Google is not indexing some pages of my website

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    seohelper
    Keymaster

    On my website, one of the page is indexed but 6 others are not indexed. The report says that they are discoverable and the google bot has crawled but they can’t be indexed. The coverage report says “Discovered – currently not indexed

    Status: Excluded”

    All the pages are fine and I have checked the robots.txt file too. Here is what’s inside my robots.txt file.

    “User-agent: *

    Disallow: /wp-admin/ Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php” have checked the meta tag, there is ‘index’ but google says it is ‘noindexed’.

    Screenshot is in the comment.

    #11818
    MVIR

    What type of pages they are? Cats or tags?

    #11819
    emuwannabe

    This has to do with your PageRank value, aka link popularity aka page “worth”. Basically the pages aren’t “worth enough” to index.

    Googlebot is a dumb piece of software – it goes out, finds pages to index (based on links it follows plus links it already knows about) and dumps the code from the pages into a database.

    Other programs analyze the page content, images, code etc. The page’s PageRank (PR) value is calculated around this time as well.

    PR is mostly derived from links pointing to the page. If there aren’t enough links, or the value of those links is low enough, then the page hasn’t earned a high enough value to be indexed.

    In the case of your site, let’s say all your links point to your home page, and all your internal pages are only interlinking with each other. That means those pages only “earn” link pop (PageRank) from each other. The homepage will have a higher PR because of the external links. It then “shares” that PR with the other pages. So if your site has 10 other pages each page “earns” 1/10 of the PR value of the home page. That is then added the the value calculated and if it falls below a threshold (that only G knows) that page is considered to be of low value.

    The way to increase the value of the page, then, is through building links. More links generally means higher PR (or link popularity, or worth, whatever term you want to use). And it is that higher PR value which helps ensure your pages are not only crawled, but indexed and showing in Google.

    I have GREATLY over-simplified how crawling, indexing, and PageRank calculations work here, but I hope you get the point. And that is – your page has little value currently. Increase the value of the page to get it indexed.

    #11820
    Lupage

    Try to inspect the URL, maybe it will give more information on it

    #11821
    it-master123

    In some cases, Google will not index some pages on your site because it can’t crawl them. Even though it can’t crawl them, it can still see them. To identify these crawl errors, go to Google Webmaster Tools → Select your site, → Click on “Crawl” → Click on “Crawl Errors”

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