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

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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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Google ate all my bandwidth [closed]

Alright, I am new here and need some good help. I am running an e commerce build on magento called zumastic.com. The issue, I am facing is that google is eating a huge amount of my bandwidth. Last ...
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Change address tool in google webmaster after implemented 301

I've moved my website, but I've already added htaccess with 301 redirect. Now if I go to webmaster tools it says that site is not verified. How can I "tell" google that we've changed domain name?
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Google WMT and other tools report no backlinks to my website (even though there are), why?

I've read quite a bit and spent countless hours last month trying to improve SEO for a website I've built. I understand there's no way to see 100% of the backlinks and various tools give only part of ...
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How long does it take for webmaster tools to update

I have recently been going through our webmaster tools to try and boost our SEO to what it use to be. I saw that we had a lot of duplicate title tags and also Google was crawling our sort pages (so it ...
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How bad would it be to use a ccTLD domain on a website targeted to another country?

I'm currently working on a website targeted mainly towards Japan (all content is in Japanese). This website's domain is registered as another country's ccTLD (in this case, Belgium's .be domain) as ...
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Google doesn't crawl CDN files

I've noticed that Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a lot of blocked resources in my website. Right now all the "blocked resources" are .css, .js and images (.jpg, .png) that I serve from Cloudfront ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to compare http requests with download time?

I'm asking this because of the following situation: Fonts from my system were taking 2-6s to load. To improve this, I made the system load the same font from google repository, and I remove the css ...
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Unwanted Content Keywords registering by Google

I've been working on a site for a new company that is in the tactical gear/survival gear niche and have ran into a hitch with the keywords that Google ranks for the site. Namely 4 of the top 5 ...
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Discrepancy in Recent warning to Fix mobile usability issues

Our website has a desktop version and a separate mobile version (/mobile) which is determined in the .htaccess file when mobile users access the site they are taken specifically to the mobile site. ...
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Conflicting test results when using The Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights

Our website uses an open source product to detect user agent and based on that, it servers mobile theme or desktop theme to users. I know the exact difference between mobile-friendly test and ...
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How does Google rank forwarding sites?

I have my site indexed in Google, however, as its domain ends with .rs, its content is only segmented to people in Serbia. Consequently, as I want this site to be shown to users all around the world, ...
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How To Re-verify a Domain In Google Webmaster

I had custom domains in Blogger few days back. Recently, I removed it because I bought my own VPS. But VPS isn't able to handle the traffic. I'm trying to switched back to Blogger. The problem is I ...
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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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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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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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Solutions for filtering dynamic IP addresses in Google Analytics?

Without a static IP address from your ISP, what solutions are people using to filter their own web traffic through Google Analytics to help improve the accuracy of the data? I get the reasoning and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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only 1.000 results in google webmaster tools 404 not found

One great problem: I have a customer with a magazine in Wordpress and a forum with vbulletin. In this days google webmaster tools show over 175.000 url not founded (this link for the screenshot). One ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Sitemap.xml generates 404's for URLs with single quotes and commas

I'm going to try and keep this as terse as possible: when it comes to single quotes and commas in the URL, I'm damned if I encode and damned if I don't. If I leave the single quote unencoded in the ...
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Does the google bot re-crawl websites based on backlinks on the homepage?

I have a page lets say news.html on my website which gets a lot of hits through google and i can see from the cache on Google that the google bot crawls it quite frequently. Currently, the homepage ...
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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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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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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 ...