My website has 500,000 pages, Ive submitted urls to my Google webmaster tools account
Every week I check and the number of Urls indexed is slowly creeping up, the number of urls submitted is unchanged.
30,000 URLs submitted 15,672 URLs indexed
Does the 15,672 URLS indexed mean that of the 30,000 Ive submitted Google has so far indexed 15,672 or does it mean that 30,000 urls Ive submitted have been indexed and Google has independently crawled and indexed and additional 15,672 urls - so 45,672 urls indexed
Go to Google Webmaster tools Select Resource Select Crawl Select Sitemap
For each sitemap it has a submitted and indexed column
So it seems to indicate that a sitemap was submitted with x pages, but google has only indexed y so far.
I wrote this question from memory about a situation i saw a couple of months ago, now I look at the site again it seems clearer what submitted and indexed are, but then the question is where do I see a count of pages that have been indexed but are not in the sitemaps submitted.
After all I have only submitted 30,000 of 500,000 possible pages so any of the other 470,000 could be indexed via google crawling for them independently.