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Is a url indexed.?

How to check

4:03 am on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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These are suggested ways I've been using...




I get both a yes and a no on same url..how can this be..?

Please...can someone tell me which is the proper reliable way to see if a particular article url on my site has been indexed..?

I've been looking high and low and can't find the answer.

thank you for helping me on this- I appreciate it very much!

8:28 am on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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What do you mean by indexed?

Site:example.com (removed the http:// part) lists all the URLs that Google knows about. It knows about a URL as soon as it finds that URL mentioned in the HREF part of a link.

Only once their system has actually spidered the URL, retrieved the content, and added it to their database will the info search also reveal some information about the page.

Disparate parts of Google's system work at different rates and there is a lag of hours to days in various parts too.
6:51 pm on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi glsmd

Thank you for helping me out with this! =)

I thought found and indexed were the same thing..but how you explain it makes sense..this is why the site query shows a live link to that page but the info query doesn't yet.

Thank you thank you!
8:34 am on May 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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you can see your indexed pages in google webmaster tools, if you have submitted a sitemap, it will tell you the amount of indexed pages that Google has crawled.
6:45 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You can go notify Google that your site exists by going here [google.com].