Google Sitemaps Bug : Reporting 0 Indexed URLs

Apr 28, 2010 • 8:17 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Do not panic, there is a global bug with Google Webmaster Tools where Google is reporting that your site has zero pages indexed. This is currently a confirmed bug impacting all sites in Google Webmaster Tools. Google posted this in the known issues area saying:

The indexed URL counts for Sitemaps that you have submitted in Webmaster Tools may be showing zero (0) indexed URLs for some sites. We are aware of this issue and are looking into it; you do not need to take any action. This will have no effect on your site's performance in search results.

So don't worry - Google will fix it and you do not need to do anything.

Sitemaps indexed URL count showing zero indexed URLs

There are literally dozens and dozens of threads with complaints. Here are just a few of them.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld, Google Webmaster He Help and so many more.

Update: At about 1pm (EST), I checked back to see if this has been resolved and I am seeing indexed counts at normal levels now.

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Comments:

Sriraj

04/28/2010 01:01 pm

I'm not panicking as this happened a week before too. But something else is strange to, the indexing part. Some articles that are posted yesterday are still not indexed which is completely strange to me. Normally that happens in about 20 mins.

No Name

04/28/2010 01:56 pm

thanks for that. i checked mine 15 minutes ago and thought i got penalized and then franticly started checking search engine :). that woke me up :)

Fran

04/28/2010 07:04 pm

I am still panic. It still 0 Indexed URLs. It is more than 24 hours. What should I do now?

Barry Schwartz

04/28/2010 07:40 pm

@Fran - what should you do? Well, don't panic. Go to sleep, wake up and check then.

John Mueller

04/28/2010 07:44 pm

For what it's worth, this should be resolved now. It may take a bit for the data to propagate to all accounts; you can speed that up by resubmitting your Sitemap file in Webmaster Tools. Thanks for posting, Barry!

Fran

04/28/2010 09:27 pm

It is not resolve by now. I do not see any changes yet :) It still 0 Index urls

Fran

04/28/2010 11:21 pm

There's now an official announcement from Google that the Webmaster Tools "zero pages indexed" problem with Sitemaps is resolved. Webmaster Help Forums - Official Announcements Blog [webmaster-forum-announcements.blogspot.com] How can it be resolved? I am still seeing my indexed urls still 0.

NoName

04/29/2010 08:17 am

I woke up. I checked. without www. - started crawling indexed urls with www. - Still 0 indexed urls. What do you recommend? Should I do something about it?

No Name

07/26/2010 10:14 am

Same with me ,It goes on and Off and now it is not back,Please what is the real problem and what is the solution?. I am really not happy with this,Can some one help clarified this issue.

Lynx

07/26/2010 10:17 am

Same with me ,It goes on and Off and now it is not back,Please what is the real problem and what is the solution?. I am really not happy with this,Can some one help clarified this issue.

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