Did you ever check indexed pages of your blog or how many of them are indexed by a search engine like Google? Everyone is fighting to find a space on Google search engine result pages. Google is one of the most widely used search engines. You can read it here, why that is so. So, there is nothing wrong in fighting to be on the SERPs.
All this discussed above involves SEO – Search Engine Optimization. One of the key factors in SEO is to find out how many pages of your blog have been indexed by Google. There are many tools for checking the same. One of them is Check Indexing.
I have been working on the SEO of this blog with the help of my friend Alok Vats. He is an SEO expert and blogs at iNewsIndia. Out of the many sessions of dissuasions we had over SEO, he suggested me to use the extension Check Indexing. Check Indexing, as the name suggests is as simple to use as it is to see the results. It allows you to check if a certain URL – the page, has been indexed by Google.
It is a breeze to check if the page has been indexed. What you need to do is to simply navigate or open the link you wish to check. Now click “Check Indexing”. The button is to the right most corner of the screen. This will open a new window. As you can see in this screen shot, there will be the URL of the web pages in the search box, the same you can see in the result page as well.
Another worth depending tool to check indexed pages is Web SEO Analytics. Like any other tool, this will also ask for the URL that you wish to check. However, there is also a “Check All Subdomains” option. This means, if you select this option, you will also be able to check the indexed pages of your subdomain too.
For example, http://gadgetgarrio.com is my primary domain and http://articles.gadgetgarrio.com is a subdomain. So, if I check the “Check All Subdomains” check button, I will also be able to check for the indexed pages of that subdomain too.
Another excellent tool to check indexed pages is the Indexed pages section of SEO Chat. SEO Chat has loads of tools to check the SEO of your site, which includes common features like internal link building, external link crawlers, Page comparison, Page speeds, Meta tags among loads of other things.
To check indexed pages, navigate to the “Indexed Pages” from the menu bar. For checking the indexed pages, first enter the captcha and then the URL, which should be your top level domain like gadgetgarrio.com in my case.
The above list in the image shows the name of the search engine along with the page count – the number of indexed pages. So, whichever search engine has indexed your blog pages, the same will appear in the list. As for the most number of indexed pages, Google has the highest number of them for this blog followed by Yahoo! and Bing.
You can find links of more multiple domains at a time. However, to find links of more than one top-level domain, you will have to become a pro member of this tool.
To check indexed pages of your blog, it is advised that you do a check with multiple tools. There is a possibility that the indexed pages in a certain search engine can vary from the software you are using. So, to get an average number of the indexed pages, do a check with at least two to three SEO tools. You can either use the ones mentioned above or check with other tools as well.