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

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Does Google Webmaster Tools show nofollow links in 'Links to your site'?

We have made some links nofollow in recent weeks, but they are still showing up in Google Webmaster Tools. Does GWT ignore these links? Will they vanish as the index is updated, or do even nofollow ...
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Why won't Webmaster Tools let me set a preferred domain? (says to verify, but it should already be)

I've got a domain that I apparently forgot to set a preferred domain for, so I just tried to do it. Webmaster Tools instead popped up a little box: Part of the process of setting a preferred ...
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Official Google 10 minutes SEO video and page related terms [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? According to this link, one should add some terms related to the page content. I am adding the text like: <div style="display:...
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Migrating from a wordpress.com to wordpress.org blog without harming SEO

I've had a Wordpress.com weblog for 3 years. And its pages have a good pagerank and are shown in first search results pages. Because of the limitations, I should migrate to my own WordPress. How to ...
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How to remove thousands of URLs from Google cache?

Google has cached 1000s of PDFs from my website which shouldn't be public. I have updated my headers, but need to remove the existing Quick View cache. The Google webmaster tool allows me to remove ...
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Google Webmaster Tools suddenly shows 1379 crawl errors

Just checking GWT today and it's suddenly showing 1,379 crawl errors (404) but for the most non-sensical URL's that don't exist, for example... www.example.com/services/newsletters/services/contact ...
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Unifying links for google searches

What method do you recommend me using, to tell Google that links like: www.site.com/en/aslgm www.site.com/ro/aslgm www.site.com/es/aslgm www.site.com/... /... It's the same as www.site.com/aslgm ? ...
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How long does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to notice links that have been removed?

In order to comply better with Google's guidelines, we've gone to a lot of effort to remove links to our website. However, sites that no longer link to us still show up in our Google Webmaster Tools. ...
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SiteMap / webmaster / google adsense

Can we apply for Adsense without sending Sitemap to webmaster tools ?
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WordPress feeds not indexing in webmaster tools

I don't have much experience about webmaster tools, i just know the basic of the webmaster, and i am not from SEO background, but i just want to know that: Why my blog's RSS Feeds not indexing from ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - crawl errors

I know that I can "clear" the crawl errors for Not Found pages, but I did completely remove the pages that I'm getting the errors for (no 301s, those pages do not exist anywhere anymore). Should I do ...
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Unify google sites and my own domain in webmaster tools and google search

Currently my website neolisk.com appears as itself and also as sites.google.com/site/neolisk in webmaster tools. Sometimes it is also an issue when users do Google search - results appear under both ...
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How to use google ecommerce to track the registrations?

I am using the below code for tracking the registrations var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-xxxxxxx']); _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'website_name']); _gaq.push(['...
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google webmaster showing 6 pages submitted 0 indexed, yet i can see them all there when i search in google? [closed]

I have a small 'brochure' type site with 6 pages, i can see them all the pages showing up in google when i search for my site. But in webmaster tools under the sitemaps section it says 6 submitted, (...
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Control the ranking of my sites on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I have two sites that I both control and have hooked up to Google Webmaster Tools as different sites. My ...
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Ceiling for search with Google [duplicate]

I use Google Webmaster tools to follow my website and I'm confused about search stats. For several months, the curve about search requests reached the limit on 3000 search by day. The curve never goes ...
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I'm using a vanity country code top level domain (ccTLD), can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?

Because I'm still living like it's 2008, I run a website with a .in TLD. The website has nothing to do we India and does not target Indian users. Unfortunately, when I go to Google Webmaster Tools I ...
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If the impressions are very high and clicks are very low, should the keywords be changed?

I have worked very hard for my website. We update it every two days. The site's impressions are good but the click through rate is like 0. Its been 6 months but it has not performed well in searches. ...
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Poor backlink profile - search rankings not updated for 2+ months

I am carrying out some work on a website that is a PR2 with a few good quality, relevant backlinks (PR4-6). It has a presence on Twitter that is updated regularly, a Google Places listing, and ...
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How do I find information on who links to my sites? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if there's a free way to get information on back links to my site. I've had webmaster tools and Google Analytics set up for years. But I can't find access to data about site ...
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Do your 'fetch as google bot' allowances refresh?

in google webmaster tools you can fetch as google bot - which you can do 500 times, and you also have submit to index that you can do 10 times, do these allowances refresh or are they for the life of ...
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What is the best way to deal with 404s that are all trying to point to the same page that are from an external site?

I started getting 404s showing up in my Google Webmaster's Tools from a site linking to a specific category but with odd characters at the end of the URL. So Something like this: http://example.com/...
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Google displaying swf menu in SiteLinks

I have a website that uses a Flash based menu as its main navigation. A plain HTML fallback version is "lying underneath", the swf is embedded using swfobject. swfobject.embedSWF('MENU.swf', 'menu', '...
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Displaying thumbnails in google search results for flash games?

Some sites are somehow displaying video preview thumbnails for pages that contain flash games in google search results. For example search for: site:www.thorgaming.com game I see this only on small ...
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Why Google asks for “Title” for MIME type “image/*” in Google Webmasters?

