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How can I verify both www and non-www version of a website in WordPress using Webmaster Tools

How can I verify both www and non-www version of a website in WordPress if I'm using Yoast SEO and there is only one verification file upload? I do not have access to the site's GA.
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Diff. between with www & without www [duplicate]

Is there any diff. if I submit my site to google with www or without www? Which is best way to submit from above?
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...
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Is it a problem if someone disavows my site? I'm getting threats that other sites will do that if I don't remove links

I've been getting to many of these emails: My name is John Doe web manager of www.somewebsite. This is our 3rd and final request to you to remove links from your website to ours. If we don't ...
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Impact of domain name coinciding with other popular domain

I have a website whose name coincides with another popular domain. Meaning if you add two letters at the end of my website name, you get the name of already popular domain. After registering and ...
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How long should I wait before adding content to a 'moved' website?

I 'moved' my website from domain A to domain B. Did all the necessary things (301, notified Google in Webmaster Tools). The question is, how long should I wait until I can put new content on domain ...
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How to fix 404 error on Google webmaster tools? [duplicate]

I added a forum for my WordPress blog. Then I removed it. I removed that directory from Google web master tools. But still it shoes 1000+ 404 errors. :-( How to fix it?
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Sudden decrease in pages crawled per day (from 20k/day to 300/day) [duplicate]

I've seen large drops before (like the drop mentioned in this question), but I've never seen a drop like this before and am concerned that something is seriously wrong with our site's relationship ...
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Why isn't Google Webmaster Tools reporting this backlink?

Index page <html> <head> <title>Links</title> <meta name="robots" CONTENT="index, follow" /> </head> <body> <div ...
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Can you use Google Webmaster Tools for a site that isn't yet live?

Is it possible to run Google webmaster tools over a website to diagnose if there are any faults on a site before the site has been made public? We are looking to pick up any SEO / faults on a site ...
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How to tell Google to ignore URL parameters and forget about any already crawled?

Is there any way we can delete Google URL Parameters? I know in webmaster tools that there is no option to delete the URL parameters that were crawled by Google, but is their any other way we can take ...
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Sitemap submitted to HTTPS profile also influenced HTTP profile in Google Webmaster Tools

Recently I upgraded a site to use an SSL certificate and noticed strange behaviour with Google Webmaster Tools. Before starting the changes Google WMT Sitemap for http://www.example.com was showing ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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Should we modify our Joomla robots.txt after Google's announcement on crawling of CSS and JavaScript?

Have come across an announcement from Google: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.in/2014/10/updating-our-technical-webmaster.html It states: For optimal rendering and indexing, our new ...
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google excluding site for queries for it's exact name

I have a client site with a unique name (not just the FQDN, but the company name that the site is for) that simply will not appear for Google searches using the company name. It's a very simple and ...
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How demote multiple site links or prevent Google adding any of a page type?

I have a website with lot of member profile pages such as: /profile-1.html /profile-2.html /profile-3.html /profile-4.html ... How can I tell Google not add these profiles in site links? There are ...
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How often are “Links to Your Site” updated in the Google Webmaster tool?

How often are "Links to Your Site" updated in the Google Webmaster tool? I found this thread with various replies on the matter, from "every few days" and "around 20 to 30 days" to "backlinks to my ...
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Apparent False alarm raised by Google Webmaster Tools / Search

Google search has been reporting This site may be hacked. from a couple of days. When I look into the Webmaster Tools > Security Issues, this is what it says: Now, the url in the Sample Urls ...
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Why is Google Webmaster Tools marking empty pages as Soft 404s?

I have a set of pages in user profiles which, depending on the user's actions, may or may not have any information on it. It's essentially a feed of the user's comments. Some users add comments, some ...
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How to stop Google Webmaster Tools from emailing me about a removed domain?

I have an old site that I used to manage through Google Webmaster Tools, which I have since abandoned (took down website and no longer own the domain). I deleted the site from my webmaster tools ...
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Why can't Google find the structured data on most of my indexed pages?

I have a website with approximately 30,000 pages. Google index is OK, almost all pages are indexed, but in Structured data I see only 48 pages detected for schema.org. Schema.org is identical of whole ...
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Google not indexing translated content using url params

I have a website that uses a URL param (http://example.com?lang=es) to translate each page content. I know that this option is not recommended, but technically is the only one I can provide atm. I ...
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Backlinks in Webmaster Tools from a CDN - The CDN can no longer be crawled but backlinks remain

For our site we set up a CDN url using a CNAME pointed to our main domain. Unbeknownst to us, this caused a very large pool of duplicate content, since google could crawl the CDN and reach all the ...
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How to see previous look and feel from cached versions of a hacked website? [duplicate]

The main problem is I have no previous design samples like JPG or PSD files by which the site can be sliced again. So, I need the previous look and feel of the site before hacking. Otherwise, as I ...
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What does status Indexed '-' mean in Google Webmaster Tools

I am quite new to Google Webmaster Tools (SEO in general). I recently uploaded an XML sitemap to Google via Google Webmaster Tools. I had to resubmit it after an error was reported in the XML. Now I ...
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How to tell google to direct mobile searches to the proper url

I have created a mobile version for each page of my website and I also try to detect mobiles from the Agent string. But for cases that I fail to properly detect a mobile, the user can force the mobile ...
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Fetch as google: Unreachable Error Message [duplicate]

A few days ago i changed my website CMS from vbulletin to MyBB 1.8.0 and all URLs structure changed, now I've encountering a very strange problem with "Fetch as Google"! Google can fetch my website ...
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How much time does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to report 'hreflang' tags?

