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There is no way to "force" Google to index anything. The best that you can do is make it easy for Google to index your content and gain reputation. Providing a sitemap, will tell Google about the content, but to get it indexed you need to get link juice to it as well. See The Sitemap Paradox for further reading. You need inbound links into your site, ...


Google will not crawl any doc with the robots.txt disallowed. Not ordinarily, anyway...site maps included.


On the "separate simple HTML file" you created, add the following to the <head> <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> That will instruct Google and other search engines who respect the directive to not index that specific page but will follow the links on that page. If you really are only interested in Google's index, then use <meta ...


Google looks at things differently than we do. Sorry. That is just the way it is. Sometimes you have to see things from Google's perspective before the data makes sense. The Google Webmaster Tools data lags behind a couple of days and some elements a bit more. As far as the various Index Counts, this explains why the difference. However, there is no direct ...

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