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Google disables request indexing feature
Google has disabled the “Request Indexing” feature of the URL inspection tool in Search Console.
This is temporary, but this feature are going to be disabled for a minimum of a couple of weeks.
Google has disabled the “request index” to form infrastructure changes, the corporate said during a statement.
To change the infrastructure, I disabled the “Request Indexing” feature of the URL inspection tool. We expect to be back within the next few weeks. Continue searching and indexing content within the usual way, as described at https://t.co/rMFVaLht6V.
— Google Webmaster (@googlewmc) October 14, 2020
The indexing feature is a component of Search Console’s URL inspection tool. It can be used to request a crawl of different URLs.
Request indexes are mostly used by site owners to publish new pages or make changes to existing pages.
Google accelerates the method of adding new content to your search index, but there’s no guarantee.
Even if this feature works, you can’t immediately index it. In some cases, Google may choose to not index your content.
As the company states on the Search Console help page:
“Requesting a crawl doesn’t guarantee that inclusion will occur immediately or at all . Our system prioritizes the rapid inclusion of top quality and useful content.”
That said, I argue that request indexing may be a feature that permits you to live without SEO and site owners temporarily.
This is very true if changes to Google’s infrastructure cause some improvements.
And that doesn’t mean that new content won’t be indexed within the meantime. As Google said during a tweet, Google will still find and index content within the usual way.
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