8 Guaranteed Methods To Fix Google Indexing Issues

One of the biggest issues webmasters face is indexing webpages on Google. If your site or articles are not on Google, you can’t take more than 8% of organic traffic from your industry because google takes 92% of the search engine’s market.

Frankly speaking, if Google is not indexing your sites, it’s not for no reason.

There are multiple reasons google doesn’t index many pages.

It can be due to your website’s overall health, value, age, content type, content quality, etc.

If your site is not indexed for any reason, we have practical methods to index your articles/blogs on Google.

But the best scenario is to take two steps before attempting the following techniques.

  1. Remove all the low-quality (unhelpful) content. After the helpful content update, google is slightly penalizing sites for having junk on the site.
  2. Fix all your page experience issues: core web vitals, mobile usability, and HTTPS.

Once you are done, you can follow the following techniques to fix your indexing issues.

The following techniques help me crawl my pages in 5 minutes and index my articles in a few hours. The following indexing techniques work fine for the discovered – currently not indexed and crawled – currently not indexed issues as well.

Updating articles helps in fast indexing.

Google wants to show high-quality pages in search results. That’s why Google is trying hard to hit spam and low-quality sites.

We saw many updates in 2022 hitting spam sites. It was all due to the struggle to find high-quality content.

If Google finds someone providing top-notch content, Google prioritizes those sites in indexing and rankings.

The question is, what is high-quality content, and why should you update your articles?

There are two things that help Google understand if the content is high quality and should be prioritized.

  1. It’s up to date. The information on the page is still useful. Thus updating older pages will help make content relevant and up-to-date.
  2. If Google can better understand it with its AI system.

Here is how Google understands the content to find and provide the best answer to a query.

Google isn’t a human to read and understand your content. He relies on the related terms, phrases, and keywords you use in your articles – called LSI keywords.

f web owners are not using LSI keywords appropriately; Google considers it low-value content. And hence may result in de-indexing the article or less prioritizing in crawling that site.

So if you want to tell google that your content is worth showing up on google search, make it more valuable, helpful, and relevant with outstanding research.

Here is how you can make your articles more valuable and relevant.

  • Find out the most relevant search terms and questions related to your webpage. Update your webpage with those search terms. You can use the Google Search Console tool or other popular SEO tools to find LSI keywords.
  • The other important thing that I use is using highly relevant external and internal links. The link should appropriately make sense to the user to click on it.

All this will help you index your content faster and rank on google fast.

I often update my articles to keep them up-to-date and valuable.

Otherwise, sometimes Google de-indexes my indexed pages. Let’s say, many times, I see the following error. Crawled – currently not indexed. I am sure why Google does this, but this makes me realize that I should update the article and make it more relevant to the query. I update the article, and it helps me index my de-indexed articles.

Even this article (you are reading) is updated; it was published a year ago. Updating the article helped me make it more relevant and according to Google’s new guidelines.

Thus updating your older articles will improve the blog’s overall health, and google will love to index your articles/blog posts immediately.

Add fresh content

As we mentioned previously, Google loves up-to-date and fresh content.

Along with updating your previous articles, your top priority should be to add valuable fresh content. Let Google realize that you are putting your effort into researching and producing high-quality content.

It will build trust and improve the website’s value.

Here is what you should consider while adding fresh content.

Your top priority should be to create content around your older articles. The topic cluster will help you build topical authority. As a result, Google will consider the website authoritative and prioritize indexing.

If you are confused about topic relevancy, you should do some research on topical authority. With topical authority, you can make your website authoritative without dofollow backlinks.

Social media tool

Once you update and add fresh content, social media can be your best instant indexing tool.

I noticed that Google indexes some social media platforms more often.

For example, Google constantly crawls Reddit, LinkedIn, Facebook business pages, Twitter and YouTube. If you share your fresh or updated content on social media, Google will most likely crawl it.

As a result, if your site is worth indexing, Google will index your pages.

Ping tools

Ping tools are designed to let search engines know that you have updated your website. Google has confirmed that ping tools help in crawling and indexing.

Admittedly, it’s not as fast as it had been earlier, but it still works.

Pinging tools are also helpful for indexing your external links (backlinks).

For example, if you go on a forum and post, as you don’t have access to GSC, you will definitely rely on other ways to appear on search engines.

In all such situations, pinging is helpful.

Most of the link shorteners are indexable in Google. That means if you use a link shortener and it’s indexed, not only will it help your page to be indexed, but it will also give you a free backlink.

