How often is the search index updated?

If I put up a page today, how soon will it show up in search engines?

Search engines are constantly crawling SSU's websites.  Assuming the search engine can find your page, it should update the index for your modified page within a 1-7 days.  If your site is not showing up in search results, or if old versions of your page are showing up in results, contact the IT Web Office.

If I delete a page, how long until it is removed from the search index?

If a deleted page is still showing up in search results, make sure you deleted the page from both your computer and the web server (if your site is on web.sonoma.edu), or unpublished (on Drupal). If there is still a problem, call the Web Office. Some search engines provide a cached version of pages after they have been deleted from the web server, so even after your old page is gone, it may live on in search results for several weeks.  It can be helpful to make sure your site no longer links to the old page.