What is Google Index in Google Webmaster – Part 3
What is Google Indexing?
Google indexing is the process through which new webpages are added to Google search. Depending on the exact meta tag you have used (index or NO-index), Google will crawl and index your web pages. A no-index tag signifies that the page will not be added to the index of web search. One interesting thing to note is the fact that by default, all WordPress posts and pages get indexed.
Crawling happens when Google visits your website with the main purpose of tracking. This is done by the Spider crawler of Google. Once crawling is completed, the results get included in Google’s index. One wise way to acquire a higher ranking in search engines is to allow only vital parts of your website or blog to be indexed.
The Index Status is a type of report which offers data related to URLs which Google attempts to index. The total indexed URLs in your site show the total URLs available that appear in search results with other URLs. Google can find this out through other means. The number ten to change over time as you keep adding or removing pages. The number of indexed URLs is normally quite smaller in comparison to crawled URLs since the total indexed list excludes non-canonical, duplicates and the ones which do not have a meta noindex tag.
The URLs which are blocked by robots.txt are the total number of URLs disallowed from crawling. In case you have a very big site, you may want to hide other details to make sure that the graph gets scaled to a range which is readable.
The Remove URLs tool allows you to block pages in Search Console property which you have temporarily from Google Search results. This tool is only meant for removal on a temporary basis. In order to remove content or a URL from Google permanently, you will need to follow a few steps.
First and foremost, you will have to remove or update the real content from your site (images, pages and directories) and ensure that your web server shows either a 404(Not Found) or 410(Gone)HTTP status code. Non-HTML files (as in the case of PDFs) need to be totally removed from your server. Then block access to the content by making it necessary for the use of a password. Once you have done that, indicate that the page should not be indexed utilizing the noindex meta tag. It is less secure in comparison to other methods.
Google indexing refers to the process through which new web pages get added to Google search. On the basis of the specific meta you have utilized (index or NO-index), Google will crawl and index the pages of your website.