How to Fix discovered Currently not Indexed on your site

How to Fix discovered Currently not Indexed on your site

Are you trying to fix discovered currently not indexed on your website?

Recent issue Webmasters are facing is discovered currently not indexed by google. It state that their contents are discovered but Currently not Indexed. This is when google crawler crawl through a specific or recent content on a webpage.

The motive of writing articles is for the world to see them via search engines and that your content receives the attention it deserves.

Search engine might not make this come true if it refuses to index the posts as at when due. In this article, I will share with you the easy and practical methods to fix this issue arising from the Index coverage report.

What is discovered – Currently not indexed?

The Discovered – currently not indexed status means that Google knows about these URLs, but they haven’t crawled (and therefore indexed) them yet. If you’re running a small website (below 10.000 pages) with good quality content, this URL state is will automatically resolve after Google’s crawled the URLs.

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Discovered – Currently not indexed simply indicates that Google has found or discovered the URL, and is aware that the URL exists. However, it has not yet been crawled or indexed.

Google Indicate that;

Discovered – currently not indexed: The page was found by Google, but not crawled yet. Typically, Google wanted to crawl the URL but this was expected to overload the site; therefore Google rescheduled the crawl. This is why the last crawl date is empty on the report.

The Discovered – currently not indexed status means that Google knows about these URLs, but they haven’t crawled (and therefore indexed) them yet. Please wait for some more time and as soon as Google will crawl this page, Google will index it. You may also use Request indexing feature in console.

Meanwhile, Support the page internally by linking it to other important pages and improving its crawl depth level. Also, ensure that this page gets some external love as well in the form of back links.

How to Fix Discovered – Currently not Indexed Error

I have tested many methods when I was facing the same problem but these are the best and recommended. Rankmath Instant Index plugin.

Rank Math’s built-in support for Instant Indexing with both Google & Bing makes crawling and indexing your website easier than ever.

How to Fix Discovered – Currently not Indexed on Bing
How to Index Your Content Instantly on Bing?

To configure Instant Indexing for Bing, follow the exact steps we’ve discussed below:

Install the Rank Math Plugin

First and foremost, you need to install and setup the Rank Math plugin. You can skip this step if you already have the Rank Math plugin installed on your WordPress website.

Verify Your Website on Bing

Once you have installed the plugin, you need to verify your website on Bing Webmaster Tools.

Create an Account

In order to connect your website to Bing Webmaster Tools, you need to create an account. You can make use of any email address of your choice. If you do not have one, then you need to create one on the Bing Webmasters site.

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Verify Your Website

Once you have logged in, you need to verify your website by using any of the two methods. You can either add your site manually, or if you have already verified your website on Google Search Console, then you can connect with it, and Bing will import all of your settings and data. For this tutorial, we have added the website manually.

Choose Verification Method

Next, you will get a few options to choose from. We will choose the HTML Meta Tag option and use that to verify our website using Rank Math.

Paste the Code in Rank Math SEO

Paste the code in Rank Math SEO by going to WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > General Settings > Webmaster Tools and save the changes.

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Once done, hit the Verify button by going back to Bing Webmasters Tool.

Your website is now connected to the Bing Webmasters Tool.

Enable the Instant Indexing API Module

In order to enable the Instant Indexing API, head over to WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Dashboard > Modules and enable the Instant Indexing API module

Configure Instant Indexing Settings

Once the module is enabled, head over to WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Instant Indexing and add your Bing API key that we’ll get in the next step.

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Get the Bing API Key

Follow the below steps to get your API Key from Bing Webmaster Tools:

  • Visit Bing Webmasters Tools and log in.
  • Navigate to the ‘gear’ icon
  • Select the API Key Option
  • Click Generate API Key button and copy the Generated API Key
Add the API Key to Rank Math’s Instant Indexing Settings

Now you need to add the API key into Rank Math’s Instant Indexing settings. In order to do so, head over to Rank Math > Instant Indexing and enter the API key that you copied from Bing’s Webmaster Tools in the previous step.

How to Fix Discovered – Currently not Indexed on Google

To configure Instant Indexing for Google, follow the exact steps we’ve discussed below:

Install the Rank Math Plugin

First and foremost, you need to install and setup the Rank Math plugin. You can skip this step if you already have the Rank Math plugin installed on your WordPress website.

Download the Plugin Files or Install Instant Indexing by google

At first, you need to get the Instant Indexing for Google installed on your website. You can install the plugin right inside your WordPress Dashboard under Plugins > Add New.

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Once activated, you’ll be able to configure Instant Indexing for Google under Rank Math > Instant Indexing.

Configuring Instant Indexing for Google
Create an Indexing API Project

Once you have installed and activated the plugin, you need to create an Indexing API Project. In order to do so, follow the steps as shown below:

Go to the Google API Console and Create a New Project. Please ensure that you’re creating a new Indexing API project.

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And then click Create. Once done, your new API Indexing Project will be created.

Select Your Project

Select the project that you created.

Once you have created your project confirm your project

Then Enable API

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Create a Service Account

Create a service account by opening the service accounts page and select the project that you created.

Once you have created your project, then click the Create Service Account button

Enter a name and description for the newly created service account. Select and copy the entire Service Account ID because you will need this at a later stage. Then click on Create button.

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Don’t forget to change the role to Owner and click Continue.

Download the file that contains your API key by clicking the Create Key button

Choose the default JSON format and click Create.

Add the Service Account as an Owner of Your Google Search Console Property

First and foremost, you’ll need to register and verify your website with the Google Search Console. Once you have verified your property open the Google Search Console, select your property and click settings.

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Click on Users and Permissions and then Click on the three dots next to your account, and then click on Manage property owners:

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Click on the Add an owner button in the Verified owner’s section. Doing so, a page will open in a new tab. Enter the Service account ID (the one you copied out earlier) in the new owner’s email address field and click Continue

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Configure the Plugin

Now head back to your WordPress dashboard as we’ll configure the Instant Indexing settings.

Insert Your API Key

Navigate to Rank Math > Instant Indexing settings in your WordPress admin area, and paste in the contents of your JSON file, or just upload the file.

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Use Google’s Indexing API to Index Any Post/Page on Your Site

Head over to the Console tab. Enter a URL (or more) in the Instant Indexing section, and click the Send to API button

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After a few moments, you’ll see the following success message if everything’s been configured correctly up until this point:

You can also index the URLs from the WordPress Posts section.

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And that’s it, you’ve successfully set up Instant Indexing for this website. If you have any issue on this, you can use our comment session or join our delegate on Facebook to solve any issues related to WordPress and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for WordPress video tutorials.

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