how to fix indexed with no content error in search console

How to fix Indexed with No content error (warning) in Google Search Console

What is Indexed with No content Error?

Google will display errors and warnings in google search console with indexed with no content error which means that the page appears to be in google index but due to some reason (possible reason – cloaked / page is not in format that google cant index) or server issue or any other related issues) google bot was unable to crawl and read the content. If your page is considered as cloaking by google this error will be shown (Indexed with No content in Search console) and this has nothing to do with robots.txt blocking.

How to fix Indexed with No Content Error

What is indexed with No content error in search console?

Step 1: Login to Google Search Console -> Select Your Search console property of your website

Step 2: On the left side menu -> Click on index coverage tab.

click on index coverage to access indexed content with no content
Click on Index coverage to access indexed with No content error in search console

Step 3: Now, Click on Coverage section -> Click on Warnings Tab.

Click on Index coverage to access indexed with No content error in search console

Step 4: Now, Grab the URL listed in Indexed with No content from Google search console.

Step 5: Copy the URL and perform a inspect URL (perform inspect Live URL) by pasting the URL on top search bar of search console and hit enter.

Step 6: Once you hit enter, google will retrieve data from google index and will display the results and provide you details of the page.

Step 7: You need to make sure that google bot is able to crawl the page and your page is in indexed format that is html, not any other format which is not indexable. Also, you need to make sure that the page is not cloaking which is against the google guidelines.

Step 8: If you are receiving any other error like server side error 500 in search console while google bot is fetching your page then fix server issue.

That’s it, once you make these changes then your issue of indexed with no content error (warning) will be fixed successfully. Once you are done with fixing issues of indexed with no content error then you need to tell google regarding the fix that you made by validating issues. Once google validates issues you will not see any url or issues with indexed with not content anymore in google search console.

Can you Ignore Indexed with No content error in Google search console?

It depends on the URLs which are listed in indexed with no content section in google search console. As warnings in google search console may play a role in affecting your website as well. If the listed pages are not so important for your website then you can ignore them and provide content or solve and fix by debugging indexed with no content error.

Reasons why google will show indexed with No content warning in Search console?

If google finds that your page is using cloaking technique (against google guidelines) will not be indexed. If your page is in a format other than html or any other which is unable to crawl by google. These are the two reasons why google will show indexed with no content warning in search console.

What is indexed with No content error in search console?

This page seems to be in Google index( it may show in google search), but for some reason Google could not read the content. Possible reasons are that the page might be cloaked to Google or the page might be in a format that Google can’t index. This is not a case of robots.txt blocking.