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Indirectly, yes: Create a page with links to all the URLs you'd like re-crawled (like a sitemap) and add that to your website. Submit the URL to that page to Fetch as Google, selecting Desktop as the fetching strategy, as detailed here: Use Fetch as Google. Once Fetch as Google is complete, and within 4 hours time, from the Fetches Table next to the status ...
To answer your question "how long", it depends on your site size, quality, consistency, and of course, popularity. Of course Google does what it wants too, so it really just depends on how it may feel that day. Case 1) Popular forum with 1000+ avg 30 min sessions, above PR 5 --> Sitemaps are crawled and indexed multiple times a day, sometimes multiple times ...
If you think creating an XML sitemap is too complicated, you can also create a sitemap in a plain text file. This format doesn’t offer all additional features, but it’s sufficient if you only want to list all URLs to be indexed. See http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html#otherformats UTF-8. One absolute URL per line. Nothing else. So it might look like: ...
you should use both: crawling encouragement using a sitemap.xml – A well structured sitemap.xml can help search engine spiders to find your content quick and directly. And a sitemap.xml gives you the option, of curating what you want to have crawled, how often you consider crawling useful and you can even put a focus on content you find important – the ...
A robots file tells search engines and others where to go and, more so, what to avoid. Sitemaps tell search engines the structure of your site and how to find, possibly, hard to discover pages and paths. In your case, it sounds like you need to set up a sitemap.
I thought using a sitemap.xml would be a good choice to get those files indexed in search engines because using PHP I can edit the sitemap dynamically after each page is created. But this is quite hard to do (since it's an XML document). It's not as difficult as you think. Using PHP, you can create the XML in a dynamic fashion and then output it ...
You have to use the 301 header when redirecting the page. This way you're telling Google that the page has moved and it will index it. Google has recently announced that it will offer a boost to SSL websites.
The new page will be indexed and the old page will be removed from the index, assuming the content of both page is the same and that one has not left a canonical URL to the HTTP URL in the HTTPS version. Yes, search engines are fine with HTTPS.
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