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How do you know if your page is google indexed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Jellric, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Jellric

    Jellric Registered Member

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    I've been trying two different methods, one is to enclose the URL in quotes and do a google search to see if it shows up- the other is a website called indexedbygoogle.

    The problem is each site gives inconsistent results for identical URLs. And on one site entered using the quote method, it was indexed instantly by google which I find hard to believe. Also with the website method some of my months old pages it says are un-indexed which I also find hard to believe.

    Is there a definitive way to know if a page has been indexed by google?
     
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    Jellric Registered Member

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    Right but as I mentioned, each method gives a different answer.
     
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    xinoanet Regular Member

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    older pages get deindexed all the time. the method mentioned by cyberzilla would work the best. If its there, its indexed
     
  5. Jellric

    Jellric Registered Member

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    Is it possible for a page to be indexed practically instantly by google?

    Because if the google method is accurate, that is what is happening.
     
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    It happens sometimes. I've had new blog entries indexed within moments of publishing and pinging them before.

    For what you're saying to be true, however, you would have to search for the url and not have it come up, and then search for it again a few seconds later and have it come up.

    Also, is the accurate title and snippet showing? Sometimes G will just show the url in the serps (with on title or snippet) when they know about a page but haven't spidered it yet.
     
  7. Jellric

    Jellric Registered Member

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    It comes up for one method (google search using just URL) and not the other (the other site I mentioned earlier).

    Just the URL is showing in the result for my most recent try- no snippet.