Pages created using custom Page Layout don't get indexed
Pages created using a page layout (layouts created via the Design Manager, no additional custom code, only what was provisioned by the tool), don't get indexed and therefore aren't searchable.
Pages that can't be searched become pretty useless as users aren't able to find them and they can't be displayed in any search-based web parts.
This issue has been known for over two years now - please fix it asap.
Elissa Klotz commented
This makes me hesitate to move to modern sites....its all about design and not about findability. Great for sites with less than 50 pieces of content, but once you have 100, 200, 500...if I can't find the information what good is a global enterprise collaboration system?
Debanshu Debroy commented
Completely support this. Do not understand the rationale of allowing custom page layouts and then don't allow them not to get indexed. Adding standalone functionalities without assessing how they impact the overall end user experience really makes such functionalities a mere technical exercise. I really think the developers of modern site platform missed out most powerful aspect of this platform which is the search capability. Sharepoint has so much potential only if they can focus on making the search engine better.