An SEO professional was concerned about their content showing up crawled but not indexed in Google Search Console.
Recently, they have been facing issues for some of their client websites, where they are writing and posting content to their client’s blog for around the past four months.
But, most of the content is not getting indexed by Google.
When they inspect the URL, they get two messages. The first message is crawled but not indexed yet.
The next message is that the URL is discovered, but not indexed.
So his question is: if a URL is crawled, but not indexed, does this mean that Google thinks the content is not perfect for indexing?
John answered that he doesn’t think it means anything in particular. He believes this is always an easy early assumption to make- that Google crawled it, but decided not to index it.
Most of the time when Google crawls something, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will automatically index it.
John said he would treat the two categories of ‘crawled but not indexed’ as a similar thing.
It’s tricky, however, because Google doesn’t index everything. This can happen as well.
But, if they believe that their site is a good site, and Google should be indexing this more, John would be happy to take any example URLs to the search team.
This happens at approximately the 21:06 mark in the video.