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Submit url to Index in Google Webmaster Tool

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Msg#: 4647120 posted 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?




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Msg#: 4647120 posted 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.


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Msg#: 4647120 posted 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!


WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4647120 posted 11:18 pm on Feb 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

It is, but it takes time.


Msg#: 4647120 posted 7:50 am on May 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

It will take time to index your page unless if you choose "URL Only" it will only index your main website url or your homepage.


Msg#: 4647120 posted 10:45 am on Jun 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hi dude

Main Difference b/w URL & ALL Linked Pages

You have 2 options listed in Webmaster Tools

1st One Crawl url only---> here only crawled particular Url Only..

Secone One: Crawl this URL and its direct links ---> Here crawl the particular url and also where ever links passed in pages also crawled

This is Main differenece

Hemanth Malli

Msg#: 4647120 posted 6:50 am on Jun 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

The difference between this two are
URL means that is the link describes you home page website.
Linked pages means in that if you type a URL adding that keyword it shows the linked pages
for example:http:// example.co.in is the original URL
http:// example.co.in/webmail this is the URL that consists the linked page that is webmail.

[edited by: goodroi at 2:11 pm (utc) on Jun 11, 2014]
[edit reason] Examplified [/edit]

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