When you have a website, whether it is personal or commercial, you would want visitors to come to your websites. Afterall, why create a website if you don’t expect any visitors? One important way of attracting traffic to your website is via Search Engine. You want your target audience to come to your website upon keying in certain keywords/keyphrases into the Search Engine. In order for the Search Engine to do that, your webpages have to be indexed by the Search Engine.
A webpage said to be indexed by the Search Engine when the Search Engine’s spider has traversed to it as least once, and a record is created for that webpage inside the Search Engine database. The following table shows the instructions you can enter into the various search engines to check whether your webpages are indexed: