Google temporarily disables the Request Indexing feature of the tool Inspection URL.
Google is disabling the “Request Indexing” feature of the Inspection URL tool in Webmaster Tools.
While this is only temporary, this feature will be disabled for at least a few weeks.
Google is disabling “Request Indexing” to make changes to the infrastructure, the company said in an announcement:
We have disabled the “Request Indexing” feature of the URL Inspection Tool, in order to make some infrastructure changes. We expect it will return in the coming weeks. We continue to find & index content through our regular methods, as covered here: https://t.co/rMFVaLht6V
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) October 14, 2020
The request Indexing feature is part of the URL Inspection tool in Webmaster Tools. It can be used to request individual URLs to crawl.
Request Indexing is most commonly used when the site owner publishes a new page or make changes to an existing page.
This speeds up the process of adding new content to the Google search index but does not offer a guarantee.
Even when it’s working it does not promise immediate indexing. In some cases, Google may choose not to index the content at all.
As a state enterprise in Search Console help page:
“Requesting a crawl does not guarantee that inclusion will happen instantly or even at all. Our systems prioritize the fast inclusion of high quality, useful content.”
With that said, I found a feature Request Indexing SEO, and site owners were able to temporarily live without.
That’s especially true if Google infrastructure changes led to some improvements.
And it’s not as if the new content will not get indexed in the meantime. As Google says in his tweet, he will continue to search and index content through regular methods.
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