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

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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however it looks like this when I enter my URL into the tool, however when I search for the site on Google, it shows an out of date cached image and ...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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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What is the difference between not found and not followed in Google Webmaster Tools?

In Google Webmaster Tools under Crawl Errors I found 18 Not Found and 16 Not Followed errors. What does this mean, and what is the difference between them?
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Which pages from the sitemap are not indexed by Google?

I have a sitemap file that has been submitted to Google, and has been processed, according to Google Webmaster Tools. As per GWT for 2013-05-31, 8255 web-pages are submitted, but only 8209 are ...
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390 views

Adding URL parameters to Google Webmaster Tools: URL encoded or not?

When adding parameters to Webmaster Tools for URLs that I don't want indexed, should I add the parameters with actual brackets, example: technology[above_average] or should add in the URL encoding ...
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Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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Google Webmaster Tools keeps reporting not finding pages from the old website

About 3 months ago we've completely replaced the content of our domain, practically building up a new website. The sitemap for the new website has been submited to Google Webmaster Tools, the website ...
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532 views

Big traffic change for top URL [closed]

My site was stable doing fine for last 2 years, but just 2 weeks back it's traffic dropped all of sudden by 35-50%. After 4-5 days of this I received this message(below after --- line) from GWT. For ...
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I have added my site to google webmasters and bing webmasers but 0 backlinks

I added my site to webmasters since 3 weeks, I did some SEO, posted anchored links in directories, some forums, local directories, and most of them are do follow. Then I wanted to check if Google can ...
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How long does it take for URL Parameters changes to take effect on Google Webmaster Tools?

Google was showing up pages with affiliate ID parameter in the search results. After some research on how to disallow this, I came across URL parameters in Webmaster tools. I set the parameters for ...
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Problem with not found page for feed in Google Webmaster Tools

I have a Wordpress blog. In Google Webmaster Tools, I found mutiple "not found pages" like this from feed: kart-postal/k-imam-zaman/feed/. How can I add noindex to feed and why I get not found page?
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Google Webmaster Stats

Google Webmaster Stats I'd want to show some stats much like the Google Webmaster Tools with the following things: crawl stats, links to your site, structured data, etc. What is the way to get ...
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Google Webmaster Tools not showing links to my site: “data not available”

Three days ago I received a notice from Google Webmaster Tools about unnatural inbound links, but my GWT does not show any links to my site. How can I check which unnatural links GWT means?
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duplicate meta description even though link is removed?

I thought this was just webmaster taking it time to catch up but it has been there for weeks now and webmaster crawled as recently as 16th May. I am being advised in HTML improvements the below but I ...
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How much Google takes to deindex pages after disallowed from robots?

By accident I have let Google index lots of junk pages. Now I have added them to disallow in robots.txt. Will Google completely remove the pages after seeing the are disallowed from robots? Please ...
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Googlebot getting “301 Moved Permanently” according to “Fetch as Googlebot” in Webmaster Tools

I launched a website four days ago, and now when I try to crawl the website like Google bot in "Google webmaster tools" I end up with a response like this: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Date: Thu, ...
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Cannot delete an added site from Google account after being registered on Google website translator

I can't seem to delete a site that I added on my Google account. When I login at here it displays that I am the owner/editor of the site but wherever I look, I can't seem to find a delete site ...
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Using mixed A-Type and CNAME

A (IPv4 Adresszeiger) doc.domain.de. IN A 301 to domain.atlassian.net jira.domain.de. IN A 23.23.xx.xx domain.de. IN A 301 to www.domain.de work.domain.de. IN A ...
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Deciphering the Search Queries Report in GWMT

For one of the sites that I am monitoring, the Search Queries report that Google Webmaster Tools provides looks like this - Clearly, both the Impressions and Clicks have increased over the past two ...
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Why a word having high significance in content keywords does not get a high rank in Google?

When I check my website in Google Webmaster Tools, then keyword 'angeethi' is shown to be at the 3rd position in terms of significance. But when I search for 'angeethi' at Google, then the website ...
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“Google couldn't access your site because of a server connectivity issue”

In Google Webmaster Tools on my dashboard I have a notice that appeared 2-3 days ago that says "Googlebot can't access your site". Under the Current Status it has: DNS - SUCCESS Server Connectivity ...
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Google Webmaster Tools site removal

I had a major issue in the last week where a site was found to be showing huge numbers of pages that it shouldn't have been. Naturally Google indexed all of these pages! Rather than manually remove ...
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How does Google have more results than I have pages?

Our site has about 6500 pages. These are kept up to date in our sitemap.xml. When I go to our Google Webmaster Tools account I see that Google has indexed about 6000 of our pages. This seems quite ...
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Recovery from accidental noindex of site

I've recently noticed that an entire site I manage had been set to noindex for about 3 weeks. This has caused the entire site to be completely dropped from Google's index (searching "site:" and then ...
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Removing Google Webmaster URL Parameters

Some time before I have created a post for removing full site from Google Index, after following many advices I have removed large number of pages from Google Index but now facing another problem as ...
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Display major links in Google [duplicate]

I am wondering how some websites get their sublinks too displayed on Google. For example when I enter "accenture" on Google apart from the main link (which is common) look at the links "Graduate ...
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Test if Google+ is already with my Website

How can I verify or check if a website is already linked with Google plus? I already added <link href="https://plus.google.com/{+PageIdGoesHere}" rel="publisher" /> this to my head tag of my ...
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Google AdWords have flagged my site as containing malware

However, there Webmaster Tools does not - and never has. And we have never had a message via Webmaster Tools or Analytics that we have malware. To quote Google: [The Malware Team] have looked at ...
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How long before Google counts my .htaccess 301 redirect links?

I have a friend who had around 2000 visitors per day to his website before a web designer with no SEO knowledge changed all his URLs. I've used the Wayback Machine and Google Analytics to determine ...
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Website not showing up on Google after removal of blocking robots metatags [duplicate]

A friend asked me to take a look at their website, which had been online for several months, but did not show up on Google. I noticed that they had a subdomain which did show up, so the query ...
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Googlebot craw rate is too slow for a huge site

I have a new website with 140k pages, according to my sitemaps. After submission of my sitemap index to Google, the Googlebot has started crawling the site a couple of hours ago, and at a steady ...