Many SEOs determine the health of a site in Google by the saturation of the number of pages Google has indexed. They basically want to know how many pages of their site Google has in their index. So if I have a site with 1,000 pages are a 100% of them indexed by Google?
The way SEOs go about it differ. Back in the day, most SEOs used a site command. For example, they would plug into Google [site:www.seroundtable.com]. But when Google released Google Webmaster Tools, SEOs began to notice a difference between the index count in Webmaster Tools and the Site command. So which is right?
JohnMu from Google said that the site command is not useful and does not lead to accurate results. Hey, look, a site command leads to over 15,000 pages indexed on this site:
But Webmaster Tools shows only 8,000+:
I tell clients to ignore the site command and just look at Google Webmaster Tools. What do you do? Take my poll:
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