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Not all of my pages are indexed by G?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rey2k5, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. rey2k5

    rey2k5 Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just have a question about indexing. I have around 700 pages, all of them are sub-pages of a parent page (let's call it Parent A). I have had the pages up for quite some time (months). The weird thing is that when I checked the G index with site: command, I can only find like half of the pages indexed. I have sitemap and all those things done already... is there anything that I have done wrong? o_O

    What I think is weird is that all of the pages located under the same parent page (using wordpress), and the parent page lists all the sub-pages too. So there is no reason Google wouldn't be able to crawl all the pages.

    Anything I can do to improve the situation here?
     
  2. origin

    origin Regular Member

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    Indexing process is different with crawling process. Your pages may be all crawled already, but it will take sometime to index all crawled pages. The most active page (get more traffic) will get indexed faster.

    So, IMO, if all your pages get equal traffic (viewers/visitors) then all your pages should be indexed faster.
     
  3. BlackHatSoda

    BlackHatSoda Junior Member

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    Keep in mind that Google will only show pages in search results that it considers unique and relevant. If you have lots of pages and they are not showing up in search results, be sure that the content is unique, especially the page titles. Using the same page titles on multiple pages will cause Google to view them as duplicates and they will be put in the supplemental index.

    Also, the site: command is not accurate so don't use that as your primary indicator.

    The best way to judge each page is to search for it's target keywords and see where in the results it's ranking. This is your best metric. You can use automated tools to do this such as Advanced Web Ranking or others.
     
  4. rey2k5

    rey2k5 Junior Member

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    The thing is that the pages have been there for quite some time already, each of them has different title and content. I know site command isn't that accurate, but I tried putting the url of one of the old pages into google and it can't be found, hence the reason why I think my pages are not indexed.

    Any tips on improving the indexing rate? I am quite sure I didn't have as much traffic as my competitor because of the amount of pages indexed, he has much more than mine... and my page is supposed to be more optimized for crawling. :(
     
  5. rey2k5

    rey2k5 Junior Member

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    There are few hundreds of pages and I don't think I can give backlink to each one of them. Just want to get them indexed.

    So the only thing I can do is be patient? o_O