I have a problem with Google's Search Console.

When I "Fetch as Google" and status is Complete, I click on "Request Indexing", fill in the Captcha and Submit.

Nothing happens after i click on Submit, i see a loading circle for a split second and then I still have the submit window as if I didn't fill it.

Why this? Thank You in advance

  • Have you tried clearing the cache in your browser, or using another browser?
    – dan
    Apr 27, 2017 at 23:09
  • Thank you @dan♦ for your answer. Yep tried both cache clearing and other browser (Opera and Firefox). Nothing happened. Apr 27, 2017 at 23:23
  • Does the Captcha have a green arrow like this? Do you have any noindex directives in your meta tags or server header - or is there a disallow directive in your robots.txt for that URL(s)? Lastly, what does it say under Search Console > Google Index > Index Status?
    – dan
    Apr 27, 2017 at 23:39

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I think you may be forgetting to click a radio button for "Crawl only this URL" or "Crawl this URL and its direct links". You need to select one of those two options before the "Go" button works:

Once you click the "Go" button, then the dialog disappears and "Indexing requested" appears in the "Status" column where the "Request indexing" button used to be:

If it still doesn't work for you, I'd suggest trying different browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge. Whichever alternates you have available.

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