‘Search does not show all pages.

Google’s John Mرller says that the results of a site: query is not a comprehensive collection of all the pages of the website.

This issue has been addressed in the latest episode of Ask Google Boot Video Series on YouTube.

Specifically, M مولller answers the following question:

All my URLs are indexed and when I check one by one in Google, the total number of URLs is 180. But only 28 URLs are displayed in Google SERP. why like this?”

This person says that all their pages can be found in Google when they are searched individually, but only 28 pages are displayed in one page: Search.

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This may sound unusual, but as we hear from Mرller, it is perfectly normal.

Here is the answer.

Related: SEO Guide for Advanced Google Search Operators

Google’s John Mueller on the site: FAQ.

A site: query is a command that directs Google to return results from a specific domain.

For example, if you only want to view the pages of a search engine journal, you will type “Site: searchenginejournal.com“In Google.

You can take these searches one step further by adding a keyword in front of the Site: command. This will tell Google to return results from a domain that is related to the keyword in question.

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If you would like to see articles about Core WebVital from Search Engine Journal, for example, you would type “Basic WebVital site: searchenginejournal.com.“In Google.

While this may be a useful tool for finding what you are looking for, it is not designed to be used for diagnostic purposes.

M مولller explained:

The short answer is that a site: query is not meant to be complete, nor is it used for diagnostic purposes.

A site query is a specific type of search that limits results to a specific website. It’s basically just the word site, a colon, and then the domain of the website.

This query limits the results to a specific website. This is not a comprehensive collection of all pages on this website.

If you know you have 100 indexed pages, but one site: Search only returns 50, no need to worry.

Use the search console to get an accurate look at how many Google pages you are able to index.

The index coverage report in the search console will show which pages are indexed, and which pages (if any) contain errors that prevent indexing.

Mueller continues:

“If you want to know how many pages Google has indexed from your website, use the search console instead.

Google Search Console is a free tool that you can use to find out more about how Google Search views your website.

Inside the Search Console, you can see how your pages are displayed in Search, as well as the number of pages that are currently indexed.

In short, don’t worry about the counts showing up on a site: queries. Use the search console instead.

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For full details on how to use Search Console’s Index Coverage Report, see this description:

If Google is unable to index any of your pages, this report will tell you why. You can then fix the problem and resubmit the URL for indexing using the same report.

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Watch the full video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgrDKE7xcEk.

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