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Website Not Indexing / Crawling on Google & Bing


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Site URL: https://darksecretgame.com

Hi everyone!

Launched this website couple weeks ago and trying to fine tune the SEO, but ran into couples issues.

1. After some back and forth with Google Search Console, I was able to make it Crawlable as well as Indexable, however Sitemap is kind of an issue. Because sitemap.xml contain the domain with /home slug, it's not able to link to the actual domain without /home slug and I can't find how to work my way around it.

P.S. How important the discovery by Sitemap if I have Referring page already? As long as it's searchable the same way, I wouldn't worry about it, but it still doesn't show up in Google Search.


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2. It's even worse with Bing. It fails to Fetch the Page and I can't figure out why. I don't have any redirects or haven't moved any pages. Uploaded a sitemap, which has the same issue as Google regarding the /home slug and canonical / non-canonical pages. Any idea on how to fix these?

Really appreciate your help!

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Hey Nick — on Google, I think you're all set. The single URL on the site is indexed by Google (as indicated in your screenshot). The message you're seeing about the page not being included in the sitemap is just a quirk of how Squarespace handles the redirect from the .../home URL to the root domain. The screenshot you posted shows that Google's crawler was able to understand what's happening there despite that URL not being formally listed in a sitemap.

As evidence, it looks like you're currently ranking in the second page of the SERPs for the query "dark secret game" on Google.

On Bing, the screenshot you posted shows Bing last indexed the site in March and got a 4xx error. I'm not sure what the status of the site was in March, but you should click over into the "Live URL" tab, check to make sure Bing can access the live URL today, and if so, click that "Request Indexing" button. That should prompt Bing to reindex the site and replace that error it found back in March.

 

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