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Sitemap Submitted But No URL'S Indexed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by michaelsmith77, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. michaelsmith77

    michaelsmith77 Regular Member

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    I have submitted a sitemap that contains search results pages but none of my URL'S are getting indexed. I have asked on the Google forum and people have said search results pages don't tend to index well so my question is, is there any way of getting around this as i have list of around 50,000 search results pages and i want to get them indexed?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. thebigweb

    thebigweb Regular Member

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    Are you checking the index rate from within Search Console or are you checking using site:yoursite.com? Reason I ask is because there seems to be a massive discrepancy between the amount of indexed pages showing within Search Console compared to site:yoursite.com
     
  3. oneloop

    oneloop Registered Member

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    Interesting. When this discrepancy happens, which one has more?
     
  4. thebigweb

    thebigweb Regular Member

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    normaly site:yoursite.com.

    For example, one of my sites sitemaps was submitted through Search Console and showed only 10 pages indexed whilst site:mysite.com showed at least double that.
     
  5. michaelsmith77

    michaelsmith77 Regular Member

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    All it says on my sitemap is 300 webpages submitted but it doesn't show anything for indexed URL'S?
     
  6. mbreezy

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    I would segment those into several different sitemap so you can better monitor and diagnose what is or isn't getting indexed.

    It might be possible that your pages are too similar, have thin content, and basically provide no/little value. So Google has no incentive to add them to the index, even though they've been crawled. Or maybe your site has technical SEO issues that waste your crawl budget or make it difficult to find or get to all your pages.