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Website Does Not Index What To Do?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by fizakhan1, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. fizakhan1

    fizakhan1 Power Member

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    Please Help whenever i fetch & render my webpage it shows indexed and then i go to google search results and check It shows 404 error what should i do please help.
     
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  2. moneyflower

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    How old is the website? And when was the last time you did an index request?
     
  3. fizakhan1

    fizakhan1 Power Member

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    around a year old last indexing on 14aug
     
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    I would say to wait it out google will index it when it feels like it. You'll do more harm than good if you try to do too much to index it on your terms.
     
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    fizakhan1 Power Member

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    it will lead to drop in ranking?
     
  6. bpt5959

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    No you won't lose any rankings on that specific page since it's not indexed.
     
  7. magicmama

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    No, it will not lead to ranking fall. Continue updating your site. The fact that Google didn't index your site doesn't mean that Google didn't crawl your site. Keep up with the work and let the index happen naturally. Nothing to worry about here.
     
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  8. fizakhan1

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    so there is no resolve of indexing through webmaster tools?
     
  9. Veil123

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    What do you mean with "and then i go to google search results and check It shows 404 error". Can you please elaborate a bit more? Be certain with the explanation because I am pretty sure that most of the people will mislead you with information as they don't know what is the actual problem that you have.
     
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  10. fizakhan1

    fizakhan1 Power Member

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    hope so btw thanks.
     
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    Once you fetch and render and then request indexing. Then it's up to google bots to decide if it's going to index it.
     
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  12. HelloBTCMINER

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    Error: 404 means you have deleted or moved your content, Try to reupload your content or create a new blogpost then create a 301 redirect from 404 webpage to new blogpost page. Make some initial backlinks (https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/backlinks-i-build-to-every-new-page.1049368/ by @lightningblitz). Fetch as Google and it will be fine. :)

    Otherwise if it's a whole website error then you can "https://www.blackhatworld.com/forums/hire-a-freelancer.76/" to sort the mess out.
     
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  13. SarahWilding

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    Please check the following points or we can say reasons for the sight not being indexed:-

    Robots.txt - if your robots.txt file has this line in it; User-agent: * Disallow: / it's basically telling every crawler on the web to take a hike and not index ANY of your site's content.
    .htaccess - This is an invisible file which also resides in your WWW or public_html folder. You can toggle visibility in most modern text editors and FTP clients.
    Meta tags - Make sure that the page(s) that's not getting indexed doesn't have these meta tags in the source code: <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">
    Sitemaps - Your sitemap isn't updating for some reason, and you keep feeding the old/broken one in Webmaster Tools.
    URL parameters - Within the Webmaster Tools there's a section where you can set URL parameters which tells Google what dynamic links you do not want to get indexed.
    You don't have enough Pagerank - Matt Cutts revealed in an interview with Eric Enge that the number of pages Google crawls is roughly proportional to your Pagerank.
    Connectivity or DNS issues - Perhaps your host is doing maintenance on their network, or you've just moved your site to a new home, in which case the DNS delegation can stuff up the crawlers access.
     
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    You can request to Google to index.
     
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    Do ping submission for your website.