I have submitted my sitemap but it is not indexed, what could I be doing wrong ?


Asked by Wesley Lacroix

Post Date : Tue, 05/02/2017 - 23:09

Categories : SEO

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One thing that you should be very clear with is that submitting a Sitemap to Google doesn’t guarantee crawling and indexing of your web pages.

This is what Google says:

1. "We cannot make any predictions or guarantees about when or if your URLs will be crawled or added to our index. Over time, we expect both coverage and time-to-index to improve as we refine our processes and better understand webmasters needs”.

2. We don't guarantee that we'll crawl or index all of your URLs. For example, we won't crawl or index image URLs contained in your Sitemap. However, we use the data in your Sitemap to learn about your site's structure, which will allow us to improve our crawler schedule and do a better job crawling your site in the future. In most cases, webmasters will benefit from Sitemap submission, and in no case will you be penalized for it.”


3."Please note that submitting a Sitemap doesn't guarantee that all pages of your site will be crawled or included in our search results.


These same articles pinpoint the following reasons of a site not getting indexed even after submitting a sitemap:

“Although Google crawls billions of pages, it's inevitable that some sites will be missed. When our spiders miss a site, it's frequently for one of the following reasons:

-The site isn't well connected through multiple links from other sites on the web.

-The site launched after Google's most recent crawl was completed.

-The design of the site makes it difficult for Google to effectively crawl its content.

-The site was temporarily unavailable when we tried to crawl it or we received an error when we tried to crawl it.

You can use Google Webmaster Tools to see if we recieved errors (http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/support/webmasters/bin/answer.p...) when trying to crawl your site.

Answered Date 28-May-17 by Johnny E Patterson

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