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Why Google Bots are Not Crawling/Indexing your Blog Post?

Why Google Bots are Not Crawling/Indexing your Blog Post?

If you know how Search engine bots work, crawling and indexing will sound familiar to you. If not, I will explain this topic in-depth here. First of all Google does not provide any guarantees or promises that they will crawl or index your blog stuff. You must keep maintaining your blogs content to enter into Google’s boundaries. Google has a certain amount of resources to crawl, Index and Rank your sites. And it has to treat them differently according to the popularity and importance of the site. So let’s have a brief look at How Google does all these things.

Understand Search engine bots Crawling and Indexing:

What is Crawling

Google spiders will crawl your site when you post some thing in your site. it may not happen at the instant because it is based on a lot of factors. Google does not have any human workers for crawling sites, They are using a computer algorithm for this purpose. So it must consider the factors such as Page Rank, Back Links etc before crawling. Another thing you can do for faster crawling is with sitemaps. But Google will not crawl anything you put in your sitemap. Sitemap will just let the Google know about your site contents. Bonus tip: Put your sitemap link at the footer of your blog. This will ensure that Google bot will follow your sitemap.

What is Indexing

After your content get crawled it ‘may’ be indexed. Before indexing Google want to make sure that your content is worth it. Sometimes they are not, That may be because of several reasons.

  • Internal Duplication
  • External Duplication
  • Weak Contents

So make sure your content is unique ie not copied from any existing contents.

How long does Google take for indexing ?

It may varies, It depends on how your content interlinked, How often you update your site content. For new sites, It will take weeks or even months for indexing.

How to get indexed faster in Google Search ?

For new blogs, It may take some time. So take a long breath and be patient. Google will rate your blog according to your updating frequency, backlinks etc. For older blogs, If you are still facing indexing problem, make sure you do not have internal or external duplication of contents. And do not rely on sitemaps. Because they are optional. Make sure the contents can be searched via normal links.

Many of the newbie bloggers are getting struggled with the Google’s indexing concept. Have a look at this table(Not accurate just for a reference)

Google search not indexing

Do let us know how long dies it take for Google bots to crawl and index your blog? Have you been facing indexing issue lately?

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    • Pawan Singh

      great article harsh, i am also facing a puzzling situation. it is almost one year now. but my site is not indexed in google till yet even after more than 40 posts traffic is below 50 pv/day. i have even submit my sitemap. please tell me what to do to fix this issue. waiting for your reply…

    • Dinesh Verma

      I have a question

      “Are Posts of a WordPress blog indexed more easily than a Blogger post?”

      I don’t know why but articles on my blog are indexed more easily than blogspot blog.

      • roland

        Hi Dinesh, interesting you mention this as I experienced the same thing. In both blogs I have set up a xml sitemap and have an similar amount of posts with similar length and a few backlinks. Nevertheless the wordpress blog was indexed after a couple of weeks, my blogspot post still is not indexed ( I am not talking about the one I haved added in my profile) anybody experienced something similar?

    • Mootch

      I have a website that is only 5 days old and post gets indexed just after 1 day and another site that is over 3 months old and posts takes about 1 week to get indexed. I think it’s also depend on the content. I update both sites daily.

    • Vinayak

      Is Backlinks are important for google ranking.. ??

    • Avinash Kumar

      Can we use Fetch as Google Bot and then Submit To Index every time for every new post ?

      • Harsh Agrawal

        You can but it’s not that necessary. Instead create a blog site map and submit it to Google. Ensure your site map is auto-updated when ever you publish a new post.

    • Sourish

      Quite a informative read i must say, The chart actually says it all. Initially i was too facing a lot of problems but now everything is smooth and fine but there are days when indexing can become a serious headache! thanks

    • Klint

      I just can’t understand why google search engine index my new blog post within 24 hours in fact in the past, when i post new, it will automatically index for a matter of minutess but for now, it will index on a number of hours before it can be seen in google search results..why?

    • Joseph Nirmal

      My health blog is not indexing in google index. So my blog have very low traffic in organic search. how to rectify?

      • Harsh Agrawal

        Hey Jospeh
        Have you submitted your sitemap to Google search engine?
        if yes, could you check index status and let me know how much it is, and how much your actual number of posts are?

    • Alex

      Verify your website in Google webmaster tools and Submit sitemap of your website. Google will index your website soon. Also the posting frequency matters. If you post regularly Google spiders will index your posts soon.

    • Rohith

      Google indexing blog post time is really depending on many things like blog age, sitemap, page rank and backlinks. But aside from these elements I suggest that you focus on your content and Google indexing will no longer be a problem.

    • raj

      Hi, jimmy Excellent post. google indexing my site privacy policy, contact us and dcma policy page. is it creates problem or not?

      • Harsh Agrawal

        It won’t create any problem but such pages are not useful for search engines, but is useful for user experience. You should consider adding noindex tag for such pages…

    • Nikunj

      Very enlighting Post
      Help Please :
      My posts updating in google index tooks more time it tooks about 1-2 days after I publish the post to index in google and my site in almost 20 days old so what will you suggest me to increase this updation time should I refresh sitemap every time I publish the post or it Doesn’t matters ?

    • sudeep

      I am also facing from slow indexing issue. Can you review my site and give me feedback to improve my indexing status.

    • Shashank

      Its going to be a month,Google has not indexed my website… any suggestions
      help required…

    • Nihar

      Great post! This will help lot of new bloggers to start having patience.

      Even for popular blogs there are some posts which don’t get indexed. It is due to the fact that they might be copied from somewhere or doesn’t add too much value. This could be the reason.

      your table is good. Can i know how did you come up with that table?

      • Jimmy

        Hi Nihar,

        Thanks for your reply ;-)
        I was experienced this problem earlier and i got reply from a google webmaster forum moderator with this table.

    • Roger

      I think if people focus more on creating good content verses indexing, they will soon realize it won’t be long until the site grows.

      That doesn’t mean disregard indexing, but rather focus on content first, then SEO.

    • rakesh

      indexing in google is very tough task…but my blog indexed in google within a week after i submitted sitemap to google webmasters tools….

    • Burhanuddin Tezabwala

      That table is very useful.
      I too have to update my blog frequently and on regular basis. It will satisfy my readers and Google as well.

      As it is always said: ”If content is the King, then SEO is Queen”

    • Anubhab

      I have a new blog too..Thanks for the great info. came hand, when I was pondering why my pages are not getting indexed.

    • Saket Jajodia

      Google sometimes index your new blog post intent also probably most of my blog from few months got intent indexed…

    • Rahul Solanki

      Well my blog is Google friendly.With in minutes my posts get indexed in Google search engine…I get 70% of traffic from google

    • Jawed

      Getting indexed on google is a lot easier than it is on some other search engine like Bing. Another thing is that if you make a blog on you are almost always likely to get indexed by google.

    • Pumama

      When I post a new post, Google index it after 1 minute :D
      Writing post usually is the good way to get indexed faster

    • Glitz @ GlitzyBlog

      My site is also not getting crawled faster so i have to update my blog frequently. this is really useful.

    • ankit

      Awesome post dude.I was confused and worried that my blog is not indexed by Google.I will be now patient .

    • Dinesh @ DailyBlogMoney

      Interesting chart you put.
      Once your blog established well, it can be indexed within minute, I experienced it. Its mostly connected to uniqueness of content.

      I think you missed an important factor, which is Robots.txt file. If this file is blocking Google bots, then no pint in trying other all factors.

      Thanks for the nice post Jimmy

      • Jimmy

        Yup, you are right Dinesh
        Thanks :-)


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