In today’s article, we will talk about Google Index Problem and how to solve it? Google Index has four steps.
- Website creation
With these four steps, we can work in Google index. If crawling issues are not solved, then we will never be able to index. If there is no index then how will be searched. If Google had the same contact indexed again and again, then our contact would not be indexed, and no search would be found.
Common technical issues in indexing:
- Problems in crawling
- Problems in rendering
- Finding low-quality content
If, any of these three issues are found. Google may refuse to index our page.
Now let’s see, what are the issues that are causing problems in Google Index?
Issue No: 1
Crawled, Currently Not Indexed:
It is important to look at these issues carefully. If this message appears after using URL instructions on any of our pages. It means, that Google has crawled our page, and Google has read our page but, our content is not so unique. Google should index it.
If it is not indexed, then we will not get any result from our re-index request or any kind of tricks because Google will not accept tricks. Google thinks that the content on our page is not worthy of indexing. There can be many reasons for this.
If our content is thin, our content has no value, if there is any misleading content in it, or if our content is more attached to one side, then it will not be indexed.
If our page is posting content from a source by scraping, then we are still getting errors. We should not be surprised because many thousands of websites are doing this. What will Google do with thousands of copies of one content?
We must focus on our content. Correct our content. If the content is disputed, then there is something that can be controversial. Then trust Google through inbound links and outbound links.
Issues will be resolved.
Issue No 2:
Discovered, currently not Indexed:
The error is that Google has detected this page but Google cannot crawl it or doesn’t want to crawl it.
Can’t crawl means there is an issue in the crawl budget. Google gives the websites a quota based on their size and importance and fixed time. If our website takes more than this fixed time to crawl, then Google will not crawl any remaining pages after this time limit, and our page will not be indexed.
The budget issue in Google is with a website with thousands of pages. There is no need to worry about smaller budget websites. If this happened on a small budget website, it would mean that Google does not want to index our content. In Google’s view, this is low-quality content.
The solution is to make Google understand the importance of your page by using internal links first. Your first pages are indexed. Give them a link to these pages. When we attach the link, Google will get a hint that this page should also be crawled.
If there is some information of old indexed pages on these new pages then it should also be crawled.
Issue No 3:
The little things always create more problems.
We are confident, that pages in the CMS platforms are automatically added to the sitemap. But like computer software, the CMS may also have errors.
If pages are not added to your sitemap, then it will not get the internal link from any other page, then Google will not be able to see such page, and there will be no index.
If we do not have an index page, then we have to see in the site map whether our page is there or not.
So, the simple solution is to re-add it to the sitemap.
Issue No 4:
If our page falls into the Soft 404 category, Google will still not index it. There are many reasons for this. If our page has no content or is just a header or has dummy text or very little text.
So, according to Google, this page should not be indexed. 404 should have a return page code but it is giving 200 code which means “ok” then Google will consider it as soft 404 and will not index it.
Sometimes CMS or any platform we are using can create a redirection issue. Then in soft 404 cases, we should discuss with our developer.
Issue No 5: Submitted URL, marked no index:
When we mark a page as no-index, it is not indexed
The simple solution is that now we have to remove the no index mark from this page, then after this solution, the page will be indexed.
The gist of all these topics is that:
Quick Tips to Avoid Indexing Issues:
- Make sure there are no crawling issues.
- Make sure there are no rendering issues.
- Keep your content unique, high quality, and related to user queries.
- Keep your pages well-linked internally.
I hope you have found a lot of knowledge in this article and your Google index issues have been resolved.