Today, we’ll talk about something we mentioned in our first Posts: the Pageviews and Users Google Search Console generates when you submit your page to its URL inspector.

 

In case you don’t know, in this section we talk about How we are building this Website: our SEO strategy, Theme and Plugins we use, our Real Results (Pageviews and Users we have)…

 

Hence, this Post will be divided into 2 parts:

1. What happens when you submit an URL to Google Search Console’s URL inspection.

2. Today’s Google Analytics report: Users and Pageviews we had yesterday.

 

Let’s begin:

1. What happens when you submit an URL to Google Search Console’s URL inspection.

One of the first things we realized when we started to use Google Search Console and Google Analytics is that there were “strange” Pageviews that we didn’t expect at all.

Suddenly we realized that those Pageviews were being generated by Google Search Console’s URL inspection, but only when you “Request Indexing” for a certain page.

 

When you introduce the URL of a new page in Google Search Console’s URL inspector, Google just checks whether it already has your page indexed or not:

 

But, if you click the “Request Indexing” option:

 

It immediately generates 2 Users and 2 Pageviews on Google Analytics:

You would see 2 Active Users in the URL you submitted but we had no time to capture it, sorry.

 

Why is this? Technically, it makes sense.

Google must inspect your page in order to check whether it can be indexed or not.

  • We don’t know which parameters Google use. We’ve never received a “negative” answer.

What we don’t have a clue about is why Google needs 2 Users/ Pageviews for doing so.

 

Why is this useful to know?

If you receive a thousand pageviews per day, it doesn’t matter, but if you are starting a new website from scratch, 2 pageviews can represent “a lot” in your first days.

  • Check our first Posts if you don’t believe us.
  • You’ll find them all “here“.

 

If one of your first weeks you publish 5 pages/posts and submit them all to Google Search Console’s “Index Request”, it will generate 10 Users/Pageviews, what is a lot compared to the 4 Real Organic-Search Users you could receive (and sometimes you would receive not even 4 users).

 

That is why we stopped Request Indexing our URLs.

  • Moreover, we realized that Google detects our new publications the same day we publish them.
  • Sometimes, when we sent our URLs to Inspection, Google Search Console told us it had already Indexed our page. Not joking.

 

What about Bing? Does it generate Users and Pageviews too?

We truly don’t know…

We also stopped from sending our URL’s since we though that it sometimes generated “virtual” users and pageviews.

However, we now think that it doesn’t generate anything.

  • If you check our first Posts, we discounted 1 User/ Pageview when we sent our URLs to Bing, but now we think that we were wrong.

 

2. Today’s Google Analytics report: Users and Pageviews we had yesterday.

Now, it’s time to see how our 3 months and 28 days old website is doing:

 

Users:

As you can see at the Post’s top picture, yesterday we had 18 users.

Pageviews:

Yesterday we had 19 unique Pageviews.

These numbers may seem you poor, and you’re completely right.

However, in one month we have practically doubled our Users and Pageviews per week.

  • Let’s hope that this tendency continues.

 

Thanks for being there.

Tomorrow, more.

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