I have just been reading the Google Best Practices guide and thought I would check out the issue of
1) Check the number of indexed pages in Google vs. the number of
pages you actually have.
I had a xml site map generator for my site but ONLY 2 out of the 161 submitted pages are indexed. The site is about 2 years old and I am adding relevant original content of sufficient word size. i originally had a standard site map html, but found out that google doesn't accept this format.
I am having difficulty in finding a replacement xml (sitemap) file generator (either plugins don't load or there are other issues) such is the case for joomla 1.5 at the moment.
Has anyone come across a similar issue, do you think it matters, how does it matter, and how did you fix it?
I think that the articles I have written are still being searched and found on Google, but maybe the discrepancy is an 'admin issue' and its downgrading my sites PR etc?