How to Fix Google Crawled -Currently Not Indexed Error?

After the recent Google Core Update, CoreNetworkZ lost a small portion of its daily organic traffic.

As Google says, Core Update is not about penalizing a website but a different way to show search results to the users.

That means Google's algorithm update changes the ranking of different web pages (SERP) for a keyword.

So, a minor fluctuation in organic traffic is acceptable after a Google Core Update.

However, another problem worried me. I saw a reduction in the number of URLs indexed by Google.

That is a big problem, and I decided to investigate the reason.

Google Search Console is the first place to check for the reasons for SERP changes.

You can access Google Search Console by visiting this link.

As a responsible webmaster, I logged into Google Search Console.

Page Indexing > Crawled - Currently Not Indexed

I logged into Google Search Console to investigate what happened to the missing pages of CoreNetworkZ in Google Search Results.

Click on Pages on the left of the window under indexing to view the status of your blog indexing.

To learn more, have a look at the screenshot below.

Complete Fix for Crawled — Currently Not Indexed issue.

Look at the section, Crawled - currently not indexed.

To my surprise, I saw a lot of old posts on my blog listed under this category.

What does crawled but not indexed mean?

This tutorial explains how to solve the problem of Google Crawled - Currently not indexed.

As a practical guide, I am taking one of the pages not indexed by Google from the list of Crawled - currently not indexed and showing you how to reindex it in Google search.

How to Fix Crawled -Currently Not Indexed Error?

According to Google support Crawled but Currently not Indexed error means Google spiders crawled the page. However, Google has not indexed it yet.

You can read the Google answer from the link below.

According to the answer, Google may or may not index the page in the future.

We cannot depend on this vague reply. We want to persuade Google to index the pages under the category -Crawled but not indexed yet.

No one can force Google to index a page, but we can persuade it.

First, we need to understand what blocks Google from indexing the page.

Though Google mentions they have crawled the page already, we must inspect the URL for any technical issues that prevent spiders.

Click the page URL listed under Page Indexing > Crawled - Not Indexed.

How do I fix crawled but currently not indexed?

Click the INSPECT URL.

It will start retrieving data from the Google search index.

Why is my page discovered but not indexed by Google?

Search Console shows the result. The URL is not on Google.

How do I force Google to index a page?

The page indexing status shows Page is not indexed - Crawled - currently not indexed.

You can see a tool TEST LIVE URL on the top of the window. Click that to continue our test.

How do I fix pages that aren't indexed?

The result is positive. Google finds no technical issues that prevent this blog post from getting indexed.

How you Fixed Crawled Currently Not Indexed

What should we do now? We now understand Google decided not to index this page due to any technical errors.

So, Why did Google put this post under the category Crawled but currently not indexed?

Reasons for a Web Page Under the Category Crawled but Currently Not Indexed

Google may remove web pages from its search index for one of the reasons below.

  1. Outdated Content.

  2. Thin Content.

  3. The post link is absent in the sitemap.xml file.

  4. Orphan Page.

How Did I Resolve Crawled But Currently Not Indexed Problem?

Since that post has no technical issues, I did the following steps.

  1. Edit The Post

    Google does not like obsolete content in its search results.

    The webmaster has to provide unique fresh content.

    So, I edited that old post and made unique fresh content.

    Then I requested Google to reindex this page using the tool REQUEST INDEXING.

    Crawled - currently not indexed. What is it and how to fix?
  2. Created Internal Links Pointing to The Post

    Google may drop orphan pages from its Search Index.

    Orphan pages are those that do not have any links pointing to them.

    I created a few internal links to this post from my other pages.

  3. Made Sure the Page URL is in Sitemap.xml.

    I ensured that the blog post URL is in the sitemap.xml file.

Did it Fix The Problem?

Yes, it did fix the "crawled but currently not indexed" problem.

How long does it take for Google to index a website?

It took two days for this page to reappear in Google Search results.

So, what did I learn from this experiment?

Google is removing low-quality pages from its search index.

Search Engines may label high-quality content too as spam.

So, we must tell Google and Bing that the website content is helpful for their users.