Google Indexing API

Activate the Google Indexing API from Google Cloud Console

Who can use this feature?

  • This feature is available for Pro and Enterprise plan users.

How to get Google Instant Index key?

  1. Create a project in Google Cloud Console (if you don't already have one)

  2. In the main navigation menu, click "APIs & Services, Library"

  3. Search for Indexing API and enable it

  4. Click on Credentials -> click on the Create credentials -> Select Service account option

  5. Give it a name and description

  6. Click Create and continue

  7. Choose Owner from the dropdown list -> click Continue

  8. Click Done on last step

  9. From the Service accounts table, click on the newly service account to edit it

  10. Click on Keys tab -> Click Add key -> Click Create new key

  11. Select JSON as key type and click Create

  12. JSON file will be auto downloaded to your device

  13. Now you need to add your service account as a site owner to Google Search Console

  14. Go to Google Search Console -> Login with your website

  15. From the left navigation panel, click on Settings

  16. In Property settings, click on Users and permissions

  17. Click Add user button

  18. Enter the email address provided by the Service account you just created

  • Make sure to select Owner from the Permission field to prevent 403 error when submitting the URLs for indexing

  • This email can be retrieved from Google Cloud Console, IAM & Admin, Service Accounts, your service account, Details tab. You can get email by opening your downloaded JSON file and select client_email line

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