As a website owner, your pages must be indexed by Google to be visible in search results. Google Search Console (GSC) is a valuable tool for understanding how Google crawls and indexes your website. However, it can be frustrating when pages are not indexed despite being correctly optimized. In this blog post, we’ll explore some common page indexing issues in GSC and how to troubleshoot them.
There are several reasons why Google might not index a page. Some of the most common reasons include:
If you’re having trouble getting your pages indexed, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem:
If you have new or updated pages that you want to be indexed, you can submit them to Google using the Indexing tool in GSC. This will notify Google that you want the page to be crawled and indexed.
Following the troubleshooting tips in this blog post can increase the chances of your pages being indexed by Google. Remember that indexing is an ongoing process, and your pages may take some time to index. Be patient and keep working on improving your website’s content and technical SEO.
URL is on Google, or URL is not on Google
Most of the blog posts on the Eat Breathe Thrive Blog are not being indexed by Google. For example, this page, Causes of Eating Disorder: What you need to know, came back as not indexed. With page indexing, “Page is not indexed: Discovered – currently not indexed”.
It is found in the sitemap, with referring pages (internally linked).
Last crawl N/A
Crawl allowed? N/A
Indexing allowed? N/A
Running the Live Test, the URL is available to Google, and the page can be indexed.
There are many reasons why this page has not been indexed. This page might not be indexed because Google doesn’t think it is useful enough. Although it was recently set to no index, this may be a wait-and-see.