A Google web-based console that provides additional insight into a registered website's search performance and potential issues.

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Google Webmaster Tools no longer reports search queries now site has gone full HTTPS

After the recent announcement by Google that was speculated for a while in the SEO community, that sites that load over https (ssl) will be weighted slightly higher in the search algorithms, I quickly ...
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How to improve image indexing [duplicate]

I have a curious problem: In Google Webmaster Tools, it shows that from my sitemap 330 images submitted and only 6 are indexed. I try to put alt tags, descriptive names, everything by the book, but ...
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Spam links injected into GWT's Structured Data Testing Tool?

When I examine one of my self-hosted WordPress sites using the Structured Data Testing Tool of Google Webmaster Tools, I was shocked to see links to 2 spam sites inside the "HTML" tab! However, when ...
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Webmaster tools give 404 error on good crawlable pages

I have seen that Webmaster tools is giving back a 404 error for the urls which are perfectly fine, like these ones: http://www.peliculas21.com/adam-sandler/ ...
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Reset Connection causing multiple errors after hack

We use webmaster tools to monitor our websites, and in the past couple of months some of our sites have been compromised and had various pages inserted. These pages created URLs that Google would ...
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Google Structured Data Testing Tool scrapes different schema type than on webpage

I'm currently working on a website for my student group, a performing team. The website will have upcoming performance information, so I thought I would use microdata to setup upcoming performances as ...
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Google Webmaster tools, hide domain url without hiding its childs

I have a domain foo.imap.cc and i created a website under foo.imap.cc/website/. I would like to hide foo.imap.cc from google indexing with out removing foo.imap.cc/website/ I tried stuff like google ...
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My Website search engine ranking goes down suddenly [on hold]

I have a website, and it was doing really well . It was on first page of google for the main 2 keywords and for many other keywords as well. But Suddenly it disappeared from its position for the main ...
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Moving from http to https - Google webmaster tools | Bing webmaster tools

I'm moving from HTTP to HTTPS for my entire site. The site is currently added to Google Webmaster Tools as www.example.com and all the pages are indexed without using SSL. How do I go about moving to ...
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When Google gives up recrawling 301 that led to 404?

I've transferred a domain and made a mistake in the redirects (the URL structure is identical). Even though they went to the new domain, the error caused a 404 when crawled by Google bot. 10 days ...
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Move old website with bad SEO to other domain: redirect or start from scratch?

I have an old website with very bad SEO and PR, but still with some visitors per-day. Lately I've rebuilt the app and the concept of it and I'm going to deploy everything in a new domain. I would ...
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HTTP to only HTTPS Google wmtools [duplicate]

I recently changed one of my sites to HTTPS only and redirecting traffic to HTTPS from HTTP. This is all working fine however Google webmaster tools is complaining that it cannot access the http ...
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Add site to search engines, even though not ready yet

I'm building a website, and until it's done, visitors will see a "This site will launch on new year's day 2015", and a description of what the site is all about The domain is new, and nobody knows ...
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Multi Regional Webmaster Tools Targeting

We have a multi regional website which uses a two character string after the main domain to define which region's content to show e.g. http://www.example.com/uk/ is the domain with English content ...
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Conversion of Landing Pages Measurement [on hold]

I have a lot of landing pages with unfriendly links like: www.xxx.xx/lala,2002333333,id,30888888,article.html and an E-commerce shopping cart wizard with 'Thank You' page at the last step. There is ...
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What is the empirical way to tell that Google has removed a URL from the index?

After merging two sites, one with ~40 URLs and one with ~700 URLs (due to a forum) the result was that overall traffic decreased by ~50%. I want to get the traffic back, as it was organic and a ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Data Highlighter says “Failed to load data, please try again later”

I seem to be unable to access the data highlighter in Google Webmaster Tools since I attempted to start a new highlight on a page. Clicking the red Start Highlighting button to open the tagger did ...
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How do I notify Google of a change of address from http to https? [duplicate]

I've just switched a site from http only to https only (on the same domain name), and have 301 redirects from old to new in place on a page by page basis. How do I now inform Google, using Webmaster ...
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When to tell Google Webmaster Tools that domain has moved

I have moved a site to a different domain name and did a complete overhaul. Link structure has changed because the old one was very bad. That being said, I am doing 301's manually on about 1800 pages. ...
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Why isn't Google Analytics data being recorded?

I am really confused with this one, I added the google analytics code in my page below the </head> or before </body> but the code is not being marked as connected inside the analytics ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors due to Google decoding links that were urlencoded by Codeigniter

In our pages we have internal links that are urlencoded because the URL may sometime contain special characters such as () or ! So in our source code we have a link: ...
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Did I use the proper way to remove pages from Google Webmaster Tools forever?

I have many pages from one year ago that were deleted and are returning a 404 error code, but two week ago after I cleared the content of my robots.txt, the errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports ...
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Structured Data Markup Helper: article about an event

With the Structured Data Markup Helper (login required; see documentation instead), Google provides a way to markup a webpage with structured data, two of them being article and event. What is the ...
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How can I block traffic from this referrer?

