Discovered - currently not indexed
After deploying new website on an old domain, only up to 20% of pages are crawled and indexed. GSC showing more than 60% as Discovered - currently not indexed.
I thought it's okay, as their docs say: The page was found by Google, but not crawled yet. Typically, Google wanted to crawl the URL but this was expected to overload the site; therefore Google rescheduled the crawl. This is why the last crawl date is empty on the report.
However, even after 2 weeks, nothing has changed. Does that mean Google won't ever look at these pages again for some reason?
Here is a comprehensive insight on how to fix it,
Thanks @binayjha seems the issue is the content. These are all product pages imported from merchant feeds into a product aggregator, so could be easily flagged as thin/duplicate content.
I wouldn't expect Google to come back and index these pages unless I make some changes to the content, which is pretty much impossible top edit thousands of pages... Curious how others do that - I see many product pages like mine in the index, even in top3, sometimes even topping original merchants they pull products from.