How to Fix Problems With Your Website’s Cached Pages

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Your page doesn’t have to get cached, but if you want to make it happen, there are some things you can do.

Submit Your Page to Google

If you’re concerned that Google hasn’t indexed your page at all, you can check Google Search Console.

Enter the page’s URL in the URL inspection search bar at the top of Search Console. If you get the result “URL is on Google,” the page has been indexed. If the page has changed recently and you don’t think Google has indexed the new version, you can click Request Indexing to ask Google to re-index it.

You might also get the result “Page is not on Google.” If you do, scroll down, and you’ll be able to see some details about the page. For example, you can check if crawling is allowed on that page and whether the user-chosen canonical matches Google’s chosen canonical. To request indexing, click Request Indexing:

 

Google Search Console URL Inspection tool with an arrow pointing to the "Request Indexing" option.
Google Search Console URL indexing request.

 

Check for Common Site Issues

We’ve already covered several reasons your pages might not be cached, like extensive JavaScript and duplicate content.

Beyond that, the best thing you can do to encourage frequent indexing is to create a high-quality site. Make sure you’ve optimized your website for mobile and that your site speed is high.

If your page load time is too slow, it can even slow down Google’s bots, leading to delayed indexing.

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