WITH PAUL BAKAUS
HOW TO TELL YOUR WEB STORY IS INDEXED
HERE ARE THE BASICS IN 3 STEPS
Google scans the web for websites.
Google visits, or "crawls" newly discovered websites to find out what's on it.
Indexing: Google analyzes the content.
All analyzed information is stored in a database - the Google index.
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.
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.
URL Inspection Tool: Performs Web Story and AMP specific checks.
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.