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

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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 ...
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Is it possible to reduce the number of “Site Links” displayed in google search results through Webmaster Tools?

I know I am able to demote links I don't want to appear, but what I really want to do is reduce the number of site links from 6 to 4. Does anyone know if this is possible or how to achieve it?
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What is the difference between Google Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console?

I see many questions concerning the Google Search Console and Google Webmaster Tools. What is the major differences between the two services and which one should I be using for my Website? Is it ...
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Fetch as Google returning “Partial” not “Complete”

When I fetch a URL of my website, it gives me "partial" indexing status. I want fetch as Google to show "complete" status.
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Which is faster for sitemap submission: ping or submit via search console?

Previously I asked a question about marking sitemap warnings as fixed here: Resetting sitemap warnings in Webmaster Tools I look in my account today and find such warnings and errors are always ...
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I have product comparasion long title [duplicate]

I have Website with product comparasion. Also I am thinking what to do with my titles. 4 product comparasion: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs Samsung galaxy S7 Edge vs Microsoft Lumia 820 XL DTE SIM DUAL vs ...
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Sitemap compressed is in unsupported format but valid if uncompressed

I've build a sitemap_index pointing to different sitemaps "sitemap1.xml" If they are uncompressed, they are successfully validated and accepted (Google Webmaster). However, when compressed, they are ...
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Google Analytics showing (not set) when viewing by Page Title

I'm trying to figure out why there is a row that shows a page title as (not set) in the Site Content > All Pages > Page Title table. I've read that this issue can be caused by improperly set ...
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After switch to https, traffic isn't showing in Analytics

A client has been providing his website with http and https for a few years now and decided to switch to https-only a few months ago. We've started with the usual of changing the internal page links ...
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Google crawling pages with “/mydomain.com” after the page url [duplicate]

Google is crawling and indexing my site without any issues. Each post I create I'm fetching in webmaster tools. I have looked in the crawl errors and for every post I submit for indexing Google is ...
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Google-SEO-friendly ajax site since Oct 2015

Since Oct 2015, Google have been able to crawl ajax sites automatically (so the recommendations made in former articles like this are officially deprecated). But I'm still having trouble getting ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports first page presence on major search term but no sign of website on Google

On a major search term Webmaster shows that it has achieved an average first page presence of 3.5 over last 28 days (250 impressions - no clicks) But when I search this search term on Google the site ...
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Google Webmaster finding url with redirects

I have been scratching my head about this for months, we have about 100 Not found links with 404 response codes. The response code is correct as these pages do no exist anymore, however the thing ...
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GWT shows crawl errors but the error list is empty

I am checking crawl error section in GWT. I have some soft 404, access denied and not found erros. However the list below is empty so I cannot know where the problem is or mark is at fixed. Why is ...
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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 fix “Soft 404" in GWT even though the page is ok

Why does Google Search Console report that this page is a soft 404, even though it's OK? https://www.tsikot.com/forums/showthread.php/72558-Mitsubishi-Pajero-Fieldmaster-(Gen-2.5)-continued/page55
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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How to automate discovery of new URLs+Keywords they rank for later re-optimization?

So, there is a site that posts X new pages each day. There is a sitemap where all new pages get listed, there is Google Search Console and its API. There are paid tools like Semrush. When some of the ...
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No pages indexed or data available after verifying ownership in Google Search Console of website that has been around for a while

I'm taking over the management of a website that has been published since 2003. I verified ownership in Google Search Console, but there isn't any data available. I'm assuming there should be lots of ...
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How do I hide sub-domain URL in Google Search console?

I have a site at abc.samplesite.com, I want to hide a link abc.samplesite.com/link from Google search results. The console had me verify ownership at samplesite.com, When I enter the link I want to ...
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Google Search Console: alternate URLs in XX that do not have return tags

on http://example.com/ server response with (response based on Accept-Language header): HTTP/1.1 301 Found Location: /en/ on http://example.com/en/ in page <head></head>: <link rel="...
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How to Fix this specific Google “Fetch as Googlebot” error appearing on my Webmaster Tools?

Good day, I'm currently finding out why I have lost all of my website's rank in google. I don't even appear in google results by the domain. But other sites do link me and they appear in the google ...
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Are clickable Category Badges good or bad for SEO?

Im running a wp magazine with a lot of posts (over 50 post) on the front-,category- and archive page. Each thumb and title are linking to the single-post and some posts are additonally showing up ...
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Is there a reason to include a tracking code on a page, no script, just the code itself?

On a CMS that I administer, all of the pages are under a single domain. We have google analytics installed on most pages on the domain, but we do not allow individual users to add their own analytics ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting duplicate content because of URLs with fb_comment_id

I just checked HTML Improvement in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console), and found that there are more than 150 pages with duplicate meta descriptions, and most of them are because of Facebook ...
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Search Console shows 343 web pages submitted but only 132 indexed

My Search Console (Webmaster Tools) account shows 343 web pages submitted but only 132 indexed. The actual number of posts on my blog are 138. What should I do? I am also getting 179 "not found" ...
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Huge drop [50%] in traffic after HTTPS move

Currently look after 3 websites. I changed one of them to be HTTPS as it's ecommerce, however have seen a huge drop in organic traffic since this was implemented. Went from around 800 impressions to ...
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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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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/ 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 ...