One of the best features of the Google Search Console is the URL inspection tool that was introduced back in 2018 that is very useful for SEO experts. However, many SEO enthusiasts don’t know that using the tool excessively can cause cause the “Quota Exceeded” Error in Google Search Console so in this article we will tell you more about it.
Cause of “Quota Exceeded” Error in Search Console
The URL Inspection tool provides detailed crawl, index, and serving information about your pages, directly from the Google index.
In Google’s own words:
“Enter a URL that you own to learn the last crawl date and status, any crawling or indexing errors, and the canonical URL for that page. If the page was successfully indexed, you can see information and status about any enhancements we found on the page, such as linked AMP version or rich results like Recipes and Jobs”
The biggest benefit of this tool is that it lets you manually request indexing for a URL that can result in Google crawling your site faster. However, to save this service from abuse Google will let you only inspect limited number of URLs every day.
“There is a daily limit of inspection requests for each property that you own”
If you try requesting indexing for a URL you might then see an error that says “Quota Exceeded. Sorry– we couldn’t process this request because you’ve exceeded your daily quota. Please try submitting this again tomorrow.”
Solution for “Quota Exceeded” Error in Search Console
The obvious solution here is to wait 24 hours before submitting the URL again. If you try multiple attempts Google might temporarily ban your account so we recommend not to push it.
Assuming your objective here is to get your WordPress articles get indexed faster on Google there are two other solutions we can recommend:
- Change crawl rate: Open the Crawl Rate Settings page for your property and then select “Let Google optimize for my site (recommended)”.
- Manually ping sitemap to Google: Find your sitemap link and paste the example link in Chrome http://www.google.com/ping?sitemap=https://example.com/sitemap.xml
We hope that was helpful.
There is another error in Google Search Console for which we have created a guide. Feel free to review and ask us any questions in the comments below.
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