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

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Is meta name=“verify-v1” essentially google webmaters verification meta?

If a website uses meta name="verify-v1" within the head, does this mean they are using Google Webmaster tools? and is it associated with any other services?
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Google Websmasters - How to provide last updated date [duplicate]

One of my e-commerce sites with daily product uploads has sitemap listed has below. Recently we notice that google index rate has slowed down. <url> <loc> http://urllink </loc> &...
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What can be the consequences of using google webmaster tools for my youtube video downloader website?

Will it be blocked/spam-listed if google detects that it provides youtube-video downloading ?
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Does Web crawler simulate user behavior?

Structuring the web pages' content or schema properly is important for SEO. I would like to know if popular web crawlers or bots (Google bot, Bingbot etc...) are able to simulate user behavior and ...
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What does “Soft 404” means in GWT?

I am having many "Soft 404" in my site. What is/are the reason behind this error? How can I stop having this error?
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Google sitemap hasn't been indexed after a few months

A few months ago I created a WordPress blog, installed the SEO by Yoast plugin, and submitted a sitemap to Google's Webmaster Tools. However, my sitemap hasn't been indexed. I've sent an e-mail to ...
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Duplicate title tags and meta descriptions in Google Webmaster Tools from removed blog [closed]

I added a blog on my website like this: www.example.com/blog Then I created a page just like this: www.example.com/blog/contact Also, I added this link to 'Fetch as Google' in Google Webmaster ...
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Do I need multiple properties in Google Search Console with all of my domain variations? [duplicate]

All non https links in my website are redirected via nginx to https. http://kida.al/ and www.kida.al are redirected to https://kida.al/ I have three properties in Search Console. kida.al www.kida....
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Receiving “no return tags (sitemaps)” error in Google Search Console should I add hreflang=“en” to sitemap XML file?

Under my Google Search Console I'm receiving a 'es' - no return tags (sitemaps) error for: Originating URL: /en/about-us/testimonials Alternate URL: /es/about-us/testimonials And I have my ...
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After adding my site to Google Search Console multiple ways (no www, www, https) which should I use?

I've submitted example.com URL with no-www www.example.com with www https www.example.com with https:// to Google Webmaster Tools as suggested by this question. Should I submit the sitemap in ...
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Why am I getting ranked high for numerical queries?

On one day, someone made a search on google for the query "59". According to GSC search analytics, this query made it to position 2 which is odd. However, when I search in google itself for "59", my ...
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Google Tag Manager Position in html

I recently added to my website the google tag manager container. Reading the google documentation i found this sentence : "Paste this snippet into your website template page so that it appears ...
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Notice of DMCA Content removal from Google Search

I have spend the past couple of hours reading about DMCA complaints and I am more confused than before I started, a complicated technical issue on my side is also not making things easier for me, so I ...
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Indexing different subdomains on a sitemap [duplicate]

I'm building a sitemap for a page available in different languages, however the URL construction was done with subdomains and not folders. I'd like to know if it's possible to indicate a different ...
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Duplicated content in Google after updating my urls

I have a prestashop 1.6. Due a I had dirty urls with ids, last week I bought a module to clean those urls, http://addons.prestashop.com/es/16633-pretty-urls.html. A couple of days ago, I noticed a ...
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Google bot hits on files 'apple-app-site-association' and 'assetlinks.json' showing up in Google Webmasters as pages with errors

I've seen a number of posts on this but none really answer the question of why Google Bots specifically are trying to access the following on ALL of my sites, every single one of them... /.well-known/...
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website marked as “may be hacked” by google

My website is marked by google as "may be hacked". Through the admin panel of google search console, I see several links that are list as "URL injections". My site is built with opencart. As you ...
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Data disappears from Google Webmaster Tools after configuring a canonical URL in my site

I have a website, let's say www.example.com, that I added to Google Webmaster Tools without establishing any preferred domain. A couple of months ago, we decided to configure our site to establish ...
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Should I redirect all strange URLs in Google Webmaster Tools?

Sometimes strange URLs pop up in Google Webmaster Tools. URLs that I know no one link to, like: http://example.com/apple-app-site-association My site is not about apple, apps or site association. I ...
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TLD / Permanent 301 Redirect & Search Console, Not showing links - Links to Your Site

I did not get any answer in the webmaster forums so Im trying my luck here. So I got 4 TDLs that was redirected to a single new TLD. Some of the pages where redirected to corresponding pages on the ...
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Googlebot sends several hundred requests in a minute

I have a website which has several million page views per month. Starting several days ago, a bot named Googlebot sends requests to the site very frequently. It sends several hundred requests to the ...
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Google is dropping indexed pages faster than they are being uploaded

I have recently opened a bounty regarding unnatural links appearing in my search console due to no fault of my own. Many asked for the names of the sites, however, I would prefer to keep it quite - ...
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Multilanguage Website with language parameters inside URL and HTACCESS redirect

I'm experiencing an issue using the Google webmaster tools. My Website homepage is being redirected to the correct language version according to user's browser language. For example if a user from UK ...
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Google Websmaster Tools crawl errors reporting a link that does not exist

Google Webmaster Tools seems to be giving me an erroneous report. The crawl Errors (Smart Phone tab) still shows a link to http://mypubguide.com/good-pubs/Blacko from http://mypubguide.com/good-pubs/...
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Google indexes a completely DIFFERENT title for my web site. What can I do?

