A new update to Google Search Console will enable users to check when a particular URL was last crawled. This new URL inspection tool will enable detailed crawl, index, and serve information about pages. Data is pulled directly from Google index. Google states this new tool aims to offer some of the commonly requested new features.

“One of our most common user requests in Search Console is for more details on how Google Search sees a specific URL. We listened, and today we’ve started launching a new tool, “URL inspection,” to provide these details so Search becomes more transparent.”

Once they log into Search Console, users can enter a URL which they own and Google will return the last crawl date and status, any indexing or crawling errors, and the canonical URL for the specific page. In case the URL is indexed successfully, users will also be able to view status and information about any improvements found on the page. Improvements include things like a linked AMP version or rich results like jobs and recipes.

Know When Google Last Crawled a Particular URL

In case it turns out a URL hasn’t been indexed in a successful manner, the tool shall explain why. The URL inspection tool will offer a report which includes details about noindex robots meta tags and Google’s canonical URL for the page. Using this report, users will be able to determine if other pages are affected by the same problem or not. This should allow website owners to detect and fix common bugs, and resolve problems with new or existing pages in Google index. The URL inspection tool has begun to roll out and will be available to all users in the weeks to come.


Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Ads Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.