Site index and external crawler include drafted pages


I am seeing drafted pages appear in a sitemap and when using external crawlers.

Why is this happening and what can I do to avoid this happening?

Thank you.

Here is my site Read-Only: [LINK][1]
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It looked to me like the content that was being crawled and indexed was from draft pages, however, the problems came from other issues related to starting with a template that I had bought:

  • a number of pages were from collections that I wasn’t using. The only way I could find to address this was to go to each item in each collection and make it a draft (please let me know if there is an easier way)
  • one page was from an inlink in a section that I had made not visible, but was on a page that was indexable.

Just in case this is ever helpful to anyone else…