SEO video tip: How to get Google to crawl and rank your web pages and blogs

Want to get found on Google but don’t know how? Watch our quick SEO video tip to find out how to get Google to crawl your web pages and blogs.

SEO is essential for EVERY business that has a website and wants to get found by customers or clients. But if you are a small business or freelancer, it can seem confusing and time consuming.

And I get that. There’s so much to learn when starting out with SEO, and so many different sources to search through for SEO tips. It can take a LOT of time, and it is hard to work out what advice you need to follow and what isn’t helpful – or even dangerous.

Get SEO wrong (which can be easy if you follow some tips and end up using black hat shortcuts) and you risk falling behind your competitors, or even being penalised by search engines like Google as they make regular algorithm updates.

This is why we have created training resources to help you. These include our one-hour SEO Masterclass that explains how SEO works in terms anyone can understand, and shows you how to start using SEO on your own, without help.

And, if you want a complete guide to SEO for beginners, we recommend our popular SEO Kit. This contains everything you need to do to get found by Google for the right search terms, and tick Google’s SEO boxes, so it knows to rank you above other websites and blogs.

SEO video tip: How to get Google to crawl and rank your web pages and blogs

I recently hosted a free webinar class sharing four things easy things you need to do to rank on Google. And in the Q&A at the end, someone asked a great question: “How can I get Google to find my website?”

I answered in the webinar, but I thought it would be helpful to answer it on video, while showing you exactly what do to. So I recorded this quick, two-minute video tip for you. You can watch my SEO video tip here:

In the video I guide you through asking Google to index or reindex a page using Google Search Console.

So what does this mean? In order for search engines like Google to show your website, webpage or blog in their search results it needs to do two things:

  1. Find your page
  2. Rank your page

And a really easy way to help Google find your page is to literally give it your URL and ask it to rank it! To do this, you just add your page and request indexing on Google Search Console – just like I show you in the video.

When should you ask Google to crawl your web page?

It is a good idea to ask Google to crawl a page when you create a new web page or publish a new blog on your website. Google should find it anyway, as long as you have done some basic SEO essentials on your website. But this will speed it up.

It is also a good idea to ask Google to crawl your web page or blog if you have updated it. This can include editing the text, adding new content to it, or including new authority links. (You can find out why these are important and what to do about them in our SEO Kit.)

What happens when Google crawls your web page?

When you ask Google to crawl your page, it will add it to a priority queue. And when it does crawl it, it will be looking for clues as to what search terms to rank your page for, and how high up to place it in its SERPs (search engine results pages).

If you have got your SEO right, then Google will know to rank your web page or blog for the right search terms. And it will make sure it is towards the top of its SERPs. Ideally, if you are good at SEO it will rank it on page one. Or, even better, the top of page one.

Why is this is so important? Here are some statistics that demonstrate the importance of getting your organic SEO right and making the way to the top of Google search results:

  • The top organic result is 10x more likely to be clicked on, compared to a page at the bottom of page one.
  • The page that grabs that top spot also gets 27.6% of ALL clicks for that search term.
  • And only 0.63% of Google searchers click on something from the second page.

As you can see, there’s very little SEO value in appearing on page two (or lower) of Google. If you actually want people to find and click on your content you need to be on page one. And ideally, right at the top of it.

Help Google find and rank your web pages and blogs

So if you want people to find and click on your website, you need to do two things: do SEO, and do it WELL.

And yes, you can learn SEO and try and work it out for yourself. But this will take you time, can get very frustrating, and you risk accidentally following the wrong advice and getting penalised by Google.

If you want to save yourself time, reduce frustration and increase your success, it is always better to get help from an expert. If you have the budget, I recommend hiring an SEO expert or agency.

But if you don’t have the money to pay someone to do it for you, then next best thing is to get an expert to show you what to do in easy, doable steps suitable for a beginner. Steps that use ethical strategies that are proven to work.

Get our help with SEO

And that is what we show you in both our SEO Masterclass and SEO Kit. So if you have a business website and aren’t yet confident you are using SEO properly and getting the most out of it, I recommend joining one of these.

Here’s how to work out which one is best for you now:

  • Buy our SEO Masterclass if you are a complete beginner and want an easy explanation of how SEO works and want DIY practical advice you can use immediately. (Click on the link for a special, time-limited offer if you buy now.)
  • Buy our SEO Kit if you are a beginner, or have some SEO knowledge but don’t know how to put it together to do SEO well. Our SEO Kit walks you through everything you need to know and do for SEO in easy steps.

Ask Google to crawl your website right now

Wherever you are with SEO, I hope you find my video tip helpful. And if you have a web page or blog and you want to know if Google has found it, or want Google to find it or re-crawl it, please follow my advice and help boost your SEO.

Hannah Martin is an award-winning copywriter and founder of Talented Ladies Club. Her SEO strategies have helped our website gain over 5 million visitors from organic search, and rank on page one of Google for over 298 search terms.