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

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Should I “mark as fixed” outdated URL errors in Google Webmaster Tools?

I'm looking at a bunch of URL crawl errors in google webmaster tools. But they were all detected over a month ago, which was the last time I had updated my sitemap.xml in GWT (I switched servers and ...
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site move in Google WebMaster Tool

I have recently moved my website to a new domain name. The old domain is 301 to the new domain, and I have followed all the procedure to inform Google about the domain change, using WebMaster Tool. ...
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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?

I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? All subdomains that share a same sitemap at base domain ...
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Google duplicates breadcrumbs (structured data)

We've started using Google structured data within our website recently and everything was fine and tested until we saw indexed pages in Google. There seems to be a problem with breadcrumbs For some ...
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How does google ranks pages between subdomains, domains adminstered by same user

In googlemaster tools subdomain1.widget.com, subdomain2.widget.com and widget.com are added seperately, and although there is an option regarding widget.com and www.widget.com I cant see anything else ...
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Should all versions of my site (www and no; http and https) have sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools

I recently switched our site from http to https. I'm now redirecting the old versions of our site to the new version (http://example.com, https://example.com and http://www.example.com). So in total ...
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How should I submit these urls to Google Webmaster tools

On my site you can do a search for a an artist, this gives a URL of the form http://example.com/artistid, this goes to my application server if the page has never been requested it then creates it, ...
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How does Google Webmaster tools deal with subdomains

My site is set up so the main site is http://example.com and report pages are on Amazon S3 at http://reports.example.com. There are obviously links between the two sites, I assumed that adding ...
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What is the scope of Crawl this Url and Direct Links

When you request Google Webmaster Tools to Crawl this Url and Direct Links does it only crawl links that are part of your domain or all links,
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Can organic traffic be spoofed in Google Analytics the same way as 'Refer spam'

Ive recently seen a large spike in organic traffic to a website in Google Analytics, to diagnose the spike ive done / will do (will do becuase some of the data is not available yet) the following : ...
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How to see which images Google has indexed from your website?

Ive got a website that is using lazy loading to load in images (so that the browser dose not try and load them all at once before they are required). The only issue with this is that there are some ...
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verification rejected [closed]

Why can't I verify my website with Google? google says:- Verification failed for my site using the Meta tag method (less than a minute ago:. Your site's home page returns a status of 404 (Not found) ...
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Google Webmasters, getting blank errors?

I've been getting blank errors in the Search Appearance -> Structured Data section of Google Webmasters. Here's a screenshot of the errors, clicking on them to show the details doesn't give anymore ...
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404 crawl errors in google webmaster tools - odd url's that don't belong to us

If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful! We're getting strange domains coming up in Google webmaster tools. When I look where the links are coming from, it's either: non-existent pages on our ...
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Google Blocked Resources - Images - Cannot figure out where it's coming from

I just discovered the google blocked resources, and it shows that for about 45 items, when I click on the fetch and render, that it's partial, and it shows that a resource is blocked and it shows that ...
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How to test Google Analytics in firefox browser?

As a part of Google analytics testing i need to check the events triggered, hit types, conversions, custom dimensions etc.. So i need to check the above mentioned attributes in Firefox browser. I ...
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What are common reasons to disallow crawling on pages with unique and rank-able content?

I'm trying to figure out the right strategy to differentiate between content I want to appear in search results, and content I don't. I've found example in which a site has unique content, which has ...
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Crawl Error on Disallowed Content

I've got a rule in my robots.txt file: # Crawlers Setup User-agent: * # Directories Disallow: /my_directory/ Yet I am getting entries in my Crawl Errors section of Google Webmaster Tools for this ...
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Receiving a massive amount of visits from different country?

I hope I have the right forum for this question... Today I logged onto Google analytics and noticed that within a month, we grew from a 30% bounce rate from Russia up to 68%. We received nearly 500 ...
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GWT showing 0 sitemaps links

I currently have 3 sitemaps (as rss) on a large site. Two of them seem to be getting indexed well, but the third (blog-rss.xml) isn't getting indexed at all: Any thoughts on how to diagnose what ...
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URL Dynamically changes after first edit

We are developing a magento eCommerce website with main category pages, sub-category pages and details page along with other static pages. Our condition is if any miss-spelled URLs entered directly ...
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Fetch as Google Bot not working for `www.` version of site but is for `non-www.` version - Webmaster Tools

Ive recently acquired a new domain that i want to point at our existing domain, ive setup hosting for the new domain and then done a 301 redirect in the .htaccess file of the new domain to my existing ...
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Testing server indexed in Google [duplicate]

Assume our website domain to be www.example.com. And we have created a separate testing environment within our main domain: Say : www.project.example.com. So we have two versions within our main ...
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Soft 404 for smartphones

We have redirected all non-existing pages to home page. It was fine for some days. Few days back i saw increase in the number of soft 404 errors for desktop. And the errors were the page urls that ...
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Crawl errors for pdf download links in my website

We are building a local business classified website which has about 6000 unique listingsunder huge number of categories and sub-categories. For each listing there is a details page in which we have ...
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Why my internal links did not decrease in google webmaster tool?