I have a strange problem. I have read about this problem in other questions but mine is different in a strange way. After a back up at my web hosting company, Google indexes my website with tags such ...
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Huge drop in search traffic - I don't see any reasons for this [closed]

I've built a website that's been slowly increasing its users/day and now gets about 3k each day. The site uses a database to fill in some fields on the page and is optimized to do well in searches (...
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Duplicate content due to URL parameters ('canonical' link type can’t be used)

There are over 40k pages of duplicate content that was flagged during an audit. It seems that most are due to the parameters in the URLs. The format is below: http://example.org/site/UserLogin http:/...
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What to do with unwanted URLs that link to my website?

A few days ago, my site was affected by malware. There were lot of URLs that linked to my site and the malware used to redirect to some place. I have gotten rid of all the malware, but still there are ...
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How does Google track impressions for SEO: does it count times where it is in the results, but not visible?

I am quite aware about what SEO impressions are: i.e. number of times your site result are listed in the Google search results. But are the impressions are counted if they are visible at least once in ...
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Is linking Search Console and Analytics as property owner by delegation possible?

If my email ID is added as a property owner of a website in Google Search Console and if I am an admin user of the same website in Google Analytics, will I be able to link the Search Console & ...
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Crawling errors due to encoded URLs - urls are stored in DB table

I have a directory website - I didn't want to have an id number in a URL structure so I chose to store the URLs in the database table. For example: if http://www.example.com/my-unique-url-without-...
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Are backlinks from Whois/IP checker or similar sites bad?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for quite some time now. I am confused about backlinks coming from some of these domains. Some of them come from Whois/IP checker sites, and some of ...
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Unnaturally high number of links from domain

Please consider the following image, from Google Webmaster Tools I have these unnaturally high link counts coming in from lowish Page Rank Domains (MOZ Score 13) Is this natural? Is this hurting ...
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Google message about 404 errors, should I be worried?

I realize this is a topic which has been discussed to infinity, and there are some great posts to be found on here regarding 404 problems. I read this post, and while very informative it did not ...
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Google not indexing site, robots being blocked

I have a small static website which allows customers to purchase a PDF containing some data based from an input from them. The PDF's are a page or two and follow a standard template, and various ...
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Website is not indexing in google search console? [duplicate]

My website is not indexing in Google webmaster tools (search console). I have submitted my sitemap but page_post_sitemap.xml only has two indexed URLs. I don't know what is problem with my website. ...
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Does Google Search Console track 404s from bots (i.e. spiders, crawlers, etc.)?

I have a verified web property on search console. It's been collecting traffic data for months now. I am using the crawl errors report to look at 404s on my site. I'm curious if this data collects ...
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Previously submitted my sitemap but now I changed most of my pages URLs, what should i do?

I had previously submitted my websites sitemap to google search console. It submitted all my pages and indexed most of them. However, recently I have changed most of my pages URLs due to SEO. Since I ...
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Viral posts and links

This might be a bit of a strange question, but here goes. Over the past month, I have written 2 posts for my website, which have gone viral on social media, which have resulted in about, 30k visitors ...
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Recently swapped domains - New site isn't being indexed, old domain currently 301 Redirect to new

So I'm a little stumped on exactly what has happened here. We were previously on a https:// domain that is still appearing in Google search engine but I've indicated to the webmaster tool that this ...
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Duplicate tracking using iFrame

My main website has the GA tracking code with subdomain tracking enabled. ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXXXX-1', 'auto'); ga('require', 'displayfeatures'); ga('send', 'pageview'); A subdomain has GA ...
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Webmaster property not visible to a verified owner

I have a property A owned by Owner1 who delegates ownership to Owner2. But that property is not visible to Owner2 on his webmaster console. Though Owner1 continues to see Owner2 as a verified owner (...
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Everything looks fine in the Search Console, but Google is not really indexing my site [duplicate]

I hope this question is not too generic. Some weeks ago, I set up a new Q&A site for my collaboration. I have added it to my search console dash board and I have submitted the sitemap. Google ...
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Search console can't detect structured data after adding through google tags

Will adding them manually instead of using tag manager help. They all passed the validation test in the Google Structured Data testing tool. I have included two tags. One for implementing products ...
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Mix up of two domains in search result

I would like to know why my two domains are mixed up in the search result. The two domains are https://vym.io and https://remotebase.io. When I search 'remotebase', I see the title, and description ...
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Search engine console Click vs Analytic Session

I am facing an issue. In my analytic account, there is variation between clicks and session. For a month there are 841 clicks but no of sessions are only 393. Can someone please explain the reason?
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Should I add mobile sitemap to my initial full sitemap?

Do I need to add mobile sitemaps for a mobile enabled site or will just the standard sitempas do. The platform generator has created quite a few different sitemaps. Will it be too much to submit all ...
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Understanding Google webmaster hAtom errors

A website I am working on is showing tons of errors in the google webmasters tools under the structured data section. Most of the errors are missing author and updated, and there are some missing ...
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does google webmaster track clicks on deeplinks or best way to capture deeplink clicks on seo results

On google search results page on mobile browser. If native application is installed google shows the option of opening the link in app / on broswer. In that scenario, does that click gets captured in ...
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Google only indexing 2% of my sitemap on a 2 year old site [duplicate]

Looking at the Crawl stats on Google Webmaster Tools has made me very confused as to why Google is only indexing about 2-3% of the URL's in my sitemap. My sitemap contains 5288 URL's, but only 134 ...