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

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Spam links injected into GWT's Structured Data Testing Tool?

When I examine one of my self-hosted WordPress sites using the Structured Data Testing Tool of Google Webmaster Tools, I was shocked to see links to 2 spam sites inside the "HTML" tab! However, when ...
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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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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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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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Did the Google Webmaster +1 statistics move somewhere else or are they just gone?

Google Webmaster used to have very nice statistics for a while. Then it was taken off. Did it move elsewhere? Or did it merely vanish?
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URL/Crawl Errors continue to increase after pharma hack

I'm working with a site that was hacked a couple of months ago and was sending out a ton of spam. The problem seemed to have started with a dormant WordPress blog that was part of the site (so the ...
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Most significant content keywords in Google Webmaster Tools are not on my website

There are multiple content keywords in the content keyword list of the Google Webmaster Tools that are not on my website. For example, according to that list, the word one appears 6 times on my site ...
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Google says no Structured Data exists but it does

I have a website and I am working over its SEO. I have put all required structured data as per my knowledge in it and have also tested it with Google Webmaster's Structured Data Testing Tool and it ...
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Does Google respect a redirect header for robots.txt to a different file name?

With respect to robots.txt requests, Google states "Redirects will generally be followed until a valid result can be found". Does this mean that, if I create a 301 redirect for ...
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Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status 0 for one year

I've read this topic with answers but they do not address why zero for one year? but other areas in Google Webmaster Tools report 400 URL indexed. Google Webmaster Tools Index Status Only 2 Indexed. ...
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Does submitting 'URL and all linked pages' help with new website indexing?

I am aware that sitemaps are one way to provide lists of page URLs to Google bots. However, Google webmaster allows one to fetch a page as Google and to submit the 'URL and all linked pages'. Does ...
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How to see all “Not selected” urls in Index Status of Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools have the menu Health > Index Status in which it shows: Total indexed url's Total not selected url's Blocked url's For the second one that is Not selected url's the reason ...
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Phishing alert but file never existed

I got an alert from Google Webmasters. They say the following file was present in my host: example.com/~jhostgop/identity.php I checked my files and it never existed at all. I've experience this ...
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Why are there differences in data between Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools?

Why are there differences between Google Analytics And Google Webmaster Tools in external links data? Generally this data do not coincide with each other.
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How to get number of views for a page using Google Analytics

I have a website and for each post that I write (that is a particular page) in my blog, I would like to show the number of views that Google Analytics tracks. How to do this using Analytics API? Or ...
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webmaster tools 500 crawl error for asp faceted navigation that does not exist

I am getting around 2,500 type 500 URL errors in Google webmaster tools. These pages are faceted navigation results that can not be reached by a site visitor. These pages do not exist. We are using ...
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Google WMT Site Performance not updating

The Google WMT tool for "site performance" hasn't updated in 3 weeks for me. I'm getting enough traffic to the site and google crawls a few thousand pages a day on average. Any idea what's going on?
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Should I submit my RSS feed as Google Sitemap?

I currently have no sitemap for a website I'm creating. I do have an RSS feed which includes the N latest updated posts on the site. It doesn't include everything on the site though, just blog posts. ...
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Why does Google show sitelinks for our domain with one search and not another?

The name of our company is G2 Builders - What is happening is that if you go to google and type in "G2 Builder" with no "s" at the end, our website has sitelinks. When you type in our name with the ...
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What is the difference between doing a “link:http://www.example.com” google search and the “links to your site” in Webmaster Tools?

I've tried to do two kinds of searches which I had previously thought were a source of the same data, but are apparently different. The first is doing a google search that looks like ...
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Meta Descriptions not working for google search

I have unique meta descriptions on each of my pages, and when I search my site in google it will come up with no description. Any idea what I might have done wrong?
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Over 200 links in yahoo, none on google webmaster tools?

I have over 200 links on yahoo site explorer, but only 2 on webmaster tools. Does anyone know why this is? My site is in the sandbox by the way, but i dont think that that effects the backlinks.
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Crawl errors “src” in the last in URL

I was looking in the Google Webmaster Tools and realized the following crawl error: Pages that link to http://mysite.com/articles/my-stub/src/ URL: http://mysite.com/articles/my-stub I wonder ...
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Support of If-Modified-Since HTTP header

I'm not sure if this is better in this forum or in the Server Fault forum... On Google Webmaster Guidelines I see this: "Make sure your web server supports the If-Modified-Since HTTP header. This ...
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How to make the most of GWT's “Search queries”?

