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New pages taking longer to get indexed?

   
7:12 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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?
8:07 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure if your observations are talking about indexing or ranking. They are two separate steps, two separate things.

the more competitive the keywords/page content the longer it takes Google to index?

That sounds like you might be talking about ranking. If you are talking about indexing, I'd say that's a myth. But certainly, a competitive query term can take a good bit longer to get well ranked.

I am not seeing much in the way of new visitor traffic from them.

Are you seeing ANY traffic coming from Google Search? If you are, then clearly the pages are indexed.

[edited by: tedster at 9:10 pm (utc) on Apr 3, 2013]

8:31 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)



Indexing I have found to be slightly slower recently however ranking has become extremely slow for me.

I don't see how additional pages to an authority site can take several weeks/maybe months to start ranking whereas junk/MFA sites get immediate attention?
8:53 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)



Indexing I have found to be slightly slower recently however ranking has become extremely slow for me.

^^^ This, definitely.
9:00 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Actually, indexing. It takes longer for certain pages to get indexed. I've noticed that, too. Seems as though for blog posts, Google is a lot 'pickier' than they used to be.

Even if a blog posts has lots of social activity, it will take links from other sites in order to get indexed.
9:51 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member netmeg is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



That has not been my experience. Most everything I've done in the past few months has been indexed (but not necessarily ranking) within six to twelve hours. They're always promoted with social, FWIW.
9:57 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)



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.