I recently retouched a corporate site for a client. They also have an ecommerce version of their site at another URL. I've submitted the sitemap and did a manual re-crawl request for the homepage of the corporate site. But I'm getting odd results in the search console.
Under url inspection, it says the homepage isn't crawled, but using 'site:' in google search shows it up. I know the homepage was recrawled because the google meta has updated but search console still says un-crawled. And for some reason, it has chosen to change the title of the homepage in the result but not the other pages.
Other pages at the url are crawled but search console says they aren't in the sitemap. Manual inspection shows they are. The last crawl date is also the same as last modified date on the sitemap. Copying the url directly from the sitemap into url inspector shows the same problem of page not being in sitemap. Both sitemap index and sitemap is submitted.
There are also no manual actions in search console.
robots.txt is also fine.
Can a corporate site be too similar to an ecommerce site for the same company that it is refusing to crawl? I've even done
sameas and included the ecommerce site in the schema.
They run two site because they have both a physical store and an online store selling the same thing, but the physical store also runs other operations and events.