One SEO professional submitted a question in the Question and Answer portion of a recent John Mueller hangout. They were concerned about possible low quality pages on their site.
They ended up publishing a landing page about a month ago, and it still hasn’t been indexed.
The professional performed tests with the live URL, including requesting indexing a few times.
They are aware that indexing doesn’t always happen quickly. However, this is the first time on their site that a landing page wasn’t indexed after a couple days.
They were wondering if there is something that they had missed.
They had also done all the checks they could find and ensured nothing was interfering with indexing, including Search Console checks.
They are at a loss as to why the new page would not be indexed.
John answered that, without knowing the individual URLs, it’s hard to say.
He mentioned that they don’t always index everything on the website. It’s entirely a common occurrence that for most websites, they index some part of the site, but not everything.
This is a possibility that they are seeing here.
Regarding the amount of content that they index from individual sites, sometimes this relies a bit on their understanding of the quality of the site itself.
If Google believes that it’s a high-quality and important site, then perhaps they will crawl and index that content as quickly as they can.
Of course, there is no guarantee there.
From that perspective, it’s tricky to see exactly what’s happening here.
John recommended posting in the help forum, just to ensure there are no technical issues holding the URL back.
John also recommended giving the URL a bit more time or seeing what they can do, overall, to improve the quality of the site in general.
This is something that’s going to be long-term, instead of something that is a fast tweak, in the hopes that Google picks it up.
This happens at approximately the 35:56 mark in the video.