Do you need a bulk index checker to help you get more blog traffic?
Do you know what a bulk index checker is?
A bulk index checker is a free tool that makes sure your posts are in Google’s index.
This guide brings you welcome news.
Posts you thought didn’t rank and would never bring you blog traffic may not be ranking due to your own fault.
If your posts are not ranking on Google, it’s possible there is a problem you can fix so that Google will rank your pages. Before discovering Google’s Bulk Index Checker, I just assumed my posts didn’t rank and there was nothing I can do. That is not always the case.
There are often steps you can take to fix the problem so Google will include your article in its index.
By reading this SEO tutorial, you receive easy free steps that could result in bringing more traffic to your website. If you are a search engine marketer, this traffic increase can result in more sales.
Let’s dig in to see if Google has any problems with your articles that you can remedy.
At the time of this writing, I have a whopping 121 blog posts that Google won’t include in its index.
In the screenshot, you see the report from the Bulk Index Checker which states I have 121 unindexed posts. Ouch!
Why You Need a Bulk Index Checker
More Traffic and Sales
The more posts you have in Google’s index, the greater the opportunities are for people to find your link in Google’s Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) and bring you blog traffic.
Since Google receives 63,000 search queries per second, you are leaving a great deal of traffic on the table if you don’t use Google’s Bulk Index Checker and make sure your posts are included in Google’s index.
This, of course, can lead to sales if you’re a marketer. Search Engine Marketing can be lucrative if you rank well on Page 1 of Google.
A client hired me to publish his content on my website. However, the post about interior photography didn’t get indexed by Google.
Understandably, the client was unhappy. If the post ranks well on Google, he boosts his sales potential. After trying three times, Google finally put the post in its index.
In order to generate the report of the posts Google’s index refused to include, you need to know how to use Google’s Bulk Index Checker.
If Google doesn’t index your pages, one of two things is occurring:
There is something wrong with your post or there is something wrong with Google.
This post tells you how to diagnose both of these problems in order to fix them.
How to Determine if Your Pages Are Indexed by Google
In order to make sure your articles rank on Google, you need to use Google Search Console.
This post assumes you have already verified your account with Google.
This video explains how to set up Google Search Console. Click to learn how to add your property, your website, to Google.
Let’s examine the first reason Google won’t index your blog posts: There is something wrong with your post.
Go to Google Search Console.
Click URL Inspection and paste the link of any post you are sure isn’t bringing you Google traffic.
If the lack of traffic is due to a failure of Google to index your post, you will see a screen that looks like this:
As you see, my post, Facebook Keeps Stopping, is not indexed on Google.
After trying three times to ask Google to index my page, https://www.mostlyblogging.com/facebook-keeps-stopping/, finally, Google told me why it won’t index my article.
Scroll down and click Open Report.
You see a list of your articles that aren’t indexed by Google’s Bulk Index Checker.
Click on the URL that didn’t get indexed to discover why Google’s Bulk Index Checker rejected your article.
As you see in the screenshot, Google told me what was wrong, so I could fix the problems and ask Google to reindex my article. Waiting can take up to five days, so be patient.
Happily, Google is indicating problems with my post that I can solve like making my post more mobile-friendly.
One important note, though…
You won’t always find a list of problems that you are able to solve.
These are some of the reasons Google won’t index your posts:
Of my 121 posts that Google refuses to rank, many of these explanations appear on the list of reasons my articles are rejected from Google’s index. As you see from the screenshot, there are many reasons Google won’t index your articles. In fact, these are just a handful of reasons.
Some of them might relate to the fact that Google believes there is already a post in its index so similar, there is no need to index yours.
I even heard that if your post didn’t rank well, Google might have thrown it out of its index.
In the last two instances, I recommend going into the post and revamping your content. Try to change content near the beginning of the article. Google’s bots scan the beginning of the post more closely than the rest.
My post about personal blogs didn’t rank because it was never scanned. When I clicked on the URL, the right pane tells me why Google didn’t scan my post: It couldn’t. There is a block stopping Google.
Some of the problems revealed to you in the Bulk Index Checker report you may be able to fix and others you can’t fix.
For instance, my article Facebook Keeps Stopping wasn’t included in Google’s index since the font was too small and the links too close together. I easily fixed these problems.
However, my Personal Blog article contains a robot blocker. I don’t know to remove the blocker and don’t find it important enough to outsource the solution.
How to Use the Bulk Index Checker to Get Google to Index Your Page
Before asking Google to index your page, fix any errors; otherwise, you may find the results are the same and your post still won’t be indexed.
Once you’ve made the needed corrections, you are ready to tell Google you made the changes and ask Google to index your page.
Go to Google Search Console.
Click URL inspection and paste the URL of the article you want to be indexed.
Click Page Changed? Request Indexing.
In her December 9, 2021 podcast, SEO expert Marie Haynes offers suggestions for getting your unindexed posts indexed by Google. For instance, she recommends updating the post by adding external links. Here you will find a link to the podcast episode.
Remember: The wait can take up to five days if Google does decide to accept your post into its index.
Wrapping Up: How to Use Google’s Bulk Index Checker and Why You Need To
This guide gave you an SEO tutorial. You received an action plan to follow in the event your article doesn’t get Google traffic.
To determine if the problem is on your end:
- Go to Google Search Console. Click URL Inspection. Paste your link at the top of the screen where it says “Inspect Any URL…”
- If it says “URL is not on Google,” scroll down and click Open Report.
- Click the URL and make any needed corrections.
- Click URL Inspection and paste the link.
- Click Page Changed? Request Indexing.
Readers, please share so bloggers and marketers discover how to use Google’s Bulk Index Checker report to fix errors and get their posts included in Google’s index.
I look forward to your views in the comments section. Do you have experience using Google’s Bulk Index Checker? Do you find using the tool results in your posts getting ranked?
Janice Wald is the founder of MostlyBlogging.com and co-founder of the Mostly Blogging Academy. She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, and speaker. She won the Best Internet Marketer Award and the Best Blogger Award at the 2021 Infinity Blog Awards. Wald was also nominated as 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, and Lifehack.