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"Not selected" removed from Webmaster Tools
Andem




msg:4543438
 3:04 pm on Feb 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

The option of displaying "Not Selected" pages in Google Webmaster Tools seems to have retired. We're now only provided the options of total indexed, ever crawled, blocked by robots and removed.

I found the not selected option a pretty good diagnostic tool and an insight into what Google thought and I'm sad to see it go. It seemed buggy though.

 

deadsea




msg:4543464
 4:05 pm on Feb 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

It was not very helpful to me because it included urls that were 301 redirected to other pages.

If I go to "Health" -> "Index Status" -> "Advanced", I can see "Total Indexed", "Ever Crawled", "Blocked by robots.txt", and "Removed". For me the "not selected" appears to be the difference between the "Ever Crawled" and "Total Indexed".

I'd still like to see separate lines on the graph for redirects and crawl errors.

helenp




msg:4543473
 4:54 pm on Feb 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

The not indexed pages now appears as once crawled.
However this is very strange as I had an issue with pages that didn´t exist, and the other day I had about 54.000 not selected pages, and not sure but maybe 3000 crawled pages sometimes, and now I have 55.000 pages that been crawled sometime.....

lucy24




msg:4543636
 12:09 am on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

For me the "not selected" appears to be the difference between the "Ever Crawled" and "Total Indexed".

You would think so but it isn't. If you've got access to any of your old graphs, do the arithmetic. Just recently I noted a hiccup where Not Selected changed by one number and Total Indexed changed by a different number (don't remember the details, but I mentioned it in another thread) with no corresponding change in Ever Crawled-- so I'm left with a statistically meaningful number of pages that simply disappeared.

Str82u




msg:4543648
 1:03 am on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have to agree with @lucy24; for our largest site the "Ever Crawled" total is 3 times the actual number of in-site pages and must include ANY and ALL URLs crawled including 404 bunk links created by competitors. "Not Selected" pages added with "Total Indexed" is about 7000 pages short compared to the last "Ever Crawled" recorded.

Currently, less than 30 are listed under "Blocked by robots" and none under "Removed".

Andem




msg:4543670
 1:58 am on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

The not indexed pages now appears as once crawled.


This is certainly not true in my case. Both very distinct values.

helenp




msg:4543748
 8:05 am on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

I dont qet it,
I dont have any ever crawled, I have indexed, crawled sometimes, blocked by robot and eliminated pages.

lucy24




msg:4543769
 10:27 am on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

"Crawled sometimes"? In English? What you call "eliminated" is called "removed" on my version of the page.

If g### is calling things by different names in different places-- you're in Spain, right? --I think we would all like to hear about it.

I just took another quick look on the way to checking something else in wmt. Detour to non-canonical form of site name reveals fascinatingly that Total Indexed is the same number both ways-- but "blocked by robots.txt" is zero on the non-canonical side.

What will they think of next.

helenp




msg:4543779
 11:59 am on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

Lucy,
Yes I am in spain, and this is what I have in spanish for advanced :
Total indexadas
Rastreadas alguna vez
Páginas bloqueadas por robots
Páginas eliminadas
Wich I translate as,
total indexed
crawled sometime
Pages bloqued by robots
eliminated pages.

The strange is that I had as you know a lot of excluded pages, however crawled sometime was not a high number, now I have the amount of excluded pages and even higer in crawled sometime.
I have 85.447 crawled sometime and excluded pages does not exist anymore.

lucy24




msg:4543925
 7:53 pm on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

:: whew ::

It's the same thing, we're just translating differently.

"alguna vez" = at some time or other = ever (crawled)

eliminadas = gosh, it is hard not to translate that as "eliminated" isn't it ;)

I had to go consult the dictionary on rastrear. It sure sounds more emphatic than the English word "crawl".

helenp




msg:4543947
 8:23 pm on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

eliminadas = gosh, it is hard not to translate that as "eliminated" isn't it ;)

Sort of unnatural :)

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