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

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Webmaster Tools - Preferred Domain and Google entries

Our client has two websites with the same content: example.com somethingelse.com When a user searches in Google for "something else" the example.com site appears in the top 10 results on Google. ...
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Thousands of 404 errors in Google Webmaster Tools

Because of a former error in our ASP.Net application, created by my predecessor and undiscovered for a long time, thousands of wrong URLs where created dynamically. The normal user did not notice it, ...
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What is the source of google webmaster tools' data?

Where does google webmaster tools get all it's data from? Is it paired with google analytics etc or is it purely crawlers and searches it display?
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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: ...
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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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Why doesn't Webmaster Tools update crawl errors?

I submitted a sitemap with incorrect URLs. After a few days I looked at Webmaster Tools crawl errors and I saw 1000's of URLs with not found errors. So I went and fixed the problem with the URLs and ...
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Hashbang priority vs clean url

Hi I am a newbie in google analytics.I have implemented a site with angularjs and Rails.Because of the use of angularjs the url generated is with hashbang(#!) for eg:-www.abc.com/#!/xyz Now I have ...
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Sitemap specified in robots.txt not found by Google

I would like Google to find my sitemap.xml via robots.txt, rather than having to manually upload it. My robots.txt looks like this: User-agent: * Disallow: Sitemap: ...
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Just overhauled our entire site. How do I keep Google, Bing and Yahoo from demoting us?

We just overhauled our entire site. The new site structure doesn't resemble the old one in the slightest. What do I need to do with Google, Bing and Yahoo to keep our ranking from sliding? We have ...
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Site gone from Google due to dmca complain

My sites traffic gone null but after Google receive one DMCA complain for my site. My site is a MP3 search engine so I can index copyright MP3 out of my knowledge. I received a message in webmasters ...
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How to improve a single-paged site search result [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to SEO a Single-Page website I created an online CV of mine a couple of weeks ago and it has had quite a few visits. Now I want to improve the chance it will appear ...
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Why am I getting this message “Some important page is blocked by robots.txt”?

My site's URL is: www.hackinguniverse.org From some day in Google Webmaster tool a message is showing that says "Some important page is blocked by robots.txt". My robots.txt is: User-agent: ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Why site performance graph goes up and down, even if the site has never changed?

This is my site 7 months graph from Google Webmaster Tools site performance util. As you can see the graph goes up and down, with big differences: less than 1 second up to 5 sec. Since I never ...
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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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Understanding Google Webmasters Tools Sitemaps Information

So, I'm an 'avid' user of google webmaster tools and analytics. I'm building an e-commerce site, all with original product descriptions and a base of 'useful' industry-relevant content. I generated ...
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Unsupported file format of sitemap - Google

I'm having an issue where I'm submitting my sitemap, too bad I keep this omitted error: Unsupported file format Your Sitemap does not appear to be in a supported format. Please ensure it ...
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Why is the number of pages on my website indexed by Googlebot decreasing?

I am monitoring the number of pages indexed by Googlebot for one of my websites . I noticed that since last week, the number of pages has dropped by about 60 or so. Now to be fair, I have not added ...
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Only 4 URLs indexed in Google Search Console Sitemaps

I am new to the whole SEO game. I have an eCommerce site running WordPress/WooCommerce. I also have the Yoast SEO plugin, and have done the basics, such as alt text on images, using friendly URLs, ...
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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 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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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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Add all 301 redirected sites to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have one canonical web site, http://example.com. I also got the .net and .org, domains, so I have 301 redirected all the following to my canonical web site: http://www.example.com ...
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Is it OK to submit the sitemap file to Google without pointing one in the Webmaster Tools?

I'd like to create several sitemaps and gather them into one sitemap index. Then I'd like to submit the sitemap index to Google (and other SE's) using those links. From my point of view it should be ...
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How to deindex image?

I have gallery of thousands of images. All of them at some point needs to be indexed. However after some period of time, some of them should be removed from search engine index while they should ...
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Google says no structured data exists when content only shows up with user interaction

I have a website and I am working over its SEO. I have put all required structured data in it as per my knowledge and have also tested it with Google Webmaster's Structured Data Testing Tool and it ...
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What is the meaning of 'displaying' in Google Webmaster's Search Queries page?

What is the meaning of displaying in Google Webmaster Search Queries page? I could not find the information in the documentation.
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Webmaster tools show old URLs are crawled

We renewed our website last year (2012) in December. After that we have put 301 redirection in place for the required pages. We removed some pages in old site when we moved to new site. For example ...
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Webmaster tools site performance - reliable measurements

I am measuring a few sites and use both webmaster tools and analytics to track various aspects. One of the aspects I try to measure and track is performance. I am getting a much more reliable ...
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Do you need to disavow on [HTTPS SSL] after performing a disavow on [HTTP]

I have a client which disavowed a few thousand dirty links from his site profile back in February 2015. Recently the site was switch from HTTP to HTTPS (SSL enforced). Google recommends that you add ...
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what is a session in google analytics

Case 1: If user search for a keyword Key1 and my site's result Page1 comes in google search results. User clicks that result and enters my site. So it is a session for user with on Page1 Case 2: Now ...
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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 ...
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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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Google Webmaster Tool : duplicate title with wordpress media

I've noticed that when I attach an image to a post, two URLs are generated, not just one: http://www.example.com/?attachment_id=1782 ...
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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 Webmaster Tools site removal

I had a major issue in the last week where a site was found to be showing huge numbers of pages that it shouldn't have been. Naturally Google indexed all of these pages! Rather than manually remove ...
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Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder or perhaps even a subdomain? I know this is possible by using 301's but would appreciate if ...
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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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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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Reset / Remove - Google Keywords

Summary: My site is ranking for filthy keywords and i would like to remove them from google ranking/keywords. Background: My server was hacked using the timthumb exploit/security vulnerability, ...
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Google analytics giving false statistics for localhost

I'm developing an ASP.NET MVC site and I'm using Google Universal Analytics to test how to use that. Essentially every page has code that calls the Google Analytics JS function and all that is ...
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Difference between structured data and google merchant feed

In Google Webmaster Tools you are able to set structured data on your product pages. How does this differ to providing a Google Merchant feed? It looks like you can provide a lot more information via ...
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rel=“next” in anchor tag is not working

I have 100's of duplicate meta description issue in google webmaster tool because of the pagination. Pagination pages are showing as duplicate in tool. So I added the rel="next" and rel="prev" to the ...
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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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Google Webmaster not indexing my site

I've moved my site from ak.net84.net to aramk.com, and I've redirected the pages from the old to the new using these methods in my htaccess for the old site: all pages redirect to the new site using ...
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Weird URLs being access by Googlebot

Lately I've been seing all sorts of strange URLs show up as errors in my Webmaster tools account, but they're URLs that don't actually exist on my site, nor are linked from the pages that Google ...
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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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WordPress feeds not indexing in webmaster tools

I don't have much experience about webmaster tools, i just know the basic of the webmaster, and i am not from SEO background, but i just want to know that: Why my blog's RSS Feeds not indexing from ...
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Why Google asks for “Title” for MIME type “image/*” in Google Webmasters?

In my Google Webmasters account, in Optimization section, under HTML improvements I see that Google has indexed more than 100 links complaining that these links has no Title associated with them ...
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Fetch as Google error 403

2 weeks ago, Google started being unable access my website anymore. In Webmaster Tools I can't fetch any pages, always getting error 403, and the website has been completely dropped from Google search ...