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Why isn't Google indexing all pages of my online store?

szabokristof
Tourist
5 0 1

Hi,

My Shopify webshop has benn open about 3 months now. I uploaded the sitemap to Google Search Console. My problem is Google not crawls my pages. Only the index page and one category page has been indexed. I tried to ask to crawl manually on the Google Search Console, but nothing happened.

Can you help me could be wrong on my webshop? My shop is: https://we.surf

 

Thanks,

Kristóf

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David_Hargitai
Shopify Partner
24 6 9

This is an accepted solution.

Szervusz @szabokristof  : )

As Google already indexed some of your pages and you already sent in the sitemap, that means they know about all of your pages, they just haven't indexed them yet, there's no any real issue.

What you need to do to have more pages in the index and in the search results, is to be more useful for the potential visitors.

Here are some quick onsite SEO tips:
- the home page doesn't have an H1 tag with text
- you could suffix your brand name after the title of the pages like "Főoldal | WeSurf"
- the volume of content is thin


Here are 3 unusual content ideas for you:

1.) Delight your audience by telling them what they need to give up. Like "What you have to give up if you want to start kite surfing?"

2.) Create a beautiful guide based on statistics and customer opinions.
E.g. this: https://www.helpscout.com/75-customer-service-facts-quotes-statistics/ attracted more than 1000 backlinks.

3.) Do you have a myth in this niche? Let's debunk it, that kind of article is also a potential link magnet.
E.g. https://realfarmacy.com/reason-toxic-wheat/ got more than 900.000 likes and probably a lot of backlinks as well.


Apart from that you can get inspiration of what kind of contents are popular in your niche:


I also recommend to browse related forums and see what are the usual questions and topics that interests the audience:


Keep up the good work with the shop and start creating content. It's a lot of work but it will be invaluable in the long run.
Feel free to contact me if you need some help or have a question. Good luck.
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Nick_Marketing
Shopify Partner
1487 336 464

Are there any errors in the Coverage section of the Google Search Console?

 

Try to Manually request the indexing.
Log into to GSC > at the very top, in the Search Field, type in your website "https://we.surf" > Once the page processes, click on Request Indexing.

 

Also, you could try resubmitting the sitemap once again.

https://we.surf/sitemap.xml

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szabokristof
Tourist
5 0 1

Hi @Nick_Marketing,

There is no error in the coverage section. I tried to request indexing 2 times for all my pages.

The interesting thing is that you can see on the attached photo that there was a time when all of my page were in the excluded category. At that time I checked the GSC and there was no reason to exclude my page.

Now I resubmit the sitemap again.

Do you have any idea what is happening here?

 

Képernyőfotó 2022-01-06 - 10.36.37.png

 

 

 

shreyathakur
Tourist
3 0 0

Our website which is a WordPress and summited to search console even not indexing few pages.

https://goolmax.in/sitemap_index.xml

 

Please anyone help me.

David_Hargitai
Shopify Partner
24 6 9

Hey @shreyathakur 

 

If you have an issue, you may want to open a new thread so people can specifically reply to it and you'll have a better chance to solve it.

 

But I would recommend the same to you as @Nick_Marketing and I already did to Kristóf here:

  • check if there's any crawling issue on your site and fix them
  • create as much good and creative content as you possibly can after an extensive market research

Good luck.

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Dbuglabpvtltd
Shopify Partner
705 75 113

Hi, I am avilabale to strat work now.

 

I have checked your website "https://prnt.sc/268wqa6" and issue "https://prnt.sc/268wums"  and I know why its happening, I have solved similar problems before and I can help you.

 

Waiting for your message to start.

 

Thnaks

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szabokristof
Tourist
5 0 1

Hi @Dbuglabpvtltd,

 

I sent you a message

 

Thank you in advance

David_Hargitai
Shopify Partner
24 6 9

This is an accepted solution.

Szervusz @szabokristof  : )

As Google already indexed some of your pages and you already sent in the sitemap, that means they know about all of your pages, they just haven't indexed them yet, there's no any real issue.

What you need to do to have more pages in the index and in the search results, is to be more useful for the potential visitors.

Here are some quick onsite SEO tips:
- the home page doesn't have an H1 tag with text
- you could suffix your brand name after the title of the pages like "Főoldal | WeSurf"
- the volume of content is thin


Here are 3 unusual content ideas for you:

1.) Delight your audience by telling them what they need to give up. Like "What you have to give up if you want to start kite surfing?"

2.) Create a beautiful guide based on statistics and customer opinions.
E.g. this: https://www.helpscout.com/75-customer-service-facts-quotes-statistics/ attracted more than 1000 backlinks.

3.) Do you have a myth in this niche? Let's debunk it, that kind of article is also a potential link magnet.
E.g. https://realfarmacy.com/reason-toxic-wheat/ got more than 900.000 likes and probably a lot of backlinks as well.


Apart from that you can get inspiration of what kind of contents are popular in your niche:


I also recommend to browse related forums and see what are the usual questions and topics that interests the audience:


Keep up the good work with the shop and start creating content. It's a lot of work but it will be invaluable in the long run.
Feel free to contact me if you need some help or have a question. Good luck.
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szabokristof
Tourist
5 0 1

Szia @David_Hargitai,

 

Thank you for looking into my site. Also, thanks for the recommendations on the content, I really appreciate your time spent on this. 

 

Based on your response the only reason for not having Google indexing the site could be the less content. I will work on that to improve the amount of wording and additional popular/interesting content.

 

Once again, thanks for looking into this!

 

Üdv,

Kristóf

szabokristof
Tourist
5 0 1

Szia @David_Hargitai,

 

Something interesting happened. All my page appears again in the "Discovered - currently not indexed" category as you can see on the attached screenshot. Do you think it is because the poor content or something technically went wrong?

 

Thank you in advance,

Kristóf

David_Hargitai
Shopify Partner
24 6 9

 

Yep, I think it's a page quality issue, as the pages on your site are indexable:
 
e770e0f4-3c78-470a-8011-3691984156ba.png

 

SEO is a long term game, you need to know the basic principles, use them to setup your site and update it regularly, and wait for around 6 months to see the results for sure.

 

The main principle is to make your site valuable for the end user.

 

  • Is it likely for them to land on a certain product page right from the search results page? If not, then it's better to disable indexing on the product pages as they're almost the same and there's no too much content on them. Collection pages still can be indexed so no problem.
  • Is it likely for them to land on the legal pages from the SERP? Not? Exclude them too.

 

Add more content that are interesting for the user and be patient.

 

It's also beneficial to see what John Miller says about the topic:

 

Let's contact if you have any more questions. Good luck!
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