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Google doesn't index sitemap URLS

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by liqdwork, Mar 8, 2010.

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    How long does it take for google to index sitemap urls? I had submitted a sitemap.xml file in google webmaster tools for one of my domains. The sitemap.xml doesn't have any errors according to google webmaster tools. It counted all submitted URLS (528). However, it is been 2 weeks now and in google webmaster tools Indexed URLs shows 0. This domain is 1 year old and it had only one page of content for 12 month and two weeks ago I submitted this sitemap. Is it possible that because I had no content for 1 year and all of a sudden submitted sitemap.xml with 528 URLS, google decided not to index sitemap? What could be the reason for google taking so long to index sitemap.xml file?
    SEMrush
     
    liqdwork, Mar 8, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. marhendraputra

    marhendraputra Peon

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    see if you submit www or non www
     
    marhendraputra, Mar 8, 2010 IP
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    mike4uuu Active Member

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    whats the difference ,,,,,, with and without www
     
    mike4uuu, Mar 9, 2010 IP
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    I think you are pretty close to the problem. Google tries to guess how often a site is updated and index it accordingly. If there was no change for 12 months then it will take some time until google warms up to your site. The counter in the webmaster tools only show the sitemap indexed count, this is always lower than the one you get by searching for site:www.yoursite.com
     
    MarinIke91, Mar 9, 2010 IP
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    The sitemap should be acknowledged in Google Webmaster tool in one business day or less. All the links may not be crawled for several days.
     
    Grafton7, Mar 9, 2010 IP
  6. www.petermoss.com

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    I had similar problem, I changed my sitemap to XML (see sitemap.xml on my site) and changed "changefreq" field to "daily", the next morning google indexed all of my pages.
     
    www.petermoss.com, Mar 9, 2010 IP
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    youssefedwardsaber Active Member

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    google indexing is not guaranted. how ever you can improve the ranking of your site for google and other search engines by building backlinks to your site. this will increase the robot speed to access your site. as links is discovered, it will remeber your site and crawl it. add fresh content also by php or manually. you can build links on article directories or forums.
     
    youssefedwardsaber, Mar 10, 2010 IP
  8. madison123

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    remove it and try to insert it again
     
    madison123, Mar 12, 2010 IP
  9. greenoro0

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    check your robots.txt file, is it working?

    if not?write in i.e.

    user agent*
    allow: /

    sitemap: you sitemap location
     
    greenoro0, Mar 22, 2010 IP
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    Google index URL depend on link, how to create link for your website. what's theme is used for link building. also one more thing google always see your link is Spam, PR page.
    if website link back on good page PR then crawling speed automatically increase.
     
    spymobilephonesoftware, Mar 23, 2010 IP
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    Might take a few weeks or more to indes that many pages. It will be hard to create links to that many pages, just wait google should catch up.
     
    Riversway, Mar 24, 2010 IP
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    Outlaw_Racing Well-Known Member

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    The time it takes to crawl your site and the number of pages that it actually crawls will depend on a number of factors, these were confirmed by Matt Cutts on their Google Webmasters Youtube video a day or two ago. Basically the better your SEO and I mean white hat, the more pages are likely to be crawled. Links from other good sites to pages deeper in your site help.
     
    Outlaw_Racing, Mar 24, 2010 IP
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    just wait it out..
     
    kristian1111, Mar 30, 2010 IP
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    i have the same problem
     
    rocksam, Apr 16, 2010 IP
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    Interesting... my problem was that google was slowly dropping pages from my sitemap for some reason, but then reindexed them all again. Now it's slowly dropping the pages again... go figure...
     
    daddyG, Apr 16, 2010 IP
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    Mine take a long time too. It has been more than 2 weeks. Maybe because the sitemap has many URL? (mine is about 500)
     
    fanofchopin, Apr 16, 2010 IP
  17. Wedding Photographer

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    I have a similar / related problem. When i submitted 1st site map, google started indexing a few pages each day. Now it has index about 70% it has slowly started de-indexing them? My number of indexed pages is going down? I'm very confused....
     
    Wedding Photographer, Apr 17, 2010 IP
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    If you haven't update your content for that long, it will takes time for google to index your pages. And it is not always helpful to submit site map to get your site indexed. I think you'd better build some links from the existing sites relevant to your niche first.
     
    neekyme, Apr 26, 2010 IP
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    First of all check your robots.txt file if you set disallow command for your domain then remove it. If you don't find then resubmit site map through webmaster tool and also update your site content (as you said you didn't update content for 12) and make some links and do some directory for your site. i sure you will find better result.

    Thanks
    NV Marker
     
    nvmarketer, Apr 30, 2010 IP
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    my robots.txt file is fine...
     
    Wedding Photographer, Apr 30, 2010 IP