In this article, we'll briefly introduce the following warnings by Google Search Console:

URL is not on Google

This warning is usually complemented by the phrase This page is not in the index but not because of the error. See the details below to learn why it wasn’t indexed.

It means that Google has crawled the page, but, during indexing, decided that the page was probably not intended to get indexed. It also means that the URL can’t appear in the search results.

SOLUTION:

  • Check if the URL in Google Search Console is correct:

    • The URL must include https (not https)

    • The URL should include www only if it’s enabled in the general website settings

  • Check if the page does not have the 'noindex' tag, in other words, check if the option Hide from search engines is not enabled in the page SEO settings

  • Double-check the content of that page:

    • Is there enough content?

    • Is it high-quality?

    • Are there any errors?

  • Finally, submit the correct URL for indexing

NOTE: The option Hide from search results adds a 'noindex' tag to a page; such page gets deleted from the website sitemap which prevents the page from getting indexed

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Discovered – currently not indexed

It means that Google knows about the page, but hasn’t crawled (and therefore indexed) it yet.

SOLUTION:

Usually, it gets naturally resolved with time. If the issue remains, check the quality of the content — it could be that Google doesn’t think it’s worth their time. The issues related to the quality of content aren’t limited to any particular URL, so make sure that you have high-quality content site-wide.

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Crawled – currently not indexed

It means that Google has already crawled the page, but hasn’t indexed it yet.

SOLUTION:

Usually, it gets naturally resolved with time. If the issue remains try the following:

  • Add a link to that page (that’s crawled but not indexed) to your other pages that are already indexed

  • Make sure the content is of high quality and doesn’t duplicate (valuable, authentic, not plagiarized)

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Duplicate without user-selected canonical

It means that Google found duplicate URLs that are not canonicalized to a preferred version.

SOLUTION:

Google doesn’t index duplicate URLs, but, most likely, there’s a similar page indexed. For example, the non-www page may be already indexed and the www page is identified as a duplicate without user-selected canonical (or vice versa). Canonical links are not supported at Zyro yet, thus you wouldn't be able to tell Google which URL is canonical.

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Submitted URL marked 'noindex'

This means that the page is not supposed to be indexed.

SOLUTION:

  • Check if the URL includes https (URLs with http don’t get indexed)

  • Check if the page does not have the "noindex" tag, in other words, check if the option Hide from search engines is not enabled in the page SEO settings

  • Update the website and re-submit the correct URL for indexing

LEARN MORE: GSC Index Coverage Most Common "Errors" List


Excluded by 'noindex' tag and blocked by robots.txt

Zyro websites don’t have rorbots.txt files. The page might simply have the "noindex" tag.

SOLUTION:

  • Check if the page does not have the "noindex" tag, in other words, check if the option Hide from search engines is not enabled in the page SEO settings

  • Update the website and re-upload the sitemap to GSC

LEARN MORE: Most Common Issues from the "Excluded" List


Alternate page with proper canonical tag

The page in question canonicalizes another valid page, and Google has accepted your recommendation.

SOLUTION: If this is correct, no action is needed. If the canonical is incorrect, it, unfortunately, can’t be fixed, as we don’t support canonical URLs yet (meaning that you wouldn't be able to tell Google which URL is canonical).

LEARN MORE: Most Common Issues from the "Excluded" List


Server error (5xx)

This indicates that something is/was wrong with the server where your website is hosted.

SOLUTION: Check if the specific URL opens correctly and if so, re-submit it for indexing. If you can't access the page, contact us for help.

LEARN MORE: GSC Index Coverage Most Common "Errors" List


Submitted URL blocked by robots.txt

Normally, you shouldn’t encounter this issue, since Zyro websites don’t have robots.txt files. If this error appears, it’s either related to the 'noindex' tag or a bug.

SOLUTION:

  • Double-check your website's SEO settings to see which pages are hidden from search engines

  • Update the website and re-upload the sitemap to GSC

LEARN MORE: GSC Index Coverage Most Common "Errors" List


Redirect error

This error can be shown when a wrong page is indexed (www instead of non-www or vice versa) or after migrating a website.

SOLUTION: Check if the www prefix is enabled in the general website’s settings and check if it’s present in the URL in question.

LEARN MORE: GSC Index Coverage Most Common "Errors" List


Submitted URL not found (404)

SOLUTION:

  • Open the website and check if all links are working correctly

  • Double-check product links and edit them if necessary (remove random IDs for product pages and duplicated pages, if any)

  • Once the URLs are up-to-date, update the website and re-upload the sitemap to GSC

LEARN MORE: GSC Index Coverage Most Common "Errors" List


Blocked by page removal tool

It means that the URL is currently blocked by the Removals tool. This tool helps to suspend the indexation of a page for a period of 90 days. After that, Google may index the page again.

SOLUTION:

  • If you want the page indexed, either

    • Wait for the 90 days to be over or

    • Cancel the request to remove the page from the search results

  • If you want the page to never be indexed again, enable the option Hide from search results in the page SEO settings

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Indexed but not submitted in sitemap URLs

There is no problem with the page. To not see this warning, you may update the website and re-upload the sitemap to GSC.


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