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

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Google Webmaster Tools Data Highlighter says “Failed to load data, please try again later”

I seem to be unable to access the data highlighter in Google Webmaster Tools since I attempted to start a new highlight on a page. Clicking the red Start Highlighting button to open the tagger did ...
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My site is receiving DNS errors on Google Webmaster Tools, how can I solve this?

I have several irregular DNS errors on a subdomain of my site. On all my other subdomains, I have no issues (they have the same configuration) Just http://en-directo.frequence-radio.com suffers ...
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Googlebot-Mobile ignoring robots.txt, pretending to be Googlebot

I'm very disappointed that Googlebot is apparently ignoring my robots.txt. I have the following sole entry for my /robots.txt: location = /robots.txt { return 200 "## $host ## \n #Dear ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows invalid data

Webmaster Tools shows 1 URL error (not found page). The report says that 5 pages are linking to a page (let's call it x) that does not exist (and because it doesn't exists it returns a soft 404). ...
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When does the 301-redirected URL gets indexed?

I had a page on my website like example.com/dir/page but now I have moved it to example.com/page. The old URL 301-redirects to the new URL. When will it get updated in Google? I asked the bot to ...
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Is the SSL version of a site different from the non-SSL version to Search Console the same way www. and non-www are? [duplicate]

Title says it all really. I know that for things like Google Search Console, www.example.com and example.com are different sites. Is the same true for https://www.example.com and http://www.example....
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International Targeting & dinamic language page

I have 3 types of pages on my site: example.com/ru/about example.com/en/about example.com/about pages with ru are in Russian, pages with en are in English, but page with none of those can be both ...
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What does the ~ symbol mean in search analytics in Google Search Console?

I'm using search analytics in GSC to figure out how many people access my site through Google on different devices. Sometimes when I do comparisons, I see a ~ as a value. I assume it means the same ...
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How does Google rank crawl errors in Search Console

In Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) I am viewing the report at crawl > crawl errors. I see that Google has set a 'priority' for these 404s. I'm curious how Google determines what is a ...
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How to PREVENT ranking for a keyword?

A client frequently receives unwanted traffic from Google. They do not wish to receive these visitors, mainly because they want not to deal with them through their support channels. So they asked for ...
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Google's cache is not updated for months and doesn't match “fetch as Google”

I used webmaster's Fetch as Google tool to see how my website looks on Google. The snapshot of rendered page returned by Google is exactly same as my website so I submitted it for indexing. Logically ...
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Search Console Fetch Not Found and Redirect

When fetching a URL in Search Console i get 3 results; success, redirect and not found. Can I ignore the redirect warnings or is Google telling me there is a problem? The not found pages; I can not ...
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Is Google Webmaster Tools useless?

I've run into various problems with GWT over the past few years and the answer to my question is always "There's a reporting error" or "GWT data is made to be inaccurate". What's the point of using ...
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Huge amount of internal links to main page

I checked internal links report in Google Webmaster and it shows that I have about 340 thousand internal links to main page. There are about 5k indexed pages on my site, so it means that every page ...
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Only 4 URLs indexed in Google Search Console Sitemaps

I am new to the whole SEO game. I have an eCommerce site running WordPress/WooCommerce. I also have the Yoast SEO plugin, and have done the basics, such as alt text on images, using friendly URLs, ...
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Google just un-indexed 8000 of our URLs, what could be possible reasons? [closed]

We went to our sitemaps and discovered a fall in the number of indexed pages, while the submitted pages remained more or less the same. Some sitemaps look like this now: In the following ...
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Fetch as Google not reading all source code

I just did a Google Webmaster Tools fetch test on two websites and found that Google is not reading all source code of one of them. Here Google is not taking my website <title>, <meta>. ...
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Google Search Console - Which Properties Should I Add?

In an automated email from Google's Search Console... 1 Add all your website versions Make sure you add separate Search Console properties for all URL variations that your site supports, ...
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I have two websites , one has over 8000 pages indexed the other has less than hundred,why is this happening? [closed]

Both sites were created with the same platform and have similar layout , their age is only a few days apart but one site is having problem getting indexed above 120pages out of the 18000+. I have ...
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Google search console reports URLs blocked by robots.txt even though they shouldn't be

Recently I sent a sitemap to Google Search Console and I got some warnings saying that some urls are blocked by the robots.txt. I checked it and there is no single line that blocks the corresponding ...
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Do you need to disavow on [HTTPS SSL] after performing a disavow on [HTTP]

I have a client which disavowed a few thousand dirty links from his site profile back in February 2015. Recently the site was switch from HTTP to HTTPS (SSL enforced). Google recommends that you add ...
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Google incorrectly offers to “translate this page” the homepage. No issue for other pages

First off, this is probably a duplicate of: How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page? But the question above was posted back in 2010, things might be different in 2016. ...
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My Fetch and Rendered page versions ary very different from my actual page - any ideas why? [closed]

I have made significant changes in my site's structure - both html and CSS. I've tested it on both localhost, live, and on mobile - with and without caching. It is responsive and works perfectly. But ...
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Is it possible to stop irrelevant keywords being indexed by Google?

