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

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Google SERP returns the german version of our website instead of english

We have recently translated our website in many languages. Each language is displayed on a separate subdomain: https://de.example.com for German, https://fr.example.com for French etc... if no ...
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Search Queries decreasing with Web Filter in Google Webmaster Tools

I've noticed that, over the course of the last four weeks, the search queries graph has gone down to about 10% of what it was when I filter it by web. If I omit any filters, it's somewhat constant. My ...
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Indexing in Webmaster Tools [on hold]

I've submitted a sitemap of my website in Webmaster tools. Submitted - 21 Indexed - 1 What is the reason behind only 1 page getting Indexed. You help is highly appreciated.
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Does the following robots.txt block all pages

I want to knew if the following robots.txt file block the whole pages from being indexed or not. User-agent: * Disallow: Disallow: /cgi-bin/
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SEO - why my sites images are not showing in google search [on hold]

I have got SEO suggestion like this: "Make sure that Googlebot can crawl your JavaScript, CSS and image files by using the Fetch as Google feature in Google Webmaster Tools." So how to know why is ...
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Google Webmaster Tools can't access robots.txt and the home page is “temporarily unreachable”

My site www.chennaionnet.com suddenly disappeared from Google search and Webmaster Tools says it can't access robots.txt. Fetch as Google says "temporarily unreachable" for robots.txt and even for the ...
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Isn't responsive design a con? [on hold]

Google are apparently going to be updating their algorithms tomorrow to prioritize responsive design. I have seen that most sites like bbc.co.uk are using responsive design which alters the width and ...
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Google change of address, stuck at step 2

I'm changing the domain name of a WordPress site. I've verified the new domain name (both www and non-www) and setup 301 redirect rules for all URLs. On the "Change of address" page in Webmaster ...
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Should I submit XML sitmaps directly or list them in my robots.txt?

Are there advantages to listing XML sitemap files in robots.txt vs submitting them directly to Google via Webmaster Tools?
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Make Google recognize my mobile site

We have our normal website - http://www.example.com. We now also have a mobile site - http://m.example.com. If a "mobile" user visits my site, we have JavaScript that detects it and auto forwards ...
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How to evaluate Google News traffic in Google Analytics

One of my sites has recently been included in Google News and I am seeing a spike in traffic. However, when I try to analyze the source of the traffic via referrals, Google News traffic number is tiny ...
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Webmaster Tools “Fetch as Google” doesn't fetch my js/css/images on a CDN

I've discovered that when I do Google Webmaster Tools --> Fetch as Google on a page on my site (let's call it http://example.com), it shows the static assets (js, css, and images) as Temporarily ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting non-existent links

GWT is reporting 404 crawl errors on pages that have never been part of the website. For example, it's reporting crawl errors on several non-existent pages such as ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Url Parameters & Magento Filter URLs

I am utilizing product attributes within Magento. I am also allowing using to filter via these attributes, this then generates new URLs. In Google webmaster tools under URL Parameters I have alot of ...
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SEO and canonical links

I've a site abc.com where the content is being served from a frame hosted at def.com. Since, the content is hosted at def.com, the microdata information is not available on abc.com. Currently, I've ...
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what would cause incorect titles to be listed in google?

I did a search for my site and it turns out that google showed an entry with an incorrect title, yet the description is ok. The title was incorrect to the point where it was called "the album" with ...
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Missing author, and some URL have been removed

I put a piece of code into my WordPress site and the problem of my missing author has been solved. But I have 14 Missing errors in Structured Data. It's very important some of my URLs in Structured ...
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Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?

Take a look at the following screenshot I took from Google Webmaster Tools "Remove URLs" page: None of these were performed by me or others who have access to GWT. How do these removal requests ...
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Google Webmaster Data-Highlighter shows adult links in site. None found in source code

Google Webmaster Data-Highlighter shows that adult links in site but on checking the source code in browser links are not shown. Even the sucuri is showing site is clean. ...
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How is impression determined in GWT?

When Webmaster tools say a query has x amount of impressions, is this the amount of time the URL has been returned into the Google search list or is it the amount of time the URL has been visible? So ...
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Difference between structured data and google merchant feed

In Google Webmaster Tools you are able to set structured data on your product pages. How does this differ to providing a Google Merchant feed? It looks like you can provide a lot more information via ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows “No Structured Data”

I don't know why but for some reason Google Webmaster Tools says that the website has no structured data and I don't understand why. The website does have a structure and I made sure that It was well ...
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How to tell Google Webmaster that I combine 2 website?

I have an online store that is already around for 5 years – let's say the web address is oldsite.com. It has about 1,000-2,000 visitor/day, about 18,000 indexed page. But oldsite.com is using a very ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Not Reporting a Logo from JSON-LD Schema.org [Organization] Markup

I have been waiting for 6+ months for Google Webmaster Tools to report that is has found the logo which is nested our Organization markup. I see no syntax error and the testing tool reports is Good to ...
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Huge drop [50%] in traffic after HTTPS move

Currently look after 3 websites. I changed one of them to be HTTPS as it's ecommerce, however have seen a huge drop in organic traffic since this was implemented. Went from around 800 impressions to ...
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Google ate all my bandwidth [closed]

Alright, I am new here and need some good help. I am running an e commerce build on magento called zumastic.com. The issue, I am facing is that google is eating a huge amount of my bandwidth. Last ...
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Change address tool in google webmaster after implemented 301

I've moved my website, but I've already added htaccess with 301 redirect. Now if I go to webmaster tools it says that site is not verified. How can I "tell" google that we've changed domain name?
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Google WMT and other tools report no backlinks to my website (even though there are), why?

