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My XML sitemap has a lot of links - for example:

I've added my sitemap via Google Webmaster Tools (my site map ->, but Google has only added this page - - from 171 pages.

This is the Google Tools result when i submit my sitemap:

    Sitemap     Status  Type    Downloaded  URLs submitted  URLs in web index
/sitemap.php        OK  Sitemap     Sep 2, 2011     171             1

Why has Google added only 1 page in web index?

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There's possibly a number of reasons:

  1. Does the sitemap validate (as XML)?
  2. Is Google showing errors in the WebMasterTools console for this sitemap?
  3. When did you submit the SiteMap? Some lower-ranked sites can take days/weeks to crawl/index

Many of the URLs I visited on your site are empty pages - e.g: - why should Google index this?

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1- is ok 2- no error 3- one week later i index that 4-many urls is empty but many url consider content, why google not index that pages? –  hashem Sep 2 '11 at 15:38
why google not index this pages? ? –  hashem Sep 2 '11 at 15:41
please see reason #4. If none of those page have back-links (external to your site), and your site isn't well back-linked and Google doesn't deem the content to be of any value then there's no reason for it to be indexed. I ask you - why should Google index your page? –  Mike Hudson Sep 3 '11 at 12:31

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