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

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Installing Google Sitemap Generator on Linux

I have a website with httpd (front end) and Apache tomcat (back end). I'm trying to install Google Sitemap Generator and create sitemap for the website. I followed the following link for ...
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Duplicate meta tags and descriptions in GWT but they are fixed

How do I remove the duplicate meta tags and descriptions found in the HTML Improvements tab on GWT? The issues reported are because some people were linking to us with spaces or dashes in the URLs ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows huge dip, not consistent with real world

Here is Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. The Analytics one is correct (because I would know if my traffic dropped 90%... the phone would stop ringing. Is GWT smoking crack? Have you seen ...
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Google follows disabled options on “get” forms

I have the following get form on my website for language switching. <form method="get" action="?"> <label for="language">Language: </label> <select id="language" name="...
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Issues with trailing slash vs no trailing slash and if I even need to redirect? [duplicate]

my question pertains to the trailing slash and no slash in domains and the correct method for setting this up in Google Webmaster tools. I have read all other threads on this site related to this ...
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My website pages not getting indexed by Google [duplicate]

The website www.itztechgadget.com isn't getting indexed at all. When I check about it in Websmater Tools, it shows 0 pages indexed. I'm not getting why is this problem happening. Googlebot fetches ...
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Duplicate title and meta description

Recently I found out from Webmaster Tools, one of my blogs has 154 duplicate title and 156 duplicate meta description. On closer look, both URLs lead to the same blog post. One is with the date ...
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How to fix robots.txt file error in my GWT?

In my blog’s Webmaster Tools, there is a notification in Crawl Errors section, that is Google couldn't crawl your site because we were unable to access the robots.txt file. My blog’s robots.txt file ...
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Are keywords listed in Google Webmaster Tools tied to ranking, and what does a blank keyword mean?

I have two questions regarding the terms listed under Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools: We've recently lost a lot of ranking in Google search after we changed our e-commerce platform and ...
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Google follows JavaScript string as relative path - produces 404 error

This is my first question on here so I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I have a problem: I have a site that uses an Adobe Site Catalyst for its online analytics. The suite supports tagging ...
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Google Webmaster Tools average position?

I see that my site's average position is 7.0 for a certain search query. However, it is kind of impossible for now. And when I search that query, I cannot find my site even in the first 10 pages. So ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting 404s for pages that are not in the sitemap (but were there previously)

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting 404 errors on URLs that are not present in the submitted sitemap anymore. These URLs were present but since then I have resubmitted my sitemap and GWT shows that it ...
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How can I get a list of all indexed pages for my domain?

We're in the process of migrating an outdated e-commerce cart to Magento. Part of this process will entail configuring proper 301 redirects. I'm aiming to get a list of all indexed pages to throw ...
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How can I create a sitemap for 2000 products powered by a single php page?

Usually I generate sitemaps using www.xml-sitemaps.com and the limit is 500 pages. My website has barely 30, but I have a lot of products in my database, so the page product.php becomes product.php?id=...
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Duplicate title tags in Google Webmaster Tools

Under Google Webmaster Tools > HTML Improvements > Duplicate title tags I can see 800 duplicates listed. They are not exact duplicates but rather pages as shown below: /questions/0?page=1058&...
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What does “Disallow: /search” mean in robots.txt?

In my blog's Google Webmaster Tools panel, I found the following code in my robots.txt of blocked URLs section. User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: /search Allow: / I know that Disallow will ...
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Too much delay for indexing Sitemap in Webmaster Tools?

I know that Google don’t guarantee for indexing every single web page, but I need some clarification about that, because most of the SEO masters are saying “Submitting Sitemap in GWT is the most ...
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rel=“next” in anchor tag is not working

I have 100's of duplicate meta description issue in google webmaster tool because of the pagination. Pagination pages are showing as duplicate in tool. So I added the rel="next" and rel="prev" to the ...
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How to fix soft 404 errors in GWT?

In GWT I have been receiving soft 404 errors for some URLs of my online shopping website. Ichecked all those URLs and those pages are looking good and there is nothing wrong in that page. Then why I'm ...
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Why is this date in my sitemap “invalid” according to Google

My XML sitemap file has <lastmod>2013-07-06T09:39:51-0400</lastmod> formatted with W3C Datetime Format. Google has a warning message in webmaster tools about this for me: Google's ...
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1000 page submit limit in Google Webmaster Tools sitemap

I'm currently managing Webmaster Tools for some Wordpress sites and I'm curious as to why none of the sites are showing more than 1000 pages submitted. Some of the sites are much larger but I can't ...
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Redirecting non existing post to homepage; is that good for SEO? [duplicate]

I am checking my website out on Google Webmasters and I am seeing an astonishing 5000 links that could not be found by Google's Crawlers. That's normal, because my website is built in a manner that ...
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Getting a lot of '/_' errors from webmaster tools [closed]

I'm using a WordPress site and I thought I got all the kinks out of it. For some reason Webmaster Tools is crawling my website and showing a lot of 404 errors which are from /_ like additional pages ...
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Too many “access denied” errors showing in Google Webmaster Tools

I get 18,000 "access denied" errors showing in Google Webmaster Tools every day! It's strange that it shows for URL's with www but not for those without it (i.e., just domain.com instead of www....
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Google webmasters 404 Error

We've been having some problems with Google Webmasters Tools lately. Google's returning 404 on some of our articles. Can you anyone please explain why Google Webmasters Tools returns this error and ...
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how do we organize our site's (navigation) pages in Google search? [duplicate]

