I added my website in Google Search Console and submitted a sitemap there.

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What does it mean by "submitted and indexed?" I think it says the pages are available in Google, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I tried search for site:www.wixten.com and pages that is says are submitted and indexed don't show up.

What does "submitted and indexed" actually mean?


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The site: search is not exhaustive. URLs that are indexed may not be included.

Indexed means it can be shown in search results. Try making a real query that relates well to the page's content.

Submitted means it is in your XML sitemap that you told GSC about. I think it also includes URLs manually submitted for indexing.

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