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New Responsive Version of Website - ReSubmit to Google?

     
5:30 pm on Jul 15, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I'm launching a New Responsive Version of an existing website, URL/Domain name remains the same. I have kept the URLs the same as the old website and any that I could not keep the same, I implement Canonical links.

My question is, should I re-submit ( [google.com...] ) the site for Google to crawl? I want to get the new responsive website noticed as soon as possible as the old site (non-responsive) has taken a hit in the mobile SERPs.

I will resubmit both my sitemap.xml & image-sitemap.xml files in Webmaster Tools and verify the Robots.txt but I'm not sure if there is anything else I can do to get Google to re-crawl faster?

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John
12:42 pm on July 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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No. You can have it fetch a few pages as Google and that might give it a slight nudge, but if it was being crawled before, it shouldn't take too long for it to be crawled again.
1:21 pm on July 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Faster? G will crawl at its own internal rate, so might not produce the result you seek. I'd wait and see (at least a week) and see what happens. Then again, you can resubmit if you like, that just your time that's being invested.
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Also, Googlebot may crawl your site a little more actively once they notice your site has had an overhaul. I would prefer to let it catch on "naturally", but if you can't wait then having it fetch your homepage and then submitting it to the index probably does no harm, but it may not speed up the process either.
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Thanks for the info, appreciate it.
5:02 pm on July 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Google might crawl it but it may not label it with the MOBILE label within the mobile SERPs too soon.

This might sound nutty but...
I went to their mobile friendly test page and submitted it there and maybe it's a coincidence but a few days later the site was being labeled MOBILE in the mobile SERPs...
6:38 pm on July 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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This might sound nutty but...


Does not sound nutty at all. Sounds entirely logical to me.
10:07 pm on July 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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You really don't have to do anything a Googlebot crawls the whole WWW all the time and the minute it sees something new it starts queuing it up and reindexing. People worry about all this stuff, including sitemaps, I never bother and Googlebot gets everything just fine.

However, my sites always expose new content so it's easy to find. If your site has issue then a sitemap couldn't hurt.