As long as I check GA and my stats stay consistent or improve I don’t worry about things too much. But I just checked my Google Search Console and the stats show a steady 2200 pages indexed for months and then suddenly it drops to 682 and is in a steady decline and now down to 283.
This makes no sense to me as GA shows users/hits/views/time on site/ etc all consistant (actually improving a bit) over the past year.
How can G show such a decline in my indexed pages yet all my stats improve? I have not changed a thing in my sitemaps, etc. I submitted my sitemap manually yesterday and G reports 1485 pages indexed.
I will be investigating all this in detail but wonder if someone may have thoughts?
Again… Question is:
How can Google show such a big decline in my indexed pages yet all my critical stats improve?