Some posts are not being indexed

I got the message from Google webmaster tools, these links are no index:

https://www.woodenhot*******.co.uk/blog/2018/02/02/sauna-foundation-base-igloo-sauna-barrel-sauna/

But I don't understand why, I had marked it as all others.

  • James Morris

    Hello dr. Albert TimberIN

    I hope you are well today. I'll be following up with you regarding your chat.

    I've inspected your code manually in Chrome and run your site through a variety of web-based and desktop SEO tools in order to check for issues related to the URL you shared.

    I'm afraid, like my colleague Luís I'm unable to find anything in my tests or in Yoast on your site that should block indexing of that page.

    I'm going to flag our SLS Team (code experts) in order to get their valuable feedback on this issue. Thank you for your patience while we sort through this issue.

    Best regards,

    James Morris

  • Lindeni Mahlalela

    Hello dr. Albert TimberIN

    I hope you are doing great today. Thank you for your patience while we were looking into this issue. I had a look at your website and did some research and found that there are many reasons why Google and any other Search Engine may not index your website and or specific pages on your website.

    Here are some of the factors that seem to be most appicable to your website.

    1. Orphaned pages: are the pages that are not linked to from any other page on the website, this means the pages are not in the menu and are not linked to by other pages internally. If you go to your website's admin on the page "SEO > Dashboard" you will see two notices for orphaned pages, one for two posts and the other for one page, but the page is not important since it is the sample page generated by WordPress. It is worth checking out the two post and see if you left them out on purpose or by mistake. Orphaned pages cannot be reached by Search Engines or Bots which means they will never be indexed. Here are some resources I found about orphaned pages and how to fix them:

    https://www.upbuild.io/blog/orphan-pages-find-fix-verify/

    2. Duplicate Content: Duplicate content is when you have the same content on multiple pages on the same site or the same content on multiple websites. Duplicate content does not get indexed by Google, it may index one page on one website and ignore the other that has the same content. If the content is on multiple websites the newest website may not be indexed if the other one was already indexed, this may be a flag of copied content which such engines do not like.

    On your website I think this is the main issue with regards to the link you reported as not being indexed. I have ran your website through this online tool: http://www.seoreviewtools.com/duplicate-content-checker/, this tool identifies the duplicate pages and reports the content as follows:

    Internal Duplicates (Same content on different pages on the same website):
    - yourdomain.co.uk/blog
    - yourdomain.co.uk/blog/2018/02/02/sauna-foundation-base-igloo-sauna-barrel-sauna/

    In this case if the /blog is already indexed, the post "sauna-foundation-base-igloo-sauna-barrel-sauna" will not be indexed since it has content that was already indexed on the /blog page.

    External Duplicate (Same content on different websites)
    - https://www.t***rin.co.uk/blog/
    - https://www.t***rin.co.uk/2018/01/29/base-preparation-new-sauna/
    - https://www.***book.com/woodenhottubsale

    Again here depending on which page was indexed first, the others will not be indexed as they will be considered duplicates.

    I also ran your website on this tool as well and it says 42% of your content is duplicate which means that much content will not be indexed by Google or any other Search Engine.

    In order for your pages to be indexed, you need to fix the duplication by rewriting the titles and descriptions on the pages so that each page contains unique content, and after that resubmit your websites and they should be indexed.

    I hope this helps, please remember to search the Yoast documentation if you are stuck, but also feel free to let us know if you need any help.

    Have a nice day.
    Lindeni

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