Google doesn't index our unique content, but does our bland stuff. Why?

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In Google webmaster tools, it doesn't index all of our content - what's odd is that what it isn't indexing is mostly our unique content. The first item on this list is our forums, the second is our main site pages, but the ones that aren't indexed are our original content news articles and features, and the third one is our golf course database, but what isn't indexed (I think) are our in-depth golf course reviews. See the link to verify these are truly unique content pages.

These are the pages that will really help us rank, would get searched, read and shared, but they aren't getting indexed. What can I do?

http://www.parstars.com/RSS.aspx?tabid=105&moduleid=554
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Feb 8, 2013

Submitted
337
Indexed
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www.parstars.com/SiteMap.aspx
Sitemap
Feb 8, 2013
Submitted
272
Indexed
128


www.parstars.com/sitemap2.xml
Sitemap
Feb 8, 2013
Submitted 16,006
Indexed 15,974
#bland #content #google #index #stuff #unique
  • Profile picture of the author Terry Kyle
    Hi DD, do you have many links from your indexed pages to the non-indexed ones?

    If so, run some press release campaigns (up to 3 links per press release on some services) to your most important pages.

    Have you also checked in Google itself (not GWT) about exactly which pages are indexed?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Looks like the example in OP is indexed (6 days ago):

    site:www.parstars.com/Golf-Courses/Review/CourseID/186/ClubId/159.aspx
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    I bet posting the links here helped.

    Yeah I'd do what Kyle says, just send a few links that way and you'll be good.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Slin View Post

      I bet posting the links here helped.

      The link I posted earlier says posted/indexed 6 days ago (in Google SERPs), this thread is 1 day old. Just saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    Haha my bad Yukon, good catch, didn't put that together.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Slin View Post

      Haha my bad Yukon, good catch, didn't put that together.
      It's all good.

      I'm just wondering If OP is only checking GWT? I would be checking the SERPs for each new page/URL to see If Google has actually indexed the new pages. GWT doesn't have a history of updating very fast, usually pretty slow (days...).
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      • Profile picture of the author ddoggphx73
        I have been checking GWT, not google straight searches.

        Should I basically just google the URL itself? That's so stupidly easy. *slapshead*

        GWT has been kicking me into paranoid fits, worrying that none of my good content was indexing, but it looks like it's in there. Now I just have to increase the ranking.



        Thanks so much!
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  • Profile picture of the author ddoggphx73
    Although now googling site:www.parstars.com/Golf-Courses/Review/CourseID/186/ClubId/159.aspx doesn't return any result. But if I google the url itself, it comes up. I thought site:whatever would return anything indexed. Most confused now.

    Also, I notice that the most recent news items don't appear in there either:

    site:Wrap up of Golf Fest Phoenix 2013

    Shows nothing, but we've got articles up to 150 right now, and stuff before 145 shows up.

    These are all in the sitemap (first one). And I just now notice that it says ch freq weekly. I've resubmitted to GWT, but I'm guessing that since it's slow, it won't recrawl that map until another week due to change frequency?

    Is there a quicker way to get new articles indexed than relying on the sitemap and scheduled crawl? Our unique content should be valuable, but it's invisible.
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  • Profile picture of the author ddoggphx73
    The url above was a url, it styled it with the page title - helpful for SEO I guess but not helpful trying to write it out for the google search. :|
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