If your website isn’t showing up in Google’s search results, it might be because it’s not indexed. In this article, we’ll show you how to make pages that are not indexed or aren’t mobile-friendly eligible for Google’s indexing so that your site can start seeing better rankings.
What is “page isn’t usable on mobile”?
Google has a “Page isn’t usable on mobile” message when you try to view the page on your phone. This means the page is not optimized for phone viewing, and may not be included in Google’s search results. There are a few steps you can take to make the page more optimized for mobile viewing.
- Make sure the content is optimized for mobile viewing.
- Consider reformatting the content as a simplified version that is easier to read and navigate on small screens.
- Use responsive design techniques to make the page adjust automatically to different screen sizes.
How to find which pages are not indexed on google?
Google search console is a tool offered by Google that helps website owners and administrators to track the performance of their websites on Google. It was formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools but was renamed in May 2018.
By google search console you can see how well your site is performing relative to your competitors, but also hidden pages and pages that are not indexed by Google – which could be a sign of an issue with your content or website structure.
To access the tool, go to https://search.google.com/search-console/about. Once there, clicking the main interface would open.
Clicking on Start Now will open a new page,
After that, the index portfolio will open in front of you, in which you can see a graphical comparison of the index and non-index pages.
To know in detail about the indexed and non-indexed pages in the index portfolio, you will click on the view full report, then the name of these pages and the reasons why they are not indexed on Google are explained.
After that, you can copy the URL of the page you want and paste it in the live URL to see the reasons (problems and errors) for the page not being indexed.
The main reason for pages not being indexed on Google is that the page is not mobile friendly.
Reasons for not Indexing on google
Bloggers often worry about not being indexed by Google. In this blog post, we will talk about why pages may not be indexed and how to make them eligible again.
Google evaluates content on a number of factors, including the relevance of the content to the user, quality of the content, and authority of the source. If a page does not meet one or more of these criteria, it may not show up in Google search results. Pages that are not indexed due to the following reasons:
- Not Structured: The page may not be well-organized and may not follow the standard formats for a website.
- Broken links: Broken links can damage a page’s ranking in Google search results and can make it ineligible for indexing. Fix any broken links as soon as possible.
- Duplicate content: If your content is incorrect or outdated information that appears on more than one page of your website.
- Incorrect metadata: Incorrect metadata or missing keywords can be a reason for not indexing your content.
- Not Mobile Friendly: If you have pages that are not usable on mobile devices, consider making them mobile-friendly and see if that improves their indexing.
- No Title Tag: The page does not have a title tag, which is required by Google to index it.
- NoH1Tag: The page does not have a h1 tag, which is also required by Google to index it.
- No Images: There are no images on the page, which can hinder its visibility on search engines.
- Poorly Written Content: The content of the page may be poor and difficult to understand, making it less likely to be found by Google users.
How to resolve the issue?
We will solve the problem of pages not indexing on Google in 3 steps.
“text too small to read”
On the page on which this problem is occurring, edit the page by going to the dashboard of your website, the editing window of Word Press will open in front of you, and now you have to select each paragraph and its text. Increase the size to 20 or 22, in the same way, you select all the paragraphs of that page and increase their size, when you increase the size of all the paragraphs, then update your post.
After doing all these steps your page problem “text too small to read” will be solved.
“clickable elements too close together”
Another reason why your page is not indexed by Google is that “clickable elements too close together”, the procedure to solve this problem is very simple.
This problem simply means that,
The size of the images on the page is larger than the compatible size of the mobile screen.
Therefore, when a user opens your website on mobile, he will not be able to see the images due to their large size.
All you have to do is to reduce the size of the images on that page۔
If the image size is 100%, reduce/crop their size to 75% or 50%
You have to do this procedure with the feature image as well۔
After doing all these procedures, update the page۔
Now you have to copy the URL of the page which was not indexed on Google and paste it into the live URL in Google Search Console.
Now the same page will be indexed on Google, after that, you have to request Google to index this page by clicking on request index.
Google will examine and index that page۔
” Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP Plugin)”
If your page is not indexing on Google this means it is not mobile-friendly, And if you want to avoid this problem in the future, there is another solution to this problem.
For this, you have to install the AMP plugin on your WordPress website,
AMP plugin will automatically make your pages mobile-friendly.
By using these methods you can index your pages on Google and bring more traffic to your website
Suggestions to overcome the issue?
There are a few suggestions that might help to overcome the issue of pages not being indexed or being mobile-unusable due to not being eligible for Google indexing.
Use Google Accelerated Mobile Pages(AMP) Plugins in your WordPress site, it will automatically compatible your content mobile friendly.
make sure that all pages on your website are properly formatted and include all the required metadata. This will help to improve the chances of your pages being found by Google and will make them more accessible across all devices.
keep an eye on updates and make sure that all content on your website is up to date and relevant. If necessary, you can also remove any outdated or non-essential content from your website in order to make room for more updated and useful information.
Finally, it is important to remember that Google does not index all websites equally. While it is certainly possible for a less popular or newer website to be missed by Google, making efforts to improve your website’s indexability will likely result in a higher ranking for your site on search engine results pages (SERPs).
pages that are not indexed or are not accessible by search engines are to submit those pages to Google’s Webmaster Tools. Google offers a free tool that can be used to assess the quality of a website’s content