I have 86 links for my site example.com successfully indexed by Google Search Console. They first appeared in Google's search results. But after a few days, most of the links disappeared. Currently, only 13 links are shown in search results when pointing to site:example.com

I know searching using "site:xxx.com" is not reliable. I tried to manually search (using keywords and phrases) for those links reported indexed but not shown in search results, and yes, they could not be found. I can confirm this because the search results showed the links in my old website.

Am I being penalized by Google for doing something wrong?

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  • There are 5 reasons for it. Have you looked at them? Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 9:27
  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
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    Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 9:27
  • Is the content on your old website the same as the content on this site? Why is the old site still around? Are you planning and putting in a redirect? Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 13:29
  • @StephenOstermiller The old website is under Wordpress. I have yet to delete it. Will do soon. I have just re-built my new website at a shared hosting account. And the content is totally new (compared to the ones in Wordpress). Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 16:51
  • @RohitGupta Yes, I have looked into it many times. I can't correlate anything. But more than 96 links are under "Discovered - currently not indexed". Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 16:54

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I just picked a page at random https://lawrence.com.my/tour/penang and checked it for errors. To get the full benefit from GSE, you really need to clean up the html and css. Otherwise there is a danger thae the GSE can not evaluate your page.

One example of error is

<meta property="og:title" content=Private Local Tour Guide in Penang & KL>

You need quotes for the value of content, like so

<meta property="og:title" content="Private Local Tour Guide in Penang & KL">

There are many sites that will check your pages. I am using an addon for Chrome to do it.

  • Thanks. I will check. Commented Sep 1, 2023 at 14:22

In order to find out that you have been penalized, you need to check those addresses with keywords. I understood from the questions that you did not do this. Please check again after a few weeks, maybe there is a problem with reporting. If the problem is not with reporting, maybe your pages had a low rank in the target words.

  • The OP has already tried keywords! Commented Sep 1, 2023 at 12:04
  • Yes. I have tried keywords. Commented Sep 1, 2023 at 14:22

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