My client is in the organic food home delivery business. They are using Shopify to manage online sales. When we look in Webmaster Tools at the Content Keywords, the bulk of the top twenty keywords ...
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Issuu - PDF - Duplicated Content

I often write newsletters and publish them on my own site as PDF's. To potentially drive more traffic to my site, I was thinking about publishing the same newsletter files through sites like Scribd ...
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How can I get keyword that lead to my website? [duplicate]

Is there a way to get keywords that searched in google and lead to visit my website using code. Like if a visitor entered keywords in google search and google display my website and visitor click on ...
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Crawl errors and duplicate URL

I am getting lots of crawl errors, Google is adding main domain to the URL: sitemapxml: <url><loc>http://www.somedomain.com/whateveryouwant.php</loc><changefreq>monthly</...
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Search Console Crawl Error with no Response code

When Google crawls my clients site it throws out a list of URLs as errors but there is no response code. When following the URL link in Search Console it will 302 redirect me to a legit URL within my ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Change of Address Tool - Verifying Old Site Issue

Ok, so I have site abc.com that I've moved over to xyz.com All my redirects are working fine and the last step of the move is to file a 'Change of Address' in Google Webmaster Tools. The problem I'...
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90% of 'links to your site' disappeared in Google Webmaster Tools

I was going through Webmaster Tools and I noticed that under 'links to your site' there's only 40 links showing. Down from 700+ yesterday. I don't think it was anything to do with the quality of the ...
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How to index milions of dynamic pages in google? [duplicate]

I have a website which urls are something like: http://mysite/Code/12345678910 This "Code" i get from a table wich has something about 40 millions rows, each one with a different "Code". I would ...
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Sitemap Submission: 139 URL's submitted, 1 Indexed

I've read related questions and still need help. The other day, after verifying both "example.com" and "www.example.com" and setting the preferred version as "www.example.com" in Google Webmaster ...
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Google webmaster shows 'This site is undergoing a move' months after submission

I moved my website to a new domain and did all the necessary steps in Google Webmaster. Now, months later, I'm trying to set the preferred domain to non-www and cannot because it says 'This site is ...
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How can report to google that the reporter of a DMCA request not copyright owner?

For a removed URL by Google DMCA report, how can report to google that the reporter of a DMCA request not copyright owner?
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Google Search Console Duplicated Content Warning [duplicate]

I develop into a news distribution software. That software cant distribute the same news in many websites. Now, i'm getting an error of Duplicate Content from Google Webmaster. What happens: we ...
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Same content in multiple page can be considered as duplicate content? Can self-referencing canonical tag(rel=“canonical”) to overcome this problem? [duplicate]

We have eCommerce website having lots of products and tags. SAME PRODUCT can be reside in multiple tags. So, in list page of tag may contains same product which reside in different tag page. Question:...
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Online SEO checker reporting no title

I am new to SEO. I have created a WordPress Website and I have used a SEO checker online and get this issue: Title: No Title. Important: Remember to set a title, never forget this However I have ...
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Analyzing branded vs non-branded SEO transactions using Google Analytics and Google Search Console

I have a well indexed site say: example.com. I use webmaster for keyword/traffic analysis, Google Analytics for many other things like performance, transactions calculations(using sale performance, e-...
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multiple webmaster properties http and https to be linked with single google analytics account

We are in transition of migrating our site from http - > https So as transition takes some time to reflect and also we are doing it in phases. We are maintaining both http and https in webmaster. ...
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Google search traffic sharp drop in clicks

My site is quite large and has a lot of indexed pages. 75% of my traffic comes from Google Search clicks and has remained quite consistent for most of this year. Two weeks ago I noticed considerably ...
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Why does search console and analytics show such drastically different data?

I'm looking through Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) and Google Analytics (GA) to see why organic rankings may have dropped recently. I'm looking at the Search Analytics section on GWT from 1/17/16 - 4/15/...
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Is it necessary to submit sitemap to www and non www?

I have submitted my website to Google Webmaster Tools with both www and with no-www. I had made the domain without www to my preffered domain and have submitted a sitemap. My question is should I ...
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URLs not allowed error for one property, but not for the other?

All of our XML sitemaps are located on another domain than the domain they're referring to, for instance: - Sitemaps would be located at sitemap-domain.com/sitemap-1.xml - URLs being referenced in ...
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Can Google's analytics script run more than once per page view?

Is it possible to artificially inflate page views in Google Analytics, for example by executing the analytics tracker script more than once per page view?
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what is a session in google analytics

Case 1: If user search for a keyword Key1 and my site's result Page1 comes in google search results. User clicks that result and enters my site. So it is a session for user with on Page1 Case 2: Now ...
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Why doesn't Google index the translated versions of my page?

I have a website in Persian language and translated some of my popular posts into English and added this header in <head> section in both of the pages (not entire site): <link rel="alternate"...
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Is sitemap in sitemap_index getting indexed by Google webmaster?

it sounds a silly question, but I actually could not find a reference to it. I have created a sitemap_index with about 100-ish sitemaps. No errors. I submitted only the sitemap_index to Google ...
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301 redirection from thousands pages to single

I have a tech blog (CCTLD) running from 9 years with thousands of pages (including tags and categories) and i no longer want to continue that blog. And want to get benefit of its SEO value. Now i ...
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What is the right value in robots.txt for wordpress blog ?

I migrated my wordpress site from godaddy to AWS and converted to a php site with wordpress into a sub directory, blog. My main site has few pages. When I look at content keywords after few weeks in ...
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Google Search Console “Fetch and Render” renders modal popups. What's the impact on SEO?

Google's Search console allows you to "Fetch and Render" your web pages. As you can see in the image below it's (unfortunately) clever enough to render the popup modal. Is this likely to impact ...