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

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Using Google Webmaster & Analytics, what data to look at to improve website performance?

Using data from Google Analytics and Webmaster tools, what data should I be looking at to improve my websites performance? I want to improve the SEO, usability and just general performance of my ...
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Google webmaster tools Site Performance says site is faster but shows it slow in the graph

Looking into Google webmaster tools it happened to me many times to see for some of my sites these type of inconsistency, in the text they say my site is faster than 63% of sites, but when I look at ...
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Weird keywords in google webmaster tools

I just happened to check the keywords list on Google Webmaster Tools for my site, which is an educational content site about finance. To my big surprise, after the first keyword, which is 'finance', I ...
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Webmaster tools showing 404 for non existent folder pages [duplicate]

Google webmaster tools is reporting some/many 404 urls that don't exist on my site. The links are things such as domain.com/xyz/ However that doesn't exist, but domain.com/xyz/index.html does ...
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Move site to new domain divided by language across subdomains

I managed to find a nice domain for a fairly fledgling site of mine that actually hasn't been parked by scumbag squatters. Given the upcoming move I'm thinking I'd take the opportunity to split the ...
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Does google do additional crawling pretending not to be a bot?

I have a pair of websites, a "personal" and "professional" which I recently put online. As I'm not generating content, traffic or doing any promoting yet I've got a really good idea of who's ...
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Can I drop multiple URLs from Google's Cache using a wildcard in a query string?

I made a mistake with one of my sites and a whole bunch of data got picked up by Google before I caught it. I need to fix this relatively fast by asking Google to drop the cached copy of the pages ...
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Removing domain from google search results

I bought a domain few months back.I am no longer using it.But it displaying in google search results.I dont know how google picked up.I want to remove from search results.But my domain is not ...
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Google Webmaster Geographic target: Increases or Decreases Traffic?

My website is an english video streaming website that gets visitors from all over the world (about 70,000 per day). 35% of my traffic is from the US. Now, in google Webmaster, if I were to set my ...
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Webmasters Tools - What can i do with a exported keywords list?

In Google Webmasters Tools you can export the list of keywords. What can you do with this list? I'm asking this in sense of could something special be done with this comma separated list? Is there ...
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How long does Google normally take to act on black hat SEO?

One of our competitors recently rocketed up the search rankings. A little investigation revealed it to be a clear-cut case of black hat SEO link farming. I submitted what I believe was a clear and ...
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Google webmaster tools: changing address from domain name to subdomain

So we originally have our blog on our main domain (for example, it would be on www.example.com). Now we have moved it to http://blog.example.com. My question is how do we change the address from ...
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How do keywords in Google Webmaster Tools affect search results?

I've checked the keywords list on the Google Webmaster Tools account for my website (which is a message board), and I noticed that the top keywords are things such as "topic" and "forum". I'm guessing ...
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Is there anyway to re-submit all sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools at once for a domain?

Something happened and I need to resubmit A LOT of sitemaps across a lot of domains. Is there any way I can submit all sitemaps/all errorful sitemaps per domain even? It would make things easier for ...
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When does Google Webmaster Tools re-evaluate re-submitted sitemaps?

When I alter and re-submit a sitemap does GWTs immediately re-evaluate it or do I have to wait 'til GoogleBot crawls our site again? I just re-submitted a problematic sitemap and it now displays ...
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Google Webmaster Tools says my XML sitemap “appears to be an HTML page”

We're running a lot of sites and we've started to get a lot of these errors in Webmaster Tools: Sitemap is HTML Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format ...
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ClickThrough on Google Webmaster Tool and Traffic Source in Google Analytics [closed]

I'm new to SEO and website management, but eager to learn. I manage a newly revamped site and I'm tracking it on Google Analytics and in Google Webmaster tools. The Webmaster tools show that I get ...
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New site not showing in Google for unique name

I have launched a site for myself and now I'm doing some simple SEO for it. The site uses my name and it's unique and has no competition on search engines, but I don't know why Google crawlers ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting crawl error 404 (Not found) for a page which has never existed

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawl error "404 (Not Found)" for an .html page which has never existed on a web site I developed. The page being reported is "tyuiabmog.html", which doesn't ...
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Do or don't submit the comment-feed of your blog?

A commentsfeed (of a blog) might serve perfectly as a commentssitemap. I'm wondering if it's a good idea to submit this feed to Google's webmaster tools. What are the pros & cons?
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Google Webmasters Tools: Denied by robots.txt

I have a website: http://46.105.30.3/ And I'm trying to get testing it using the Fetch as Googlebot option in the Google Webmasters Tools. When I try it it returns Denied by robots.txt. My ...
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Getting google to reindex faster

We run a high-traffic site for a large organization and it was compromised through an editor account. The attacker was able to poison the google cache, and the visible result to us is that if you ...
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Does Google use Google Analytics information in its search algorithms?

Does anyone know whether Google makes use of the information it obtains via Google analytics in ranking of search results? Does it, for instance, make use of the bounce rate for a page given a ...
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Google webmaster tools reporting entire nil subdomain linking to www domain, despite permanent redirect

Looking in webmaster tools it is reported that I have a thousand of so inbound links from my root domain, domain.com, to www.domain.com. This is despite the fact I have a permanent redirect setup in ...
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Google Analytics track url hash fragment identifier

I have a few pages on a website where some sections use a JavaScript slider to display content and I was wondering if it's possible for Google Analytics to track those sections? For now when a ...
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Remove directory from Google SE results

I was developing a Joomla site in /new/ which was to replace the Mambo site in the root directory. I thought I put a robots file there to stop bots from crawling the new site, but this is not the ...
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Will setting a custom crawl rate in Google Webmaster Tools affects index or have other negative consequences?

