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

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Why is Google Webmaster Tools crawling invalid URLS and showing 500 errors?

Google Webmaster tools is reporting 12k+ 500 errors. Eeek! None of the URLS are valid- they all contain www.youtube.com. First, why is Google crawling these URLS if they don't exist? I supplied a ...
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How to improve a single-paged site search result [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to SEO a Single-Page website I created an online CV of mine a couple of weeks ago and it has had quite a few visits. Now I want to improve the chance it will appear ...
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Google Incoming Links only display for my localhost?

I recently noticed that if I search google for: link:mysite.com There are zero results. This is false, because in Google Webmaster Tools, I have plenty of incoming links. If I change the query ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Why does Avg Position change when drilling down in Search Query Analysis?

In Google Webmaster Tools --> Seach Queries, you can see a list like this: I am finding that the Avg. Position column o the above list is seriously out of sync with the Avg Position shown in the ...
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How can I track the “Traffic Sources” of “Unique Visitors” by Google Analytics?

Now I can only see the "Traffic Sources" of "Visits". But what I would like to know is the number of "Unique Visitors" from each referrals. But when I go to "Traffic Sources" -"Referrals" from the ...
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How to fix some damages from site hack?

My site had been hacked. I found vulnerability,fixed it, and removed shell scripts. But hacker had uploaded thousands of web pages on my web server. after I removed those pages I got over 4 thousand ...
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3 language website using subdomains and mapped domains. Add subdomains or mapped domains to WMT?

I have a new wordpress multisite setup. The main language is Italian and there are two subdomains using en and de for english and german. There is no auto translation plugins being used. The ...
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Does Webmaster Tools list traffic from ads as inbound links?

In Webmaster Tools, under the inbound links section, do ads get counted as inbound links? I am doing a review of inbound links on a website and found that most of them are sourced from meaningless ...
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Why a page that works returns a 500 error?

I have this url that seems to work fine but it returns a 500 error. http://comehike.com/outdoors/hike_widget.php?hike_id=164&height=700&width=500 Any idea why that is possibly happening? I ...
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How to interpret number of URL errors in Google webmaster tools

Recently Google has made some changes to Webmaster tools which are explained below: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/03/crawl-errors-next-generation.html One thing I could not find out ...
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AJAX file 403's

Google webmaster tools shows a couple of 403 crawl errors (URL errors, access denied) for folders holding AJAX files on the ColdFusion server: CFIDE/scripts/ajax/FCKeditor/ CFIDE/scripts/ajax Will ...
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Google crawl errors "DNS issue- link unreachable and time out errors

Can any one tell me why Googlebot cant fetch my website and its links? I have a website and for past 30 days Google Webmasters can't fetch any links from my website. This caused the removal of my ...
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Remove user avatars for search engine crawler?

I recently found out that especially my forum pages are loading slowly (it doesn't feel like it for me, but google's webmaster tools mentions 5s and more). I was wondering if this could be because ...
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Changed my blog's URL: what next?

I started working on a blog from last month. My blogs URL was quite big (for ex. http://my-old-long-url-blog.blogspot.com). I used it because I thought having 2-3 keywords in my URL will help me (I am ...
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Google Webmaster Tools -> URL-Parameter after Migration from Magento

After migrating from magento to a different e-commerce system I can find lots of URL-Parameters with millions of monitored sites: http://i.stack.imgur.com/8CDVm.png Is it safe to reset those? Or ...
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Why does Google think that pages load slow?

Looking into Google Webmaster Tools in the Site Performance section I see that On average, pages in your site take 5.0 seconds to load. Specifically it takes about 5 second to load during last ...
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Google anonymous sitemap submission

By searching for "How to submit a sitemap to Google" you can find dozens of links, and all of'em truly explain the how to very well. But all of'em start with this first step: Login to your Google ...
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Why does google only index a part of my site?

For a while now I have been having issues with google indexing my site. For some reason it would'nt take over 33 pages from my xml sitemap: (images not allowed for new users...) It has been the case ...
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404 errors showing in Google Webmaster Tools

My Google Webmaster Tools account, shows that I have crawling errors that are caused by links to pages that do not exist (404 not found). But when I look at the source pages that are accused of ...
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Google Optimizer code, validation and cdata

I ran my site through the W3C validator, and a bunch of errors were caused by the Google Website Optimizer javascript. It seems weird that would happen. If I put CDATA around it, the error go away. I ...
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Google webmaster tools keeps listing errors about urls that don't apear on my site

Google webmaster tools keeps listing errors on my site about urls such as http://website.com/kulVxMTq1FRqJDMRo 93/f/w8kgNtn9x5EPpXKrKzo= The problem is that I don't have links with such urls and ...
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Meta Descriptions not working for google search

I have unique meta descriptions on each of my pages, and when I search my site in google it will come up with no description. Any idea what I might have done wrong?
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How to increase visitors of my Website per day [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase the traffic to my site? My website is fully implemented with SEO and registered in all webmaster tool like of Google,Bing,Yahoo etc.. As result, ...
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google changing crawl speed: doesn't seem to work. Why?