I've been looking at the "Search queries" section in Google Webmaster Tools recently, and it seems like there is a lot of potential there in finding which pages on a site need improvement. I'm trying ...
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Googlebot crawler: URL restricted by robots.txt - how to fix the entries in robots.txt?

I noticed recently that Google is not caching all of the pages on my website. Upon using the Google webmaster diagnostic tool, I realized that some of my pages were being restricted by entries in my ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show the search queries that led to clicks?

As you can see in the screenshot below, there has been >400 impressions and 97 clicks, but at the bottom of the table it shows only two queries that led to the clicks. The question is: where is the ...
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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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Content keywords are unimportant in Google Webmaster Tools

When I check Google Index > Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools, it shows lots of unimportant keywords like: to, is, are, from, in, on, we, you and etc. That's very natural these words are ...
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Is there a way to stop a keyword from appearing in Google Webmaster Tools?

I added a web site a while ago to Google's index and it contains lots of links with the text "Permalink" that, well, link to permalinks of different content/pages. Now "Permalink" is the #1 keyword ...
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Blocking pages from being crawled with specific URL encoded parameters

While seeing the Google Webmaster Tools report there are certain URL encoded parameters like %5c and %22 coming up in URL's of site. We tried to identify the issue and observed that due to incorrect ...
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Soft 404 error on redirected outbound links

I have a redirect script on my site which sends visitors to an affiliate site. However in the last month I've noticed that Google webmaster tools is reporting my outbound links as a 404 error. Here is ...
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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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Duplicate title tags link to the same unique url

In Google Webmaster Tools I'm dealing with HTML Improvements > Duplicate title tags. I have a Wordpress site and I use multiple categories for some posts. I have subsequently deleted one category ...
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Google Webmaster Tools show only common words in the keywords list

I have a greek site with greek domain (gr) and even so, the keyword list of google shows in the first places the greek equivalent words of the common words like "in", "a", "and",etc. All them would be ...
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SEO impact of server errors

Our website is up and running fine but a WordPress plugin is broken (we can't fix it very quickly) so a few hundred pages show server errors. The pages would load header and page of the page body but ...
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Webmaster Tools show the “Total Indexed” number to be zero

I recently switched my domain from yannbane.blogspot.com to www.yannbane.com, and added my new domain to my Webmaster Tools account. After a few days, I went there and checked the data, and I was a ...
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Google Avg. position is not working for my site

In the Webmaster tool of Google one query shows that the avg. position of my site is 6.6. However, when I do the search, I could not find my site within 400. Does this mean that my site is in ...
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How to interpret number of URL errors in Google webmaster tools

Recently Google has made some changes to Webmaster tools which are explained below: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/03/crawl-errors-next-generation.html One thing I could not find out ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Errors 400 and 405

What action does Google's crawler take for errors 400 and 405? Looks like few months ago I had a bug, and a few pages available only for signed in users were indexed by Google. Right now all these ...
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Choosing good keywords with respect to match type “Phrase” only

How to choose good keywords or phrases with respective to competition, monthly global searches and monthly local searches? I am using google keyword tool. I am concentrating on Match type : ...
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Resetting Google's data for the website

I own a domain which I was using for experimenting with different platforms and content management systems. I really did not care about seo while I was building the website so I guess my website has ...
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Facebook Like javascript related to Time Spent Downloading a page Increase in GWT?

I installed the Facebook Like button Javascript version on my website on December 15th. Take a look at this report from Google Webmaster Central. Crawl stats Googlebot activity in the last 90 ...
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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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Chrome 'Safe Browsing' blocks my setup exe as malware [closed]

Recently our software download has been marked as malicious malware by Chrome's Safe Browsing feature. We currently have no warnings in Webmaster Tools. All anti virus software marks the download as ...
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Can too many 301 redirects cause a DNS error?

For a site http://imageocd.com that I just set up I initially spelled the category "automobiles" as "autimobiles"... I know it's rediculous. I then set up over 10,000 pages behind that category e.g. ...
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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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Google isn't indexing URLs after a redirect that differs only in percent-encoding/decoding?

Will Google's crawler refuse to follow redirects when the difference between the redirected-from and redirected-to URLs is solely whether specific characters are percent-encoded or not? For example: ...
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Is this tag real? rel=“nofollow external”

I can't seem to find any documentation that officially comments on this tag. Maybe a few forum posts here or there, but nothing on Webmaster Guidelines and even here on Pro Webmasters, I'm not seeing ...