Is your website or blog or blog article not being ranked or indexed in Google search? If you’re also frustrated with your blog’s Google ranking and indexing issues,
If so, today’s article may come in handy.
Today we will talk about 15 things that cause your blog or website to not be indexed or ranked in Google.
There are various reasons why a website or blog article may not rank or index in Google search. Maybe you are not doing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) properly?
In addition, Google may not be ranking or indexing your website for various other reasons. And, today we will talk about each of these reasons.
At the present time, blogging has created a deadly taste in the minds of many. And, the reason for this interest in blogging is the “opportunity to make money from blogs”.
But, people are now taking blogging as a professional business or career. And so, in this case, it is normal to create a lot of competition.
We all know, to make money from a blog, “That blog needs thousands of unique visitors every day”.
And, in this case, Google search can give a lot of organic traffic to our blog every day.
And so, as a blogger, we always try to bring visitors or traffic to our blog “Google Search Engine” for free.
However, keep in mind that the Google search engine has many limitations. If Google finds any objectionable information or activity in your blog or blog article,
So, Google will never index or rank your article, blog, or content in its search results. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why Google may not rank your blog or website.
Why Google Is Not Ranking Your Website / Blog?
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1. New website or blog
If your website or blog is new, then Google Bots will definitely take time to crawl that new website.
It may take about 1 month for a new website to be indexed and ranked in Google search.
So, if your blog site has been newly submitted to Google, then the entire blog will take time to be indexed and ranked in Google.
You can go to Google search and type “site:bidyapremi.com“. Enter the name of your website in place of bidyapremi.com.
Now, if Google has completely indexed your website or blog, then you will see the entire pages of your website on Google’s search result page.
And, if Google has not yet indexed the page or article of your website, then nothing will be shown on the result page.
So, through this process, you will be able to know what Google did not index your website pages.
Now, even if Google indexes the article pages of your website, it is not easy to get a ranking on the first page of Google for a new website.
Because, when your website or blog is new, when the domain authority (DA) of that website will be much less.
And, Google does not rely on the content/articles of websites with a new and less Domain Authority (DA).
So, no matter how good and high-quality content you write, the chances of a new website getting ranked on the first page of Google in the first 2 to 3 months are very low.
Hey, when you regularly publish articles on your blog, the DA (domain authority) of your blog site will gradually increase.
As a result, if you are writing good, high quality, and SEO optimized articles, Then no one can stop them from being ranked on Google’s first search results page.
However, this suggestion was for a new blog or website.
If your website or blog is very old but you are not getting ranking in Google, then see the reasons given below.
2. High competitive keywords/niche
As I said before, there is a lot of competition in the blogging industry right now.
Every day thousands of blog posts are being published on the same subject and they are being indexed by Google.
Now, if you are creating a blog on such a topic or writing an article targeting such a keyword,
Google already has thousands of information/websites on topics or keywords,
Then you have to deal with a lot of competing websites to get ranking on the first page of Google search with that topic or keyword.
In this case, if the content quality, SEO, and domain authority of your competitor websites are all high quality,
Then it will be almost impossible for you to rank the website with that keyword or topic in Google.
However, even if it is possible, you have to do a lot of work to rank the website for such a competitive keyword.
- Creating backlinks
- Proper off-page SEO
- Proper On-page SEO
- Social media sharing
So, maybe high competitive keywords are being used in the articles or content written in your blog.
And for that, your blog articles can’t rank on the first page of Google. For this, I have only one suggestion.
Before you write an article, you must do “Keyword research“.
Through keyword research, you can collect information about any keyword that is searched by Google.
In the Google search engine, how many times a keyword is being searched every month, how many articles have been written by Google targeting the keywords, meaning the competition of keywords, you can know the whole through keyword research.
For free, I use the “keyword planner tool” to do keyword research.
3. Shortage of quality content
If you are not writing quality content, then there will be a problem to get ranking on the first page of Google search.
Now the question is what does this “quality content” or “quality article” mean? The answer is very straightforward.
Quality article means writing articles in such a way that your visitors can find the right answer or solution to their question.
I’ve seen a lot of bloggers around the world who don’t write articles clearly. Somehow he wrote the article in 300 to 500 words and published it.
Moreover, they do not have any rules and regulations for writing articles. As a result, visitors do not like their articles and Google does not rank the article pages.
So, if you are also publishing an article in just 300 to 600 or 700 words by any means, Then of course there will be a problem to get ranking in Google search.
So always try to write a detailed article on any subject.
Try to write articles in short paragraphs and at least try to publish an informative article between 1500 and 2000.
Remember, you are not just blogging about anything. Google search already has a lot of web pages with any topic or keyword.
So, why would Google rank your website for low-quality content when it already has a lot of good content.
Think about it.
