How can I get Google to index more of my Sitemap URLs?

Bill from Stuart, FL asks: “The Sitemap.xml file states there are 10000 URLs but only 1500 have been indexed. After numerous crawls it does not appear Google is going to index these additional detail pages. What can I do to get Google to index my unique & current detail pages?”


18 thoughts on “How can I get Google to index more of my Sitemap URLs?”

  1. Hi man, my site is about affiliate. but my index in my sitemap is red bar even it show 11 rank. what is the reason? i can't understand. my site is not getting any traffic till now.

  2. @wintogreen1 Well it probably won't work well for a blog since "dynamic" isn't really the name ID parameter as product site. (I.E. – product_id=xxxx). For a blog I would make all the pages static and use keywords in the file name. If your blog is 1,000+ pages and all of them are dynamic Google most likely isn't going to run parameter queries to grab all the pages.

  3. So, it's the backlinks.
    But, backlinks to what? Homepage? Inner pages? or the inner inner pages which are not yet indexed?
    We all know it's almost impossible getting backlinks for all the pages of a website which have 10000+ URLs in sitemap.

  4. And BILL in Stuart, FL –

    To answer your questions and a little SEO secret –


    Create ONE page that has ONE link to your dynamic content and keep the bot from exiting to other static site pages. Once the bot is on this dynamic content it will continue to grab as many pages as your server request can handle.

  5. Links. What a great answer Matt.

    "Well Allow Me To Retort" –

    If a 10,000+ site isn't being indexed and Google relies on "links" to point too the site content – What makes NEW and FRESH content part of Google?

    Answer – Nothing. It's your way or the highway Google.

  6. In addition I would check wemaster tools carefully – any redirect errors? any duplicate titles or meta information? Do you have a good structure within your site to get to all those pages. I have 300,000 pages in sitemaps and have improved my position dramatically by paying attention to this. Grahame

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