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

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Unable to reach googlewebmasterstools.html file using DNS name, but able to access via IPADDRESS

Note : Asked this question on wordpress.stackexchange.com, it was recommended to ask here. I am trying to get webmastertools to verify my ownership on my domain. www.swipetelecom.com. Issue : When ...
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X-Robots-Tag: noindex on an HTTP 302 response to remove subdomain

This very related to this question "X-Robots-Tag: noindex" on an HTTP 301 response, however I don't see a definitive answer. We have subdomains we use for our affiliate links, the ...
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How can I use Google Analytics to see how often star ratings from my rich snippets show up in Google search and how they improve traffic when they do?

I have rich snippets for products in my store. Currently I'm using http://data-vocabulary.org/Review-aggregate and http://data-vocabulary.org/Rating that are showing stars in Google search results. ...
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Google result “this site may be hacked” unable to request site review from Webmaster Tools

My client has a site that was recently hacked. It was affecting their Google search result with a link in their result saying, "this site may be hacked." I had sucuri.net fix their hacked site, now ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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International Targeting Not Working as Expected [closed]

I operate a reference website that covers the British Isles. The pages are specific to places there. I've create a duplicate site on another domain, which will cover places in the US. I had a ...
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Managing which version of a website appears in Google's SERP

I've recently started up a website: example.com. I want to drive all traffic from Google to https://example.com. I've added all 4 variants of the site to Google Webmaster Tools ...
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Moving from http to https - Google webmaster tools | Bing webmaster tools

I'm moving from HTTP to HTTPS for my entire site. The site is currently added to Google Webmaster Tools as www.example.com and all the pages are indexed without using SSL. How do I go about moving to ...
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Rich snippets created via AJAX not shown in Webmaster tools

I have this page: http://www.toptrouwen.nl/trouwlocaties/315/beachclub-sunrise On here I load the reviews via AJAX. However, when I test that page in Google Webmaster tools I get: Error: If count is ...
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Will providing an internal graph allow the Google bot to index my site faster, and update it more often?

A programmer, but a very inexperienced webmaster here. I am building a social site that gets content generated literally every day. On top, the content of my already indexed pages changes quite often ...
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How do I encourage Google to show a search box for my website above the site links? [duplicate]

While searching a particular website or product in Google, sometimes a search box appears under that website in I've already registered my website in Google Webmaster Tools and properly submitted ...
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Do URL parameters In Google Webmaster Tools need just a name, or both a name and a value?

We're working on a new e-commerce store (subdomain) and have noticed that Google has crawled much of the store subdomain pages already. The issue is that they have a ton of URL String Parameters ...
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Thousands Of RSS Feed Backlinks

We have two separate business sites: .US and .AU which are pretty similar, but we actually don't operate the .Au site content or upkeep ourselves. When I'm checking backlinks (in Google Webmaster ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Crawl Errors shows old URLs which have been removed from sitemaps

My site is several years old and there are been pages which were removed a long time ago, have no links from the outside and the sitemaps were rebuilt several times after this, but Google Webmaster ...
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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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Why doesn't Webmaster Tools update crawl errors?

I submitted a sitemap with incorrect URLs. After a few days I looked at Webmaster Tools crawl errors and I saw 1000's of URLs with not found errors. So I went and fixed the problem with the URLs and ...
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How long do I need my old hosting account after I have moved to another host as well as address? [duplicate]

I had my old website at the********.in and shifted to a .org domain. I also switched the hosting company. Here's what I did - I drove all traffic from old site to the new one with 301 permanent ...
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How long should I wait before adding content to a 'moved' website?

I 'moved' my website from domain A to domain B. Did all the necessary things (301, notified Google in Webmaster Tools). The question is, how long should I wait until I can put new content on domain ...
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Google Analytics does not report any keywords with fewer than 5 impressions

I am a webmaster for six websites. I have connected all 5 websites with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. Having integrated Google Analytics with Webmaster Tools, I am able to see all ...
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How to create and upload a sitemap when pages can be created by multiple users?

I am using Google Webmaster Tools for my web site. There are multiple users in my website and they dynamically create pages like the following and many more combinations. /site1/Home ...
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How do I know if backlinks are hurting my search rankings?

The previous owner had disavowed 400+ backlinks, but I know that some of them were very good and high quality. I un-disavowed them. (Avowed?) I don't know what they were thinking, but how do I ...
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GWT- Should I add separate URLS as separate sites in Webmaster Tools?

We're using an e-commerce platform that's making things a bit unclear on how I should proceed with Google Webmaster Tools. Let's say we have a store domain at: https://store.mystore.com and within ...
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Will registering multiple websites in a single Google Webmaster Tools account hurt rankings?

One of the SEO managers here said that using multiple websites on a single webmaster tool would hurt the rankings. I denied this, telling them that it isn't going to effect the ranking at all. I ...
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Is it possible to separate main folder from subfolder in Webmaster Tools?

My subfolder is a blog managed with a different CMS from main website. I wish to check these two as separate website in Google Webmaster Tools. So: www.domain.co, without /blog/ www.domain.co/blog ...
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Should I use a video sitemap when my video URLs change every two hours to prevent hotlinking?

