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

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Is it better to remove old URL from google via webmaster than 301 rewrite?

I have a site which changed from one shopping cart to another. Previously there was an .htaccess file which redirected all the old URLs to the homepage. I changed it to report a 404 for any URL not ...
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Googlebot crawler: URL restricted by robots.txt - how to fix the entries in robots.txt?

I noticed recently that Google is not caching all of the pages on my website. Upon using the Google webmaster diagnostic tool, I realized that some of my pages were being restricted by entries in my ...
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problem with google search in link:article-stack.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why google is not showing links to my site in result? If I google link:article-stack.com, it shows 4 interlinks in result. If it shows interlinks it should show > 250 ...
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Google is giving a “Malware Warning” on my site, but why?

I've inherited the development of a site that I designed but did not build - actually two sites. http://kenbrook.org and http://kenbrookyouth.com (same site also via http://youth.kenbrook.org). So ...
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Google webmaster tool is not updating my site related information

I am very thanks ful to google webbmaster since it suggested me many of the pages which were causing 404. But i am surprised why were this information still being shown even after one week of ...
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Is it good to start a website with keyword very popular or not so popular?

I am planning to launch a website. However, it is still undecided as there are many keywords on google to begin with. My question is whether it is good to be a part of well established keyword with ...
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Is it better to have an ErrorDocument 404 redirect back to the homepage or a standard 404 error page?

We run an ecommerce site that was setup by a third party ecommerce software provider, basic shop with product pages, basket and checkout. The third party vendor set up the htaccess file so that if a ...
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Is the Google Webmaster Tools verification temporary?

When you add a site to Google Webmaster Tools, it asks you to verify it (e.g. via a <meta> tag). I verified a site a while ago, but when I logged in, I noticed that it isn't verified anymore. ...
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Transfer Google Webmaster Tools data to another account

How can I transfer my Google Webmaster Tools data to another account?
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Google isn't indexing URLs after a redirect that differs only in percent-encoding/decoding?

Will Google's crawler refuse to follow redirects when the difference between the redirected-from and redirected-to URLs is solely whether specific characters are percent-encoded or not? For example: ...
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Why is Google putting new content straight into its Supplemental Index?

We have had problems with our web pages being put into Google's Supplemental Index. We have recently corrected what we believe were all the problems that might have caused this. However, Google still ...
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Google Webmasters Verification Method

The Google-Bot seems to be hitting my site with the incorrect verification method. I have Google Webmasters set up to use a meta-tag for verification, but I am still receiving requests for the html ...
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What does Avg Position from Google Webmaster really mean

I have a website I am tracking on Google's Webmaster tools. When I look at the Search queries page it shows me a graph of Impressions and clicks per day. Underneath that there is a table showing ...
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What is the source of google webmaster tools' data?

Where does google webmaster tools get all it's data from? Is it paired with google analytics etc or is it purely crawlers and searches it display?