Google Search Console (GSC) is a tool that helps understand how a website is performing in the Google search engine. In this article, we'll briefly introduce the following warnings by GSC:

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 correct URL appears in GSC:

    • The URL must include https (not https)

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

  • Check if the option Hide from search engines is not enabled in the page SEO settings; the option Hide from search results adds a “noindex” tag to a page, therefore, the page gets deleted from the website's sitemap which prevents the page from getting indexed

  • Check the content of that page:

  • Finally, update your website and submit the correct URL for indexing

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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. You may find more recommendations here: Tips for getting your website on Google 💡

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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); you may find more recommendations here: Tips for getting your website on Google

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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: How to check which of your website pages are on Google

For example, the page https://domain.com/about-us is already indexed, and the https://www.domain.com/about-us is identified as a duplicate without user-selected canonical (or vice versa: the page with www is indexed, and the page without the www is identified as a duplicate without user-selected canonical). Therefore, you may see such a warning in GSC. Canonical links are not supported at Hostinger Website Builder 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 you've chosen to not index the page.

SOLUTION:

  • Check if the option Hide from search engines is not enabled in the page SEO settings; the option Hide from search results adds a “noindex” tag to a page, therefore, the page gets deleted from the website's sitemap which prevents the page from getting indexed

  • Then, update the website and click Validate fix in GSC:

Learn more: GSC Index Coverage Most Common “Errors” List


Excluded by “noindex” tag and blocked by robots.txt

Websites created with Hostinger Website Builder don’t have rorbots.txt files. The page might simply have the “noindex” tag.

SOLUTION:

  • Check if the option Hide from search engines is not enabled in the page SEO settings; the option Hide from search results adds a “noindex” tag to a page, therefore, the page gets deleted from the website's sitemap which prevents the page from getting indexed

  • Then, update the website and click Validate fix in GSC:

Learn more: Most Common Issues from the “Excluded” List


Server error (5xx)

This indicates that there was a problem with the server where your website is hosted.

SOLUTION: Check if the specific URL opens correctly:

Learn more: GSC Index Coverage Most Common “Errors” List


Redirect error

This means that the page is not indexed due to a redirect error. A common example: instead of https://domain.com/about-us, you're asking to index http://domain.com/about-us. All websites created with Hostinger Website Builder automatically use https, therefore all the URLs of your website should include https when asking Google to index them. This error usually appears if you previously had indexed your website pages with http or if you've submitted a http URL for indexing manually.

SOLUTION:

Learn more: GSC Index Coverage Most Common “Errors” List


Submitted URL not found (404)

This warning means that the page doesn't exist ir was unreachable. It can be caused by deleting a page from the website, making DNS changes, or experiencing temporary downtime.

SOLUTION:

  • Open the page in question to check if you can properly access it

  • Once you make sure that the page is accessible, update the website and click Validate fix in GSC:

Learn more: GSC Index Coverage Most Common “Errors” List


Blocked by page removal tool

It means that the URL is currently blocked by Google 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, cancel the request to remove the page from the search results in GSC

  • If you want the page to never be indexed again, enable the option Hide from search results in the page SEO settings; the option Hide from search results adds a “noindex” tag to a page, therefore, the page gets deleted from the website's sitemap which prevents the page from getting indexed

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Indexed but not submitted in sitemap URL

This warning means that your page is indexed, it's just not found in your sitemap. Don't worry, there is no problem with the page.

SOLUTION:

Learn more: Indexed, not submitted in sitemap: what does it mean and how to fix?

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