I have over 10k videos hosted on my server, and I'm using lighttpd to switch the video URLs every 2 hours because of hotlinking protection. This means that all video URLs in video sitemap is only ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show all clicks

My google webmaster tools is only showing a small subset of the full data for search traffic. I have 83 clicks but it's only displaying 5 clicks. Same with the impressions showing 831 impressions but ...
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Google Webmasters structured data errors

I recently updated a wordpress blog to my own domain and have been moving everything over and coming to grips with making the site look half decent. When I run the domain through Google's Webmaster ...
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how to remove old data from structure data webmaster tool

How can I remove old items from Structured Data? see attached image, want to delete old records, as its showing 2013 records which were already fixed.
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Two kinds of Google index

I am curious about information that gave me Google's Webmaster Tools. Because I see two different information about Google index of same webpage in same time. First information (sitemap files) I ...
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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reported crawl errors due to DNS, server connectivity, and robots.txt unavailable

I am experiencing the following site errors on Google Webmaster Tools. DNS: couldn’t communicate with the DNS server. Server connectivity: request timed out or site is blocking Google. Robots.txt ...
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I still get “Googlebot can't access your site” messages after removing a site from Google Webmaster Tools

I had a client who moved their site a while back to another developer. When they moved it they took down the site and put up a coming soon page ( which is currently what's there). Googlebot warned me ...
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Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools on separate sub-domains

I am working on a site which has multiple subdomains to handle localisation. The site is translated into roughly 20 languages all with it's own subdomain, example.com, en.example.com, es.example.com, ...
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Webmaster Tools is throwing out 404 errors on link not on page

Webmaster Tools is showing thousands of 404 errors, where pages on the site are referring to another incorrect URL. For example, URL not found www.example.com/shop/=, linked from ...
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Do search engines support microformats2?

I just noticed that there was a new spec for microformats: microformats2. But I tried testing some HTML (the example from here) in the Rich Snippets testing tool in Google Webmaster Tools and it says ...
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Content keywords are unimportant in Google Webmaster Tools

When I check Google Index > Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools, it shows lots of unimportant keywords like: to, is, are, from, in, on, we, you and etc. That's very natural these words are ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting crawl errors for URLs with “joomla” on a WordPress site

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting crawl errors for links that never existed, and if i check the "Linked from" tab for a given error link, it shows another that never existed. They all mention ...
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Why isn't Google Webmaster Tools reporting this backlink?

Index page <html> <head> <title>Links</title> <meta name="robots" CONTENT="index, follow" /> </head> <body> <div ...
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How to tell how long google thinks it has been since your website was updated?

I never really thought 'freshness' was a problem for my site until I recently used the silktide 'nibbler' website grading report / scanner. It listed my 'freshness' as a big old 0 and said my site ...
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Google Webmaster: Crawl Stat Increase, but Index status stay flat for days

Back in June, my website experienced a significant drop in index status from 73,000 to 36 and my website cannot be found in Google search. A few days ago, a friend programmer fixed the problem that ...
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I get General HTTP error: 404 not found when submiting sitemap?

I just bought 2 domain from domaindiscount24.com. I get an error: "General HTTP error: 404 not found" when submitting sitemap. Then, I use "fetch as googlebot" and my website URL, it showed "not ...
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time for my website to get content updated with new content.

It has been 2 months after we launched a website with original content. During the first month after the launch, we have edited the content so many times and lastly fixed the required content with ...
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Does redirection all invalid pages to index page affects seo?

I have a site, when I search for all pages in Google, I see many invalid pages. I checked google web master tools for removing urls. but it takes much time. I want to redirect all invalid pages ...
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Can GWT search impressions drop because I haven't published new articles for a while?

Can GWT search impressions drop because I haven't published new articles for a while? Both my traffic and search impressions have dropped over christmas, but now it is the 29th and it still keeps ...
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In Google Webmaster Tools why are impressions not correlated with clicks?

The impressions and clicks don't seem to correlate on Google Webmaster Tools for my site. Whereas the impressions vary widely, the clicks stay constant. I would expect the clicks to my site to go up ...
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How to fix “Soft 404” to firm 200 OK?

Some of the web-pages on my site are very slim. I've recently noticed that Google appears to qualify such pages as "Soft 404": The target URL doesn't exist, but your server is not returning a 404 ...
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How to see backlink history

Is there a way to see a graphical representation of a website's backlink history? I have tried Magestic SEO, but the data looks inaccurate: Does Google Webmaster Tools come with such a data ...
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Google algorithm penalty & reconsideration request

There is no any manuel penalty message on my Webmaster Tools > manual actions tab. But, my visitors count decrease 10.000 to 1.000 in last 3 years. All seo-check services says my site is OK: W3C ...
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What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?

Google appears to have two documents for Soft 404: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/181708?hl=en&ctx=tltp https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2409443?ctx=MCE&ctx=S4 ...
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How to move a site to a new country with a new country top level domain?

We recently moved to Oz and we have bought a new domain name to launch over here. It is just a small run from home catering business, so searches are usually localized. My original plan was to 301 ...