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Is Percentage Of Pages Not Indexed A Bad Google SEO Sign?

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Is Percentage Of Pages Not Indexed A Bad Google SEO Sign?

A lot of SEOs focus on the pages Google has indexed versus the pages Google has not indexed on your website. So if there is a larger percentage of not indexed pages, they get concerned.

Should they be concerned? Well, like anything in SEO, it depends.

John Mueller of Google was kind of asked about this on Twitter and said it is not about the percentage and it is normal for sites to have some or many pages not indexed by Google. He said “it’s normal that not all URLs are indexed.”

John said “there is no percentage” when it comes to what is a bad number of pages not indexed. “This is why it’s important to make it easy for folks to navigate through your site, so that they can get to places they’re looking for,” John added.

Here is that tweet:

I am sure many of you disagree. Right?

We have heard from Google before that pages not being indexed, can be a sign of quality issues with the page, although Google said the opposite as well.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: September 30, 2022

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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.


Google is testing “more like this” star feature, the things to know box on the right side and the product panels with shaded backgrounds. Google said sometimes a brand becomes so popular it will rank above the general meaning of the word in Google Search. Page speed issues won’t lead to your site being removed from Google. I also posted my weekly SEO video recap – with a cold and cough.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

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Have feedback on this daily recap; let me know on Twitter @rustybrick or @seroundtable, you can follow us on Facebook and make sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or just contact us the old fashion way.



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