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How to show Google Website is Beta Version

I am developing a new version of my old website. The new version is slightly to be released in the coming month. I would like to show Google , that my new version of my website is in beta mode for few ...
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Benefit of Google Highlighter

Has anyone used Google's Data Highlighter tool and compared the benefit of using it against adding structured data without using the Highlighter? I've coded in Schema tags within the markup of our ...
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Is there any way to determine how often content gets one-boxed by Google?

Google is increasingly including one-boxed content in search results. See this one-boxed result from Quora, for instance: This feature is part of an effort first rolled out in 2009 to deliver ...
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Google is not crawling and indexing my site after updating my robots.txt file

I have an issue with Google not being able to properly crawl my site. I have read other questions where people have had the same issue. I've tried to follow their solution of using this in my ...
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google webmaster tools, site maps and indexing, number of pages indexed reduces with no new sitemap

It seems to take two weeks ish to get updates on to the google index, which seems fair enough as I imagine googles index of the whole internet could be rather large. However, the some changes to my ...
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Google Webmaster Tools linked from lists dead links

How long will Google Webmaster Tools try to crawl old links? We are seeing errors in the crawler that show "linked from" URLs that haven't existed in months. Will it just keep trying to crawl the link ...
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What is the meaning of this sitemap error in Google Webmaster Tools?

In my Google Webmaster Tools, I received an error which I am not understanding: When we tested a sample of the URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some of the URLs were unreachable. Please check ...
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how to remove old data from structure data webmaster tool

How can I remove old items from Structured Data? see attached image, want to delete old records, as its showing 2013 records which were already fixed.
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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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Hiding duplicate content - should I use meta tags or robots.txt?

Last week my site was utterly pummeled in Google's rankings - losing 95% of impressions overnight according to Google Webmaster Tools. It now only shows up if you search for the URL/site name itself. ...
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Will lower casing all canonical url solve duplicate issue

The website I'm working on can have both upper and lower case URLs, even though they will produce the exact same content. eg: http://www.freeofficefinder.com/uk/office-space/london/soho and ...
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Can I submit multiple domain sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools?

My site is setup in Blogger with a custom domain name. Currently, url.blogspot.com is 301 redirected/forwarded to www.url.mydomainname.com. The naked domain mydomainname.com is returning a 404 status ...
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Changing the Preferred Domain in Google Webmaster Tools resulted in zero stats

I set my Preferred Domain for my website with www in Google Webmaster Tools, then I added the following code to my .htaccess file: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com$ ...
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Blocked URLS in My webmater Tools [duplicate]

My blog is 7 months old. Recently i saw there is 1, 191 bloked URLs in My webmater tools. How i will get rid of blocked URLS. why Blocking of URLS will be happen
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Google Webmaster Tools: Robots disallow does not seem to be working for staging site

I've added robots.txt on my staging site at staging.mydomain.com as: User-agent: * Disallow: / I then added and verified the staging site in Google Webmasters Tools. In Crawl > Blocked URLs, I can ...
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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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Upgraded to new Google Admob, now cannot resubmit Google Adsense application

I tried to apply for a google adsense account some time ago, but it was rejected due to some policy issues. Then I started using Legacy Admob account for the same email id. It was working fine. But ...
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The sharp decline Statistics of website [duplicate]

My website has had 10 months ago, the statistics are very high. Very high ... But after 10 days of server failure, Marm was 20 times less. I got lost for a long time without making a mistake, do ...
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Moving from root to www

I've read tons of questions but I can't find the answer to this seemingly obvious issue. I'm moving my WordPress site from domain.com to www.domain.com so that I can use CloudFlare. I did the change ...
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Why are the stats for HTML Improvements in Google Webmaster Tools not decreasing? [duplicate]

I have read that resolving HTML Improvements in Google Webmaster Tools can take as long as 6 weeks to show up, but those numbers seem to increase without decreasing even though I've been fixing almost ...
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Revamped Joomla site to Google search engine

I am about to upload a revamped site of Joomla (update from 1.5 to 2.5 + changes). I currently have a test bed subdomain that I am currently working on. In few days I am about to do the swap and ...
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404 - Page not found error while using Google's Instant Preview in Webmaster Tools [on hold]

While I was comparing my website's live page with Google's Instant Preview of a page in Google Webmaster Tools, I got a 404 - Page not found error. What are the possible reasons for this?
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Sudden Increase in “Blocked from robots”

In the Index Status section of Google Webmaster Tools a site I manage has seen a sudden increase in pages "Blocked from robots". There's been no spike in Crawl Errors since this happened a week and ...
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Google not recognizing microdata? [duplicate]

I put in microdata to one page of a site I help manage using schema.org. Using the Google webmaster tool test, the page checks out and displays what it sees as the microdata properly. But when I go ...
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Remove third/nth level domains from google Index

Somehow google has indexed some third(and fourth!) level domains that I had attached to my server temporarily, eg. my.domain.root.com. I now have these redirected properly where I would like them to ...
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Reading 'Index Status' graph in Google Webmaster tools

I recently found a bunch of old files that had been ftp'ed to a live production server by mistake on a static (html / css / js) site. I manually deleted these files, but today when checking in ...
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Should I disavow natural backlinks on forums?

I was running backlinks analysis and it shown me some suspisious backlinks on forums. These links are natural, as users of these forums shared links with others. Should I disavow such links in GWT?
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How to tell Google and Bing to come and re-crawl sitemap

I'm new in SEO, I have a web application can let user post their own page. I have use PHP to update sitemap.xml (daily.) How often do Google and Bing come back to crawl my sitemap? Do I need to do ...
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Weird 301 redirection by google crawler

I have some pages on my website www.acethem.com which are having 301 redirection but they are not actually 301 redirects. e.g. www.acethem.com/pastpapers/by-year/2007/ is seen as a 301 redirection to ...
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How to redirect all links to new site with same domain & same content? [duplicate]

Is the same domain but i change url structure and website platform and is important to save all traffic from old links.
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Request Removal of naked domain from Google Index

I have a site which was temporarily available at both example.com and www.example.com. All traffic to example.com is now redirected to www.example.com, however during the brief period that the site ...
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Does Google provide different Index status for HTTP and HTTPS?

Will Google provide different index statuses for HTTP and HTTPS? Examples: http://www.example.com and https://www.example.com Or it will provide same results for both? If it doesn't provide the ...
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How do I fix the Google Webmaster Tools warning: “URL not followed?”

A few days after submitting my sitemap to Google, I received this warning: When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend ...
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Google is not treating two Australian schools as separate sites when both are subdomains of qld.edu.au

My question relates to two websites, each of which is a "Calvary Christian College", however in two totally different locations and unrelated to each other entirely (except by name, and thus domain). ...
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Webmaster Tools word count

Is there a way to somehow verify that the Googlebot finds the headings and the content, for example by word count? I'm asking this because I tried a program called Screaming Frog, which fails to even ...
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Massive 404 attack with non existent URLs. How to prevent this?

The problem is a whole load of 404 errors, as reported by Google Webmaster Tools, with pages and queries that have never been there. One of them is viewtopic.php, and I've also noticed a scary number ...
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link:www.example.com returns 0 results [duplicate]

My website returns 0 results for link:www.example.com why it not showing any results ? Is it because of all backlinks are low quality or what ? but In Google webmastertools "Links to Your Site" ...
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Google reducing indexed page count

Our website has more than 6,000,000 pages, all of them were generated using my software (those were keyword replaced pages), but all of them are actual pages. Google indexed most of those pages and ...
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Include only one brand in the ecommerce reports for a single affiliate in Google Analytics

I am trying to create a view for a partner that is selling their products on our site. I assumed that filtering their brand name with "E-commerce Item Name" would result in the same report as ...
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Indexed webpages stopped rising, while Submited keep rising normally

Last months I have noticed a strange behaviour in Google's Webmaster Tools. Although I provide a valid Sitemap for my website, which is normally processed and without any issues from Google, while ...
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Should I be 301 redirecting query strings in shopping carts?

Should I redirect query strings in a shopping cart discovered by Google Webmaster Tools, which we don't want to show up there. Should we 301 URL like this? ...
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Google Webmaster crawler showing internal links I cannot find

I've got the crawler showing links that appear to be double URL encoded links. Specifically links that are %2520 instead of %20 or . As far as I know I've fixed this a while ago by removing special ...
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Google Webmaster Tools refusing to see my Structured Data

I've been unable to get Webmaster tools to see my sites structured data. It keeps reporting "We do not detect any structured data on your site". You can inspect my html by visiting: ...
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New domain that's redirected from an old domain using a 301 has not been indexed

I started a site example.in but I want to redirect it to example.com. I have established a 301 redirect and submitted a change of address request in Google Webmaster Tools. But when I am searching ...
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Why is a query string appearing on my URLs in the Google search results?

When I enter a URL from my site into Google search, I get back that URL but with an added query string in the results. For example when I search for https://example.com/blog/blog/2013/02, the search ...
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Does Google crawl and index sites hosted on an IP address only (with no domain name) and non-standard port?

I have website on 203.162.177.159:8071 (Actually, that isn't the real IP address, I changed it for this question.) Because of an internal rule, this site must not have a domain name, and running on ...
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Does Google Webmaster Tools allow me to find out which pages are indexed?

If I'd go to Crawl -> Sitemaps section there will be a list of sitemaps with the number of total pages in each one and the number of indexed pages indicated. However I didn't see any way of finding ...
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Google update on 3/9/14 has caused loss of sitemap indexed pages. I have no Idea what's going on

I was up to at least 30 blog posts indexed out of maybe 40. That number was slowly climbing. Then the update came along and while we've been adding posts, the total indexed number has been going down. ...
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Is it a problem for Google if robots.txt blocks URLs in the sitemap?

I had submitted my site's URL to Google Webmaster Tools. I am using OpenCart. I also have robots.txt file which is accessible to Googlebot. Now issue I am facing: Googlebot is blocked from accessing ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors reported after using Geo IP delivery

I am using Magento for my site. Recently I blocked my website for the U.S. using the PHP Geo IP Location country database. This means that when people visit from the U.S., the site will show just a ...