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

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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 ...
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Possible to check which links in a sitemap are indexed and which ones aren't?

Is it possible to check which links of the sitemap I've submitted are being indexed, and which ones are not? I've submitted my sitemap.xml without errors. When I check the sitemap in google search ...
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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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How to tell Googlebot to crawl just URLs ending in .html

I have a big problem in Google Webmaster Tools. The number of 404 pages in the error report increases so fast that now I have over 1000. When I check for errors, I see that for every page Googlebot ...
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Best tag placement for Analytics.js tracking code?

I am using a webapp for my website which has an option in the settings to add my UA tracking code from google analytics. However, when I view my source, it places the tracking code in the <body> ...
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Does opening link in new tab break goal funnels steps?

I have a landing page with a button that takes the user to a store page which opens in a new tab. This store page is a different domain name than the landing page. I have cross-domain tracking setup ...
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Cross Domain Goal Funnels and unique data?

I've been tasked with setting up cross domain tracking and goal funnels. I maintain several ecommerce sites and we want to set up goal funnels to track where we are most successful. However, these ...
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Google Analytics Do Similar Goal Funnels cause problems?

So I've been asked to create goal funnels within google analytics which are identical except for the first url in the funnel. For example: Step 1: Sales page #1 / Step 2: Info page / Step 3: Checkout ...
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Preventing a link on a page from being indexed and followed

I have read the post about how nofollow value impacts on crawlers/indexing. However the information from the post answers end on 2012. In my case, a have a file page that is indexed by Google. On ...
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Having trouble with Google indexing after extending SSL cert across whole site and resubmitting sitemap

I recently extended out SSL certification to every page on my website in an effort to gain some rank. I created and claimed the new https properties (both www and non www) in Google Search Console and ...
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Do I use a different Google Analytics tracking tracking code when I set up the https version of my website in Google Search Console?

I just recently extended my SSL certificate to every page on my website in hopes of gaining some rank. I made sure to add the HTTPS version of the property in my Google search Console and in Analytics....
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Malicious content detected by google webmasters tool

I have received a malicious content warning in search console (google webmaster tool). However, it has not listed any URL or detection date in the warning so I have no clue what's wrong with the site. ...
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Index status shows significantly less pages than search results? *Not a New Site

I am trying to understand how within Google Webmaster Tools (Google Index>Index Status) I can have a figure of 2,000 total indexed pages (and falling daily) yet when I search Google using the (site:) ...
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Fetch as Google not rendering single-page application (AngularJS) - how to show console logs output

I have an SPA application, and it is not being rendered correctly by Google. I tried going to Google Web Master toolkit, and use the Fetch as google feature. This is showing just the HTML output ...
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What does it mean if Google has its own links to your page displayed in Google Webmaster Tools?

I am just curious about the following: When viewing links to my site in Google Webmaster Tools I see all my usual links, but recently something I find strange has popped up: Google itself is ...
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Remove hacked URL from google search

My client's site shows This site may be hacked in Google's search result. I restored the website, installed security plugins, scanned and removed all possible issues and requested Google for a review....
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An important page has disappeared from SERPs

** I can't share the client's specific site name, but I will try my best to explain the problem.** We have a major brand client whose just launched a new campaign for a new product they offer. This ...
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Save Google Search Console reports for offline reading/backup

Google's Search Console does provide useful information to a webmaster. One problem is that the data is only available for the last 3 months or so. Sometimes you'd like to get a larger scale overview ...
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Why Rich Snippets are not showing for this website?

the following is the a local business listing page in our website. http://www.mazkara.com/dubai/florida-beauty-salon-al-karama Google Structured data testing tool is showing "all good" but they are ...
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Google stores user input from site URL

I use both with URL param and without. For example: http://www.wwwsitus.com/code/googlemap.php http://www.wwwsitus.com/code/?q=reg&foo=verif I then type others (fake param/url) in that url, as ...
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“Render as Google” always shows a blank page. Should I be concerned?

When using Google webmaster tools I always get a blank page when rendering. However, the site is getting indexed as unique content to our site is easily searchable. Should I ignore Google’s ...
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Reduce or remove search engine ranking for mirrored (via RSS) content

I have a site which publishes blog articles at http://www.scichart.com/news The site has an RSS feed at http://www.scichart.com/feed and the RSS feed is consumed by a support-ticket system: http://...