page or changed to the page in the search results. In this video, we will show you how to ask Google to recrawl URLs of your WordPress site.

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Videos referenced in this guide:

Add site to Google Search Console:

Yoast Installation:

Start by ensuring your site is on Google Search Console, once your site is added you can request Google crawl the specific property. With your site a part of Google Search Console you will want to select the site in your search console and add the problem URL in the search field. Goole will bring up the information it has on that specific URL and gives you the option to crawl or recrawl depending on what it knows.

If you’re worried about your site being indexed you can add your sitemap to Google to help ensure all of your posts are added. Install and activate an SEO plugin, for this we recommend Yoast and once you install and activate the plugin an SEO section should be added to your admin area. Under SEO, General, scroll down to XML sitemaps and click the question mark. The area should expand to allow you to get the URL for your sitemap you can submit to Google Search Console.

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Mazi

Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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