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

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Google structured data dashboard not seeing any data

When I plug my web page into Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool it grabs all of the schema.org info I've plugged in correctly, but it says it doesn't detect any structured data when I click on the ...
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How to remove old robots.txt from google as old file block the whole site [duplicate]

I have a website which still shows old robots.txt in the google webmaster tools. User-agent: * Disallow: / Which is blocking Googlebot. I have removed old file updated new robots.txt file with ...
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Sudden Drop in Impressions After Host / CMS Switch?

We have a site that was previously run on Wordpress on a different host, but has now been switched to RiVista (a proprietary CMS). The site was cut over a week or two ago. I realize that a ...
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Why is there a difference between urls submitted to a sitemap and urls in the google index?

The crawl report shows this: "HTTP ‎(1)‎ In Sitemaps ‎(5)‎ Not found ‎(993)‎ Restricted by robots.txt ‎(487,544)‎" So the discrepancy between 50,000 and 44,592 isn't coming from that. Are there ...
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Moving folder's content to a new domain, what SEO steps to take?

So, we have a functionality on example.com/folder that we decided to make as separate site and we're in need of moving it to a new domain (brand it)... This is what I'm going to make SEO wise ...
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How often are “Links to Your Site” updated in the Google Webmaster tool?

How often are "Links to Your Site" updated in the Google Webmaster tool? I found this thread with various replies on the matter, from "every few days" and "around 20 to 30 days" to "backlinks to my ...
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How did Google find my unlinked newly created pages?

I am building a new site, but creating the content using a subdirectory on an existing site. I have never posted a link to this subdirectory anywhere, yet searching Google reveals that Google has ...
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Google AdWords have flagged my site as containing malware

However, there Webmaster Tools does not - and never has. And we have never had a message via Webmaster Tools or Analytics that we have malware. To quote Google: [The Malware Team] have looked at ...
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Need I submit sitemap in Webmaster Tools?

I have uploaded my sitemap on server root folder. Do I need it submit it in Google Webmaster Tools?
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How often does GWT check dynamic sitemaps?

I'm working on a fairly large site, that generates a dynamic sitemap hourly. Now in Google Webmaster Tools the sitemap isn't submitted yet and I'm shying away because I'm afraid that the new content ...
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Is it possible to find out whether one given page has been indexed?

When one submits sitemaps in Google Webmaster, Google may not index all pages of your site/blog. Is there a way to find out whether one specific page belonging to the sitemap has been indexed or not? ...
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Is there any benefit to having a link to your website's XML sitemap?

In Google's WebmasterTools, I submitted my site's XML sitemap, which is accessible through www.mysite.com/sitemap. However, no where on the site do I have an actual link that points to this. Is ...
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Google crawling the site but refusing to index dynamic content

I am trying to get Google to index an AJAX site (davidelifestyle.com). It's crawlable with JavaScript turned off and I have also recently implemented _escaped_content_ snapshot mechanism but all ...
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Google Webmasters tools search queries position

In my website account on Google Webmasters tools, some search queries show average position 1.0. This make me understand that it should be displayed as the first result. When I search for this query I ...
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Redirect subdomain (weblog) to new domain without access to .htaccess

I have a blog that has PR 1 on a subdomain aaaa.domain.com of a blog server domain.com. Now I want to buy a domain newdomain.com and I want to tell google webmaster to redirect the old subdomain to ...
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nofollow doesn't stop crawling?

In my website, most of the pages has a linkedin sharing button written in this way: <li> <a id="share_linkedin" ...
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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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Google Webmaster Tools - Duplicate content (slash and none slash version of a page)

Google Webmaster Tools shows a lot of duplicate content in the following pages: www.example.com/example www.example.com/example/ I do NOT offer two versions of any page on my website, when you ...
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Resetting sitemap warnings in Webmaster Tools

Back in the day when I was updating my website and had errors, Google Webmaster Tools took note of it and gave my sitemap files warnings. Now I decided to start over new again by uploading brand new ...
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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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Too much delay for indexing Sitemap in Webmaster Tools?

I know that Google don’t guarantee for indexing every single web page, but I need some clarification about that, because most of the SEO masters are saying “Submitting Sitemap in GWT is the most ...
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Changed my blog's URL: what next?

I started working on a blog from last month. My blogs URL was quite big (for ex. http://my-old-long-url-blog.blogspot.com). I used it because I thought having 2-3 keywords in my URL will help me (I am ...
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Can I drop multiple URLs from Google's Cache using a wildcard in a query string?

I made a mistake with one of my sites and a whole bunch of data got picked up by Google before I caught it. I need to fix this relatively fast by asking Google to drop the cached copy of the pages ...
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What does the impression and ctr means in google webmaster

I am checking google webmaster tools. I entered the search queries section. There i found alot keywords and their impression and ctr etc. I clicked on one of the query keyword there it shows the ...
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Googlebot crawler: URL restricted by robots.txt - how to fix the entries in robots.txt?

