It used to be that if I were to Google a unique or unusual thread name a few hours after it was posted, that thread would come up in the search results every time, without fail.
These days, threads generally do not come up in a search, even if I wait a few days and the thread has many replies.
Take for example this thread: https://www.mu-43.com/threads/deet-based-bug-spray-around-camera-equipment-bags.86372/
A search for
"Deet-based bug spray around camera equipment/bags..."
This also returns nothing, indicating that the thread is not indexed:
site:mu-43.com Deet-based bug spray around camera equipment/bags
Here's what my Sitemap options look like:
There are no messages or errors showing in Google Webmaster tools, and the sitemap seems to be fine:
My site's direct traffic has held steady over time:
But Google traffic has steadily declined:
Am I missing something? Is there a better way to submit new thread URLs for indexing?