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How to Fix Discovered currently not indexed in Search Console

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  • To fix discovered currently not indexed -> you need to wait until google bot crawls the discovered urls to index in google search.
  • Discovered currently not indexed is not an error – it is an indexing process – first url will be discovered by google bot and then it will be crawled for indexing.
  • Discovered currently not indexed status will change if url gets indexed in google and you can update your page and sitemaps and then ask google to recrawl may help the discovered url to index in google search results.

Google Search Console Discovered – Currently Not Indexed

Many people experience this issue once they publish the url on their website they will update sitemaps and submit url to google using url inspection tool and after some time the status of the url will be discovered –  currently not indexed and google excludes the url in search console.

But many of them don’t know that this is not the error – this is just the indexing process and this is how google discovers urls and then crawls it for indexing and then ranks them accordingly depending on many quality rater guidelines which rely on many ranking factors.

If you are seeing this error in excluded urls in search console -> index coverage section – Discovered currently not indexed then you need to wait for google bot to crawl and index it, there is nothing wrong with the page or too many urls listed in discovered currently not indexed table and there is no need to worry.

Discovered Currently Not indexed means -> Google discovered your website urls successfully but these urls are not crawled for indexing yet. You need to wait until google bot crawls then and ranks them accordingly in google search results and there is no guarantee how much time it takes. It depends on your website quality and content.

What is Discovered Currently Not Indexed means

Discovered currently not indexed Means – Google discovered your website urls and google found these url through sitemaps or any other resources like -> Internal links or any anchor links present on your website and discovered the urls successfully and that is the reason these urls are listed in index coverage section  with Excluded Status.

How to Fix Discovered Currently Not Indexed Error in Search Console

Below methods will help you fix discovered currently not indexed error in the search console.

To fix the Discovered Currently not indexed error, the first thing you need to check is – is your web page or url not having any issues when crawling by google bot.

Discovered Currently Not indexed is Temporary

Yes! Discovered currently not indexed is temporary only and once google find the urls and carwls it for indexing then google will mark the url status in search console as url is on google or crawled currently not indexed status.

Wait Until Google Crawls it for Indexing

If you see your website url is in Discoved currently not indexed status in excluded section then you need to wait until google bot crawls it for indexing and rank accordingly. You need  to be patient and monitor index coverage section status and update your site regularly and update sitemaps.

URL Status is Discovered Currently Not Indexed Long time??

If you see your website url status in index coverage section – discovered currently not indexed then you need to modify your page with relevant information and request it to index using URL inspection tool – request indexing feature. 

Once you request index a url – then url will be added to crawl que and when google bot crawls your website then your website url will be crawled and indexed in google search and the status of discovered currently not indexed will be fixed.

Optimize your website for Crawlers

You need to update your sitemap file and make sure that your sitemap file is updating regularly and make sure that your website is linked internally well with internal links as google bot crawls anchor links and finds the urls.

Improve Your Website Quality

Discovered currently not indexed for a long time indicates that your website is not indexing and there is an issue with website quality or website content which you are offering to users and google is not able to trust your website due to many reasons like author, duplicate content, scrapped content or any other content related errors..

If google bot figures out that the crawling of the page is not necessary as the information you are providing is already present on other website or if it doesn’t meet the requirements of google quality rater guidelines then you can expect these urls to be in discovered currently not indexed section or the status may be update to crawled currently not index in excluded status in index coverage section in search console.

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