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

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Webmaster Tools: Mobile Usability Warnings - How to deal with adverts?

I have received last week a warning from Google Webmaster Tools about the fact that my website is not mobile-friendly. And it is not. The reason why we didn't opt for a responsive design is that ...
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GWT: Mobile usability issues: Resolving the “Content not sized to viewport” issue

Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) flagged this error on my client's responsive website. The errors exclusively appear on pages with large tables of data. The developers took a quick look and weren't able ...
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Google finding non existant URLs on my site and 301 redirects failing

I have been checking webmaster tools and found that Google has picked up some soft 404s. The weird thing is there are no such pages on my site and I dont know how Google has come up with these URLs. ...
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SEO - My web page ranks by images but no by content

I have a page with original content which only ranks my images but don't rank the articles. The images appears in SERPS with an interesting graphic of impressions: As you can see in picture I've ...
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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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Place two DoubleClick for Publisher ads in one page

I'd like to place two DoubleClick for Publisher ad blocks within one blog-post. Do I have to create two ad units or may I re-use one for that purpose?
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Stats for Adsense ad units in DFP?

I have a single page application and therefore my best option to use Adsense currently is to serve it through DoubleClick for Publishers. I created an ad-unit, enabled it for AdSense. Where will I be ...
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Gibberish 404 Crawl Errors in Google webmaster tools

I am seeing a bunch of 404 errors in the Crawl Errors section of Google Webmaster tools with "gibberish" URLs, that look like: ...
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Multilingual HTML structure to correctly be indexed by Google

I have a page example.com that includes a language file based on visitor's country (through IP). There is only one page but several language files. Scenarios: visitor in UK or any other country not ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting that some URLs listed my sitemap have a high response time [duplicate]

In Google Webmaster Tools looking at a new clients site, I'm seeing sitemap errors that I haven't seen before with this message: Some URLs listed in this Sitemap have a high response time. This ...
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Google webmaster shows 404 errors that do not belong to my website

I have a website and Google webmaster account that shows 404 errors that do not belong belong to my website. For example, I have never had any URL like: ...
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Google Webmaster Tools tells me that robots is blocking access to the sitemap

This is my robots.txt: User-agent: * Disallow: /wp-admin/ Disallow: /wp-includes/ Sitemap: http://www.mydomain.org/sitemap.xml.gz But Google Webmaster Tools tells me that robots is blocking access ...
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How often does GWT re-generate Mobile Usability test report?

I know I can use Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights to test usability but is there a way to manually run Mobile Usability test direct from GWT? If I have to wait until GWT runs this test, how ...
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Why in the search results of Google does not appear the unique name of my website?

I have a website with a unique name, already indexed and with a perfect SEO. Although there are no websites with the same unique name, when I'm searching on Google I found my homepage listed on the ...
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Getting 301 redirect error in Google Webmaster Tools while using “change address”

So I'm moving my website from one domain to another. In this process I'm using the "change address" function in Google Webmaster Tools on my old-domain.com, "switching" it to / choosing my verified ...
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Overcomming Google Chrome "file not commonly downloaded” Warning [duplicate]

From what I could find online, in order that Chrome doesn't list files on your server as malicious do the following Ensure that file itself is not malicious. Code sign your file with a code signing ...
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Google Analytics and Webmasters Tool configurations for multidomain site platform

I'm trying to build a multi domain site platform where, basically like Wordpress.com, where user can sign up for new site and they can post contents under different domain with other users. At first ...
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Numbers appended to the end of my URLs cause 404 page not found errors in Google Webmaster Tools

I am keep getting this 404 page not found error on my Google webmaster account. I am using a WordPress website. I checked every broken link but I didn't find where these links are coming from. Here ...
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backlinks count in my webmasters tool is not showing? [duplicate]

I am working on SEO of my website but Google webmaster tool is not increasing the number of backlinks of my site. i want to know , how long google takes to recount the backlinks of any website?
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403s appearing in WMT but when I FETCH GOOGLE returning same URLs as 200

HI there over the last few days Google Webmaster Tools has been showing me 403 errors for a series of URLS. However when i FETCH them they come up as 200 OK and when I look in Google using keywords ...
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Google indexed my website name with a space

Google has indexed my website name with a space between 2 words. Search intellisense shows my website name with a space between both the words. Ex: word1 word2 (Stack Overflow) What I want is that ...
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Google Webmaster Tools indicates “Links to Your Site” Dropped 91% after some site changes

Today I noticed that "Links To Your Site" in Google Webmaster Tools dropped from 2130 to 23, and from 122 domains to 11 domains. That's more than a 90% decrease!! After some researching, I noticed ...
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Does Googlebot crawl items that look like URLs in HTML5 data-* attributes?