I removed a tier 2 menu mouseover menu in order to decrease internal link, which is currently 1700. This is in reference to How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many ...
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Google Webmaster Tools and mobile URLs

My website is composed of thousands of products, dynamically driven. Ex.: mysite.com/brand/model/ When looking at my Webmaster Tools, under the Smartphone Crawl Errors, I see a lot of "Invented ...
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How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many internal links?

I have a deep level menu on my website (almost 3 level deep - mouse over) Here I see There are almost more than 1500 links internally to my every page. Is this really because of the deep menu ...
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3 ticks not shown in Webmaster Tools dashboard

I am new to Webmaster Tools and just finished listing two of my sites. One of my sites I listed almost a week ago. For one of the sites I have listed, I get the following on the dashboard: As ...
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Preserving search engine rankings when old domain name is lost

We have a client with the unfortunate situation of losing access to their current domain name "A". We've just finished finished setting their website up on domain "B". Both websites on "A" and "B" ...
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How to tell crawler my sitemaps in a zip file?

I have 2 big sitemaps (map1.xml, map2.xml) and I have a index file (indexmap.xml) that contains the locations of these 2 files. I zip these 3 files to mymaps.zip. In Google Webmaster Tools, should I ...
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Google indexing not working [duplicate]

I have recently created my website and hosted it through 000webhost. I have also begun researching on how to make my website 'searchable' from googles search engine. And so i came across google ...
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On-demand removal - should i block off with robots.txt?

Has anyone tried the on-demand removal tool? https://developers.google.com/custom-search/docs/indexing I created a sitemap with a bunch of old urls with an expiration that are being 404ed. Also I ...
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“Verify live version” not available in Google Webmaster Tools

I was searching how to submit a robots.txt file using Google Webmaster Tools and I see no option of Verify live version, which is the forth step in submitting a robots.txt file to Google. I went ...
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Google Webmaster Tools search analytics Queries volume drop

I see a massive drop in my Google Webmaster Tools Search Analytics, but in my Google Analytics I see no drop, even an increase in traffic. The only recent changes I made is that I now redirect http ...
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Google Webmaster Tool : duplicate title with wordpress media

I've noticed that when I attach an image to a post, two URLs are generated, not just one: http://www.example.com/?attachment_id=1782 ...
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Google Webmaster Tools: duplicate title even with a 301 redirect in place

I have plenty of duplicate titles http://example.com/?attachment_id=1678/feed/ http://example.com/?attachment_id=1678/ The first link triggers a 301 redirect to the second link. So why does Google ...
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Google's Fetch and Insights not rendering

So I've been busy designing a new site for BYBE and ran into to some problems with Google not being able to serve a rendered thumbnail preview. The website uses WordPress and Zurb foundation, the ...
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User-agent line needed in robots.txt?

I'm about to deploy a website for testing and I want to let all the indexing bots to not index my site during this phase. According to Google Webmasters Help section apparently you only need the ...
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Can sitemaps for multiple sites be added to Google Webmaster Tools through a single universal account?

I had a lot of client websites and recently I had to do SEO for about 3-4 websites simultaneously. It was all simple on page SEO, but I have a question is about XML map submission. I realize that ...
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proper use google webmaster tools URL Parameters

There are some urls like http://domain.com/user/:username and http://domain.com/post/:id on my website, the username and id is the parameter from database. I try to let google crawler more efficiently ...
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proper use google webmaster tools URL Parameters [duplicate]

There are some urls like http://domain.com/user/:username and http://domain.com/post/:id on my website, the username and id is the parameter from database. I try to let google crawler more efficiently ...
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Improve websites search result in Google [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is the right section on StackExchange, but I'll risk it! I want to get my Wordpress website indexed by Google. So I did 3 things: I created and submitted a sitemap.xml on Google ...
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Are multiple unrelated links to my site from a single domain damaging?

In GWT I can see a site which has 283 links to a single page on my site. Their content is completely irrelevant to my site (see image below). I can't even find where the actual link is on their ...
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My website ranks good but my blog keeps de indexing

My website, let's say www.domain.com ranks fairly good and has PR 1-5 for 6 keywords, still my blog on the same website keeps on de-indexing. Website is html(www.domain.com), and the ...
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What does “no return tags” mean?

Inside my website tag <head> part code like below and recently I get some error report from 'Google Webmaster Tools → International Targeting': en - no return tags es - no return tags I ...
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Why is there a discrepancy between Index Status and indexed from Sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools?

I've submitted a sitemap to GWT and things are starting to index as shown under the Crawl → Sitemaps menu. I've also confirmed indexing by doing a Google "site:" search. However going to the ...
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wrong pages of my website are displayed in google search [duplicate]

Firstly i want to say i am very very new to google webmaster and seo concepts. Now my knowledge is very less in these areas. Now first i want to tell you how my website works. I have a forum based ...
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Exclude from some of domains and websites referring my website [duplicate]

My website was referred and accessed through an unwanted website. Example: My referrals: Facebook, Twitter, Particular etc. Receiving referrals from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter ...
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Google webmaster tools:We were unable to connect to your server. (site verification)

I have a shared webhotel that has three domains. Only one of them can be verified through webmaster tools. All domains are though live and working websites but can't be verified. I've checked DNS ...