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Google’s : No Limit to Page Indexing For One Site

Google has no limit to page indexing for sites
Google doesn’t have a limit for page indexing one site.

There is no limit to how many static HTML pages indexing it can index on a single site, this was discussed in Ask Googlebot on YouTube.

The topic of indexing limits is discussed. Google John Mueller answers a question about the maximum number of pages that can be indexed from a single site and discusses the differences between static and dynamic content.

There isn’t a limit to how many pages Google’s can index from a given site. This question that was asked was directly in reference to static pages indexing but this also applies to dynamic pages.  

In Google’s eyes,

A page’s dynamic or static nature doesn’t matter because it can’t distinguish them.

Oftentimes, sites will add the .html extension to dynamic pages in an attempt to disguise them as static pages, but Mueller says that’s not necessary.

Although indexing is unlimited, Google’s will allocate its resources based on what makes sense.

Mueller cites the example of a brand new site that has millions of pages that probably won’t have all its content indexed right away.

This is because Google’s does not know yet what value the content of the site offers to the web.

Google’s on the other hand, does not hesitate to index pages from established sites with proven value.

Mueller’s advice to site owners is to create great content so that Google’s algorithms know it’s worth spending the time and resources to index it all.

Transcript of the episode:

“In short, no, there is no limit. But let’s take a quick moment to cover two related topics.

First, static pages versus dynamic pages.

When content is made available to search engines they don’t know if it’s from a static page, so a file that was added and has never changed, or if it’s created by something on the server, so a dynamic page.

We can’t tell, and it doesn’t matter to search engines either way. Sometimes site try to make dynamic pages appear to be static pages by adding an HTML extension, but that doesn’t change anything.

There’s no need to do that. The other aspect is a limit for indexing. We don’t have any limits for indexing.


We do try to focus our resources in places where we think they make sense.

With that in mind, our algorithms will generally try to focus indexing on pages that make sense to be indexed.

So if it’s a completely new website we probably won’t go off and index millions of pages. However, if we’ve seen that it’s worthwhile, we’ll be happy to do just that.

This process is fully automated, so if you’re building out your website our advice would be to make sure it’s awesome so that our algorithms easily understand that it’s worth spending a bit more time to get it all indexed and shown in search.”

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