Google is discovering some URLs in GWT which I'm surprised it could discover. The only place these are linked from are as follows: <li class="multiselect__item" ...
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Remove indexed URLs from Google

I have recently changed my website links and structure. Now I have about 12000 Not Found pages in my Webmaster Tools. I have changed the URL structure with the use of .htaccess and I have set 404 Not ...
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Google structured data and images

I display my business's contact details on my website by using an image of my contact-card. Now I do want to mark up the data by using schema.org, so I did that by the schema creator tool, pasted it ...
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How to Reduce GWTs Top “Links to Your Site” Domain (from our own legacy domain)

Back in July 2014, our company bought a new domain (new.com). Our existing domain (old.com) had been extensively indexed with over 7 million urls. We followed the instructions on Google's change of ...
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Can't find 404's that are listed

I've been asked to look at the "Not Found" tab in Google Webmaster Tools, to try and eliminate as many of the thousands of 404's not listed. There are several reasons for these, but this post will ...
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Fixed Canonical Link 404's not purging

I've been asked to look at our Google Webmaster Tools to fix the "Not Found" links contained within. The first 404 problem I identified was that due to our WordPress multi-site environment, the ...
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Why the number of indexed pages decreased for a “site:” search

Recently I created a website with hundreds of thousands of unique pages. A week ago, Google had indexed about 250,000 pages. It has now decreased to 90k URLs (using a site:domain.com query). What ...
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How to set www as the preferred domain for a HTTPS website?

I have a website which has URL of kind https://www.example.com (Please notice HTTPS and www). It is the only correct URL of the website and I also have SSL certificate for www URL only. I have added ...
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Does Googlebot see dynamically loaded content? [closed]

Our modelling agency website uses the Photolux Wordpress theme. Our front page uses the same masonry template that the demo site: Demo. The only difference is that we've modified the masonry elements ...
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How much time does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to report 'hreflang' tags?

I have a properly indexed site by Google with a few hundred pages, most of the pages re-crawled on a daily basis (according the crawl stats offered by Google Webmaster Tools). Last week, I have added ...
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How can I stop Google from indexing embedded iframes?

I have iframe widgets of external sources embedded on my website. For some reason Google seems to be indexing the URLs of the iframes and showing 404 errors for such URLs in the Crawl Section of ...
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Google Sitemap for multiple domains of same site

I have a website and its domain has been used for several years. Now I want to use an additional new name for the site, so I got a new domain. There are four valid addresses now: http://old.com, ...
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Google Webmaster Tools showing no clicks on any queries

As you will see from the screenshot attached there is a clear discrepancy between the number of impressions and the lack thereof clicks, thus no CTR data. I know WMT don’t give you the full amount ...
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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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Why are there differences in data between Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools?

Why are there differences between Google Analytics And Google Webmaster Tools in external links data? Generally this data do not coincide with each other.
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How to determine if Google's Crawl Rate for your site is eating up too much Bandwidth?

I was reading about changing Google's crawl rate and how there is a balance in which if the crawl rate is too fast, it will slow your site down; but if the crawl rate is too slow, then page ...
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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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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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In GWT, if I target the main folder to one country, and target a subfolder to another country, will these settings conflict?

In Google Webmaster Tools, if I target the main folder (e.g. example.com) to the UK, and a subfolder (e.g. example.com/en-us) to the US, will these settings conflict? I know how to add a subdirectory ...
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How do I get Google to index my 30 million pages? [duplicate]

I am releasing a website which has 30 million pages of content. (This isn't spam material). It has a detail page for each of the 30 million places around the World. e.g ...
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Google Webmaster starred queries limit: 100 vs 80?

While using Google Webmaster I was starring some queries and bumped into "Sorry, we allow a maximum of 100 starred queries." But at the filters it's showing "Starred queries only ‎(80)‎". What's ...
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SEO friendly way of linking/redirecting 2 domains to 1 - shoes example ;)

Suppose I have a shoe shop with website: example.com. I generate some traffic, but only 10 visitors per week. I then realize that green shoes are very popular and what everybody searches for. Of ...
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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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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 ...