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The Reasons That Google Search Console is Showing Crawled - Currently Not Indexed

Arthur Fabik

Today, we’re keeping it short and sweet.We’re back at it again with Google Search Console - this time, Crawled - Currently Not Indexed. This doesn’t mean there’s an issue, but there are definite ways to rectify it.We’re delving into why this may happen, and how to address it.Get comfortable, and let’s get into it!

What does Crawled - Currently Not Indexed mean?

This means that Google has crawled a webpage, but has chosen to not include it in its index.This report is similar to our previous article regarding the Discovered - Currently Not Indexed status.As we said - this doesn't mean there’s an issue, it more means that Google has decided to not display this particular page in organic search results.Perhaps the Google Search Console index coverage report puts it best:The page was crawled by Google, but not indexed. It may or may not be indexed in the future; no need to resubmit this URL for crawling.

How can I address Crawled - Currently Not Indexed status?

In some cases, Google might have decided to not index this specific URL because it won’t provide value to users in search results. Some common web pages that tend to be impacted by the Crawled - Currently Not Indexed status include:

  • Privacy policy pages
  • Blog category pages
  • Blog tag pages
  • Paginated web pages
  • Pages with duplicate content

If your page has been tagged with the Crawled - Currently Not Indexed status and it doesn’t fall into any of the aforementioned categories, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to try and rectify this.

Improve content quality

For starters, making sure that your quality is unique, fresh, relevant, and provides real value to users will help out the Crawled - Currently Not Indexed status.Google is a lot more likely to index content that is deemed of value to its users, so fine tuning your content as much as possible is a great way to rectify this status.

Add internal links

Another tactic that will force Google to recrawl and understand the importance of a page is adding in internal links.Looking for relevant landing pages, menus, or blog pages that you can link back to on this webpage heightens the chances of Google changing the status on the page.

Link building

When all else fails, nothing else communicates relevance and authority like high-quality backlinks to this specific webpage.High quality content attracts high quality backlinks, so this links to the earlier step in terms of producing content that is link worthy. This is an effective way to ensure your web page is both crawled and indexed by Google.

Wrapping up

It can seem daunting to try and fix Google Search Console errors.If you’re seeing the Crawled - Currently Not Indexed status, you’re definitely not alone.Even technically sound websites can receive this notification on some website pages, but it’s definitely important to understand that you don’t need to troubleshoot all pages in the error report.Take the time to identify the pages that are the most valuable and will increase website traffic, and ensure indexing using the above steps.Happy googling!

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Arthur Fabik
Arthur is the Head of SEO at Local Digital. He's been working in the space for most of the last decade at some of the biggest agencies in Australia. Now, he's responsible for the Local Digital SEO team with one goal - smashing SEO results out of the park for our clients.

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