On the dashboard of my site where it shows sitemap I see 18 URLs submitted, 9 URLs indexed.

However under Index Status it shows Total Indexed: 0, Ever Crawled: 332.

What does this mean, why are the indexed figures different?

For clarity: The site has been online since 14th Feb and my sitemap was created using Drupal XML Sitemap which was submitted straight away.


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The dashboard index status indicates status for image files as well, so that number is usually higher.

The index status should be displaying at least one page, I would be worried about this one. Go on google and type the following site:yourwebsite.com and see how many pages are returned. You'll have a better idea of what's indexed.

Also, the data changes over time. You can always create a new sitemap and submit it if there were changes to your website.

Take a look under html improvements as well, see if there are pages with the same meta description and/or title.

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    In hindsight that is exactly what I did, so because of that upvote and accept! Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 14:48

Make sure that you created the right Sitmap.xml for your website and placed in right place as you mentioned in Google Webmaster.

I highly recommended to use Scram-Frog seo spider (If you website contend below 500 pages) or use Xenu link sleuth software to create your .XML sitemap.


all these data change over time, I'd suggest waiting week or 2


Just normal, this stats are not up to date, delayed for round about a week.

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