Indexing and crawling are two highly important processes for websites and search engines. For a website to appear in the search results, it must first be crawled by a search engine bot and then it will be queued for indexing. As an SEO, it is important that you get your website crawled and indexed and make sure that there are no errors that might affect how your website appears in the search results.
Google Search Console is the SEO community’s best friend. It allows us to submit our websites to Google and let them know of our website’s existence. It is the tool that allows us to see through the eyes of Google. We can immediately see what pages are being shown in the search results or if the changes or improvements we did have reflected.
One of the best things about the Google Search Console is that it shows us indexing errors that might negatively affect a website’s ranking. Search Console’s Coverage report will show you all the pages Google is indexing based on the sitemap you submitted as well as other pages not submitted in your sitemap but was crawled. Fixing errors to these pages is crucial.
An important page in your website that has an error would probably rank low if Google is finding a hard time crawling and indexing it. That is why it is crucial that you know what are the errors found in Search Console’s Index Coverage and know how to fix them.