Ever since launching my site, https://irian.to/, I found that I couldn't google any page on my site. For example, when I google "irian.to redux" (my redux article), only site home page showed on google result. (This was done 2/1/2020.)
I went to Google Search Console, then I checked URL inspection and entered
"https://irian.to/blog/redux-101". Google notified me that it didn't exist.
To make that page searchable, I needed to tell google to index that page. Here's how you can do it:
- Visit search.google.com
- Click your domain (you need to add it if you haven't. Check here to learn how)
- URL Inspection
- Enter the site URL
You can request for indexing ("Request Indexing"). I usually "Test Live URL" before doing that to make sure that it returns green.
In this case, it does.
When requesting google for reindexing, it may take a few days. Google also tells you that:
URL was added to a priority crawl queue. Submitting a page multiple times will not change its queue position or priority. Learn more.
I checked my google search again on 2/3/2020 and it showed up on search.
Moral of the story? If you own personal site, make sure people can google your page! 👀
Thanks to helpful inputs in comments (check below 👇), here are more things you can do to help with your site's discoverability!
How to quickly test indexed pages?
If you do site:yoursite.com (in my case, I did
site:irian.to), google will show all results google have.
If you see screenshot below, you'll see I have 68 results (at the moment of writing), which is about right.