I've read quite a bit and spent countless hours last month trying to improve SEO for a website I've built. I understand there's no way to see 100% of the backlinks and various tools give only part of ...
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How long does it take for webmaster tools to update

I have recently been going through our webmaster tools to try and boost our SEO to what it use to be. I saw that we had a lot of duplicate title tags and also Google was crawling our sort pages (so it ...
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How bad would it be to use a ccTLD domain on a website targeted to another country?

I'm currently working on a website targeted mainly towards Japan (all content is in Japanese). This website's domain is registered as another country's ccTLD (in this case, Belgium's .be domain) as ...
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Google doesn't crawl CDN files

I've noticed that Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a lot of blocked resources in my website. Right now all the "blocked resources" are .css, .js and images (.jpg, .png) that I serve from Cloudfront ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Change of Address Tool - Verifying Old Site Issue

Ok, so I have site abc.com that I've moved over to xyz.com All my redirects are working fine and the last step of the move is to file a 'Change of Address' in Google Webmaster Tools. The problem ...
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Is it possible to compare http requests with download time?

I'm asking this because of the following situation: Fonts from my system were taking 2-6s to load. To improve this, I made the system load the same font from google repository, and I remove the css ...
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Unwanted Content Keywords registering by Google

I've been working on a site for a new company that is in the tactical gear/survival gear niche and have ran into a hitch with the keywords that Google ranks for the site. Namely 4 of the top 5 ...
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Discrepancy in Recent warning to Fix mobile usability issues

Our website has a desktop version and a separate mobile version (/mobile) which is determined in the .htaccess file when mobile users access the site they are taken specifically to the mobile site. ...
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Conflicting test results when using The Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights

Our website uses an open source product to detect user agent and based on that, it servers mobile theme or desktop theme to users. I know the exact difference between mobile-friendly test and ...
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How does Google rank forwarding sites?

I have my site indexed in Google, however, as its domain ends with .rs, its content is only segmented to people in Serbia. Consequently, as I want this site to be shown to users all around the world, ...
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How To Re-verify a Domain In Google Webmaster

I had custom domains in Blogger few days back. Recently, I removed it because I bought my own VPS. But VPS isn't able to handle the traffic. I'm trying to switched back to Blogger. The problem is I ...
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Webmaster Tools: Mobile Usability Warnings - How to deal with adverts?

I have received last week a warning from Google Webmaster Tools about the fact that my website is not mobile-friendly. And it is not. The reason why we didn't opt for a responsive design is that ...
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Google result includes subdirectory. How to get google to list my main URL?

When you search for "one averee bay hotel", google returns the website's Rooms page (oneavereebayhotel.com/rooms/). I want Google to return the main URL only, without the "/rooms". I've been fiddling ...
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Google finding non existant URLs on my site and 301 redirects failing

I have been checking webmaster tools and found that Google has picked up some soft 404s. The weird thing is there are no such pages on my site and I dont know how Google has come up with these URLs. ...
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Solutions for filtering dynamic IP addresses in Google Analytics?

Without a static IP address from your ISP, what solutions are people using to filter their own web traffic through Google Analytics to help improve the accuracy of the data? I get the reasoning and ...
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Gibberish 404 Crawl Errors in Google webmaster tools

I am seeing a bunch of 404 errors in the Crawl Errors section of Google Webmaster tools with "gibberish" URLs, that look like: ...
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SEO - My web page ranks by images but no by content

I have a page with original content which only ranks my images but don't rank the articles. The images appears in SERPS with an interesting graphic of impressions: As you can see in picture I've ...
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Stats for Adsense ad units in DFP?

I have a single page application and therefore my best option to use Adsense currently is to serve it through DoubleClick for Publishers. I created an ad-unit, enabled it for AdSense. Where will I be ...
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Place two DoubleClick for Publisher ads in one page

I'd like to place two DoubleClick for Publisher ad blocks within one blog-post. Do I have to create two ad units or may I re-use one for that purpose?
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Resetting sitemap warning count in webmaster tools

Back in the day when I was updating my website and had errors, Google Webmaster Tools took note of it and gave my sitemap files warnings. Now I decided to start over new again by uploading brand new ...
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Multilingual HTML structure to correctly be indexed by Google

I have a page example.com that includes a language file based on visitor's country (through IP). There is only one page but several language files. Scenarios: visitor in UK or any other country not ...
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GWT: Mobile usability issues: Resolving the “Content not sized to viewport” issue

Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) flagged this error on my client's responsive website. The errors exclusively appear on pages with large tables of data. The developers took a quick look and weren't able ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting that some URLs listed my sitemap have a high response time [duplicate]

In Google Webmaster Tools looking at a new clients site, I'm seeing sitemap errors that I haven't seen before with this message: Some URLs listed in this Sitemap have a high response time. This ...