+91-7692028305
Open Mon - Sat 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
seoaimpoint   Email contact@seoaimpoint.com +91-76920 28305

3 Possible Reasons Your Indexed Pages Are Going Down

Home / Blog / 3 Possible Reasons Your Indexed Pages Are Going Down

3 Possible Reasons Your Indexed Pages Are Going Down


It is necessary to get your webpages indexed in Google and other major search engines, such as, Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and so on. In the event that your webpages are not indexed, the ranking probability of those pages is none. There are certain ways to make sure that your all webpages has been indexed. For instance, you can make use of a search operator i.e. site: yourdomain.com to see how many of your webpages has been indexed. Another way to see the number of indexed pages is to create and submit a sitemap in Google search console and check your indexation status.

In case, your webpages are not indexed, there can be various reasons behind the same. In the very first place, the chances are that Google does not find anything important enough within your webpages to index it. Another possible reason could be that Google is not being able to crawl your webpages easily. Therefore, if the number of pages indexed begins to decrease, this may be due to the fact that:

  • Your webpages may have violated Google’s guidelines
  • Google believes that your webpages are not relevant
  • Google is not being able to crawl your webpages

Being the leading SEO Company in Bhopal, we are going to present you with steps to diagnose and fix the issue of decreasing numbers of indexed pages. So, without wasting any time, let us have a look at them in brief:

1 – Are your webpages loading perfectly?

One of the most important things that you must ensure is that the HTTP status of your webpages is proper i.e. they have 200 HTTP Header Status. Has the domain recently expired and been renewed late? Is the downtime of your server is frequent?

There are many tools, both free and paid that you can utilize to ensure proper HTTP status of your webpages. If the HTTP status of your webpages is not perfect, it is not a good sign for the webpage that you want to be indexed.

2 – Did Your URLs Change Recently?

If the URLs of your webpages has been changed recently, you are going to experience de-indexation of a large number of pages. An alteration in the setting of servers, backend programming, or CMS may change the URLs of your webpages.

In such cases, you are ought to make a list of all the old URLs and use 301 redirects to the corresponding URLs. I am sure this may help you in SEO of your website.

3 – Did You Fix Duplicate Content Issues?

The issue of duplicate content is usually fixed by using canonical tags, robot.txt file, noindex Meta tags and so on. This can decrease the number of index pages of your website.

Since, resolving duplicate content issue is a good practice, you do not need to worry about it. However, you must make sure that the reason behind the decrease in indexed pages is just resolving duplicate content issue, not anything else.

Posted at : 09-04-2019 13:40:28