Why Webpage Discovered/ Crawled but currently not indexed by Google?

By taking these steps, you can increase the likelihood that your discovered page will be crawled and indexed and start ranking in search results.

Discovered – currently not indexed. Crawled – currently not indexed. Status: Excluded. How to fix it in 2024? This is very common issue faced by new website owners or even long news sites.

Have you ever submitted a webpage only to find it languishing in the “Discovered – currently not indexed” purgatory of Google Search Console? You’re not alone. This status message, while not inherently negative, can leave website owners wondering what’s wrong and how to fix it.

If you see the status excluded in your Google Search Console then please read the following.

  • Discovered – currently not indexed
  • Crawled – currently not indexed

What is meaning of Discovered – Currently not Indexed

Understanding “Discovered – currently not indexed”: Why Your Webpage Isn’t Showing Up in Search Results

“Discovered – currently not indexed” means Google knows about this webpage either through sitemap, internal links or backlinks. However, the webpage has not yet been crawled and therefore not indexed by Google.

This means that the search engine knows that your page exists and has included it in its database. However, just because a page has been discovered does not mean that it has been indexed. Indexing refers to the process of adding a page to the search engine’s database of pages that can be returned in search results.

It is not worth to crawl this URL right now. Goggle may or may not crawl this webpage in future. This decision is not permanent and Google may crawl and index it later date but it is not certain.

Here’s a breakdown of what “Discovered – currently not indexed” implies and what you can do about it:

What it Means:

  • Google is aware of your webpage: This is good news! Google knows your page exists, but for various reasons, it hasn’t crawled and added it to its searchable index yet.
  • It doesn’t necessarily mean trouble: Don’t panic if only a few pages are affected. Google might simply need more time to process them. However, a large number of unindexed pages could indicate underlying issues.

Crawled – Currently not Indexed – What does this mean?

Crawled – currently not indexed means Google have already discovered your site and also crawled it but not yet included in the index i.e. database.

Main reasons and solution for discovered but currently not indexed or Crawled – currently not indexed are hereunder:

Reason-1 Overload Site

Google think that if the URL shall be crawled then it shall overload the site. So, don’t worry Google has rescheduled the crawl and your webpage will be automatically crawled and index in the next schedule. Oh! Google is busy right now.

Reason-2 Irrelevant URLs

You may see in Google Search Console some URLs that are excluded from index by Google. You should ignore these types of errors related to web page URLs. Because these web pages may include Feed URLs, RSS URLs, Next or Previous Post/Category/Tags/Author web Pages URLs, Comment URLs, site search result URLs.

Following type of URLS are irrelevant and there is no need to resubmit it to Google for indexing it:

  • https://www.YourWebSite.com/feed/
  • https://www.YourWebSite.com/page/3/
  • https://www.YourWebSite.com/page/7?nonamp=1
  • https://www.YourWebSite.com/category/example/page/15/
  • https://www.YourWebSite.com/tutorials/example/

The above are most common URLs that were already crawled by Google, but not indexed.

Reason-3 Inconsistency

Google visit your site but does not find any new content then it may delay for next visit. Suppose, Google visit today on your site and find new post but tomorrow you have not posted any new content then Google will visit next week to check whether your site has published new webpages or not. But, if Google finds that you are not publishing new content within a month then Google schedule to crawl your site on monthly basis.

Therefore, you should provide new contents for your users on regular basis it may be daily, weekly or monthly. However, if you have not created any new post during last six months then this may be one of the big reason for the issue “discovered but currently not index“.

Reason-4 Duplicate Content

If your site have lots of webpages on same topic and the contents on each webpage are either similar or duplicate then Google shall not be interested to crawl and index your recently published post.

Never use auto-generated contents i.e. you are posting lots of new posts using automated tools or plugins.

Reason-5 Low quality Content

Contents on the webpage is very low quality and therefore Google ignores this URL. Thus, you have to add some more value to the current content to make it high quality and unique for users.

If you post high quality contents for users then it also improve SEO to increase possibility of top ranking on Search Engine Results Page.

Reason-6 Overall site quality

Your site’s overall quality is not good in the eyes of Google. I mean you are repeatedly posting low quality content then Google will through out your site in the list of low quality websites.

Reason-7 Check for robots.txt or noindex tags

Ensure that your page is not being blocked by a robots.txt file or a “noindex” tag in the HTML code.


Remember, patience is key. Even after addressing potential issues, it might take time for Google to revisit and index your webpage.

Are you noticing this error message for all recently published posts? This happens generally to new websites and therefore you should review all contents of your site and make sure that your each post provides authentic and high quality contents.

Just think in different way that if your site does not exist then is there any loss to your users or they can find the same content on another websites. If users get same content from other sites then why Google prefers to crawl and index your website.