It’s important to keep track of pages Google has excluded from their index. Thanks to the excluded pages section within the Search Console coverage report, you can see why a page as excluded. What follows is an explanation of all the reasons a page might be excluded from Google’s index. It will also explain what you can do about it- if you don’t want that page excluded.
These page are probably not in Google. It doesn’t appear that you want them to be. Make sure Google has made the correct decision.
There’s a robots meta tag on this page, telling Google not to index it. Click on the listing to see the list of pages excluded by a “noindex” tag. If you want one of these pages in Google’s index, remove the robots meta tag. If not, no action is necessary.
Someone has specifically told Google not to index this through Google Search Console. If you want this page in Google’s index, login to Google Search Console and remove it from the list of removed pages.
There is a line in the robots.txt file that is excluding Google from adding this to its index. To get this page indexed, modify your robots.txt file to allow Google to index it. The Google Search Console robots.txt checker will help you do this.
Google does not have permission to view the page. For Google to index this page you must give it permission to view it by sending a 200 header code.
This has been removed from Google Search Console reports. It was vague and not particularly helpful. These errors are now showing up in other ways.
Google isn’t specific on why they’re not including a page it designates as “Crawled – currently not indexed”, but they’ve determined it’s not going to be indexed. To see which pages have been crawled but not indexed, click on the list in the report. If you want Google to index it. Try to submit URL to Google through an XML sitemap or adding links to this page. It might help.
Google found this page but hasn’t indexed it yet. You’re going to have to wait for Google to index this page.
This page is a duplicate of another page. It’s not in Google’s index because this page’s canonical tag is pointing to the original page. In other words, a canonical tag on the page is telling Google not to index this version of the page- which is typically what you want it to do. If you want Google to index this page instead, change your canonical tag on this page.
Google has determined that this page is a duplicate. Without a canonical tag, it has chosen another page to index instead. You’ll need to add a canonical tag to this page (and other, duplicate pages) if you want this page in the Google index.
Google found an HTML page that duplicates the content of this page. It has decided not to add this page to its index. Make this page more unique if you want Google to add it to the index.
Although this page is marked as the canonical version, Google thinks a different page is the correct canonical version of the page. Figure out why Google thinks the other page is better as the canonical version, and modify this page.
This page serves a 404 (page not found) header code when served to Google. There’s nothing wrong with having a 404 page, but you might miss an opportunity. Setup a 301 redirect so Google (and users) get to the right page. Remove the 404 header code from this page, if you want it indexed.
Someone has complained about this page legally, and Google has removed it from the index. This is usually a copyright violation. If you want this in Google’s index, your content will need to comply with local laws. You can appeal the submitted legal complaint here: https://support.google.com/legal/troubleshooter/1114905
Because this page has a redirect, it’s not included in Google’s index. Click the line to see a list of the pages that are being redirected. Remove the redirect if you want this page in the index. Bear in mind that you might want this redirect in place, for SEO reasons.
Google is waiting to crawl this page before adding it to its index. You’re just going to have to wait a couple days on this one.
Google thinks this page is meant to be a 404 page even though it’s not serving a 404 header code. If the page is not meant to be a 404 page, try adding more content to the page and Google might add it to its index. If it is meant to be a 404 page, send a 404 header code with this page.
Google has decided to remove this page from its index. Google isn’t specific on how to add this page back to its index. It might take some research to determine why it might have been removed.
Please note: we did submit URL to Google experiment and discovered that it doesn’t do much to submit your URL. It doesn’t hurt- but don’t expect much to happen, either.
You submitted this page to Google and it has a canonical tag, but Google thinks a different page should be the canonical version. If you want this page in Google’s index, treat it as if it is a “Google chose different canonical than user” page (above).
If you want to learn more, check-out Google’s explanation of these errors, here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/7440203