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WMT Says Zero Sitemap Pages Indexed - but they are!
triggerfinger




msg:4419205
 11:05 pm on Feb 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Interesting/Weird issue here:

Recently launched about 1000 pages on a new subdomain.

Added some supportive links from my established domain. Set up Google Webmaster Tools for the new subdomain, added a sitemap file to aid in indexation.

Also note that I added rel=canon link elements to the pages.

Now here is where it gets weird: It looks as if all pages are indexed, a site:subdomain.example.com/directory/ shows all pages. We even see some pages ranking.

However the sitemap I added to Google webmaster tools shows ~1000 pages submitted, with 0 pages indexed. No errors, successful submission, successful fetching of various pages.

Running several of the URL through Google searches shows that they do indeed exist in the index, at least I think.

Any ideas?

 

lucy24




msg:4419240
 1:56 am on Feb 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

Someone else asked a similar question just a week or two back. It may help to understand that GWT isn't about G or W, it's about GWT as a separate entity. The pages have been indexed; they just haven't been cross-checked against the sitemap.

You may also find interesting results if you check the new domain's Keywords periodically. Mine suddenly went haywire after a few months. It wasn't because I added a page or something got indexed that wasn't indexed before. It was because the GWT computer finally got around to updating the list itself, including results from two unusually fat pages.

triggerfinger




msg:4419609
 5:45 pm on Feb 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

A quick update, the reading in GWT has changed from "0 Pages Indexed", to "Pending". I'm assuming GWT is "catching up" with Google's indexation, as lucy24 mentioned.

Thanks for the input.

-t

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