I'm getting a lot of spam referral traffic from semalt.semalt.com/referral on my website. I took a look at the link and there’s very little information about this. The number of website visits is ...
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Crawl errors appearing in Google Webmaster Tools with suspicious URLs cached

I am receiving Crawl Errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports with some unique URLs that I am not understanding. For Example: http://www.example.com/portfolio/?cat_url=custom-cms This page ...
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Pages Crawled Per Day in Google Webmaster Tools

What determines the pages crawled per day graph in Google webmaster tools? It shows that It has a maximum of 2701 pages. However, the maximum number of pages on my website is not more than 300. How ...
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How to instruct Google to crawl old, non-linked pages?

I am working on a website for a client who wants to launch with at least 2,000 articles, where in terms of links not all 2,000 articles will of course be available on the homepage or elsewhere. But, ...
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How to deal with short-urls that get indexed too in Google?

One of my projects got a major pagerank hit. We debugged to the depths. And there are so many variables, I'm not gonna get into that. While trying to desperately restore our pagerank, I have debugged ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show any indexed pages after redirection

I have a website that was properly configured in Google Webmaster Tools and indexed in Google. Then I created a redirection from this website to my new website so that any request to: www.mysite.fr ...
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changing URL format afftects SEO reputation and not considering 301 redirection

We had URL http://www.example.com/category/subcategory.html which changed to http://www.example.com/category/filter/cat/subcategory.html We did 301 redirection, updated canonical URL to new one also ...
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How to handle URL parameter for mobile site

I have a phpBB forum with a skin for mobile users. Some javascript detects your device/resolution and sends you to the mobile skin or not. The URL's remain the same, it's based on a cookie. People ...
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Query Data from www or nowww?

I'm currently looking at a Google Webmaster Tools Account that has been set up by the client using both www and nowww. Traffic is being redirected to the www version. In order to analyze Search ...
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Crawl errors and duplicate URL

I am getting lots of crawl errors, Google is adding main domain to the URL: sitemapxml: ...
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Google sitemap priorities, am I doing the right thing?

I've built a website which has maritime weather and tide data for UK locations, and each location has 7 day forecast (where data is available). My URL structures are like this: ...
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Webmasters hentry error and authorless pages

Within Google Webmasters Search Appearance->Structured data I'm getting a series of errors: Error: Missing required hCard "author". And most of my 44 errors have: Missing: Author Missing: ...
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International Targeting “no return tags”

Google Webmaster Tools has added an International Targeting Report to show hreflang errors. There's a section that reports "no return tags" errors with Originating URL & Alternate URL columns. ...
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Is it necessary to submit sitemap to www and non www?

I have submitted my website to Google Webmaster Tools with both www and with no-www. I had made the domain without www to my preffered domain and have submitted a sitemap. My question is should I ...
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What should I do when the maximum sitemap size limit is reached according to Google Webmaster Tools?

We have an existing sitemap with the URL: http://example.com/sitemap/sitemap.xml It was submitted to Google Webmaster Tools a long time ago and almost all the pages were indexed, but recently we ...
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Highlighting Data for an Architecture Firm

I'm doing some design work for an architecture firm here in town over the next few weeks. They had a very lacking website previously and want something newer and easier to use. In the process they ...
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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [closed]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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What does a decimal number mean in the Avg. position report in Google Webmaster Tools?

Do decimal numbers like 6.8 in the Avg. position report in Google Webmaster Tools mean that the URL appeared on page 6 in the 8th position? If that is true, I am surprised that a searcher would ...
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Google webmaster reconsideration requests without manual actions

my site ranking decreases in Google results suddenly about ten days ago. I read many articles about it at support.google.com, but I didn't find the problem. Also there is no manual action in ...
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Should I use a subdomain provided by WordPress or a custom domain in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a blog at domain.wordpress.com and I'm buying the custom domain domain.com. Which domain (domain.wordpress.com or domain.com) should I register in Google Webmaster Tools?
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Why does Webmaster tools show duplicate Meta Descriptions for correctly redirected pages?

I have two pages that show up as having duplicate meta descriptions (and duplicate title tags) on my website. However, these are old links to a page that has moved location twice so they both ...
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Google WebMaster Tools Reports a Significant Increase in 500 Response Code Errors

Google's Webmaster tools shows lots of Crawl Errors. They are reported as 500 response code. How can I go about diagnosing this issue? The website is eCommerce business using the Magento ...
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How to show Google Website is Beta Version

I am developing a new version of my old website. The new version is slightly to be released in the coming month. I would like to show Google , that my new version of my website is in beta mode for few ...
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Benefit of Google Highlighter

Has anyone used Google's Data Highlighter tool and compared the benefit of using it against adding structured data without using the Highlighter? I've coded in Schema tags within the markup of our ...
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Is there any way to determine how often content gets one-boxed by Google?

Google is increasingly including one-boxed content in search results. See this one-boxed result from Quora, for instance: This feature is part of an effort first rolled out in 2009 to deliver ...
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Google is not crawling and indexing my site after updating my robots.txt file

I have an issue with Google not being able to properly crawl my site. I have read other questions where people have had the same issue. I've tried to follow their solution of using this in my ...