On October, 14, 2020, Google said it has disable “Request Indexing” feature temporarily by stating some structural changes for their Search Console Tool. Many E-commerce websites were affected with this pause because it was a festive period. Generally, ecommerce sites create new product webpages during festive season and this time they were not able to do so. Apart from many new websites were not able to use this manual option of getting their webpages indexed. However, Google had already stated that submit xml sitemap feature was working as regular and it will keep indexing new webpages through this feature. But we all know that new webpages included in xml sitemap generally takes longer than 15 days.
Google took a long time to fix this issue and many businesses had to face issues with this update. Many had to turn back to Facebook Ads or Google Ads to promote their new product pages or services webpages to bring traffic to such webpages. It was a long talk in the market that when Google will turn on again with their manual indexing system. Why it is important to have Google manual indexing? Can’t we skip this tool? Well, answer to this simple question is that we surely can’t ignore this method because manual indexing takes no longer than 24 hrs for Google to index your new webpage. It is highly recommended that you should make sure your new webpage is included in your xml sitemap.
Google gave us Good News by enabling its request indexing tool on December 22, 2020. So, now you can again use this feature to get your new webpages indexed.