discovered but not indexed

  • Hello RankMath,

    I heard a lot about you so decided to use in my new blog. I explored the features and I love it.

    But I am facing a issue and I can’t blame you for that, I don’t know maybe i did some wrong settings.

    I need you help please guide me….

    Initially, to crawl fast I added /sitemap_index.xml, /rss…

    after 4-5 days when i checked my website was not indexed…
    so added /sitemap.xml

    after a week, i decided to change plugin to yoast just because of indexing issue…
    I want to migrate back to rankmath….

    but again same issue nothing changed…
    not i read a few blogs,

    somewhere i read probably, i am facing these issue because of crawl budget and i edited it to maximum 2 days back…
    now i want to wait for 3-4 days before i come to any conclusion…

    but I need your help guys to fix “discovered but not indexed” issue…

    i am not publishing any new content on website because of this..

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for getting in touch and I am extremely sorry about the trouble this might have caused.

    There are a few things you must check for in order to see why the posts aren’t getting indexed.

    1. Make sure the post is not selected as ‘noindex’ in WP > Posts > Your Post > Advanced Tab in Rank Math.

    Individual Post Advanced Tab

    2. Ensure that the noindex is not selected for Global or Posts meta:

    Noindex Settings

    3. Check the sitemap settings and check if the posts are setup to be included in the sitemaps:

    Post Settings

    Also, be sure to just add to the Google Search Console the sitemap_index.xml file, not any other, since it is the only one Rank Math uses.

    Please note that it is completely upto Google if they want to index or not index your website. So, if you haven’t willingly or accidentally made your posts noindex and Google still isn’t indexing your page – it means that either Google doesn’t want to index or hasn’t crawled your page yet because it hasn’t allocated that much crawl budget to your website.

    Please check this website for more details.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.


    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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