Is there a HTML technique for organizing my site's main pages in Google (navigation)? Or is it made by a Google's specific tool for creating a result layout like in this picture? Look at the ...
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<meta name=“robots” content=“noindex”> in “Fetch as Google”

I don't know why but when I execute "fetch as Google" it returns me HTTP/1.1 200 OK Cache-Control: private Content-Type: text/html Content-Encoding: gzip Vary: Accept-Encoding Server: Microsoft-IIS/...
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DNS name server error

I am getting DNS error on google webmaster tools. And even after testing with this http://dnscheck.pingdom.com/?domain=ansoftsys.com&timestamp=1372108107&view=1 Name Server details Here is ...
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Confused for writing robots.txt file

I am getting DNS error from last few 5 days in my Google Webmaster Tools. That's the reason I would like to confirm my robots.txt file. Is the below robots.txt file is correct or not? User-agent: * ...
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Blocking pages from being crawled with specific URL encoded parameters

While seeing the Google Webmaster Tools report there are certain URL encoded parameters like %5c and %22 coming up in URL's of site. We tried to identify the issue and observed that due to incorrect ...
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Google rich snippet looks different then Google Search

I have added the authorship to a website of mine however it looks like this when I enter my URL into the tool, however when I search for the site on Google, it shows an out of date cached image and ...
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How to increase the number of indexed images from submitted image sitemap?

I had added images in my sitemap a week ago, but the number of images indexed in the Google Webmaster Tools has not displayed any tendency to increase. The number of images submitted is about 200,000 ...
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Google Webmaster Tools links to my site disappeared [closed]

Last week I had over 900 links to my site from 113 domains. At the start of the week Webmaster showed this fall to 30 links and then today 21 links from 11 domains. I know that Webmaster Tools are ...
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How many days does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to refresh after a DNS error?

Yesterday I saw a problem in Google Webmaster Tools - it's saying that "Googlebot can not crawl your site because of DNS errors." Please view this image & error date: Then I immediately fixed ...
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301 redirect from a country specific domain

I originally started using a .do domain extension for my site, but later realized that this country specific domain would prevent us from appearing in search results for places outside of the ...
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SEO traffic dropped suddenly [closed]

My website was doing relatively very well in terms of SEO, I was getting around 10 000 page impressions and more than a few thousand clicks per day for keywords that other than my brand name. Keywords ...
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Most linked content is registration. How do i remove it? [duplicate]

In webmaster tools > links to your site, I have two links showing: my homepage with 12 links and /index.php/component/users/?view=registration with 3077 links. Not only is this the wrong ...
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sitemap.xml file extension, does it have to be .xml?

Do XML sitemap files have to end with the .xml file extension? On the Bigcommerce platform, their XML sitemap file are defined as: http://www.examplesite.com/xmlsitemap.php The sitemap file is ...
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Google Webmaster Tools: Why do I have so many links from my top domain to my subdomain?

I have a subdomain under my top domain as follows: 2index.net quran.2index.net In Google Webmaster Tools, for the subdomain quran.2index.net, I find that the number of links recorded from the top ...
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Why does Google's search results display my home page instead of my target page?

Our ecommerce site www.example.com ranks very high for the search term: "turtle food". The homepage shows up on the 1st page of Google's search results. I found this out by using Google Webmaster ...
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Google Webmaster Tools change domain from third level

I had a blog running on Tumblr on foobar.tumblr.com and at some point I thought I'd just get foobar.com and set that up as a custom domain. Yet, as far as I can tell, there is no way I can ...
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Google Webmaster Tools robots test not working

Within Webmaster Tools I have supplied my test content: User-agent: * Disallow:/admin/ Disallow: /tag/ When I specify the URL to test against, for example: http://www.site.com/tag/ It gives me ...
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No data in Google Webmaster Tools traffic, content keywords etc

My site has been live and added to Google Webmaster Tools for over a year now. It doesn't have a pile of incoming links, but there are a few I know of. The site receives an average of 200 visits/month,...
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Problem with Google crawler and cached results

I have a client that has 3 domain names. For the sake of this argument I will call them www.website1.com, www.website2.com and www.website3.com. He used to have a website package with VistaPrint and ...
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Webmaster tools shows zero page indexed [duplicate]

I have a website with over 60 articles (dynamic pages), a couple of profile pages, about sections, terms of use, contacts, pretty much everything. I've added my site to webmaster tools and it seems ...
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sitemap.xml for two domains - This URL is not allowed for a Sitemap at this location

I have two domains running on the same server with the same IP (different content). I have read that it is ok to provide only one sitemap containing information for both domains, so this is what the ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Search results are creating subdomained sites that don't exist

I'm very confused and at a loss here, so bare with me. We were updating our Google search plugin for our domain, when I noticed odd behaviors in the Google search results: fod.oursite.com foood....
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Can I choose two geographic target countries for my website?

I have a website, the main target audience from two countries. In the Google Webmaster Tools you just can choose one location. Do I need to do something or just leave it alone?
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How many days could google updates my pages titles and contents order [duplicate]

After Google's penguin 2.0 - I call it dracula - my website has lost about 30% or more of its traffic. The following screen shot from my Google's webmaster tools account should demonstrate the ...
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Telling Google that domain.com and domain.us points to the same site

Tell me how should I let Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics know that the site has more than one domain? Does having more than one domain, corrupt SEO?