Fixing indexing errors is an important part of the SEO process because if a web site is not indexed correctly, Google won’t provide it in search results. The index coverage and URL inspection tool are used to find and fix errors. An explanation on using both tools explains the common terms and options. It provides detailed definitions of each error, what they mean, and how to address the problem. Problems include 404 errors, unauthorized requests, bot security, and many others.
- Understanding how to use Google Search Console’s index coverage report will help you to find and fix indexing errors related to your site.
- Crawl issues and Not Found (404) errors are the most important ones to fix because they directly impact your rankings.
- If you make changes to your site and want to re-submit it to Google, the Request Indexing feature to speed up the process in some instances.
“To get access to the tools, the first step is to add and verify your website with the Google Search Console.”