My site was running well for the past three years. Recently Googlebot's request my server got increased. and at one time I got network unreachable error. When I contacted my hosting company they asked ...
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Which is more accurate? Google Webmaster or Google Analytics

I see differences between Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. Why are they different and which is more accurate. How can i interpret data from both correctly?
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How to set crawl rate in Google Webmaster Tools for seven days or a month?

My web host is blocking IPs which make many requests. This includes Googlebot. I found this by checking my webmaster tools account. There it said "network unreachable" for all the URLs which are ...
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SEO - 2 websites in the same domain

I have my domain (http://www.foobar.com, for example) and my website talks about technology. I want to have another website (with other content, not about technology) inside of it ...
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SEO - 2 websites in the same domain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO - 2 websites in the same domain I have my domain (http://www.foobar.com, for example) and my website talks about technology. I want to have another website (with ...
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Usefulness of the Backlinks shown in Webmaster Tools

Is the list of links for a site shown in Google Webmaster Tools a complete list or just a sample? I've noticed that the links in there appear to be all the ones I didn't think would have any real ...
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Resetting Google's data for the website

I own a domain which I was using for experimenting with different platforms and content management systems. I really did not care about seo while I was building the website so I guess my website has ...
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Information about links disappeared from Webmaster Tools

I discovered that all information about links to my site disappeared from Google Webmaster Tools. Last time I checked the "Links to your site" page in GWT there was nice list of linking domains and ...
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Where is the query string pagewanted=all coming from?

On my site I use CodeIgniter, which does not allow any use of query strings. Any unacceptable characters in a URL result in a 400 error. In Google Webmaster Tools I'm seeing several crawl errors ...
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Google webmaster Verification failed

I have a site created by Ruby on Rails. I had successfully verified the site with Google Webmaster Tools some months ago. However, recently Webmaster Tools has been asking me to verify my site. I ...
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What does the impression and ctr means in google webmaster

I am checking google webmaster tools. I entered the search queries section. There i found alot keywords and their impression and ctr etc. I clicked on one of the query keyword there it shows the ...
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Do I add both www and no-www for my Domain in Google webmaster tools?

When register my site to Google webmaster tools, which one should I register? mydomain.com www.mydomain.com Both?
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How can I decrease relevancy of Creative Commons footer text? (In Google Webmaster Tools)

I know that I may just have to link the image to make this happen, but I figured it was worth asking, just in case there's some other semantic markup or tips I could use... I have a site that uses ...
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What does “Impression Change” in Google webmaster->search mean?

I have been using Google Webmaster Tools. I checked out the search queries section. There I found a lot keywords and its report, but I could not understand what the data in those reports mean. Can ...
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when will google revert back page rank after i cleared network unrechable error

For the past one month i was getting network unreachable error. I contacted my web hosting and they said that google bots were blocked if it were causing more traffic. And then they witelisted ...
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webmaster tools - Network Unreachable

webmaster tools for my site displays that robots.txt unreachable and for all links in sitemap it says network unreachable. sitemap.xml unreachable. These appear in crawl stats page. I discussed ...
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YAHOO and BING support for Index, Image and Mobile sitemaps

I know Google webmaster supports submitting Image, mobile, video and other types of sitemaps. YAHOO also mentions about mobile site map here. But does it support Image and video sitemaps. I could not ...
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How to avoid duplicate META and TITLE tag warnings in Google Webmaster Tools for the same URL in lowercase and CamelCase?

looking through Google's Webmaster Tools today I saw a long list of supposedly duplicate <meta name=description> / <title> tag content with all of them showing a duplicate count of 2. A ...
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My Flex 3 Website Doesn't Have Any Keywords Listed in Google's Webmaster Tools

I've got a Flex 3 website. When I in Google's webmaster tools -> Your site on the web -> Keywords, none are listed. Does anyone have an all-Flex site that has keywords listed for it the above? The ...
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Facebook Like javascript related to Time Spent Downloading a page Increase in GWT?

I installed the Facebook Like button Javascript version on my website on December 15th. Take a look at this report from Google Webmaster Central. Crawl stats Googlebot activity in the last 90 ...
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Google Webmaster site performance - apparently website loads slow

I have a website which was hosted in Germany till last month. Then this month I moved it to a US based server. The new host is one of the best and top ranking dedicated hosting provider. Ever since I ...
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Google Keyword Relevancy

I hope this is the correct place to ask this question. I've got a few websites going, so i'm ok with the usual terminology and have looked in SEO and tried to implement it as best i can on my sites. ...
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Is it safe to delete a site from Google Webmaster Tools?

We have a site registered with the Google Webmaster Tools, but recently due to some problems we have to shutdown the site temporary. As as a result, links indexed by the Google are becoming invalid. ...
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Why is Google not listing my site using its preferred domain?

Using Google Webmaster tools my site is set to 'Display URLs as www.mydomain.com' as opposed 'mydomain.com'. This is the setting for both of these sites in Webmaster tools and has been for several ...