I noticed recently that Google is not caching all of the pages on my website. Upon using the Google webmaster diagnostic tool, I realized that some of my pages were being restricted by entries in my ...
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Google Webmaster Tools- Do I need to mark my SSL domain as a duplicate of my non-SSL domain?

I have a Drupal 7 site served exclusively using SSL with the "bare" domain (no www). But, I see that in Google Webmaster Tools, I can add the following: http://example.com http://www.example.com ...
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How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors?

I have a small WordPress website, Google shows me a print screen of how the visitors of my site see it : And as you can see in the image on the right, it seems like all the thumbnails gone and the ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Not Reporting a Logo from JSON-LD Schema.org [Organization] Markup

I have been waiting for 6+ months for Google Webmaster Tools to report that is has found the logo which is nested our Organization markup. I see no syntax error and the testing tool reports is Good to ...
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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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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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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 tell Google to ignore URL parameters and forget about any already crawled?

Is there any way we can delete Google URL Parameters? I know in webmaster tools that there is no option to delete the URL parameters that were crawled by Google, but is their any other way we can take ...
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Can externally hosted sitemaps work with Google and Bing?

I am using a "cloud" hosting provider (Heroku) to host my webapp. Since I don't have access to a permanent file system, I am storing my sitemap.xml in Amazon S3. I wanted to know the SEO implications ...
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Structured Data for dynamic pages and Webmaster Tools

I have a catalogue with more than 150000 (150k) unique single item pages, each with schema.org set up for titles, descriptions, images, prices etc. These pages are dynamically built through a unique ...
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Can I restart my WordPress site without using a different domain name?

I'm getting problems with crawling my site in Google Webmasters Tools. I'm seeing weird URLs that end with my domain, like: /tag/sugar/www.k2ost.com /tag/melody-day/www.k2ost.com and also like ...
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Why is Google Webmaster Tools account showing fewer indexed pages than a site: search?

When I have check my website index pages it is showing only 252 pages are indexed but when I checked through Google Search by typing site:http://www.example.com then is showing more then 900 pages are ...
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How can this be considered as web spam?

One of our websites has suffered ongoing manual action by Google due to a high volume of unnatural links. This was somewhat justified as an SEO company we hired in 2005 submitted our site to numerous ...
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Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
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How long for data highlighter mark up to appear in structured data tool?

I used the data highlighter in webmaster tools over 3 weeks ago to mark up some local business data, but there is still no structured data being detected in webmaster tools. Does any body have any ...
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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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How to verify ownership of a site in Google Webmaster Tools through a file?

When verifying a site in Google Webmaster Tools, with the recommended method of using a special HTML file, was it made so needlessly difficult? Google explicitly gives you the name of the file on the ...
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https:// search results appearing on Google for purely http:// site

I started weeding through my site's search results from Google today, using a site: search, to determine if there are any links that cause 404s and thus need redirecting. To my amazement I noticed ...
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Google indexes some of pages, but most are ignored from a website, even though a massive sitemap is submitted

We have developed a website, which works somewhat like a wiki - but not entirely. User of the website can submit and update information about their villages to the website and categorize it under ...
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google changing crawl speed: doesn't seem to work. Why?

I've changed 3 days ago the google crawling speed of mywebsite. Here it is: This means: 2 demands by second. I've got the message on the google webmasters tools that the change speed has been ...
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How does Google treat unlinked URLs?

In Google Webmaster Tools I've recently noticed several concatenated URLs appearing in the Crawl Errors. On investigation it seems Google is picking up these links from a page that shows a user's ...
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Google webmaster tool is not updating my site related information

I am very thanks ful to google webbmaster since it suggested me many of the pages which were causing 404. But i am surprised why were this information still being shown even after one week of ...
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How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many internal links?

I have a deep level menu on my website (almost 3 level deep - mouse over) Here I see There are almost more than 1500 links internally to my every page. Is this really because of the deep menu ...
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Preserving search engine rankings when old domain name is lost

We have a client with the unfortunate situation of losing access to their current domain name "A". We've just finished finished setting their website up on domain "B". Both websites on "A" and "B" ...
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Google Webmaster Tools search analytics Queries volume drop

I see a massive drop in my Google Webmaster Tools Search Analytics, but in my Google Analytics I see no drop, even an increase in traffic. The only recent changes I made is that I now redirect http ...
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Is it possible to analyze data only from main folder without subfolders in Webmaster Tools?

I want to exclude a subfolder when analyzing data of a website. In that case, a blog with different purposes from the main website. Moving the blog in a subdomain would be the best solution, but I ...