4. Check Manual actions
If manual actions have affected your blog site in any way, then your website is not shown in Google search.
And, if the website is not shown in Google search, how to get ranking and traffic or how to get. Manual actions are that process,
Where Google employees see any kind of illegal activities, spamming, and fraudulent or fishy activities on your website.
As a result, Google employees manually block or penalize your website’s domain.
To verify that manual actions have an effect on your website, go to “Google Search Console”.
Click in the “Security & manual action” tab of the Google search console and then click on the “manual action” tab.
If your website has been penalized by Google, you can see it here. Moreover, Google also informs you by sending an email to your registered email address.
5. Is Google crawling your website properly?
Many times Google cannot crawl every page or content of our website for various crawling errors and issues.
And, when Google bots do not crawl our website properly, then the pages of the website will not be indexed and as a result, those pages will not be ranked in Google search.
So, go to the Google search console account associated with your website and click on the “Index >> Coverage” tab.
If your website is not being crawled by Google for any problem, the red error will be shown.
In addition, there are reasons why Google may not be able to crawl your website or specific pages of your website.
- Take a look at the robots.txt file.
- Each of our blogs or websites has a robots.txt file. Type “domain.com/robots.txt” in your browser to check this robot file on your website.
- The job of this robot file is to instruct or tell Google or other search engines which pages of the entire website should be crawled and which should not.
- If due to some mistake, you have inadvertently edited the robots.txt file of your website, then Google will not be able to crawl and index your site.
- Make sure your robots.txt file is not blocking Google bots.
6. Are you using the “no-index” tag on your website?
The “No-index” tag is used to prevent a complete website link or some links from being indexed by search engines.
So, if you forgot to use this tag on a web page, then, the web page that is no-indexed in the search engine will not be shown or ranked.
Moreover, if you are a WordPress user and using the Yoast SEO plugin on your website, Then there is the possibility that I did not set my Yoast SEO plugin correctly.
As a result, some parts of your website (page) or the whole website are no-indexed.
7. Low-quality backlink
Whenever Google crawls, indexes, and ranks any page of a website, Then, take backlinks as a ranking factor of that page and rank it.
Your website or website pages do not have low-quality backlinks high-quality backlinks,
But that is a very important issue in Google search ranking. So, if you are creating low-quality backlinks for your website,
- From a spam website,
- From a low-quality directory,
- Buying low-quality backlinks,
If you are creating or buying such low-quality backlinks for your website, Then those bad backlinks will definitely have a bad effect on your Google ranking.
Moreover, as a result of bad and low-quality backlinks, Google can “penalize” your website. And as a result, your website’s Google ranking will be severely reduced.
To increase domain authority, Google website ranking, and website traffic, “backlinks” are of course very important.
However, try to create high-quality backlinks.
Remember, the value of 10 high-quality good backlinks is much higher than 100 low-quality low-quality backlinks.
So, there is no harm in making backlinks less, but try to create backlinks from good high authority websites.
You can also read What is off-page SEO? Backlinks Making Guide
Here are some tips to create high-quality backlinks
- Write and publish high-quality content on your blog. As a result, people will automatically be forced to give you backlinks.
- Post guest on high-authority blogs.
- Comment on other do-follow blogs related to your blog/website.
- Add your own blog to the top high-quality blog directories.
- Share / submit your blog post on social bookmarking sites.
8. Website penalized by Google
There are many times when the Google search ranking of our website suddenly decreases automatically.
The sudden decrease in Google search traffic on the website may mean that “your website has been panelized by Google”.
In fact, Google only penalizes any website that violates Google’s Google quality guidelines.
And in this case, Google can completely remove some or all of the web pages from its search result page.
Let’s find out how the main reasons! why Google can penalize any website.
- “Over keyword optimization” means that if you use too much of a keyword in an article, Google can penalize your website or web page.
- “Black hat SEO techniques” means that even if you do the bad SEO optimizations that are done to increase the ranking of the website illegally in Google search, you will get a 100% penalty from Google.
- If you are publishing thin content on the website and not writing quality content, then there is a chance of getting a penalty.
- If your website has low-quality spam backlinks or paid backlinks.
- If the bounce rate of your web pages is too high.
So, if your blog is caught in the Google penalty, your ranking will definitely decrease.
9. Website bounce rate
You see, when visitors read our articles, if it is a good article, then visitors will take a lot of time to read that article.
But, if our article visitors are not able to give correct answers or solutions to one and a half questions or there is no relevancy with the user’s question,
Then visitors will leave your website very soon and move to another website.
And, Google monitors the relevance of your content or article with any keyword, key term, or search quarry, keeping an eye on this usage of the user or visitor.
