How to find out if your content has been indexed with the Index Status Checker
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In this article we are going to guide you through the Index Status Checker so you can find out if your content is indexing well on Google. Making sure of this is almost as important as publishing when you spot a search trend so you don’t lose traffic.
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How to control the indexing of your content in 3 steps
Use case 📝
A media is going to cover a municipal election and publish new news the minute an event happens or online search trends appear. The indexing of the content has to be almost instantaneous and error-free, so they are going to monitor its status with Keytrends.
Step 1. Enter the URL of your Sitemap in Keytrends
Keytrends reads the sitemap of your website to check the status of all your URLS and give you the information, but this is only possible if you enter its address.
Inside the Index Status Checker, in the Analyze section, you can indicate it in the screen that pops up when you click on “Add sitemap”. After that, you don’t have to do anything else, just wait.
Step 2. Confirm the indexing status of your URLS
Soon you will see all the contents included in your sitemap and their indexation status. The important thing is that in the first column you see a green indicator with the word “Indexed”.
Next to it you can see the latest update of that status. If like this media you want your content to be indexed as quickly as possible, look at the Coverage state column to check which states the URL goes through and make sure nothing is blocking indexing under Indexing State (if you see “indexing_allowed” everything is correct).
👉 If you also want to check the positioning of your URLS, go to the My Search Console Data function. There you will see all the SEO indicators, check for cannibalisations and consult the Score that shows you the potential for improvement for each one.
Step 3. Expand your maximum quota of URLS to monitor
Depending on the maximum quota of your plan you may need to check the indexing of more URLS. If a higher plan gives you more than you will use (or if the feature is not included in your quota), tell us how many extra URLS you need and you will only pay for this.
To do this go to Upgrade and click on Pay as you go or email us at email@example.com 📨
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Frequently asked questions about the Index Status Checker
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➖ What does the indexing status “Crawled not indexed” mean?
In this case, the URL is not indexed on Google, so you should check it and extract more data in your Google Search Console account.
➖ In one of my URLs I see the indication “Indexing_state_unspecified”, why is this?
This appears when it is detected that the URL has not been indexed, so this indication is often accompanied by other messages in the other columns. For example, “URL is unknown to Google”, or a status of not indexed in the first column.
➖ I just added my sitemap and all the URLS appear with “Unprocessed”, is this normal?
Yes, this is true as long as we read all the sitemap data. If this status does not change, there may be a problem accessing the file or the address you have provided may not be correct.