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What is the difference between crawling and indexing?

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  1. phpassignment

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    Hi Everyone !! What is the difference between crawling and indexing?
     
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    Crawling simply means a GoogleBot, for example, has visited your site and 'seen' it. This does not mean however that it will be automatically added to the index where it then becomes displayed as a search result in Google.
     
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    Process of Indexing start after crawling, if your website will crawl then it will index.if its is not crawled by google then it will not show on google
     
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    In fact it might take a while from the moment it was crawled for a website to show in index. I had to push the process for a few websites and manually crawl from webmaster tools and then request indexing.
     
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    When search engine crawlers visit any link is called crawling and when crawlers save or index that links in search engine database is called indexing.
     
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    What is Google Crawling?
    Crawling basically means following a path. In the SEO world, crawling means following your links and “crawling” around your website. When bots come to your website (any page), they follow other linked pages also on your website.
    This is one reason why we create site maps, as they contain all of the links in our blog and Google’s bots can use them to look deeply into a website.
    The way we stop crawling certain parts of our site is by using the Robots.txt file.

    What is Google Indexing?
    In layman’s terms, indexing is the process of adding webpages into Google search. Depending upon which meta tag you used (index or NO-index), Google will crawl and index your pages. A no-index tag means that that page will not be added into the web search’s index.
    By default, every WordPress post and page is indexed. A good idea for ranking higher in search engines is to let only vital parts of your blog/website be indexed.
    Do not index unnecessary archives like tags, categories, and all other useless pages.

    Good luck to you!