As a result, if users or visitors to your blog spend a lot of time reading your articles or content,
Then that article is high quality and high quality in the eyes of Google. And so, Google will rank your article page first in its search result page.
On the contrary,
If visitors to your blog’s article page or web page are returning without reading the article in just a few seconds,
If that article is low quality or irrelevant content in the eyes of Google.
- When visitors spend a lot of time reading our content, the bounce rate of that page decreases.
- When visitors return within a few seconds without reading the article, the bounce rate of that article page increases.
So, to get traffic from your targeted keywords from Google, Try to keep the bounce rate of your article pages at least 60%.
You can see the bounce rate of your website and web pages through Google analytics.
10. Google algorithm update
The reason why your website or article page may not show up in Google search engine is “Google’s algorithm updates”.
In fact, Google monitors every website or web page indexed by these algorithms.
What kind of backlinks a website is creating, quality content being published on a website, SEO over-optimization, or keyword stuffing on a website.
So, when Google comes up with these algorithm updates, it definitely has a bad effect on low-quality and irrelevant web pages.
This algorithm update has improved the Google search ranking of some websites. And, some websites come down in ranking or not at all.
Around 2012 or earlier, Google would only come up with some updates every year. Nowadays, however, Google’s algorithm updates are brought in every month.
Therefore, the ranking of web pages with low quality and thin content decreases from time to time.
11. Poor Page loading Speed
Google has officially announced that the loading speed of web pages will be considered as a ranking factor.
So, if your website or web pages are loading very slowly, So it can be a big reason not to get ranking in Google.
At present, slow loading website is but a low-quality website in the eyes of Google. So, try to keep the loading speed of your website good.
Remember, it is better if your website is fully loaded in less than 5 seconds.
Moreover, using a good lightweight WordPress theme and cloud hosting you can increase the loading speed of your web page by about 60%.
12. Mobile friendly website
At present, about 80% of web searches are done through a smartphone.
And so, Google has started taking it as a ranking factor to improve mobile-friendly search results.
This means that the mobile-friendly nature of the website is considered a ranking factor.
In this case, if the theme or structure of your website does not show the mobile version of the website on mobile devices,
If your website is not mobile-friendly.
And there is a possibility that this is the reason why the Google ranking of your website has decreased or the ranking does not exist at all.
So, before selecting a theme for any website, see if it is a mobile responsive theme. A responsive theme will adjust your website to any device.
You can use Google’s mobile-friendly testing tool to see if your website is mobile-friendly.
13. Keyword stuffing
I have told you many times before, do not do keyword stuffing when writing articles on your website.
Keyword stuffing is a black hat SEO over-optimization technique.
In this process, when writing an article, only 1 or more keywords are targeted and used repeatedly in the article.
As a result, your article gets a good ranking in Google search for that targeted keyword within 2 days. But don’t be happy,
Google easily finds websites using this keyword stuffing process in a few days. And after that, that article page or in some cases the whole website is penalized.
As a result, your web pages may not have a Google ranking. So, if you do this kind of keyword stuffing when writing an article on your blog,
Excessive use of the same keyword in different parts of the article without the need for coercion,
Then surely this is the reason why your website is not getting ranked in Google search. To avoid keyword stuffing, write articles while maintaining proper keyword density.
14. Use of duplicate content
If you’re stealing or copying content from someone else’s blog and publishing it on your own blog,
So even in this case, but the content of your website or website will not be ranked or indexed in Google search in any way.
Remember, Google can easily understand whether you have created any content yourself or copied it from other websites.
In addition, Google knows which stolen or copied content has already been published on a website.
So, if your blog contains content that was originally copied or stolen from other websites or blogs,
Then your dream of getting ranking in Google search will remain just a dream.
15. Poor SEO optimization
If the content of your website is not properly optimized for search engines, But then you will definitely have a problem getting a ranking in the Google search engine.
If you want your article pages to appear on the first page of the Google search results page,
So, you have to SEO optimize your articles in the right way. Without proper SEO techniques, it is almost impossible to rank a website right now.
Because Google already has a list of a lot of websites about the subject of your article.
So, why would Google leave them and see your web page on the first page? Using SEO techniques, we can tell Google that,
“The content we write is closely related to the keywords or queries we search on Google.”
And so, if you write a good SEO optimized article, there is a lot of opportunities to show your content on the first search result page of Google.
But if your written content or article is not SEO friendly, then the ranking of your content will decrease a lot compared to other websites.
If you want you can learn What is SEO and How to do it?
So friends, do you understand why and for what reasons your website or article pages are not being ranked in Google search or why the ranking of the website is lost after a few days.
No worries about a blog with high-quality content. However, if you are publishing low-quality content on your blog,
Then of course the problem with ranking will be yours.
And, if you take a look at the above-mentioned things, you will understand that the content of your website is not of high quality or low quality.