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Discovered - currently not indexed

by @ms (3053), 2 weeks ago

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?

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binayjha
by @binayjha (2050), 2 weeks ago

Here is a comprehensive insight on how to fix it,

https://ahrefs.com/blog/discovered-currently-not-indexed/
ms
by @ms (3053), 2 weeks ago

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.

binayjha
by @binayjha (2050), 2 weeks ago

Yes @ms, Online shop owners upload CSV file to update content of the pages in bulk.

In case of top rankings you mentioned, there might be other factors at play. Like,age of domain, trust value of domain, and so on.

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