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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status 0 for one year

I've read this topic with answers but they do not address why zero for one year? but other areas in Google Webmaster Tools report 400 URL indexed. Google Webmaster Tools Index Status Only 2 Indexed. ...
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Solving “Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site.”

I'm getting the following warning over and over again in google webmaster tools Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site. The examples he's showing don't give me much ...
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How can I set parameters in Google webmaster tools so that my dynamic content is indexed?

I have read questions about URL parameters in Google Webmaster Tools in this site and the Google Webmaster Help Center but I have a problem. My site searches in the database and show some information....
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Google doesn't list the links to my website

It is more than a month that there are 24+ links listed on my Google Webmasters Tools account. However, when I use Google like this: link:m.a.sharpasand.com none of them appears. Also, my PageRank is ...
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index pages that only can find with search [duplicate]

I have a website that have 5 static pages and more than 700 dynamic contents that only can access them by search. I create sitemap.xml that include 5 static pages and whole of dynamic contents. But ...
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site appears in Google Webmaster Tools but no site: search results [duplicate]

My site is geocology.ca. About a year ago I attempted to add geocology.ca to Google's search index by following the steps for 'Moving Your Site' in Google's Webmaster Tools, transferring from my old ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status is 0 [duplicate]

Statistics show all entries of my wordpress blog have been tracked, but none have been indexed. I thought it would be just a matter of indexing delay, but it has been 3 weeks already, and I can find ...
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How reliable is the number of hits provided by Google site: command?

A partner of my company (not sure whether i can tell their name here - i´ll use example.com instead) asked me yesterday, why there is such a big difference when they enter the site command at google ...
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How to overcome duplicate URLS

I am having a website which is 3 years old, now I wanted to do some SEO chages into it. so, changed the some urls. From: /psd-layouts.html to /psd-web-layouts.html Now my question is that, I had ...
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Implementing OpenSearch, what is the benefits?

I have implemented opensearch in my website. But I don't know what is the benefits of it. Does it has any effects in search engines? For example, can I tell google about my implementation?
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Request change of address for non-root level domain name [duplicate]

Old site: http://www.tahlequah.k12.ok.us New site: http://TahlequahSchools.org Our new site is located at the .org domain above; however, we have to keep our old domain/site up until we're sure none ...
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What happens when you suddenly get too many back links from a single domain?

I'm quite baffled by this issue and I have absolutely no idea who could be causing it. I have a normal php page and we are optimizing it for few keywords. We have been doing general SEO activities ...
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Google says my site has malware but nothing comes up in Webmaster Tools

A few days ago my site was infected with Malware. I've sinced removed it and all is well. However, logging into the back end of my CMS I get the malware warning again. I've followed the instructions ...
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Google Webmaster Authorship Email Verification Issue

In the email verification section, I see a message as the image below: I am not sure, why it is detecting my name as 'ali rana' instead of "Md Ali Ahsan Rana". Can you please suggest how to get rid ...
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Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder or perhaps even a subdomain? I know this is possible by using 301's but would appreciate if ...
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Will 301 redirection to a Google Indexed URL can remove the URL from Google index?

I need to remove some indexed URLs from Google SERP. The problem is I cannot use the 3 types of removal patterns Google suggests like robots.txt, meta name "noindex" and remove the page and make it as ...
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Google Indexing Pages with noindex meta tag

I got a message in Google Webmaster Tools about "Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site" with a long list of example URLs. For some of the pages listed, there was nothing to ...
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Is it a bad idea to refresh sitemap once a day?

It takes a while for Google Webmaster Tools to update the amount of links sent by sitemap. I was wondering if updating it on a daily basis could delay it even longer or actually help. The slow ...
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Google Bot creating invalid GET Request

I have checked multiple times in page, and there are no recursive sort of links anywhere nor are there any links without base href but still I can see lot of links with 10+ level deep. like GET http://...
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Google Webmasters Tools - Accidentally changed something and quickly switched back

In Google Webmasters Tools I accidently changed Geotargeting to from No Preference to United States. I realized that was a mistake and changed it back within 2 minutes. Will changes take effect or ...
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Changing GoDaddy Webmaster tools options [duplicate]

A client of mine (for school) has a website hosted on GoDaddy which we wants my team to help him increase his marketability on Google, because currently, when his company name is Google searched no ...
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Duplicate title tags error in webmaster tools

I have changed some URLs in my site then to prevent webmaster tools duplicate error I redirected (301) old URLs to new URLs also I tried to remove old URLs in "Optimization>Remove URLs" section of ...
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Regarding sitelinks in google search [duplicate]

I would like my site to display additional site links when preforming a Google Search.. How can this be achieved?
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Duplicated contents warning in Google Webmaster Tools even though I use canonical links

I have some duplicated pages that show the exact same content on different URLS on my website, and I use canonical links to point them all to one of the pages. So if Page A, B, C, D and E have the ...
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Migration Joomla to Codeigniter - GWT reporting lots of 404's - How to fix

I recently created a whole new fitted system structure for a site previously running on Joomla 1.5 CMS. They wanted something more simple and elegant, and their back-end was a mess of modules and ...
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What search statistics are most reliable?

