I'm pretty much new in this field! Google console sent me the report and I see there: 1,006 not indexed pages

And when I checked why pages are not indexed For example, I went to "Discovered-not indexed"

I saw many strange links.

What is this, and how bad it is for the website

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As long as they are returning not found (404) codes, you are ok.

However, it would be best to check a few things to be on the safe side:

  1. Check if those links are not being created by your own website. You can try a tool like Screaming Frog, Ahrefs' or SEMrush's website audits to find out.
  2. Verify that those links aren't present in your websites' sitemap.
  3. Run a security scanner on your site. For example, if you are on Wordpress you can try Bulletproof Security, Sucuri or Wordfence.

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