Google’s Webmaster Tools also features a new option to submit your new and recently updated URLs for indexing by Google. In order to submit a URL, first you have to fetch the URL as Googlebot. Once the URL has been fetched and deemed successful, Google will give you the option to submit that URL to their index. After submitting, your URL will be crawled by the Googlebot, usually within a 24 hour time frame. Once the URL has been crawled, it will be considered for inclusion in the Google index.
How to submit a URL Using “Fetch as Googlebot”
In Google Webmaster Tools, select the URL of the site which you want to submit. Once you are on the dashboard for that website, click Diagnostics in the right hand side menu.
Once the drop down menu expands, click “Fetch as Googlebot.” Then click fetch once you have entered the URL you wish to submit to Google. If the URL has been successfully fetched, you will see a “Submit to Index” link appear.
After you click the “Submit to Index” link, a dialog box will appear (like the one pictured below) that gives you the option of submitting the sole URL, or the URL and all of its linked pages. We recommend the latter, “URL and all linked pages,” especially, for newly launched websites.
Google places a maximum limit of 50 individual URL submissions per week, per URL. If submitting URLs with linked pages, the maximum drops down to 10 submissions per month, so submit carefully. The fetch as Googlebot page will always give you an updated count of your submissions and how many you have remaining.