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Is it possible to 'trigger' indexing on a site?
We're launching a redeveloped site soon. Google has already indexed the site that we're going to replace, but the links that google indexed are no longer applicable, because the new site has a totally new routing scheme. We have new sitemaps for the new site. Is it possible to get google to re-index the new site, or do we have to wait until it gets around to it?
Because you've created a sitemap you can register with Google webmaster tools if you haven't already, and then submit it. (Site configuration -> sitemaps.) This doesn't guarantee anything, but increases your chances.
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