What Is Google Crawling and Indexing?
What is Google Crawling?
Crawling is the process by which GoogleBot reaches your website and recognize the pages that are present on it. If GoogleBot is crawling your website or its pages, it does not necessarily mean that your pages will be indexed and will be found by Google every time. Pages get crawled for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons for which Google Crawler crawls the website is getting an XML sitemap that can point to your new page. When bots come to your website, they follow other linked pages also on your website.
What is Google Indexing?
Indexing is the next step that comes after your website gets crawled. If Google believes that the content present on your website is valuable, it will show your website in the search engine results. This basically means that your website is indexed by the Google. Upon your page getting indexed, Google then comes up with how your page should be found in their search. Afterward, Google takes the decision of the keywords that will be shown on the search pages.
How Google Search Works
GoogleBot reads each of the pages it crawls for the purpose of creating a huge index of all the words that are present in each location of your page. In addition, it notes down the information that is present in the key content tags and attributes. When a user enters a query, Google looks for the indexes that it has stored and then comes with the results that are most appropriate for the user. If you want your website to get higher rankings in search engines, it is important to ensure that GoogleBot is crawling it perfectly.