Google Console URL Submission Not Working
One of our favourite tools “force crawling” hasn’t been working for over 2 weeks now. Rather than wait for Google to index new pages or to re-read an updated page we often use the URL submission tool found in Google Console, which allows us to see pages’ content updated in the index within 24-48 hours.
This has affected our ability to help clients switch focus from local SEO to online services eg Therapy, Kids Parties, Fitness etc which is beyond frustrating at a time when businesses are fighting to stay alive.
As usual the SEO work we’re doing does make a big difference once read but waiting up to 2 weeks for this to happen really is “snail’s pace”.
We keep trying every day with different sites in the hope at some point soon this will be fixed – but Google has definitely made it very difficult for small to medium business to pivot or improve their online presence quickly.