Google’s Gary Illyes stated on Reddit that “content must still pass quality checks” for pages indexed by Google.
If the content does not pass QA, even if you try to manually submit the page to Google for indexing, Google may not index it.
The Reddit webmaster complained that the Google Search Console indexing request was “not working.”
So Gary boasts that it works, but even if you “request” the index, Google may not index the page.
Gary explained, “Please note that this is not a guarantee. Content must pass a quality check before it can be selected for indexing.”
So the webmaster asked him what he should do to get the index and Gary said he should focus on improving the quality.
He said, “Well yeah, try to improve the quality. It’s like … a lot. Maybe chat with some friends who don’t mind hurting your feelings, ask their advice and listen to it.”
If you want to use the request indexing feature, use the URL inspection tool in Google Search Console.
It looks like this, you enter a URL into the URL inspection tool and then click the “Request index” button:
Google then validates the URL can be indexed:
If so, Google will let you know if it is in the queue: