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 - 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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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: TornadoServer/...
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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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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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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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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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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 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. https://www....
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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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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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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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Google Search Console: DNS error

It has been 10 days since I added a new property to Google Webmaster tools. Immediately an error message was displayed: "Severe health issues are found in your property" this has since disappeared by ...
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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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Google blocks map API, GWT shows severity high, will this cause SEO problems?

Google blocked map API, GWT showed severity high. What is the effect on SEO?
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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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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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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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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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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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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 ...
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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 href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=...
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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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How do I verify my www domain after verifying the non-www domain in Google Webmaster Tools

I have setup a 301 redirect from http://example.com to https://www.example.com and I have already verified the non-www version. How do I verify the www version of my site? Can I use the same ...
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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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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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Submitting sitemap to Google Search Console: “General HTTP error: Domain name not found”

I'm having a lot of trouble getting google search console to work with my wordpress website. I'm hosting the website myself on VPS. Everytime i try to insert xml sitemap i get General HTTP error: ...
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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 Webmaster Tools, did I change my site address correctly?

About a week ago, I bought a new domain for my website and request a change in Google Webmaster Tools. I request address change both www and non-www old domain to new www domain. But after a week, ...
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Previous owner details in Google Search Console

I have recently added a new property in Google search console. Under verification details, I can see the verification attempts of the previous domain owner as well as their email address. Is this ...
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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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Google webmaster International targeting “United States” will it work for SEO?

I have started a brand new website. Basically, It will be product review base website. I will promote Amazon products on that website. After little experiment, I have found that, if US people buy 15 ...
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Backlinks stopped showing up in Google Search Console

Google Search Console (webmaster tools) has been finding backlinks for my site fine (at least 1 per day) up until 9 days ago. All of a sudden, for 9 days straight, Google webmaster tools shows no new ...
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Can you use Fetch as Google to get a page crawled and indexed on a domain you don't control?

I love Google Webmaster Fetch as Google to get the page crawled for freshness. Is there a way to do something similar on a domain I don't control? I can't add the specific domain in Google Webmaster ...
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Google Doesn't Obey Canonical meta-tag for cross-domain

I'm working on a website that's normally accessed trough a load-balance. But we also have direct URL to each server. Lately, Google started to index the direct URLs to our servers, which is bad ...
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Does site structure/URL structure impact SEO? [duplicate]

We would like to change the following URLs as follows: (old versions to the left, being changed to new versions on the right) www.ex.com/xxx/full-seo-term -> www.ex.com/half-seo-term1/half-seo-term2 ...
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Re-submit a sitemap to Google Webmaster tools via command line? [closed]

I'm on Windows 8.1, trying to resubmit an existing sitemap to Google Webmaster tools via the commandline. I've read the documentation here but I can't get it to work. I've followed the instructions ...
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What causes an unknown error when trying to submit a page to index after fetching as google?

Sometimes I visit the "fetch as google" section of the Google Search Console (webmaster tools). I then request to fetch and render the page, everything seems ok. I then attempt to the submit the page ...
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Does removal of domain www prefix require Google address change tool?

I am aware of the Google webmaster tool for changing addresses, which according to the help applies for the following site moves: The protocol: http://www.example.com to https://www.example.com The ...
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“No return tags” when using a XML sitemap

This questions is basically a duplicate of hreflang tags in sitemaps - your site has no hreflang tags, which got no responses, so I'm asking myself in turn. I'm not using HREFLANG tags in my HTML; ...
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Cached version of the site is different from “Fetch as Google” version

For some reason not all of the content that I can see at "Fetch as Google" appears in the cached version of the page. This same content also can't be found by Google Search. What can be the reason ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports URLs blocked by robots.txt on my AVS tube website

I added a tube (with AVS script) in Google Webmaster Tools, but the issue is with the robots.txt file which is blocking everything. Here is my AVS tube robots.txt: User-agent: * Allow: / Disallow: /...
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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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In which webmaster property should I submit the HTTPS sitemap after moving site from HTTP to HTTPS?

We have the following properties in Google Webmaster Tools: www.example.com (was preferred) example.com https://www.example.com https://example.com The old sitemap, ie. the HTTP sitemap.xml which ...
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Has Google WMT removed the “change of address” tool?

I went over the side menus in WMT and didn't find the "change of address" tool there. Have Google removed it? If so, is there any other decent way to inform them of any domain change?
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GA cookie data passed cross-domain from a form submission?

Hello fellow webmasters, So I have successfully set up cross domain tracking using tag manager and getting the unique clientId cookie data to be passed via URL parameter and seeing users convert in a ...
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Is duplicate title tags an issue when they're redirected?

According to Google Webmaster Tools, I have a number of duplicate title tags. This happens because my products all have two URLs: /products/product and /product/product-category/product. /products/...
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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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GA funnel tracking using cross-domains and regex

I have been using funnels to track people going from a store page to our thank_you page successfully, these funnels are from one domain and is only step1-->goal. I have become completely stumped ...