Do you update your outdated old blog posts?
If No, you should be doing this to maintain your SERP ranking. Readers don’t like to read old outdated content so do the Google. So Google always gives more preference to an updated version of content so that reader gets the right information.
If Yes, do you request Google to recrawl your updated version of an old blog post? You may not know about it but it’s pretty simple to do this. With this Google will go through your updated version of content and index it for Google search results.
Moreover, updating your old blog posts could get you better ranking in the search engine search results.
You can ask Google to re-crawl and re-index your website URLs. It could be a website page or blog posts.
There are actually two options to do this:
First one is to use “Fetch as Google” option within your Webmaster Tools (Recommended option).
Let’s start with a step by step guide to use this option to request Google to recrawl.
STEP 1: You need to register on https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ and sign in.
STEP 2: Now add and verify your site in Webmaster tools.
STEP 3: Select the property you want to request for.
STEP 4: On the right side menu, click Crawl >> Fetch as Google.
STEP 5: Type in the URL that you want Google to crawl and index. Click Fetch
STEP 6: Now you have to “request indexing.”
STEP 7: Make your selection “crawl only this URL” or “crawl this URL and its direct links.” (Recommended the second option)
It’s done now.
In above submit methods the second option is recommended because Google will make a deep crawl through all those pages linked to that URL. Google also has a monthly limit for Fetch as Google option.
As I have mentioned above in this article, there are two options to request Google to recrawl your website or to submit URL for Google indexing.
The second option is to submit URL to Google using this http://www.google.com/addurl/ it is a bit slower approach than the previous one and not recommended by many experts.
So I suggest you request Google to recrawl and reindexing your URLs using the Webmaster Tools only.
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