A technical SEO has recently published a case study on how he has solved problems regarding crawled currently not indexed. However, the solution he has found may not be universal to others who are also experiencing this problem. However, his method of identifying this problem and solving it offers a much useful walk-through.
A really weird thing happened to his site while indexing. However, his solution was quite straightforward, and that makes sense. There are many anecdotal reports regarding the Crawled Currently Not Indexed problem on Facebook, Twitter, and in the Office-hours hangout of John Mueller.
During a recent Office-hours hangout, someone asked why GSC was showing crawled currently not indexed, but after clicking through, they turned out to be indexed. John Mueller has answered it as a lag within the reports. During another Office-hours hangout, John Mueller has pointed out that it is normal for a site to have many pages without indexing.
Adam Gent has discovered a completely different problem that appeared as an algorithm issue at Google. There was simply nothing wrong with the site itself. The problem was with the indexing of Google.
Adam has reviewed the GSC Index Coverage report. He discovered that Google was performing its crawl and indexing his feeds in the form of HTML pages. Also, he took up random words from such pages and opted for a site: search.
To make the matter even more difficult, Google has also canonicalized the content on the RSS feed over an actual web page. It is now accounting for why the real web pages have crawled but not indexed.
One odd thing about this case is, as you look at the feed page, it appears more like a web page and not how an XML file should render.
According to him, the page was not looking like a normal RSS feed; rather, it was more like an HTML page.
Even though the underlying code is XML, and that is not how most of the feeds will look normal. Well, the question that will normally come up is whether that could have played a role in why Google will opt to canonicalize that feed or not.
It is very hard enough to understand how this can happen. Since there are many signals like internal lining that can cause Google to favor canonical HTML pages.
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