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

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Google not indexing my site at all [closed]

I am working on a site right now and it does not appear in the google search results at all. I have submitted the url at : https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url as well. I have ...
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Using analytics to find what pages brought users to a 404

I am looking at my traffic data for users that have 'not found' in the page title, which is what is title content when the server uses the 404 template. In analytics: behavior > site content > ...
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Disallow Crawling of All Search Pages

Using robots.txt I am attempting to stop all crawling of search URLs Disallow: /rest_of_url/search&tour* Above is what I am using. Our URL looks like the following for all search results. ...
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Website being indexed twice by Google [duplicate]

Website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two versions, one version of ...
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Right way to index photos with different formats on website

I am working on a website with a lot of pro photos. So I've decided to create 4 different formats for each photo: *_sm.jpg - thumbnail when you click on a photo you will get a bigger photo in the ...
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Using URL Parameters setting in Google Webmaster Tools to exclude temporary parameters

I'm checking out the URL Parameters Google Webmaster Tools to exclude certain URL parameters, but I have to be careful according to Google. So here's my question: Through this URL: ...
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Configuring webmaster tools to report all 301 statuses regardless of number of redirects

I check Google webmaster tools a few times a week to see what issues they have with my site. Most of the time, I receive 404 and 410 status codes about pages that no longer exist which is ok and ...
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Google Search Console(WMT) not showing clicks or CTR, how do I fix it?

Got an issue with WMT this month for one of the sites that we monitor. It's showing impressions and average position and there has been no decrease in organic traffic (in Analytics). I've had a look ...
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How should I render a widget with many links inside a blog so google don't penalize the blog?

We run a service (will not mention the URL, as this is not a pitch) and need advice on Google-viewing-links matters. The service is for bloggers and allows them to create a "linkup" inside their blog ...
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Google not crawling all pages [duplicate]

I have over 200,000 pages but only about 23,000 pages are crawled by Google as is evident when i search for site:mywebsite.com and the result comes as About 22,900 results (0.18 seconds) I have over ...
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Google Webmaster Tools: Structured Data (products) [duplicate]

We have a store page using Magento. We've set up schema.org metadata to describe all products (about 16000). The structured data tester shows the data correctly. Now, after a few months, GWT still ...
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URLs not allowed error for one property, but not for the other?

All of our XML sitemaps are located on another domain than the domain they're referring to, for instance: - Sitemaps would be located at sitemap-domain.com/sitemap-1.xml - URLs being referenced in ...
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Force sending event for sessions without a logged in user

Is there any possibility using the Google Analytics API to check if the session is logged in or not? I have a problem with destination page (it is not set), and I want to resend the event when the ...
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How to correctly remove parameters from the Google index?

Within the GWT console under URL Parameters there are two settings that I'm not clear on. What is the difference between setting a URL parameter to: No: Doesn't affect page content and ...
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Google News Crawl Errors

Recently one of our clients had their news listings taken off Google listings for many crawl errors, our attempts to get them back online by fixing most errors pointed in our dashboard were ...
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Website being indexed twice by Google, one with the correct sublinks and the other with all sublinks redirecting to homepage

As that title says, my website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two ...
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404 errors in webmaster tools on URLs containing swedish characters like å, ä ö

How can I handle the Swedish, Danish and Russian characters in URLs so that Webmaster tools would stop returning 404 errors. Note that opening the URL using the character "as is" is fine, but Google ...
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Google Webmaster Tools- Do I need to mark my SSL domain as a duplicate of my non-SSL domain?

I have a Drupal 7 site served exclusively using SSL with the "bare" domain (no www). But, I see that in Google Webmaster Tools, I can add the following: http://example.com http://www.example.com ...
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Remove backlinks from bad sources or not?

I've been reading that Google can actually penalize you if some spammy websites backlinks to you, which I found totally unfair as I have lots of websites linking to me that I've never heard of. And ...
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Is it bad to add “the” to domain name if the domain name is not avaliable? (Updated)

I am designing a website that is like an online magazine about a product and unfortunately product.com is not available and is parked however theproduct.com and productmagazine.com are available. Is ...
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website SEO advice needed [duplicate]

I have a website and it's been 4 days since I have provided sitemap file to Google. None of URLs are shown in Google. Google Webmaster Tools shows 4 URLs indexed. My website is session protected is ...
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Search queries report empty after moving site to HTTPS

I've noticed a few awkward bumps in analytics/search when moving my site from http to https, but almost all of them worked their way out...but the Aquisition > SEO > Queries report in Google ...
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Multiple websites with same topic

I want to create 10 websites about same topic. Each website has its own template and each will have around 10 unique articles. Topcis/titles of the articles will be identical. I will not link sites ...
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Remove several URL of website from Google

I want to remove multiple URL in my website (developped in ASP MVC) All these URL have the format www.mysite.com/planning/xxx I have already adapted the code to make 301 redirect and indicate to ...
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Can it be a harm to google indexing or ranking on random posts?

Will there be any harm to google indexing or google ranking on showing random posts/ad-listings on front page of website? 5-6 posts on front page will change every time a user refreshes his page.
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What are objective criteria to assess if a backlink should be banned with Google's Disavow Tool? [duplicate]

Google's Search Console gives the possibility to list all backlinks from other domains to your site, which are an important factor for search engines to determine your site's ranking, popularity and ...
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Am I doing the SEO for pagination correctly?

