I've read this topic with answers but they do not address why zero for one year? but other areas in Google Webmaster Tools report 400 URL indexed.

Google Webmaster Tools Index Status

Only 2 Indexed.

Google Webmaster Tools Sitemaps Panel

493 Submitted - 492 Indexed.

Google Search

Using site:domainname.com returns 1,630 results.

Could this be a problem with the www and no-www?

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These types of problems are more common than less common in Webmaster Tools sadly, GWT is often out dated or incorrect. GWT does not update as frequently as real time results and you often see these types of problems.

The Google Webmaster Tools Sitemaps Panel looks to be reporting correct as the picture shows that your only viewing that month and I imagine if you back track it it will come up with the rest, in regards of the top image with only 2 urls being indexed I believe this is the www and non-www problem as you've mentioned since doing site:www.yourdomain.com reveals just one result but you need to include 1 more to that which is the domain so this equals 2, which is safe to say that the top image is displaying the www. data and not the non-www data.

Additionally if you haven't already you should add both www and non-www to Google Webmasters Tools, so your site is listed twice. One with www and another without www. and then you tell Google the preferred domain. While this isn't required for search results it may have to do with the results your getting within GWT.

  • Yeah, this is the Index Status report for the www-version, but the Sitemap file is submitting non-www URLs (which can be valid in some cases). Pick a canonical and be consistent :-) Apr 23, 2013 at 21:52
  • I too faced similar problem and I did exactly what bybe says in the last para and within a day Google started indexing it ...
    – user5858
    Apr 25, 2013 at 4:41

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