A Web crawler or spider or spiderbot or usually called crawler is an Internet bot that systematically browses the World Wide Web, typically for indexing purposes. Search engines use web crawlers to update their content and index web pages.
A query that typically pops up for sites that are pursuing “hot topics” is: how to get Google crawler crawl your site quicker? This could be either you are optimizing a new site or you have a big site and want to see changes faster. A few simple steps you can do to enhance your crawl speed. In this post, we will try our best to cover these simple steps.
There are many reasons why the Search engine is slow sluggish when indexing your site. For example, slow website speed, Duplicate or outdated content or your page doesn’t have quality backlinks pointing to your site, Google doesn’t think your site is very important.
Is my site indexed already?
The easiest way to check whether your site is indexed is to simply search for site:yourdomain.com on Google. If Google has already crawled it and knows your site exists then you’ll see a list of results similar to the screenshot below:
If Google hasn’t yet found your site, you’ll get no results at all, similar to this:
Top Reasons Why Google crawler not finding your site
The leading big reason why we see crawling is slowly that the site itself is actually slow. If your website has a lot of bulky resources that slowdowns load speed or your server is slow to respond to requests made from the user. Then Google will not index your page because Google doesn’t like such kind of pages which has slow page load speed.
Your site doesn’t have enough authority
When your site doesn’t have sufficient quality Dofollow backlinks, Google doesn’t consider your website important and as a result, crawl your site very slow. Also if your site is brand new, then you will also face this problem.
So, when you want to Google should crawl your site quickly, start doing some link building. I’d suggest reading these posts. They cover what you need to know about the link building.
- DOFOLLOW BACKLINKS: Do You Really Need It?
- How to Build Backlinks in 2020 (NEW Guide)
- What is a Backlink? How to Get More Backlinks
If you want to know more, there’s more in our link building guide.
Technical reasons for slow crawling
Besides the backlinks and insufficient quality content, There are many technical reasons for Google to crawl your site slowly can be classified into three groups: you have too many errors, your site is too slow, or you have too many URLs.
Your server is slow
Setup Google Search Console
If you have a brand new site and want to get indexed quickly then you should register your site in Google search console previously known as Google webmaster tool. This tool will not only monitor various aspects of your website like any indexing errors, when it was last crawled, or security issues, etc.
To submit a URL to the index:
- Inspect the URL using the URL Inspection Tool.
- Select Request indexing. The tool will run a live test on the URL to see whether it has any obvious indexing issues and if not, the page will be queued for indexing. If the tool finds issues with the page you should try to fix them.
Setup Google Analytics for analyzing site performance.
Google Analytics is one of the most powerful digital analytics tool to analyze details about the visitors on your site.
It provides valuable insights that what people do when they visit your website, how long they stay and how many pages do they visit on your website.
whether you have an eCommerce website or an informative blog, you would surely want to study the behavior of your visitors and make a strategy to deliver better results.
To set up Google Analytics, click here and sign in with your Google account.
A sitemap is an important way for Google crawlers to discover URLs on your site. A sitemap can also include additional metadata about alternate language versions and video-, image-, or news-specific pages. Learn how to create a sitemap.
Here are the different ways you can request that Google index your sitemap:
- Submit a sitemap using the sitemaps report.
- Use the ping tool. Send a GET request in your browser or the command line to this address, specifying the full URL of the sitemap. Be sure that the sitemap file is accessible:
- Insert the following line anywhere in your
robots.txtfile, specifying the path to your sitemap. We will find it the next time we crawl your site: