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

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After Switching to Https, the indexed pages of Search Console Sitemaps has a big drop [duplicate]

We switched to Https on March.15th, at frist everything looked ok, the http site's impressions and clicks drop down, and https site's go up. And I also submitted the Sitemap to Search Console https ...
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Huge drop off in Google “indexed” pages after switching to HTTPS, should I switch back to HTTP?

I did a full redesign of my website to make it responsive (bootstrap), added localization, and also switched the whole website to use HTTPS. My website use to default to http://www.domain.com/ and ...
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Webmaster tools blog under subdomain reverse proxy on subfolder - what to do?

I have a blog.example.com and it has been reverse proxied to be served under example.com/blog Webmaster tools has blog.example.com & example.com/blog, however what should be done to tell Google ...
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Getting long term search stats

I want to monitor long-term stats for my site's Google search results (keywords, average positions). Google Analytics site shows results for the last 90 days only the same limitation for Google ...
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1000 page submit limit in Google Webmaster Tools sitemap

I'm currently managing Webmaster Tools for some Wordpress sites and I'm curious as to why none of the sites are showing more than 1000 pages submitted. Some of the sites are much larger but I can't ...
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Google can't crawl my rewritten URLs

I tried to submit my robots.txt and sitemap.xml for hours now - changing directories and .htacces rules like a horse. For some stupid reason Google can't crawl my pages and gives me warnings, that my ...
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Is there a limit on directory removal with Google Webmaster Tools?

Is there a limit on directory removal with Google Webmaster Tools? I have a bunch of directories that I need to remove. I've already edited my robots.txt to disallow these. Some of the pages are ...
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Is it mandatory to have rich snippets for AMP pages?

I recently created AMP pages (Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages) as per the requirements mentioned in AMP Project Documentation. I didn't add any rich snippets as it was non-mandatory (although ...
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Changing URLs in Google's Index

I recently submitted a sitemap.xml in Google's Webmaster Tools and some of the pages already got indexed. The problem now is, that I cleaned my URLs with MOD_REWRITE in the .htaccess file afterwards ...
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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GoogleWebMasterTools: duplicated description meta tag

I have noticed that in the Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) two of my URLs show up with duplicated description meta tag. The URLs are : www.example.com/blog/ ...
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Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page

When I fetch and render it is showing partial. It looks fine. The same way Google sees it is the same way visitors see it. The reason for this is that I've added BuySellaAd codes in a widget onto my ...
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How can I compare sitemaps between two sites (staging and production)

I have rebuilt a site for a client but want to limit the SEO fallout upon deployment of their new website. How can I compare sitemaps from both sites in an effort to make sure that the sites are ...
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Robots.txt problem

Two weeks ago I changed the address of my site. I forgot to renew my domain, and for a few days my site was unreachable. This resulted in google indexing my site inproperly. There is a robot.txt error ...
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Can't index my WordPress site on Google (Bing,Yahoo Ok)

I am trying to make my WordPress site appear on Google but without any luck. I have already signed and verified with Webmasters Tool , submit a sitemap there, checked the robot.txt and .htaccess ...
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Google Structured Data and sitemap resubmit?

I've submitted sitemap in google search console a few weeks ago and slowly being indexed. I just implemented Google Structure Data to all the pages. How strong does it for the data to show up in ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Property for example.com/city?

my page runs at https://example.com/city. The user who enters example.com in the browser will automatically be redirected to https://example.com/city. Which properties do I have to add to Google ...
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What URLs should I add to my Google Search Console as properties?

I'm adding my website to Google Search Console (Google Webmaster Tools) but noticed that no data has been retrieved since I submitted my website in October of 2015. Should I add all possible links ...
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Google says no structured data exists when content only shows up with user interaction

I have a website and I am working over its SEO. I have put all required structured data in it as per my knowledge and have also tested it with Google Webmaster's Structured Data Testing Tool and it ...
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Why is a map page reported as a “soft 404” in Google Search Console?

I'm trying to debug Soft 404 errors in Search Console. The Soft 404's keep appearing. If I try to "Fetch as Google" it seems like they returns a valid response. HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: ...
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Which one to add in google webmaster tool. www or non-www?

I have developed a website for collection of tutorials. Now i am starting with SEO. But i am bit confused whether Should I add both www and non-www version to my google webmaster tool or should I add ...
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Google Search Console vs. Google Analytics Data Difference

I manage a number of sites for an Agency, and in pretty much all of them I see huge differences in the Search Queries data that you get from Search Console, vs. the integrated one you get in ...
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What is the Differencce beetween www and a non-www version

I have recently launched my website for tutorials, and now I am working on the SEO. I have submitted the sitemap.xml file to Google Webmaster. Now, Google Webmaster Tools suggests to use either www or ...
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Should I remove Google indexed pages before requesting a review after thin content manual action

Following on from my previous question - NOINDEX large number of pages to fix Google thin content manual action? Firstly, If I noindex all pages causing the manual action, is that enough for me to ...
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Google result includes subdirectory. How to get google to list my main URL?

