We’re back with another exciting announcement!
Introducing Index Status in AIOSEO 4.5.0.
This powerful feature lets you easily see whether Google has indexed your URLs.
What is Indexing, and Why is it Important?
When you publish a post or page on your website, search engines have to discover it. To do this, they crawl your website to find your URLs. Once they’ve crawled a URL, they put it in an index.
Indexing in search engine optimization (SEO) refers to the process search engines use to collect, analyze, and store information from web pages. This information is stored in a database called an index.
Indexing means that the search engine has added the page to its database and can now retrieve and display it in relevant search results when users query your keyword.
This is important because it increases your visibility in search results, resulting in more traffic to your site.
Because knowing the index status of your URLs is important, many of you have been asking for a way to easily see that from your WordPress dashboard.
That’s why we’re so excited to announce Index Status.
What is Index Status?
The Index Status is a new feature in AIOSEO that shows you the indexing status of your web pages.
Note: Index Status is only available on the Elite plan.
You can see the index status of your web pages in the AIOSEO Details section on the Posts page of your WordPress dashboard.
You can also see it in the Content Performance sections of Search Statistics and the Content Rankings report.
And when you hover your cursor over the index status, you get more information about that URL.
- Last Crawl: The date the URL was crawled
- Crawled As: The user agent that crawled the page (mobile or desktop user agent)
- Crawl Allowed: Whether crawling for that URL is permitted in your robots.txt file
- Indexing allowed: Whether indexing for that URL is permitted by the robots.txt meta
- Page Fetch: Whether fetching of the page was successful
It also shows the user-declared and Google-selected canonicals.
All this vital information helps you understand how Google indexes your content.
Supercharge Your Rankings with Index Status
Index Status is a powerful feature that can help boost your search rankings. One way it does that is by letting you easily notice URLs that are not indexed.
This allows you to quickly troubleshoot any indexing issues that a URL may have. As a result, you increase your chances of ranking as all your content will be indexed.
Besides this significant update, we’ve made several notable improvements to many features you love. For example, the AIOSEO Details section on the Posts overview page in WordPress has been revamped.
Apart from the Index Status and TruSEO score, it now also shows the Headline Analyzer score. Plus, you can now change your Title and Description using smart tags right in the AIOSEO Details section.
You can see all our changes in our full product changelog.
What are you waiting for?
Update your site to AIOSEO 4.5.0 to unlock these powerful new features and rank your content higher on SERPs.
And if you’re not yet using AIOSEO, make sure to install and activate the plugin today.
If you have questions about these features, please comment below or contact our customer support team. We’re always ready to help. Our commitment to making AIOSEO the easiest and best WordPress SEO plugin is only getting stronger as we continue to win as a team with you, our customers.
We’re so grateful for your continued support, feedback, and suggestions. Please keep those suggestions and feature requests coming!
We hope you enjoy using these new SEO features as much as we enjoyed creating them.
-Benjamin Rojas (President of AIOSEO).