One SEO professional was having indexing issues in Google Search Console.
They have two major issues: crawled, currently not indexed. And discovered, currently not indexed.
In both cases, these pages are not indexed. Their main problems were that they had recently submitted approximately 150 URLs.
Out of that, many of them have already been indexed.
Quite a few pages are not getting indexed in the Google SERPs.
They are aware that google doesn’t index all of a website’s content, and that it could very well take time.
However, Google Search Console doesn’t give much more information. It shows their last crawl or something, and not much else.
The pages that were created were almost the same. And they do bring a lot of value.
So their main question is: what should they be doing if there is much less information? Or what can they do to make these pages rank faster? Such as linking from the home page, or linking from the pages that are already ranking for some of the queries of their site?
Will this help them get these pages to rank a bit faster…with more backlinks?
John explained that he believes all of these tasks will help. And it sounds like the SEO professional is on the right track already, in terms of what to expect.
From Google’s point of view, however, it really is the case that they don’t index all content on the professional’s sites. And that should be expected from their side, rather than Google crawling and indexing everything.
If they are seeing much of their content already being indexed, then John believes they are already on the right track. However, it doesn’t mean that everything is perfect.
He went on to further explain that for things like internal linking, and making sure the website is of overall high quality are all good ideas.
These types of tasks help a lot.
Sometimes, it may even help to look at the website overall and say –
“Well, I have submitted 500 pages in my second file or wherever. And 200 of them are being indexed. What is the value of those 300 pages that are not getting indexed?”
“Is there something that perhaps I could do to go from having 500 random pages on a website, maybe reducing it down to perhaps 300 really good pages on a website? To concentrate more on the value on those fewer pages so that, at least as those fewer pages get indexed, you could get a lot of the value of these pages back?
And then it could also be that they end up ranking for different keywords, or they may work better for the users you care about.”
This is a way of prioritizing pages before handing everything over to Google, which is an approach that John likes.
He also mentioned that you should make sure that you have everything lined up properly with internal linking and the overall quality of the website.
In addition, if you’re seeing that many of your pages are not being indexed, then you may want to try and find a way to make it clear to Google which pages they should be prioritizing.
Remove some pages that you don’t really care about, or are not critical for your site overall.
This happens at approximately the 51:54 mark in the video.