Google Request Indexing & Crawl Direct Links Is Not A Replacement For Sitemaps

In Google Search Console, there is a feature under the Fetch as Google tool to request indexing. When you click that, it let’s you select either “crawl only this URL” or “crawl this URL and its direct links.” Someone on Twitter asked John Mueller how many direct links would Google crawl from that page that you are requesting indexing on? John responded on Twitter saying to keep the links on that page to a minimum because the tool is not a replacement for the Sitemap file.

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