I know that Google don’t guarantee for indexing every single web page, but I need some clarification about that, because most of the SEO masters are saying

Submitting Sitemap in GWT is the most important task for indexing a page”.

I had submitted my website’s site map before several months (may be years).

My sitemap contains 2253 web pages, out of that only 64 pages has been indexed so for. These 64 pages were indexed few months before itself which means, after those 64 pages Google hasn’t indexed even a single page.

What would be the reason?

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2 Answers 2


You have the incorrect URLs in your sitemap.xml files. The URLs you list in the sitemap are actually being 301 redirected to different URLs.


The link you posted:

is 301 redirecting to:

This is why Google is only reporting that a small amount of URLs listed are indexed. If you search for the redirected URLs they are indexed in Google: Example here

You need to re-create your sitemap files and include only live URLs, not redirected URLs.

Also your robots.txt file is incorrect, you have missed out the user agent (as pointed out in the screen shot from Webmaster Tools).

It should look like:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /store-o

Sitemap: http://www.proboxinggear.com/store/sitemaps.xml
  • Thank you moobot.. does submitting site maps in robots.txt file as well as in crawl section (usual site map submitting area) is wrong? Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 9:47
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    No that's ok, you can do both.
    – Max
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 10:48

Try to make your URLs clean first and then submit the sitemap including same URLs and try to put sitemap on root of website where index.php file is located , also use robots.txt to skip unwanted files or directories.

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