I've changed 3 days ago the google crawling speed of mywebsite. Here it is: This means: 2 demands by second. I've got the message on the google webmasters tools that the change speed has been ...
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sitemap and crawler

I am still newbie in the entire world of SEO. Let's take a look at my example. I have a website very similar to blog style site. There few patterns for urls, all of the are very simple and allowed to ...
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SEO friendly way of linking/redirecting 2 domains to 1 - shoes example ;)

Suppose I have a shoe shop with website: example.com. I generate some traffic, but only 10 visitors per week. I then realize that green shoes are very popular and what everybody searches for. Of ...
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Blogger homepage won't update! [closed]

I am new on blogging webmaster tools. Usually, when I add new post to my blog, it will automatic update my homepage also. But from January 14th, my homepage doesn't update in the Google SERPs. As a ...
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How to get Google Page Rank for a site hosted Blog [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is PageRank and how do I get it? I am blogging since last june and got alxea rank for my site many days before... But I still dont get it that how to get Google ...
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What should I do to notify Google of a switch from “.php” to extension-free URL's?

I've implemented a simple mod-rewrite rule that internally rewrites urls without a file extension (that are not directories) to .php files and removed the .php extension from all our internal links. ...
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Why am I getting this message “Some important page is blocked by robots.txt”?

My site's URL is: www.hackinguniverse.org From some day in Google Webmaster tool a message is showing that says "Some important page is blocked by robots.txt". My robots.txt is: User-agent: ...
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How can I set Webmaster Tools to “Fetch as Google Bot” using SSL?

I have page which requires SSL so the page is https://. I want to fetch this page as google bot inside of google webmasters' diagnostic tools however Google, from what I can tell, only allows http ...
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Google Site SEO after domain mapping change

I have a google site https://sites.google.com/a/fractalsystems.org/buuf-decisions/ which used to be mapped http://buuf.fractalsystems.org Since stripping away that mapping SEO has not changed and it ...
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Change from static HTML file to meta tag for Google Webmaster verification

I started verifying the server by putting a couple of static HTMLs in place. Then I noticed that Google wants you to keep these files in place. I didn't want to keep the static HTMLs in, so I want to ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Errors 400 and 405

What action does Google's crawler take for errors 400 and 405? Looks like few months ago I had a bug, and a few pages available only for signed in users were indexed by Google. Right now all these ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Why site performance graph goes up and down, even if the site has never changed?

This is my site 7 months graph from Google Webmaster Tools site performance util. As you can see the graph goes up and down, with big differences: less than 1 second up to 5 sec. Since I never ...
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WMT Change of Address Question

I may be splitting hairs here, but the Change of Address form on WMT states "new" domain: If you've moved your site to a new domain, you can use the Change of address tool to tell Google about ...
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How to create google video sitemap urls for very large video files with distinct segments?

I have a large video files about 1 hr in duration, with different sections of the video corresponding to different distinct sub topics . For example, the whole video may be about an yoga exercise ...
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Meaning of Crawl errors

My question is about definition of Crawl errors in Google Webmaster Tools. Crawl errors is devided into few sections. Let's first consider HTTP section. I assume that all broken links in this ...
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where can I get list of google excluded words, like, to, is, am, in, of, the, ?

where can I get list of google excluded words, like, to, is, am, in, of, the, ? When a search is performed in google? I hope you have understood what I want .. about the list of google excluded ...
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Remove home page from Google cache

The Google Webmaster Tools Remove URL section allows you to specify a page URL to be removed from the index, or cache, or both. However, I want to remove just the home page, which is / I want to ...
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What is adding frog characters to my URLs?

While browsing the "Crawl Errors" section of Google Webmaster Tools, I discovered a set of very strange 500 errors in reference to my site: I was able to track down what these characters are, and ...
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How to view history more than 30 days in the past?

It seems that in Google Webmaster Tools I can only see about a month and a half of crawler history for my website. My site has been verified for several months now. Analytics has a broader history ...
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Reset / Remove - Google Keywords

Summary: My site is ranking for filthy keywords and i would like to remove them from google ranking/keywords. Background: My server was hacked using the timthumb exploit/security vulnerability, ...
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Redirect error in Google Webmaster Tools report

I built a CMS and I used it to create the following website http://www.tkdmontecatini.com . After some days, Google Webmaster Tools started to give me several "Redirect error" on some pages like the ...
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301 redirect, keyword being in bold

Regarding 301; If I redirect no-www to www domain with 301 redirect, do I still have to determinate inside Google webmaster tools which version (www or nonwww) is prefered? Or is setting up redirect ...
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How to Remove a URL in Google Webmaster Tools

I need to remove a URL "foo" at www.example.com/foo. But when I type the URL under "Remove URL" and hit continue, on the next page I see the URL changed to http://example.com/www.example.com/foo ...
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How does Google treat unlinked URLs?

In Google Webmaster Tools I've recently noticed several concatenated URLs appearing in the Crawl Errors. On investigation it seems Google is picking up these links from a page that shows a user's ...
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Unable to remove crawl-errors from Google

When I open Google webmaster tools I have about 300+ crawl errors like these: ...
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Site.xml with #!, still ok to have bare URL as home page?

I'm trying to get some ajax content on my main page indexed by google. I've implemented the #! url structure for that content and the corresponding piece on the server which renders what users see ...
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High Google page ranking lost overnight [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose a search engine ranking drop? I had achieved a high ranking for a page on my site of the form: http://domain.com/mypage.htm Overnight the page is not ...