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Small number of Url's indexed in sitemap

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by Ronaldo30, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. #1
    I submitted to Google next sitemap:
    SEMrush
    Sitemap type Web
    Submitted Apr 12, 2008
    Last downloaded by Google Apr 16, 2008
    Total URLs in Sitemap 26274
    Indexed URLs in Sitemap 17

    Sitemap errors and warnings
    No errors or warnings found.​

    It seems that there were indexed small number of pages, although the pages have different content and title. I tried to follow standard SEO.

    Is it a time problem or have i done something wrong.

    Thanks!
     
    Ronaldo30, Apr 18, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. cormac

    cormac Peon

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    #2
    26274 is a lot of URLs. Do you have good links coming into the site or is this a new site?
     
    cormac, Apr 23, 2008 IP
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    #3
    Google may have indexed more but not be showing you the results yet in the webmaster info. It tends to delay showing you all the info it has.
     
    mikelaw, Apr 23, 2008 IP
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    manish.chauhan Well-Known Member

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    Give some time to Google....:)
     
    manish.chauhan, Apr 23, 2008 IP
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    objx Peon

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    #5
    I've often noticed that Google indexes my sites quicker if I start with adding 10-15 pages (usually the main sections of the site). When Google has indexed theese pages, I add more and more of the subpages.

    I don't know why this has happended for me, but one of the reasons could be that Google gets suspicious when you submit 10.000+ as your first sitemap-file (if this was your first submission).

    If Google indexed every single page of a 35.000-pages site within a 2-months period it would be easy to place yourself in the SERP's really quick.

    But Im just speculating here.
     
    objx, Apr 24, 2008 IP
  6. Ronaldo30

    Ronaldo30 Peon

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    Hy,

    Thank you for the answers.

    The site is new (http://www.downloadsoftfree.com), i've submitt it since March, but i think that is too big diference between the number of links from sitemap and the one indexed.
    Perhaps you're wright objx, i should have started with less links and than to add more links.
    When i give site: www.downloadsoftfree.com it finds: Results 1 - 10 of about 695 from www.downloadsoftfree.com and in spite of that i see only 17 links in Webmaster Tools.

    What do you think?
    Is there something else to do or should i only have to wait?

    Thank you very much!
     
    Ronaldo30, Apr 24, 2008 IP
  7. objx

    objx Peon

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    It's important to say that you won't be punished for submitting a large amount of pages in your sitemap. I'm not even sure if Google treats this kind of behaviour different than when you start with a smaller sitemap-file. As I said, I'm only speculating.
    But one thing is true though: If you're not adding the "<priority>"-element in your sitemap, it will be hard to control which ones of your 26.000 pages will be indexed first.

    That is, in my opinion, a good reason to start off with the most important pages, when you're dealing with that kind of large sites (25.000+pages).

    Eventually Google will pick up all of your links, you're just gonna have to wait. :)

    Good luck!
     
    objx, Apr 24, 2008 IP
  8. Ronaldo30

    Ronaldo30 Peon

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    I'll wait a while and if there are no changes, a will try in your way.

    Thank you for your help it means a lot to me!
     
    Ronaldo30, Apr 24, 2008 IP
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    Better to wait for couple of weeks, if you can't see any change resubmit sitemap, and revise again the title of every pages.
     
    Bloomtools, Apr 24, 2008 IP
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    Just a thought (and please don't take offense) but 26k+ urls in a brand new site is a little surprising. Could Google have any of that content already indexed from other sites? If so, it could really hurt you.
     
    Gremlin098, May 4, 2008 IP
  11. Ronaldo30

    Ronaldo30 Peon

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    I've made a submit of sitemap wirh next result:

    Sitemap type Web
    Submitted Apr 25, 2008
    Last downloaded by Google May 6, 2008
    Total URLs in Sitemap 26274
    Indexed URLs in Sitemap 284

    Do you think that i'm on the right track?

    Thanks!
     
    Ronaldo30, May 7, 2008 IP
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    jstanley Peon

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    #12
    I know that you said you were just speculating, but that wouldn't make sense. What if he's had his site for a long time, but he just decided to get a sitemap? I've had websites for at least 10 years and have never used a sitemap until this year. Don't know how long sitemaps have been out, but you get the point. I've also read about people who have only submitted about 10 links and only got a few listed. I don't think the number of links makes a difference.

    Does Google index all of your links when you only put 10-15 in the sitemap?
     
    jstanley, May 7, 2008 IP
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    that is a gorgeous site! good kluck
     
    biziboy, May 7, 2008 IP
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    Ronaldo30 Peon

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    Is there a reason to concern if i had:
    Indexed URLs in Sitemap 10.000
    and after a few days the number of index URLs decreased:
    Indexed URLs in Sitemap 8.000

    Is it normal to decrease the number of index links, if i haven't done changes in sitemap?

    Thanks!
     
    Ronaldo30, Jun 21, 2008 IP