Alan Bleiweiss shared a scree shot of how the Google Sitemaps report in Google Search Console shows over 11,000 URLs that were blocked by robots.txt as an issue and warning. Alan asked why is the new Google Index report in the new Google Search Console not reporting on these errors? … [Read more...] about New Google Index Report Doesn’t Show Blocked URLs From Sitemaps
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There are numerous reports that those using Blogger, Google's blog platform, are having issues with getting their content into the Google Index. A Blogger Help thread has numerous complaints about the issue, all starting sometime yesterday. … [Read more...] about Blogger Having Google Indexing Issues?
When you first create a new website, build and submit a sitemap to Google. This will speed up the crawling process and ensure that Google has seen your new site. Make sure you adhere to the expected standard sitemap protocol to facilitate crawling. If you’re only adding one page or if you make changes to a single page, submit just one URL to Google. You can also attach your new web page to existing pages that Google has already crawled, although you must follow Google Webmaster Guidelines for the search engine to follow your link. … [Read more...] about Guide to Google Indexing Your Site
For years and years Google has told us Google doesn't index all the content and URLs they know about on the web. No just because there is a directive telling them not to but because Google chooses not to index those pages because of various factors like PageRank, duplication, other quality signals. But a WebmasterWorld thread is asking, should they index the whole web? … [Read more...] about Should Google Index The Entire Web & Not Cherry Pick Pages To Index?
Google is saying that it is taking longer for Google Search Console to recover from the indexing bug than it took Google search. This means that the "index coverage and enhancement reports were not updated recently & URL Inspector might not reflect live status." Google said they will send us an update when it is resolved but for now, if you need to check the status of a URL in the Google index, use the site: command. If it is not included, Google said it is not related to the indexing bug but more likely a site specific issue and your problem to fix. … [Read more...] about Google’s Indexing Bug Spreads Like A Virus To Coverage Report, URL Inspection Tool & More