How to Solve “Discovered – currently not indexed” Warning on Google Search Console
When creating your events with The Events Calendar and Events Calendar Pro, you’ll likely want those events to appear when users search for you on a popular search engine like Google.
However, you may see a message: “Discovered – currently not indexed” on the Google Search Console tool. This indicates that Google has already crawled your URLs but hasn’t indexed them yet. This is completely normal, as crawling and indexing are different phases. For most websites, this URL state is natural and will automatically resolve after Google’s processed the URLs and added them to their index.
It is likely only a matter of time before your pages are indexed, which is usually related to Google’s crawl budget. In most cases, if that message is only appearing for a few days/weeks, simply wait for that indexing phase to happen properly, and Google will do it eventually.
If you’re still experiencing site-wide issues with Google search, check that your event pages contain enough unique information. This way, Google will be able to identify your events as individual events and can create separate entries. If all of your events contain the same title and description, that is not enough information for Google to add your events to the search results.
It’s important to note that Google has quality thresholds that it wants pages to meet since it cannot possibly crawl and index everything on the web. In other words, it may point to a site-wide issue rather than an issue with a few of your events.
Google may view some pages on your domain as not worth crawling and skip them, prioritizing other, more valuable content. As a result, these URLs are marked as Discovered – currently not indexed.
To start addressing this issue, go through the list of affected URLs and ensure each page contains unique content. The content should satisfy the user’s search intent and solve a specific problem.
You may also want to look into the Quality Rater Guidelines that Google follows when evaluating websites, as it will help you understand what Google is looking for in content found on the web.
To summarize, look into creating unique event content for each of your events, and you’ll be good to go!