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Submit url to Index in Google Webmaster Tool

 1:22 pm on Feb 20, 2014 (gmt 0)


There is an option in Google Webmaster Tool to submit url to index (fetch as google).

There are two options - "URL Only" and the other is "Url and all linked pages"

Can anyone please explain the difference between the two?




 10:53 pm on Feb 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

It's mainly a matter of time. Obviously when they crawl an URL, they will see any links on the page, and will put them on their shopping list for later-- whether or not you explicitly said "all linked pages". It's only a question of now vs. later.

In practice, when you click "and all linked pages" it means you've added a whole new directory. Best quess: if they're told ahead of time that there will be linked pages, they make a bigger hole in their crawl budget. It's like telling the electrician that you need your whole house looked at. He doesn't know exactly how long it will take, but he knows it will take longer than replacing a single fixture.


 5:19 am on Feb 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thanks, I thought if you checked "all linked pages" then google will reindex your entire site with that url as root directory. Is that wrong or right? Thanks!


 11:18 pm on Feb 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

It is, but it takes time.

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