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

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Best way to replace/publish the restructured website in SEO friendly manner

I had a website which contains several subdomains. http://sub1.example.com/stories/23/job-done.html http://sub2.example.com/stories/23/job-done.html At present I decided to restructure my website ...
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404 errors still showing in Webmaster Tools

I've a website with Yola, I've been blogging twice a day for three to four years now and suddenly about a month ago, every blog post URL was being seen by Google as a 404 error. I started off by ...
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How to properly use Google Webmaster Tools (for “non-www” instead of “www”)

I'm trying to use Google Webmaster Tools correctly: I don't use the www in my website's URL, but just noticed that I must have entered the www when I originally added my site to Webmaster Tools a few ...
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Redirecting all 404 pages in Wordpress is not good SEO, but what is? [duplicate]

Maybe a silly question, but if you have a 404 error, than Google does not want to index your site. Of course you are going to say: 'who said that, that's not true', I know... But Google does not like ...
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How to remove language parameter from url in google webmaster tools

There is a section named "URL parameters" for dealing changes in URL structure, recently I remove language code from URL, how can I notify google about that? http://www.tarafdari.com/fa/node/26987 ...
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How long does it take for Google to remove page from index? Or, why aren't these pages excluded?

A set of pages are marked as noindex and nofollow, both in robots.txt and with X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow When checking with Google Webmaster Tools, the pages are reported as "Denied by robots....
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How to add a certain parameter (ad_id) to URL?

On my WordPress site, there is a page http://www.example.com/doc/list/ that dynamically shows all DB entries (76,000). Google does not index the different entries. The URLs looks like this http://www....
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Is this tag real? rel=“nofollow external”

I can't seem to find any documentation that officially comments on this tag. Maybe a few forum posts here or there, but nothing on Webmaster Guidelines and even here on Pro Webmasters, I'm not seeing ...
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How much time does Googlebot take to crawl the page after submitting it to index

I've a daily changing job site and I've also setup a dynamically generated XML sitemap for the search engines. But Googlebot indexes the at it's own priority. I've a page linking to newly added jobs ...
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Authorship-verified website not included in “Author Stats” of Google Webmaster Tools?

In Google Webmaster Tools, is it normal for a website for which the Structured Data Testing Tool shows that "Authorship is working for this webpage" -- to not be listed in the "Author Stats" section (...
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Does Google respect a redirect header for robots.txt to a different file name?

With respect to robots.txt requests, Google states "Redirects will generally be followed until a valid result can be found". Does this mean that, if I create a 301 redirect for http://www.example.com/...
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Duplicate meta description for paging in Google Webmaster Tools [duplicate]

In Google Webmaster tools I get duplicate content warnings for paging pages. How do I fix this? Do I need to add Page 2, Page 3, etc. to my meta description? HTML Improvements Duplicate meta ...
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Redirecting multiple ccTLD's to 1 gTLD: delete the 'old' domains in Google Webmaster Tools?

We are planning to redirect our current multiple ccTLD's (.com, .de, .nl) to 1 gTLD with country specific subdirectories (.com/en, .com/de, .com/nl). We will use permanent 301 redirects from the ccTLD ...
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Is it possible to combine two hosts into one Google Webmaster Tools dashboard?

I have a web site running under www. Recently, we added some functionality that had different hosting requirements, so we added a ww2 hostname. Is there any way to combine both hosts into one ...
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How to remove unwanted URLs from Google Web Master Tools

I've two sites that one is live and one is test. ex: www.mydomain.com and test.mydomain.com (test site is password protected) However Google Webmaster Tools indexed some of my test site links(...
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Google Webmaster Tools returning 404s for pages that exist [duplicate]

I logged in to GWT today just to see how things are going. It is showing a bunch of 404 errors for pages that exist. I checked the server response and got: SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 200 OK. These ...
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Google attempting crawl of URLs with parameter randomly placed in URL

We have a weird SEO issue; In Google Webmaster Tools we are seeing a huge spike in Not Found Server Errors. There are a set of several hundred dynamic pages which we need to maintain (though not ...
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Does Google cap impressions of my website?

It looks like my site hit an imaginary limit of 400 daily impressions. What is this limit based on? How can I "break through" that limit?
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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 ...