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Indexed in Google News, but not in Organic

 7:44 pm on May 9, 2013 (gmt 0)


We have a site in Google news that positions quite well there.

The question is since a few days ago the new articles appear in Google news but not indexed in the normal organic results, I don't know the reason for this.

Sorry for my english.

thank you very much



 1:50 am on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Are you sure that the URL is not indexed at all - or is it just not ranking well? You can do a search oon the URL itself to see if organic search has it. If it isn't there, try using the Fetch as googlebot tool inside your Webmaster Tools account.


 8:32 am on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hello Tedster,

I've checked several urls and when I write it in search box appears but searching his exact title is impossible to find it, it never happened.

Also in WMT I have a sitemap and since three days ago says: sent: 49, indexed: 0

I don't know why it is happening this.

Thank you,

Robert Charlton

 9:12 am on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

but searching his exact title is impossible to find it

Searching an exact title has not been a dependable way for several years now to determine whether a page is in the index. I believe it started happening around the Mayday algorithm update [webmasterworld.com...] back in May 2010, when Google started treated titles conceptually rather than just as literal word strings.

It was widely discussed around then, I believe (someone double-check me on those dates, please), with a long discussion here...

Exact Long Tail Phrases in the Title are Not Ranking Well
Aug 28, 2010
http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4193570.htm [webmasterworld.com]

I'd recommend searching (with quotes) for unique strings of html body text within the page itself to see whether it's in the index.

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