I am using Google webmaster tools for my site. I recently have changed address. Now, I wonder why the number of indexed pages in Crawl -> Sitemaps and Google Index -> Index Status are different?

  • Did you add the new domain name as a property in Search Console? I assume the index count will decrease for the old site and increase for the new site.
    – closetnoc
    Aug 13, 2016 at 3:15
  • Yes already. And yeah i'm talking about the new domain here. It shows 80 indexed pages in Sitemaps but it shows 1 in Index Status, is there a reason that they are different regardless of the change of address.
    – Jed
    Aug 13, 2016 at 3:17
  • It just plain takes a while to build up the metrics. These are two separate sites. As the old one unwinds, the new one will upwind. Here is an answer about the different metrics that may help: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/72610/…
    – closetnoc
    Aug 13, 2016 at 3:29
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    The site has been deployed for over a year already but the change of address was only 3months ago, so is it okay that there's only 1 indexed page?
    – Jed
    Aug 13, 2016 at 3:36
  • No. That seems suspicious to me. Did you 301 redirect the old domain to the new??
    – closetnoc
    Aug 13, 2016 at 3:38

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Keep calm. There are many different caches, datacenters, and latencies in the Google indexing system. If your new domain is set up properly and the whole site (including the sitemap) is available for the bot, you'll eventually see the correct numbers. It can take up to three months.

  • You're right. It just took sometime. I was worried I may have broke something. Thanks.
    – Jed
    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:28

I just saw that the Google Index Status report has been broken for the last weeks or months. It hasn't been getting any new data.

Google just announced (Friday, Aug 26, 2016) that they fixed it. Your report will start showing more indexed pages if it hasn't already done so.

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