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

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When to tell Google Webmaster Tools that domain has moved

I have moved a site to a different domain name and did a complete overhaul. Link structure has changed because the old one was very bad. That being said, I am doing 301's manually on about 1800 pages. ...
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Why isn't Google Analytics data being recorded when the snippeted it between the `</head>` and `</body>` tags?

I am really confused with this one, I added the Google Analytics code in my page below the </head> or before </body> but the code is not being marked as connected inside the analytics ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors due to Google decoding links that were urlencoded by Codeigniter

In our pages we have internal links that are urlencoded because the URL may sometime contain special characters such as () or ! So in our source code we have a link: ...
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Did I use the proper way to remove pages from Google Webmaster Tools forever?

I have many pages from one year ago that were deleted and are returning a 404 error code, but two week ago after I cleared the content of my robots.txt, the errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports ...
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Structured Data Markup Helper: article about an event

With the Structured Data Markup Helper (login required; see documentation instead), Google provides a way to markup a webpage with structured data, two of them being article and event. What is the ...
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How can I block traffic from this referrer?

I'm getting a lot of spam referral traffic from semalt.semalt.com/referral on my website. I took a look at the link and there’s very little information about this. The number of website visits is ...
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Crawl errors appearing in Google Webmaster Tools with suspicious URLs cached

I am receiving Crawl Errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports with some unique URLs that I am not understanding. For Example: http://www.example.com/portfolio/?cat_url=custom-cms This page ...
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Pages Crawled Per Day in Google Webmaster Tools

What determines the pages crawled per day graph in Google webmaster tools? It shows that It has a maximum of 2701 pages. However, the maximum number of pages on my website is not more than 300. How ...
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How to instruct Google to crawl old, non-linked pages?

I am working on a website for a client who wants to launch with at least 2,000 articles, where in terms of links not all 2,000 articles will of course be available on the homepage or elsewhere. But, ...
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How to deal with short-urls that get indexed too in Google?

One of my projects got a major pagerank hit. We debugged to the depths. And there are so many variables, I'm not gonna get into that. While trying to desperately restore our pagerank, I have debugged ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show any indexed pages after redirection

I have a website that was properly configured in Google Webmaster Tools and indexed in Google. Then I created a redirection from this website to my new website so that any request to: www.mysite.fr ...
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changing URL format afftects SEO reputation and not considering 301 redirection

We had URL http://www.example.com/category/subcategory.html which changed to http://www.example.com/category/filter/cat/subcategory.html We did 301 redirection, updated canonical URL to new one also ...
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How to handle URL parameter for mobile site

I have a phpBB forum with a skin for mobile users. Some javascript detects your device/resolution and sends you to the mobile skin or not. The URL's remain the same, it's based on a cookie. People ...
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Query Data from www or nowww?

I'm currently looking at a Google Webmaster Tools Account that has been set up by the client using both www and nowww. Traffic is being redirected to the www version. In order to analyze Search ...
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Crawl errors and duplicate URL

I am getting lots of crawl errors, Google is adding main domain to the URL: sitemapxml: ...
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Google sitemap priorities, am I doing the right thing?

I've built a website which has maritime weather and tide data for UK locations, and each location has 7 day forecast (where data is available). My URL structures are like this: ...
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Webmasters hentry error and authorless pages

Within Google Webmasters Search Appearance->Structured data I'm getting a series of errors: Error: Missing required hCard "author". And most of my 44 errors have: Missing: Author Missing: ...
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International Targeting “no return tags”

Google Webmaster Tools has added an International Targeting Report to show hreflang errors. There's a section that reports "no return tags" errors with Originating URL & Alternate URL columns. ...
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Is it necessary to submit sitemap to www and non www?

I have submitted my website to Google Webmaster Tools with both www and with no-www. I had made the domain without www to my preffered domain and have submitted a sitemap. My question is should I ...
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What should I do when the maximum sitemap size limit is reached according to Google Webmaster Tools?

We have an existing sitemap with the URL: http://example.com/sitemap/sitemap.xml It was submitted to Google Webmaster Tools a long time ago and almost all the pages were indexed, but recently we ...
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Highlighting Data for an Architecture Firm

I'm doing some design work for an architecture firm here in town over the next few weeks. They had a very lacking website previously and want something newer and easier to use. In the process they ...
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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [closed]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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What does a decimal number mean in the Avg. position report in Google Webmaster Tools?

Do decimal numbers like 6.8 in the Avg. position report in Google Webmaster Tools mean that the URL appeared on page 6 in the 8th position? If that is true, I am surprised that a searcher would ...
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Google webmaster reconsideration requests without manual actions

my site ranking decreases in Google results suddenly about ten days ago. I read many articles about it at support.google.com, but I didn't find the problem. Also there is no manual action in ...
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Should I use a subdomain provided by WordPress or a custom domain in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a blog at domain.wordpress.com and I'm buying the custom domain domain.com. Which domain (domain.wordpress.com or domain.com) should I register in Google Webmaster Tools?
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Why does Webmaster tools show duplicate Meta Descriptions for correctly redirected pages?

I have two pages that show up as having duplicate meta descriptions (and duplicate title tags) on my website. However, these are old links to a page that has moved location twice so they both ...
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Google WebMaster Tools Reports a Significant Increase in 500 Response Code Errors

Google's Webmaster tools shows lots of Crawl Errors. They are reported as 500 response code. How can I go about diagnosing this issue? The website is eCommerce business using the Magento ...
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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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What to do in Google Webmaster Tools when 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 example.com to www.example.com so that I can use CloudFlare. I did the ...
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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 [closed]

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?