I'm trying to index a landing page through the Google Search Console. The result I get is error Page with redirect: The URL is a redirect, and therefore was not added to the index. The error explanation which Google gives is:

If you link to an old version of a URL that redirects to a new one, Google will still detect that URL and include it in the Coverage Report. Consider updating any link using the old version of the URL so search engines aren’t forced to go through a redirect to discover your content.

I have not created any redirects for the page and when I used redirect-checker.org I got: CONGRATULATION. Everything seems to be fine. There is no old version of the URL.

The page was created with WordPress.

Can you throw any light on this?

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Note that Googlebot sees the following entries differently:

  1. http://example.com
  2. https://example.com
  3. http://www.example.com
  4. https://www.example.com

If you are trying to list for example 1., but your site uses by default https like in 2. then you got a redirect when you open 1.

Can you provide your website URL to give you a better answer?

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