In my Google Webmasters account, in Optimization section, under HTML improvements I see that Google has indexed more than 100 links complaining that these links has no Title associated with them (...
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404 crawl error for mailto:info@mydoamin.co.uk in Google Webmaster Tools

I'm getting a 404 crawl error for mailto:info@mydoamin.co.uk, in Google webmaster tools under the health > crawl errors. Surly Google should see that mailto: is related to an email not a webpage.. ...
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410 Responses when your CMS host doesn't support them?

Sending a 410 responses for a page that no longer exist should make Google stop crawling for that page. The site I am working on has been recently migrated, and very little of the content was ...
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Fetch as Google error 403

2 weeks ago, Google started being unable access my website anymore. In Webmaster Tools I can't fetch any pages, always getting error 403, and the website has been completely dropped from Google search ...
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How does Google Rank “Priority” for “Not Found” errors?

Google lists Not Found Errors in Webmaster Tools as Ranked by Priority, but what is Priority based on?
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Submitting a sitemap to take care of inherited Google crawler errors

I have an awful lot of Google Crawler errors (1000 or so) after I inherited a site that the previous owner migrated without moving much of their content. Would generating a map of the current site ...
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Can I force Google Feedfetcher to delete my feed and start over? [closed]

I royally screwed up my Atom feed yesterday by messing around with the id tags and now Google Reader is showing many duplicates of the posts. Is there any way I can tell it to start from scratch, now ...
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Google Webmaster tools restricted to certain pages only

Is it possible to give someone access to webmaster tools, but restrict their access to specific pages only? We have a franchise and each franchisee might have their own SEO people who at the moment ...
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467 views

Google webmaster for Adult site

I am developing an adult wallpaper website. My question is can I use Google Webmaster Tools? Please tell me the benefit or disadvantage.
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Google Avg. position is not working for my site

In the Webmaster tool of Google one query shows that the avg. position of my site is 6.6. However, when I do the search, I could not find my site within 400. Does this mean that my site is in "Sandbox"...
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Why do my Google sitelinks show gibberish for a PDF link?

I have a website which Google lists nicely along with site links. One of the site links - to a PDF file - shows un-human gibberish e.g 67,8;45:: 56 83 @7<1. (7/0;,*;: /59( (7/0;,;<7, <7)(60:...
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Google Webmaster Tools proportional to Google exams?

I've taken no Google exams, I'm curious about apps becoming available in your Google webmasters tools and google apps the more exams you pass. Someone I know told me that the more exams you pass, the ...
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Does a large (hidden) submenu count towards site content in tems of determining page similarities?

Basically, I have this site that recently lost a lot of traffic after I optimized the html, the exact reasons to which are uncertain. The graph of impressions (times a page appears on search listings) ...
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Redirect subdomain (weblog) to new domain without access to .htaccess

I have a blog that has PR 1 on a subdomain aaaa.domain.com of a blog server domain.com. Now I want to buy a domain newdomain.com and I want to tell google webmaster to redirect the old subdomain to ...
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How do I make the home page of the website to come up in the rankings than the internal pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? Suppose I have a website, e.g. www.example.com that comes at number 6 on the Google search rankings. ...
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Does sitewide html refactoring affect Google traffic?

I have recently made a big structural change on my site and the very next day the number of Google impressions went from 75.000 to 3.000, with a proportional drop of traffic from searches. No URLs ...
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Leverage browser caching on GitHub pages

After using Google's PageSpeed Insights for my site [ http://flashmallach.github.com ] the biggest error I'm still coming up w/ is leveraging browser caching. I found some solutions that suggest using ...
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lost google apps registration code, any idea where i can get a new one?

I set up Google Apps but then lost the verification code/file to upload, if I go back to Google and re-apply they say This domain has already been registered with Google Apps. Please contact your ...
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My website is Google shielding, help me thankyou [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Users often say my website is infected, but can't find any evidence of this? This is my website is google shielding。In firefox to show in the web site has the virus, ...
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Keyword research tool [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some great tools to use for keyword research? In the past I've always chosen which keywords / phrases to go after by checking the traffic in the keyword tool, ...
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Re-indexing website with clean URL's

So I have a website with URL's like this: http://www.domain.com/profile.php?id=151 I've now cleaned them up with mod_rewrite into this: http://www.domain.com/profile/firstname-lastname/151 I've ...
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Cannot submit change of address to subdomain in Google Webmaster Tools?

I am pointing several domains to one URL, a URL which happens to include a subdomain. ALL of the domains are using 301 redirects to point to this new address. One of the older domains (which used ...
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How to submit sitemap when your website has partial https? - Error: “Not in Domain”

My website is an eCommerce that is set up to do HTTP for the item browsing portion, but HTTPS for things like shopping cart, contact us, etc.. (anything that has forms on it). I've submitted my ...
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Moving one site in Webmaster Tools to more than one site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? I have a Question and Answer site about immigration. now I divided it into 2 sites: mysite.co.uk about ...
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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 ...