That’s why I always shorten my link to share on social media platforms.

Instant indexing API Tool

If you are looking for fast indexing, Instant Indexing API is the best way to index your site quickly on Google.

The instant indexing API tool is designed for job posting or news sites. Where you add or remove webpages instantly.

But it works fine for all websites.

If you are kind of a site that publishes a lot of content or makes too many changes in your content, you want Google to index it instantly. Then instant indexing API is the best solution for you.

I tested it when nothing was working on my blog. My blog was pretty new, google was not indexing the web pages at all, and the instant indexing API worked very well.

If you can use RankMath on your WordPress blog, follow these steps to install the plugin and start indexing pages instantly.

Suggestions: Appropriate use of Google Indexing API

While using Indexing API, I have learned a few lessons.

  1. Don’t hit publish until you are fully satisfied with the page.
  2. Don’t change the URL once you hit publish because the first version will be authoritative, and the changed URL will be a duplicate page. (Not necessarily).
  3. Add internal links just after you published the page. It will boost indexing and also rankings.

Building links is another powerful tool for fast indexing. Backlinks also help you rank on Google.

There are two ways to build links.

Internal linking

If you publish a web page or want to index a web page that was de-indexed earlier, the first step is to link it to other relevant pages of your site internally. It’s called internal linking.

Especially if any of your web pages are already ranking on Google’s first page and getting traffic, link your new (but relevant) articles to those pages; Google crawls those pages often.

It will get your page indexed and pass a lot of link juice, so your page will start getting rankings.

External linking

Sometimes, no such authority pages rank for any keywords.

In that case, the best thing is to build backlinks.

Building links isn’t hard. There are some very easy strategies to build links.

Getting a link from an authoritative website will tell Google that your site is trustworthy and should appear in search results.

Schedule your posting

I used this technique on my previous blog (which I sold in early 2021). And it worked great.

You might not believe that if you keep posting your article at a specific time and date, it will make your indexing even faster than you think.

It doesn’t matter how many articles you post; it can be an article a week or a few posts a day; the number doesn’t matter. But if you fixed it at a specific time and date, it will make your indexing faster.

For example, if you want to make one blog post a week, you can set it as, every 7th day, 9 PM, or whatever time you choose.

This method will take a little time to make Google realize that you have a fixed schedule. After a month or two, you won’t require to use any other method. Only requesting an index in the google search console will be enough to get instant indexing (within 5 minutes).

At least, for me, it has worked for a long.

Google Indexing Issues FAQ

What does indexed by Google mean?

Indexed by Google means “GoogleBot” has crawled and analyzed your page, and it may appear in Google search for some search terms.

Why are my blog posts not being indexed?

No one knows why Google doesn’t index some pages; Google might consider your web page a low-quality page or the crawler is busy somewhere else to index other important pages.

So we can only predict some reasons that we extracted from webmasters’ experiences or based on information provided by John Mueller – the Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google.

There could be many reasons that Google doesn’t index some web pages. And the most significant 3 reasons are;

  1. You have not submitted your sitemap in the Google search console.
  2. You have turned the “No-Index” option in your blog’s settings.
  3. Other than that, if Google finds your posts as low-quality pages, then Google may or may not index any blog posts.

How do I fix this URL that is not indexed by Google indexing?

Many bloggers are facing indexing issues these days. It can be due to too many Google Algo updates or the latest link spam update.

So if your webpages are not indexed, and you want to fix it, you can use our 8 guaranteed methods to fix the Google indexing issue.

What does mean it when google says index not submitted in sitemap?

It means the URL that’s already indexed isn’t available in the sitemap.

For example, you added a new URL (article, blog post, product, or service page) and submitted it through Google indexing API or used URL inspection to submitting it in GSC.

Or you changed the URL, but it’s still indexed.

In all such situations, the sitemap is not automatically updated in GSC as quickly as the URL was indexed or changed.

However, you can manually update your sitemap, and the message will disappear.

How do you tell if a page is indexed by Google?

There are two methods to know if Google has indexed the page.

  1. Use the URL Inspection tool (available in the left sidebar menu in GSC, put the URL, and hit enter) to see if the page is indexed.
  2. Use operator site:example.com/abc to know the indexing status. Where example.com/abc is your URL.

What is discovered currently not indexed?

Discovered currently not indexed means the bot has found the webpage through a sitemap or any means but has not analyzed your page, and it will not appear in search results.

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