What is an index page? Beginner Exclusive

What is an index page? Every beginner confuses it with a normal page.

In simple terms, Indexed pages are the pages of a website that a bot of a search engine has visited, analyzed, and added to its database of web pages. Pages are indexed either because the owner of the website requested the search engine to index web pages or through the discovery of web pages by the search engine bot through links to those pages.

What is an index page?

What is an index page?

The index page is the page that has been crawled by a bot of search engines and added to its database of web pages. Indexed pages are the pages of a website that a bot of a search engine has visited, analyzed, and added to its database of web pages. Index pages are manually indexed by the owner of the website, by submitting the URL of the page to various search engines.

Once URL is submitted to search engine their bot crawl to page and index it. It may take some time for the page to get index in a search engine, but when it gets indexed it is available to show to users. When any user types the same topic or URL in their web browser they are shown the result.

what is an index page on a website?

Index pages are the pages that have been crawled by a bot of search engines. Once you submit the URL of your webpage to a search engine, they send their crawlers to your page to index it and store it in their database.

How index pages are shown?

Once the page is indexed in Google or any other search engine, it determines the value of different search terms and keywords. Search engines apply their algorithms to the data, and analyze content to show it to the right user. . The index not only includes just the URLs, but all content, including texts, images, videos, and, in principle, everything within the HTML code of the URL.

The information garnered from this analysis flows back into the search engine algorithm to provide a new assessment of the index data, which attempts to understand which content best meets which user intent. Search results or rankings of the various search engines are then calculated on the basis of this content assessment and relevant content.

The pages are indexed at the Country level and Local level.

Country Level Indexing

An operating system that operates globally like Google, Yahoo, usually has a separate index for each market. This means search engines have different indexing to a different region, For example, Google Index for US (google.com), a Google Index for UK (google.co.UK), etc. Having national indexes helps the search engine to deliver the best result to users, in terms of Language. If users searching in US are shown results from japan or any language they don’t understand they won’t use a search engine and might switch to a different one. Country indexing helps provides a more reliable information resource that is more closely related to what users in the country are looking for

Local Level Indexing

A local search engine index follows the same principle as a country index but just at a regional or city level.  Local indexes are mainly important for searches for local services or places, as they make it possible to show specific content related to the location of the user. The most obvious example is for search queries containing “restaurant near me”, where users in Miami would clearly expect very different answers to users in New York.


Indexed pages are the pages that have been crawl by the bot of a search engine and added to a database of its web pages. Indexing is done on the Country-level and Local levels to deliver the best result to the user and match the intent of users.

To index your pages in a search engine you need to submit URL of your web page to search engine tools and once URL is submitted bot crawl your page and index it using its various algorithms.

Frequently Asked Question

Q 1: What is indexed by Google?

A page gets indexed in Google when it has been visited by the Google crawler (“Googlebot”), analyzed for content and meaning, and stored in the Google index. Web pages show in the Google search result only if they follow Google’s webmaster guidelines.

Q 2: How long does it take to get indexed by Google?

For a brand new website to be crawled and indexed by Google it takes between 4 days to 4 weeks. This can be improved when you create sitemap and robot.txt, create inbound links and Encourage social sharing.

Q 3: Google has not indexed your website yet

This is because your website may be new and doesn’t have any inbound links. First, create an account on Google webmaster tools. When you register and point Google to your sitemap. XML URL you can request them to re-crawl your URLs until they index your page.

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