When you search for "one averee bay hotel", google returns the website's Rooms page (oneavereebayhotel.com/rooms/). I want Google to return the main URL only, without the "/rooms". I've been fiddling ...
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How to get my site verified in Google Webmaster Tools(Search Console)?

One of my client site's home page is getting redirected to an internal page so how will it create any problem in getting it verified from Google Webmaster Tools? Moreover he has used 302 redirect so ...
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Incorrect backlinks listed in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console) from my other website

I have two websites hosted on the same server (same IP), say www.example1.com and www.example2.com. Google Webmaster Tools has been set for both the websites years back and everything was fine till ...
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Google can't access non-existent robots.txt

I set up a website a few weeks ago and I'm trying to get Google to crawl it. When logging into Google's Search Console (Webmaster Tools) and within: Crawl > Crawl Errors It reports: Google ...
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How to fix robots.txt file error in my GWT?

In my blog’s Webmaster Tools, there is a notification in Crawl Errors section, that is Google couldn't crawl your site because we were unable to access the robots.txt file. My blog’s robots.txt file ...
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How can I make Google Search Console display day before month?

In Google Search Console (previously known as Webmaster Tools), there are often charts like this one: What I find very unusable are the dates at the bottom. I would much prefer them to be in ...
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Google Master Tool: How allow external links in robots.txt

I have a problem with google rendering. Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page. Because it's blocked by its own google robots.txt file. Here's an example of an external link. ...
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Increase in 5XX errors and 404 errors on GWT, are we under attack?

A lot of URLs are suddenly giving us 404s and 500s. On closer inspection, these URLs do not exist on our website and are being linked from random sources. As more URLs were inspected on GWT, a ...
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Geographic location settings

I am building a website and it uses a Netherlands (.nl) domain. This domain is being found when using the Netherlands Google. I'd like the site to be found on all Google's not just country speific ...
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Google Webmaster Tools -> URL-Parameter after Migration from Magento

After migrating from magento to a different e-commerce system I can find lots of URL-Parameters with millions of monitored sites: Is it safe to reset those? Or better leave them? We already had a ...
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Site submitted via Google Search Console API but not found on Google Search Console UI

I submitted client site via Google Search Console API successfully, I have even received a successful verification through the API, but it never makes it to the Search Console UI. I waited 12 hours ...
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Best tag placement for Analytics.js tracking code?

I am using a webapp for my website which has an option in the settings to add my UA tracking code from google analytics. However, when I view my source, it places the tracking code in the <body> ...
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If I rename a sitemap, does it affect my SEO?

I would like to rename my sitemap: Would it affect my SEO at all? Would I have to resubmit it on GWT? If I have a sitemap-index.xml file, that remains the same, but I change the name of one of the ...
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httpcontext.rewritepath -> duplicate meta tag

We have a webpage that handle all car manufacturers. Page is called vehicule.aspx. We have a rewrite method for SEO purpose. We gave all manufacturers a unique URL that redirects to the above page. ...
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Big drop in Google's Index Status

For the last half a year the number of indexed pages for our site went ~100M pages down, and it's been on this lower level for quite some time already. The number of visits, sessions and crawled pages ...
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Redirected site to www and submitted www URLs but Search Console only shows 5 pages indexed

Recently I submitted the www version of my site to Google Search Console and 301 redirected all URLs from non-www to www. I submitted the URLs in my sitemap.xml. The problem is that I've submitted 62 ...
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What are the possible reasons for a sudden decrease in the number of images being indexed in my sitemap?

A number of sitemaps contain URLs, and a number of those URLs contain image URLs with captions, titles, etc. Suddenly over the past five days, there has been a drop in the number of images indexed by ...
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Does Google prefer HTML sitemaps or XML sitemaps? And does it hurt to implement both?

I just read that Google prefers HTML sitemaps. We have so far, only implemented an XML sitemap. Would it hurt to add an HTML sitemap, and not remove the XML sitemap? Also, can you submit the HTML ...
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Google Search Console: Severe health issues, some important page is blocked by robots.txt

I have just added a new property to the Google search console. I've added it as http://example.com and http://www.example.com. I receive the following error message: Severe health issues are found ...
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Accidentally submitted broken URLs in a sitemap. How can I stop Google crawling them?

We recently added a sitemap to our site but didn't exclude unpublished items (which, unless you're logged in as an admin, will 404). Google started trying to crawl them and as a result, we saw a huge ...
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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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Enabling compression for font loaded via googleapi

I'm using Google Fonts (https://www.google.com/fonts) to add special fonts to a website. I chose to include the font via a link in the head: <link ...
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Malicious content detected by google webmasters tool

I have received a malicious content warning in search console (google webmaster tool). However, it has not listed any URL or detection date in the warning so I have no clue what's wrong with the site. ...
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Number of indexed pages with “site:” search less than reported in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google webmaster tools it shows that I have 309 pages indexed, but when I search using "site:site.com" appear about 180 only (On the first page appears "about 608 results," something near the total ...
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Google Search Console verification problem after blocking countries

I have recently blocked all countries except USA and Australia to access my web server as I was getting frequent attacks from many countries. My business is totally based in Australia and I don't ...