I'm doing some research into the SEO of one my websites and looking at different keywords and the search traffic they generate. Let's say I have a search term I'm ranked number one for a keyword and ...
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Google's webmaster tools saying invalid URL in sitemap

I've recently made some big changes to my site and as a result, have had to change my sitemap. In doing so, I resubmitted my sitemap file only to see 3 errors reading invalid URL's. I'm not sure if it'...
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Need I submit sitemap in Webmaster Tools?

I have uploaded my sitemap on server root folder. Do I need it submit it in Google Webmaster Tools?
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Webmaster tools show old URLs are crawled

We renewed our website last year (2012) in December. After that we have put 301 redirection in place for the required pages. We removed some pages in old site when we moved to new site. For example :...
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Google not indexing/updating rel=“canonical” pages

I had same content with different links and I wanted to prioritize the indexing of different webpages. For example /A/1232 and /A/1232/tum_bin_jiya_jay represent same content but I wanted to give ...
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“Cancel” is a relevant word in my page because of bootstrap popups

I am using bootstrap's modals. Each modal contains a button (register, login, etc) and a "Cancel" button. When I first released the website, all popups were in the header (they are hidden, but you ...
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Panda-struck Diagnosis

I have been reading about the Panda Update going to be on a rollout launch in the year to come. As a webmaster, how do I know for sure that my website has been struck by the Panda update? Does a ...
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(Google) Title of page not updated, everything else did

My website changed significantly this month. Amongst the changes was the website's title. Two weeks ago, I finally used Webmaster Tools and submitted the page. So far, Yahoo and Bing have updated ...
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Duplicate meta descriptions after Permalink change

I recently changed my permalink structure on Wordpress to remove the year and month from the URL. Old structure - http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2012/10/mtech-lite-retain-barc-regulars-for-winter-...
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90% sudden drop in search engine ranking with no changes made

This is a recurring topic, but I am very very panicking right now... I noticed a 90% "impressions" drop (from 60k to 5k) from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-06. My keywords dropped, and for a few of them I ...
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How do I prevent duplicate indexing by Googlebot-Mobile?

I have only one version of my web-site, and it is optimised for both the desktop and the smartphone. I've noticed that Google crawls each page exactly twice: once with Googlebot/2.1, and again with ...
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URL blocked by robots.txt in webmaster for Blogger site

Remove: Disallow: /search From where can I remove this line? I am using Blogger and in webmaster it shows many of my pages are blocked. From the following Q&A, I know that I need to remove this ...
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Duplicate title tags link to the same unique url

In Google Webmaster Tools I'm dealing with HTML Improvements > Duplicate title tags. I have a Wordpress site and I use multiple categories for some posts. I have subsequently deleted one category (...
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seo optimization

I have submitted several pages to Google through Google Webmaster Tools by using a sitemap in XML format. Several pages are indexed by Google as well but the rank of those pages are in 400-500 as my ...
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Just overhauled our entire site. How do I keep Google, Bing and Yahoo from demoting us?

We just overhauled our entire site. The new site structure doesn't resemble the old one in the slightest. What do I need to do with Google, Bing and Yahoo to keep our ranking from sliding? We have ...
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Different blocked URLs stats in Google Webmaster Tools

Just want to know I got different blocked URLs stats at Google Webmaster Tools. I blocked entire site for revamp and latest builds implementation. Here are different stats Under Health tab > Blocked ...
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Unnatural Links Message from Google

We just recived (March 8 2013) a message from Google saying. We've detected that some of your site's pages may be using techniques that are outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines. Specifically, ...
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Should I Include RSS Feed URLs in an XML Sitemap?

Simple question - Should I Include the RSS Feed URLs in my site's XML Sitemap? I am NOT asking whether I should USE an RSS Feed AS an XML sitemap, but rather, should I include the URLs to the ...
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Multiple Sitemaps Doesn't Index Quickly - How To Get Quick Index

I have a serious problem in my site: http://www.coimbatorematrimony.com I will create multiple sitemaps.xml with all terms & conditions of Google Webmaster and some other search engines. I have ...
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Fake links cause crawl error in Google Webmaster Tools

Google reported Crawl Errors last week on my largest site though Webmaster Tools. Here is the message: Google detected a significant increase in the number of URLs that return a 404 (Page ...
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How can I do? I accidentally delete google and alexa verification meta code

I accidentally delete Google and Alexa verification <meta> code from <head> and all have gone. I went to both Google Webmaster tools and Alexa but I cannot find where I can get ...
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Google Webmaster not indexing my site

I've moved my site from ak.net84.net to aramk.com, and I've redirected the pages from the old to the new using these methods in my htaccess for the old site: all pages redirect to the new site using ...
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Why are my site's Google Webmaster Tools index status and URLs submitted statistics different?

On the dashboard of my site where it shows sitemap I see 18 URLs submitted, 9 URLs indexed. However under Index Status it shows Total Indexed: 0, Ever Crawled: 332. What does this mean, why are the ...
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Over 400 old 404 errors, safe to remove? [duplicate]

I have over 400 old 404 errors showing up in Google web-masters tools, the date on them is from before I uploaded the new sitemap and I wondered 2 things: Why are they still showing up Can i remove ...
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How to avoid spammy links affecting us before SERP rankings going down

We have recently discovered a host of spammy links pointing to our website been put up in last 1 month through webmaster tool We have not engaged any seo agency/link building and have never created ...