How Do I Know if Google Crawls My Content?

27 Feb 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing section(s)

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One of the most pressing questions for any website owner may be “How do I know if Google is crawling my content?” Before you call your local search engine optimization expert, there are a couple of simple ways you can check whether or not Google is crawling your content just by using helpful Google tools.

Fetch as Googlebot

The first way to check if Google is crawling your content is to log in into the Google Webmaster Tool and click on the “Labs” section. Once you are in the “Labs” section, you can click on “Fetch as Googlebot.” All you have to do is type in the page you are inquiring about, press “fetch,” and let Google go to work. If the search returns the word “success,” then everything is in order, and you can rest assured your content is being crawled.

Check Google Translate

The second way to check to see if Google is crawling your content is to use Google Translate. If, for whatever reason, you do not want to use the “Fetch as Googlebot” tool, check to see if Google Translate is able to access your site. If Google Translate can access your site, then, again, you will know that Google is crawling your site. If not, then you may need to contact your local search engine optimization expert after all for further guidance.

Ashley R. Cummings
Ashley recently graduated with her Master of Arts from Brigham Young University, and now works as a content writer at OrangeSoda. When she is not clacking away at the keyboard, you can find her tearing up the ski slopes, writing poetry, and traveling to and from Russia. And, no, she is not a spy (so far as we know).
2 Comments

2 Comments

  • Lee Johnson |   Feb 28th, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Try: cache:domain.com (replace domin whith your own URL in google search box.

  • Safe2Way Texas Defensive Driving |   Mar 14th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    @Lee Johnson: not just cache:domain.com after doing this click on Text Only Version link and see what part of your page content Google is crawling

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