On October 13th, I changed my domain from www.7tutorials.com to www.digitalcitizen.life. I made 301 redirects, kept the content, aliases, meta data, etc. The idea is that the new site is the old site ...
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Google not returning an international version of the page

I run a website that duplicates some content across international editions. These are differentiated by the country codes e.g. /uk/folder/article1/ /au/folder/article1/ The UK version is ...
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Indexed URL is very low comparing submitted URL in google

I have 84 URL in my website. Till 2 weeks back all the URL is indexed in Google. I have verified it in Google webmaster tools. But it was slightly decreased day by day. Now Google webmaster tools ...
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Why does my staging site show up in Google even though my robots.txt file shouldn't allow it? [duplicate]

I'm having a lot of trouble with something that should be simple. I don't want my development site indexed by Google. According to Google's instructions, and just about everything else I can find says ...
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Session ID Creating 404 Errors

Problem: Website contains URLs with parameters Session ID gets inserted into URLs when Googlebot crawls page with parameter (sorting) options Session ID is created and then expires, creating a 404 ...
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GWT Remove URLs Tab has requests for removal I didn't put [duplicate]

I'm seeing in GWT a bunch of request of removal of pages, which weren't submitted from someone in my organization. I'm referring to the tab under Google Index->Remove URLs. Does it include any ...
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GoogleWebMasterTools: duplicated description meta tag

I have noticed that in the Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) two of my URLs show up with duplicated description meta tag. The URLs are : www.example.com/blog/ ...
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hreflang tags in sitemaps - your site has no hreflang tags

We are using hreflang tags in our sitemaps and we're currently experiencing a number of issues with errors in WMT suggesting 'no return tags' and 'your site has no hreflang tags' that don't seem ...
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Google Webmaster Tools showing provably wrong 404 crawl errors

We have a modestly successful ecommerce site that employs GWT. While making changes to URLs we always tried to replace the old link with a new one, using a 301 redirect to tell search crawlers where ...
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Do I need to re-index my site in Google when changing preferred domain?

I have recently changed my site from www.mysite.com to mysite.com and have updated it in Google webmaster tools and .htaccess file. However, to do this I actually had to add mysite.com as a new domain ...
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Google Search Console vs. Google Analytics Data Difference

I manage a number of sites for an Agency, and in pretty much all of them I see huge differences in the Search Queries data that you get from Search Console, vs. the integrated one you get in ...
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Google keywords content of Wordpress sidebars

I am running widgets in the sidebars of my wordpress blogs. In one blog e.g. I use the "Archive" Widget which allows access to all articles of a given month. As the blog is existing for a while this ...
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Does disavow solve the problem of removing unnatural links in google search?

I have created the site and it got hacked by spammer. now there many unnatural links in it if I disavow it the whole domain will it solve my problem what. Also I have two version of domain ...
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Issue in webmaster tool

I have created a site with domain name https://www.example.com but the site had many problems so I created a new fresh site and removed the previous one. This time I chose the domain name as ...
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SEO for short-life pages

I have website where I post offers. Those offers have short life. For example 2 days, sometimes less. I am using <expires> tag in my sitemap.xml. Is there a way, how can I programatically post ...
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only 119 pages indexed out of 146 [duplicate]

In my post-sitemap.xml I have only 119 pages indexed out of 146. The total number of posts on my blog that are published is 146 but only 119 of them are indexed. How can I get the other ones indexed ...
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Webmaster Showing Desktop Pages in Mobile Usability errors

I have same URL for both desktop and mobile content, but changes their format according to User-agent. Google search console is showing error as "Touch elements too close" for some pages which are ...
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checking for duplicate title and meta description tags across multiple subdomains

I know in Google Webmaster Tools, under "search appearance" for any domain, there's an "HTML Improvements" section which only checks crawled URLs specifically for that domain. My website has ...
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Can not set preferred domain after setting change of address in Google webmasters

I have created a new website and have added and verified 4 variation of the website (with and without www for both http and https). I have set change of address for my old website in the google ...
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Incorrect Titles, Descriptions and Redirects in Google [duplicate]

I'm at a loss for why Google is indexing my site incorrectly. I just uploaded a new version of the site last night and "fetched as google" last night as well. Also uploaded sitemap. ...
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Managing URL with Multiple Parameters in Webmaster Tools

I have launched a new site that was a mobile-friendly redesign of the old site. There are a couple parameters and a session id in the URL (below): ...
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Google webmasters adding crawl URL parameters

Google Webmasters has an option to add URL parameters: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/crawl-url-parameters My site uses URLs of this format: http://example.com/tags/ocean/page1?perpage=20 ...
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I deleted a Promotion on Google CSE. Why doesn't it disappear?

I deleted a Promotion on Google CSE. Why doesn't it disappear? I took no other other other than to delete the promotion, yet is still appears using the promoted keyword. This occurs not only on my ...
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Can I import or show reviews from a different site on my Google search results?

I've been tasked with building out our search results page and after including the basic things in the side bar: Here is the current search (blacked out my logos/names to avoid self promotion claims) ...