I have a properly indexed site by Google with a few hundred pages, most of the pages re-crawled on a daily basis (according the crawl stats offered by Google Webmaster Tools). Last week, I have added ...
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Manual “Fetch as Google” or better wait?

If Google picks up a page organically it means it has already found one link to a page. Fetch as Google is a great way to get your new pages indexed quickly. Is there a difference in terms of SEO? Of ...
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Add all 301 redirected sites to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have one canonical web site, http://example.com. I also got the .net and .org, domains, so I have 301 redirected all the following to my canonical web site: http://www.example.com ...
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SEO much better for domain that 301s to other

I'm the webmaster for a university club, with a convoluted (far from root-level) .ac.uk domain, and our own .co.uk domain. We purchased the .co.uk domain for cleaner URLs, and I set the given .ac.uk ...
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Error while submiting disavow file to google

While trying to submit new disavow file to google got error: Error in disavow links file at line 3347, column 1: Domain line with invalid domain. ...
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Why do sitemaps generated by different plugins look so different from each other?

This is my first time generating a sitemap. I used two plugins to compare sitemaps. Yoast generated a normal looking sitemap. But the sitemap generated by Google XML Sitemaps plugin looks weird (see ...
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Can externally hosted sitemaps work with Google and Bing?

I am using a "cloud" hosting provider (Heroku) to host my webapp. Since I don't have access to a permanent file system, I am storing my sitemap.xml in Amazon S3. I wanted to know the SEO implications ...
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Content keywords are incorrect in Google Webmaster Tools

I have recently opened a Shopify store however the content keywords are linking back to the 'opening soon' message on the storefront password page. That page was there for about 2 months but I had ...
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Google Webmaster Highlight Data for paginated blog entries

I'm trying to get google to recognise my entries as articles using the "Start Highlighting" tool in the Webmasters Toolkit. Problem is that if I put a page set "...blog/*/*/" it says, "Pattern does ...
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“Temporarily unreachable” when using fetch as Googlebot from Webmasters Tools

The page I'm trying to fetch is public. The server logs show no request. Google reports that any page on my site is "Temporarily unreachable". It won't even fetch the verification file, a static ...
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How to enable webmaster tools in google analytics

Whenever I try to enable webmaster tools from within my Google analytics account, the following happens: I click on SEO section from within analytics: . A screen appears notifying me I need ...
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Google Domain and Site title change - Strange results! HELP! [duplicate]

The name of the Previous website was "Game&Util Foundation" Now, I changed the name to "Mobi:HQ - The Social Sharing Platform" I set up both 301 redirection AND used to change of address tool in ...
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Google Detecting 404 Error when there is not one [duplicate]

I use a javscript slider called LayerSlider. In Google Webmaster tools it is telling me I have a 404 error with the following link: http://www.example.com/js/layerslider-5/skins/. It says that my home ...
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Google Webmaster Tools claiming my robots.txt blocking almost all of my site

I have submitted a sitemap which has many thousands of URLs, but when I look at the webmaster tools it claims that 9800 of my URLS are blocked by my robots.txt file. What am I supposed to do to ...
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Submitting an Index Sitemap to Bing when the individual sitemaps are hosted on AWS

Been working on the site map recently and now I want to submit it on Bing Webmaster tools. The main site map includes several others, each one for a different country. Like this: sitemapindex ...
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What is driving the appearance of search queries in Google Webmaster Tools?

I could not find much hands-on information about this: Are GWT search queries created even if the site has no or very little backlinks? If a page (or site) is in a very competitive niche ...
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Search engine results

I run this website www.chalopicnic.com and My development team recently changed the url structure to include hyphen which originally had underscore. This is resulting in NOT FOUND in search engines. ...
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Is there a way to bulk submit URLs to Fetch as Google?

Google is taking a while to re-index changes I have made to thousands of pages, so I want to use Fetch as Google to give it a prompt. However, you can only enter 1 URL at a time as standard. Is there ...
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Drop in traffic but increase in pages crawled per day

I saw a drop in traffic of my website in early September 2014. But, if I check the "Crawl Stats" in Google Webmaster Tools, I see an increase in "Pages Crawled per day" and "Kilobytes downloaded ...
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How to get Google PageRank (from the toolbar) to increase from 0?

I have an issue with the Google PageRank of my site, the PR of this site is 0. I've tried many ways to increase the PR: I submitted the site in webmasters created sitemap.xml filled all meta ...
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What to do about crawler errors after removing non-essential parts of my website?

So, recently I was re-building my website, putting on another CMS, optimizing and so on. Now I visited Google Webmaster tools and it tells I have a lot of Web crawler 404 not found errors. I am ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show the search queries that led to clicks?

As you can see in the screenshot below, there has been >400 impressions and 97 clicks, but at the bottom of the table it shows only two queries that led to the clicks. The question is: where is the ...
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What does “Average Position” mean in Google Webmaster Tools under Top pages?

What does "Average Position" mean in Google Webmaster Tools under Top pages? I can only find the definition for "Average Position" under Search Queries.