WITH PAUL BAKAUS

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HOW TO TELL YOUR WEB STORY IS INDEXED

NO.23

HERE ARE THE BASICS IN 3 STEPS

FIRST STEP

Google scans the web for websites.

Google visits, or "crawls" newly discovered websites to find out what's on it.

SECOND STEP

Indexing: Google analyzes the content.

All analyzed information is stored in a database - the Google index.

THIRD STEP

A user searches for something.

Your content is ranked based on different factors.

Google serves your content on the search result page.

DISCOVER WORKS A BIT DIFFERENT

More personalized content is shown.

No need for a question in the search box.

But: Indexing is important.

Let's review some helpful tools.

AMP Test Tool

Ensures that your Stories are valid and crawlable.

Checks your structured data which helps Google understand your website.

SEARCH CONSOLE

Several tools to monitor, maintain and troubleshoot your site’s presence in Google Search results. E.g.:

Index Coverage: Shows the indexing status of all URLs on your site.

SEARCH CONSOLE

URL Inspection Tool: Performs Web Story and AMP specific checks.

Onwards!

MORE ON YOUTUBE

Learn more about tools, common mistakes and their fixes when indexing your Web Story. Watch the full video on our Web Creators channel.