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The material for these one-paragraph descriptions was derived mainly from information available on the businesses own website, so the word "rehash" might be appropriate.
Could this explain why many of these pages have not been accepted into the index?
Just to clarify, are you saying that these missing pages are not showing up in the site: operator results?
Additionally, has googlebot even spidered these new pages? There's a big differenece begtween spiderd but not inlcuded, and never spidered.
They're not showing up using the site: operator.
I've submitted a Sitemap file, which has been accepted without error. and googlebot has been through my site.
On my GWT Sitemaps page it displays
Total URLs: 316
Indexed URLs: 63
Interestingly, the site: operator shows 46 - 50 pages, but I know that this issue has been discussed elsewhere.
Thanks for your interest.
I first submitted the sitemap two and a half weeks ago, and have been resubmitting the sitemap as I get new input from the writer since then. While attempting to answer your question I realized that the only business-specific pages that have been indexed are those that Google knew about from before I started submitting the sitemap, but certainly not all of them. The order that they're being added is in accordance with the order that internal links to them were added; so it looks like it's a simple matter of patiently waiting.
Does this mean that Google might decide not to index them? Googlebot has been through all of the pages in my sitemap file, so it definitely knows that they're out there.