4-Step Process — Is Your Website Properly Crawled and Indexed?
Step 1: Check How Your Site Works With Disabled JS
Step 2: Google URL Inspection Tool
Go to the Google URL inspection tool and see if your website renders properly for Google. That is a very simple step, and you can see,= if the website renders properly. And you can only look into the code that was processed by Google, and you can see, okay, is that what we are looking for? Is that the content we are actually sending to the browsers? Is it the same content I see in my Chrome browser or whatever you are using?
Step 3: Indexing Check
Step number three is, and this is actually a little bit tricky, but this is the simplest way to check if your website relies on two waves of indexing. Go to google.com and see if Google indexed the content from the website or from the page that you published within the last few minutes or few hours. If you published a new article one hour ago and you can see, okay, the URL is indexed, make sure that every single piece of that article or that page is indexed in Google.
Step 4: Code Comparison
Step four is if you are feeling geeky, if you want to dive a little bit deeper, go to your search console and check a few last crawled pages. Compare the code that you can see in the Google Search Console with what you are seeing in your browser and see, okay, are there any anomalies?
So those are the four steps that you have to take. But now what happens if you found some problems or some potential issues during those four steps? For example, you are seeing that Google is taking a little bit too long to index your content, or some of your content is never indexed in Google or other search engines.