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Why are my pages not being indexed by Google?

There are a number of reasons why Google might not have indexed all your pages. In most cases you just need to give Google a lot more time to fully index your website.

But if you have waited for 3 – 4 weeks and all your pages are not fully indexed here is a list of things you can do;

  • Make sure all the pages not yet indexed have descriptive meta titles and meta descriptions
  • Make use you are using high quality images and also you have set alt-text for your images
  • Make sure the content on the page is more than 150 words and not duplicated. Content is KING with SEO.
  • Check the page speed to be sure it is loading fast. If it is not, try compressing images on the page.
  • Finally make sure the page is mobile friendly

Once these issues are resolved. Proceed and re-submit your sitemap to Google.

Also check out this guide from Google

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/34441?hl=en

Pages not being indexed by Google – Identifying Crawling Problems

If you notice that some of your pages are not being indexed, do not panic. Google usually needs between 7 – 30 days to completely index all the pages on your website.

It’s been more than 30 days

Start your investigations by typing site:yoursite.com into the Google search bar. Give or take is the number of results returned close to the amount of pages on your site?

If there’s a huge gap in the numbers then there might be a problem.

Step 1 : Read what Google has to say about the issue here

Step 2 : Make sure the pages not being indexed have proper meta titles and meta descriptions.

Step 3 : Make sure the pages not being indexed are mobile friendly and load relatively fast. Test for mobile friendliness here and test your website’s speed here.

Step 4 : Once you have verified and resolved all the above, send a reconsideration request to Google. Click here