Google provides two simple options to determine the number of indexed pages of your domain. One is publically accessible for all domains, the other is found in Search Console. Here’s how to use them both.
The Google site: query
By using a simple browser search query with the so-called “site:” operator and your domain, you can get an approximate number of pages indexed by Google.
In the Google search field or browser Chrome search bar, you would type in the following:
The result of the search request should look as follows:
If there are many pages in the index, the result of the site: query can be filtered using different options:
Only displays the indexed pages in the directory /subdirectory/
- site:www.my-domain.com Phrase of choice
Only displays those indexed pages which contain the phrase of your choice
- site:www.my-domain.com inurl:phrase
Only displays those indexed pages which contain the word “phrase” in the URL
- site:www.my-domain.com intitle:phrase
Only displays those indexed pages which contain the word “phrase” in the title
- site:www.my-domain.com filetype:pdf
Only displays those indexed files with the chosen filetype (other possible filetypes are: doc, pdf, ps, xls, rtf, swf etc.)
The site: query figures should only be taken as an indicator and it’s possible that search from different places, at different times, can yield very different results.
Using the Google Search Console
You can easily get an overview of the indexed pages for your domain within the Google Search Console.
Analysing the indexing status of your website with the Google Search Console as follows:
- Log into the Google Search Console and select the desired website
- Click on “Coverage” in the left-hand navigation
You are now shown the Coverage report. The total number of “Valid” pages 1 and 2 in the image above, are the total number of indexed pages.
Indexed Pages on the Bing Search Console
The search engine Bing also provide their own webmaster tools which also lets you evaluate the number of indexed pages on Bing. Under Search Performance it’s possible to see the history of Indexed pages: