Ask Google to recrawl your URLs

If you've recently added or made changes to a page on your site, you can request that Google re-index your page using any of the methods listed here. You can't request indexing for URLs that you don't manage.

General guidelines

  • Crawling can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Be patient and monitor progress using either the Index Status report or the URL Inspection tool.
  • All methods described here have about the same response time.
  • There is a quota for submitting individual URLs.
  • Requesting a recrawl multiple times for the same URL or sitemap won't get it crawled any faster.

Crawl request methods

Use the URL Inspection tool (just a few URLs)

Use the URL Inspection tool to request a crawl of individual URLs. Note that if you have large numbers of URLs, submit a sitemap instead.

To submit a URL to the index:

  1. Follow the general guidelines.
  2. Inspect the URL using the URL Inspection tool.
  3. 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, try to fix them.

Submit a sitemap (many URLs at once)

A sitemap is an important way for Google to discover URLs on your site. A sitemap can also include additional metadata about alternate language versions, video, image, or news-specific pages. Learn how to create and submit a sitemap.