I add about 10 new pages a month and they typically get indexed and get some traffic going in the 2-3 weeks. In March, I added about the same amount of new pages, but I am not seeing much in the way of new visitor traffic from them. Is anyone else experiencing slower indexing of new pages recently?
Also, pretty sure it's common knowledge that the more competitive the keywords/page content the longer it takes Google to index? Fact or fiction?
For me the "slow down" started right about the time people were talking about seeing large Panda like fluctuations in the SERPs in early Feb.
Just before the slow down I've been seeing I was easily getting pages indexed and ranking by adding them to an XML Sitemap (no links or mentions anywhere online). Since it's slowed to a few additions being picked up that way, but the majority of additions have been fairly slow to be indexed and have been slower to rank.