How can I find out if the links on my website are being crawled by Google.
The nice thing is that Google is using a headless browser in many cases and is able to decipher that this actually is a link so I think you don’t have a lot of worry about whether Google knows about it being a link.
I’m pretty sure Google is going to do it, they’re going to see it,they’re going to execute it, they’re gonna find your link, and they’re gonna crawl from there.
However, even then you need some sort of extension you certainly should have an HTML sitemap that links to all of the important pages on your site and you should have the text link perhaps in your footer, ideally in your body that links to those important navigation pages.
So, if you have all three, I don’t think you’re gonna find that it’s a problem.
Now,having said that, what you’ve done is you’ve not become dependent upon your navigation as your only link.
You really want then for those pages to be crawled and identified so you’re still going to go look in search console, you’re gonna find out if these pages are actually linked to because if it’s a navigation link, every page in your site will, in theory, be linking to it.
You can look for internal links and see that you actually have links to those pages.
So that would be the way to validate that.
In many cases, Google is using a headless browser and is able to determine what is a link.
You should always have an HTML sitemap that has all of your links listed.
You can double check in Google’s Search Console if your pages are being identified.