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Accuracy of Using Landing pages to find No. indexed urls

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I understand that there is no method that will give me a 100% accurate view on the number of indexed url's.

 

I usually use the site:website method to get an approximation but I have read about using GA to get a more accurate representation.

 

My question is, what is a good date report length for an eCommerce site, surely in GA if the date length is 1 year there will be many landing pages that do not exist any more.

Is this really more accurate than using the site:website method in the search engine?

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You really should be using Google Search Console to check how many pages are indexed...not Google Analytics. Search Console is the search engine side of the equation and includes a number of extra reports that help you understand your search presence. A very limited amount of that data gets imported into Google Analytics if you link the accounts.
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