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

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Should I submit my RSS feed as Google Sitemap?

I currently have no sitemap for a website I'm creating. I do have an RSS feed which includes the N latest updated posts on the site. It doesn't include everything on the site though, just blog posts. ...
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Google search show my website only if i search for the link itself

I uploaded my website, then I add it to Google search to be shown in the results, after a while , I searched for my website by using it's name/unique keywords, but nothing was shown even I searched ...
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By 301 redirect will Google take my new domain as having duplicate content ?

If I do a 301 redirect from Google Webmaster then will Google take my old domain as my new domain ? I mean, my old domain is www.hackinguniverse.org but I want to change my domain as well as name ...
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Are there any clear indicators that my sitemap file is beneficial?

I have recently created a sitemap.xml file and uploaded it to my Google Webmasters Tools account. Google didn't report any issues or errors with the uploaded sitemap of my site. Now my question is: ...
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Canonical links and best way to use parameters with url rewriting

I use my own custom routing module in PHP and mod_rewrite. A typical main page URL looks like this: http://www.example.com/services There's a large part of the website that displays the products on ...
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Why does Google show sitelinks for our domain with one search and not another?

The name of our company is G2 Builders - What is happening is that if you go to google and type in "G2 Builder" with no "s" at the end, our website has sitelinks. When you type in our name with the ...
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How to remove old robots.txt from google as old file block the whole site [duplicate]

I have a website which still shows old robots.txt in the google webmaster tools. User-agent: * Disallow: / Which is blocking Googlebot. I have removed old file updated new robots.txt file with ...
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Verify my website when it is .tk

I'm trying to verify my website so it appears on google, I think, I'm very new with all this. However, it doesn't seem to be an option... My website is host in dropbox and the domain is free. Is that ...
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Why was my site not aproved for AdSense? [closed]

Our new site http://www.sulabhloan.com has failed to get approval for AdSense. Even though site look reasonably better we cant figure out what is the real issue for disapproval can somebody help ...
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What methods are effective/necessary to quickly remove URLs from the Google index? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Remove URLs from Google Search Engine In short, I have ~1000 URL's that need removing from the Google index ASAP, this is as of a week or so ago, and over that ...
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Sudden Drop in Impressions After Host / CMS Switch?

We have a site that was previously run on Wordpress on a different host, but has now been switched to RiVista (a proprietary CMS). The site was cut over a week or two ago. I realize that a ...
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Site has 300+ inbound do follow links, they once all showed up in webmaster but now dont

I under took a link building project on a site, in total around 300 do follow links where made, arictle submissions, directory listings, posts in dofollow forums ect ect built and indexed over a ...
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Troubleshooting Google Author

I have successfully implemented the neat Google Author feature on my Computer Performance website. However, I am struggling to set it up on my fashion-era.com website. The only difference is that ...
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Should add my naked AND www domain as separate sites in Webmaster Tools

Just a quick question: In Google Webmaster tools I have my site set to set to www. and the naked domain. Do I need to add and verify the site for each variant or do I just keep it as the www and use ...
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Changes to site and homepage will not fetch as google and not indexed either

please help. redesigned website and ever since then, homepage will not index NOR will it fetch as google. I keep getting failed on fetching. any ideas? thanks! My site
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What is the difference between doing a “link:http://www.example.com” google search and the “links to your site” in Webmaster Tools?

I've tried to do two kinds of searches which I had previously thought were a source of the same data, but are apparently different. The first is doing a google search that looks like ...
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How to determine if Google's Crawl Rate for your site is eating up too much Bandwidth?

I was reading about changing Google's crawl rate and how there is a balance in which if the crawl rate is too fast, it will slow your site down; but if the crawl rate is too slow, then page ...
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Getting less impressions than my website's position in search results would suggest

I have a site that ranks 3rd for the term "e decorating". According to google's keyword tool that gets 12,000 monthly impressions. However, according to google's webmaster's tools, I'm only getting ...
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Webmaster tools site performance - reliable measurements

I am measuring a few sites and use both webmaster tools and analytics to track various aspects. One of the aspects I try to measure and track is performance. I am getting a much more reliable ...
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Why can't I verify my website with Google?

Here's the error I receive when trying to verify: Verification failed for http://oracleoflegends.com/ using the Google Analytics method (1 minute ago). Your verification file returns a status ...
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Google indexes some of pages, but most are ignored from a website, even though a massive sitemap is submitted

We have developed a website, which works somewhat like a wiki - but not entirely. User of the website can submit and update information about their villages to the website and categorize it under ...
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How to set www as the preferred domain for a HTTPS website?

I have a website which has URL of kind https://www.example.com (Please notice HTTPS and www). It is the only correct URL of the website and I also have SSL certificate for www URL only. I have added ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting crawl errors for links that don't exist

In Google webmaster tools > diagnostics > crawl errors I'm seeing a bunch of errors that link to sub-pages like /tour/overview/Scripts/ForceDownload.asp The /tour/overview does exist, but this ...
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What's the current wait time for reconsideration requests for Google's webmaster tools?

We recently received an unnatural links penalty to our site; a rogue SEO firm did us some serious damage, and we lost 40% of our traffic (hundreds of thousands of users) overnight. The effect on our ...
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Splitting blog and main site into two different webmaster and anlytics profiles - best practice?

We have a site running on a main domain http://lightandspace.co.uk (60 indexed pages), and a blog running under the subdomain http://blog.lightandspace.co.uk (250 indexed pages) I currently have them ...
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Google sitemap access error, something to do with .htaccess redirect from http://www. to http://

I recently updated the htaccess of my site to redirect from http://www. to http://. It all works fine but now I've made some changes to my site and uploaded a new sitemap.xml to google webmaster. I'm ...
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Deleting blogger post leads to crawl error

i deleted the blog post from blogger, now i have got crawler error in webmaster account i.e page is pointing to 404 . Kindly help me how to fix that?
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Can I invoke Google to check my robots.txt?

I read the answers in this question, but they still leave my question open: Does Google cache robots.txt? I didn't find a way in the Google Webmaster Tools to invoke a re-download of my robots.txt. ...
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Google SEO - remove site map from search result

I am an amateur to SEO. I have a new site recently and submitted the site map to GWT. But after several weeks. I found when I search my domain in google. The site map also appears to be one of the ...
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Blocked urls by Google

I have a website which is 2 years old now. I saw it after a long time now and was shocked to see that Google robot has blocked 104 pages of my website. I saw this through webmaster tools. IS there any ...
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Delay before getting URLs into Google's in web index?

4 days ago, I have submitted a sitemap.xml into Google's WebMaster Tool for a new website. It contains 3 entries. I have tested the site map and Google found not errors. In about how much time can I ...
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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 ...