A few days ago, Google announced that they’re rolling out an Indexing API to solve job searching problems. Google are aware that nothing’s worse than finding a great job only to discover it’s no longer accepting applications, so they developed a new “Indexing API” to put an end to these issues.
As explained by Google, the new “Indexing API” will operate as follows:
- API allows any site owner to directly notify Google when job posting pages are added or removed.
- This ability allows Google to schedule job postings for a fresh crawl, which can lead to higher quality user traffic and job applicant satisfaction.
- The Indexing API can only be used for job posting pages that include job posting structured data.
- For websites with many short-lived pages like job postings, the Indexing API keeps job postings fresh in Search results.
- This API can be integrated into the user job posting flow, allowing high-quality job postings to be searchable quickly after publication.
- The user can check the last time Google received each kind of notification for a given URL.
To use the Indexing API, the user should follow the steps below:
- Complete the prerequisites by enabling the Indexing API, creating a new service account, and verifying ownership in Search Console.
- Get an access token to authenticate your API call.
- Send requests to notify Google of new, updated, or deleted web pages.