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Webmaster Tools says no pages indexed - Sitemap says there are



9:31 pm on Apr 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If I log into my webmaster tools, on the overview screen it states the following:

Index status:
No pages from your site are currently included in Google's index. Indexing can take time. You may find it helpful to review our information for webmasters and webmaster guidelines.

Sitemap type Web
Submitted Apr 16, 2008
Last downloaded by Google Apr 17, 2008
Total URLs in Sitemap 10386
Indexed URLs in Sitemap 9826

Any ideas?


9:42 pm on Apr 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Sure - your report is buggy. Many similar reports here recenty, e.g [webmasterworld.com...]

Seems like GWT has taken a lower computational priority recently, while the index changes we're calling Dewey get doled out.


2:28 pm on Apr 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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thanks, thought it was just buddy data but I wanted to be sure. I wish they would have these tools setup properly since they are encouraging us to use them


3:20 pm on Apr 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm also seeing this and it has coincided with the index page of one of my sites vanishing from 'site:' and the results. Anyone else experienced this? Basically it's knocked my site from the SERPS.

Interestingly, the datacenter is still showing things properly though... is this a 'bad data push' like the olden days or is my site destined for the scrapheap...


3:35 pm on Apr 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Funny, I was just looking through this section in my adwords account - and was considering submitting a sitemap for one of my clients who has a dynamic website. It's also saying zero pages indexed, when in fact G has tons of their pages in the index and ranked.

Sitemap submissions aren't one of the typical things I do in getting sites to rank in G so I don't have much experience using them and the effects caused. I have read previous posts about sitemaps winding up hurting rankings, not helping - so I'd like some feedback on what others have seen before versus after.


3:39 pm on Apr 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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As of 3 weeks ago I consistently had about 10,300 pages indexed. Now with the site: command it shows about 3200 pages and in sitemap section of webmaster tools it says there is about 9400 indexed.


11:01 pm on Apr 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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GWT glitch...

it also claims sites were last crawled two weeks ago.

when cache in the index is from the last few days.


GWT not in synch... some Analytics graphs still 1 day behind others...
whatever is happening it must be pretty major.
one does wonder how much of it is intentional.

perhaps Google grew large enough that every update ends up with weeks and weeks of trial and error sessions...



2:26 pm on Apr 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I've got the same issue - Google webmaster tools says no pages indexed, link: operator returns zero results (despite many pages that I know of which do link to us).
It's been this way since February, but hasn't affected traffic, which is mainly from Google. The site: operator returns all our pages, so it seems they have indexed us.
It would be nice to have Webmaster tools that work though...

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