I’m tremendous unhappy to level out, though apparent, that the request indexing software was not mounted previous to the vacation purchasing season. Google “temporarily suspended” the request indexing tool on October 14, 2020, 55 days in the past, and it’s nonetheless not working.
I truthfully thought it will be again every week or so earlier than the Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchasing season, but it surely was not. Neither is it again previous to Chanukah or weeks earlier than Christmas.
The explanation I thought it is likely to be again earlier than then was as a result of Google posted recommendation for e-commerce websites named Best practices for Black Friday and Cyber Monday pages and one of many items of recommendation learn “Get your web page recrawled. After you’ve got examined your structured information for validity, ask Google to recrawl your web page to get your content material up to date extra rapidly.” Google then added later “observe: as of publication this software is present process upkeep, however we hope to have it up-and-running once more quickly.”
However no, it didn’t begin working previous to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sadly, nope, not mounted but. I simply tried it and it’s nonetheless disabled:
Right here is Danny Sullivan of Google being requested about it final night time:
I consider the software nonetheless gives a number of performance however that you simply’re asking in regards to the request indexing half? That is nonetheless not but able to be reenabled. cc: @JohnMu
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) December 7, 2020
I’m truthfully shocked what number of SEOs use this software however I assume if you wish to make fast adjustments to your pages, like actually fast, it’s one option to do it and get Google to note these adjustments. However to be sincere, I might say Google not fixing this software previous to the purchasing season bothers me greater than the timing of the Google December core update.
Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.
Replace: Gary Illyes from Google shares his ideas…
a scientific examine(*) revealed that most individuals used the request indexing function for causes that arguably must be thought of a criminal offense towards microchips.
* – by me throughout west coast morning espresso pic.twitter.com/d3mn8hSxDR
— Gary 鯨理／경리 Illyes (@methode) December 8, 2020