Google doesn't seem to realize that there are links on my page.
I don't yet have provided a sitemap, and I know that I should (and I will).
Regardless, I'm trying to figure out whether I've done something fundamentally wrong with my site/links so that Google does not want to accept them.
The links in the main navigation are like this:
<a href="/en/learn"><div class="material-icons-outlined"></div>LEARN</a>
The links are not created via JS. They are served on the initial html.
I have not provided a robots.txt (as I want everything to be crawled).
I have not added a rel="nofollow" to those links.
Why I think that Google didn't just crawl all subpages, but didn't even read the hrefs from the main page:
- Google has crawled my main page three times in the past couple weeks. It also crawled some resources (images and JS files).
- Google Search Console does not list any internal links (or external ones, for I have not published the site's URL yet to anyone except you helpful helpers).
- When I enter a subpage URL (like
https://example.com/en/print) directly into Google Search Console, it tells me that "Page is not indexed: URL is unknown to Google". I would assume that a URL is only unknown to Google if it hasn't found the URL in any link whatsoever.
Question: What could I be doing wrong (apart from not having a sitemap yet)?