Google Won't Crawl Recognized Pages & Ignores ALT Image Text

JamesToronto
Excursionist
25 0 7

My site has a whopping 11 internal URLS and 46 images. All the images have ALT text. It is nicely SEO'd image-wise; (I am aware image maps are not compatible with Shopify).

Even though Search Console recognizes the 11 URLS, it only recognizes 1 image. That's bizarre, is it not?

Interesting, under Downloaded HTTP Response in Fetch as Google, it recognizes all the ALT text for all the images on the first page, (19), but not for any images on the other 10 pages. And again, it recognizes only 1 mage under the main Dashboard screen.

Separately, in addition, the majority of my keywords are not showing up, with about 30% of the keywords being related to the template (Minimal) and not the products. For example, it thrillingly shows the folliowing as some top 20 keywords: catalogue, privacy, law, terms, address, cart, blog, news and shopify (!). 

The site has been indexed several times, as recently as yesterday, and I keep getting the above.

I don't understand how Google can recognize 11 URLs, but only index 1, and with even that 1 URL showing lots of ALT text, can only recognize 1 image.

Comments / suggestions as to what may be wrong? I fear it is fundamental and complicated.

The more I think about this, the more the question becomes: How can I get Google to crawl ALL my pages and recognize all my ALT text, assuming there is not something fundamentally wrong with the site?

And, in case of the latter, I'm open to suggestions as to the best site-auditing sites.

 

Thanks - JT

 

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Tony_McCreath
Shopify Expert
240 0 38

Are you talking numbers from submitting a sitemap?

Those numbers just relate to the URLs in the sitemap. If your website has other pages, or images with different URLs, the sitemap report will not tell you about them. The general indexing report does give you a clue on the total pages found. Or do a site: search on your domain, that will give you a good idea on what has been indexed. It can be done in normal Google searches and image searches.

How are you determining how the fetch as google is recognising images? The source code will not help as it is not the rendered code that Googlebot uses. If you see them in the preview image, then they will be found.

Ignore that keyword report. It's just a dumb report on how frequent words are used on the site. Nothing to do with how Google processes the content of pages, and decides how they should rank.

 

 

Technical SEO Consultant - Specialising in setting up Structured Data for Rich Snippets, Google Analytics for advanced reports and the Google Search Console for efficient crawling.
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Leon_Henry1
Excursionist
126 0 10

Yes totally in agreement with tony here " Ignore that keyword report. It's just a dumb report on how frequent words are used on the site. Nothing to do with how Google processes the content of pages, and decides how they should rank. "

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