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

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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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Google webmaster tools: parameters that only apply on one page

I'm trying to get my e-commerce website on google and still figuring out how it all works. Now, I have seen this feature named URL-parameters, allowing me to set different parameters that affect page ...
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Will the “Geographic Target” of my website negatively affect my search ranking? [duplicate]

Some time ago I bought a "cool" domainname to match my username, namely, wol.ph. After looking in the Google Webmaster Tools recently it told me that the Geographic Target for my domain is ...
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Should I Disavow irrelevant links targeting my blog through Google Webmaster Tools?

I commented on a blog, and after some days I checked my Google Webmaster Tools and I found an issue which is similar to ReplytoCom ( Reply to comment ), that means I am not only getting one nofollow ...
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How much time does it take for a website to appear after a “Manual spam action revoked” message from Google?

We've had a site tagged as "spam" by Google. I wrote a reconsideration request on December 30th and on January 8th I received a "Manual spam action revoked" message. Now it's January 9th and the site ...
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How do I stop Soft 404 errors from piling up for “No Results” page?

Recently, I noticed that I have a growing list of Soft 404 errors in Google Webmaster Tools. They are all for dynamically generated search result pages that report "No matches found". I do understand ...
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Indexed URLs in Google Webmaster Tools are missing after migrating to another framework

I migrated my site last week from an old .aspx framework to a new site hosted via WordPress. The domain name is the same and I am seeing no errors when I test and submit the sitemap via Google ...
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Can Googlebot handle robots.txt with a 302 redirect?

In Google Webmaster Tools, I get an error: Google couldn't crawl your site because we were unable to access your site's robots.txt file The associated help says: If your robots.txt file ...
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Google Webmaster Crawl Stats Missing

I added my website in Google Webmaster Tools two months ago and in "Crawl Stats" section I am seeing the following data. Pages crawled per day - Missing graph data for some specific date And the same ...
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Google keeps crawling pages that don't exist

I made a simple new website which went live about a month and a half ago (replacing the last one). The site contains new pages, like for example the navigation markup: <div class="header"> ...
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Google follows JavaScript string as relative path - produces 404 error

This is my first question on here so I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I have a problem: I have a site that uses an Adobe Site Catalyst for its online analytics. The suite supports tagging ...
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sitemap.xml for two domains - This URL is not allowed for a Sitemap at this location

I have two domains running on the same server with the same IP (different content). I have read that it is ok to provide only one sitemap containing information for both domains, so this is what the ...
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Google Webmaster Tools keeps reporting not finding pages from the old website

About 3 months ago we've completely replaced the content of our domain, practically building up a new website. The sitemap for the new website has been submited to Google Webmaster Tools, the website ...
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Google Indexing Pages with noindex meta tag

I got a message in Google Webmaster Tools about "Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site" with a long list of example URLs. For some of the pages listed, there was nothing to ...
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If the impressions are very high and clicks are very low, should the keywords be changed?

I have worked very hard for my website. We update it every two days. The site's impressions are good but the click through rate is like 0. Its been 6 months but it has not performed well in searches. ...
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410 Responses when your CMS host doesn't support them?

Sending a 410 responses for a page that no longer exist should make Google stop crawling for that page. The site I am working on has been recently migrated, and very little of the content was ...
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Why do my Google sitelinks show gibberish for a PDF link?

I have a website which Google lists nicely along with site links. One of the site links - to a PDF file - shows un-human gibberish e.g 67,8;45:: 56 83 @7<1. (7/0;,*;: /59( (7/0;,;<7, ...
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Why does google only index a part of my site?

For a while now I have been having issues with google indexing my site. For some reason it would'nt take over 33 pages from my xml sitemap: (images not allowed for new users...) It has been the case ...
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Google Optimizer code, validation and cdata

I ran my site through the W3C validator, and a bunch of errors were caused by the Google Website Optimizer javascript. It seems weird that would happen. If I put CDATA around it, the error go away. I ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting crawl error 404 (Not found) for a page which has never existed

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawl error "404 (Not Found)" for an .html page which has never existed on a web site I developed. The page being reported is "tyuiabmog.html", which doesn't ...
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Do or don't submit the comment-feed of your blog?

A commentsfeed (of a blog) might serve perfectly as a commentssitemap. I'm wondering if it's a good idea to submit this feed to Google's webmaster tools. What are the pros & cons?
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What's the extent of the “damage” to having a broken URL found by the spiders (showing in Google Webmaster Tools)?

An error with our URL rewrite rules caused some pages to be not found (404 errors) when Google crawled our site. I regularly watch for errors and fix database or coding issues when they arise. We ...
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Google webmaster tool is not updating my site related information

I am very thanks ful to google webbmaster since it suggested me many of the pages which were causing 404. But i am surprised why were this information still being shown even after one week of ...
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Webmaster Tools shows Internal Links from old site (not ours)

In the Google Webmaster Tools account of my latest project I can see 57 Internal Links (links to internal pages), that are not actually from our site. Since we just launched it, there are no real ...
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How to efficiently let Google know that my subdomain now has a custom domain?

I have existing heavy traffic from my Tumblr page and 2 articles in the top search results. Today I purchased a custom domain to use on Tumblr. Before that, my site was already verified in Google ...
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How to delete Analytics property from list in Webmaster Tools?

When I look at the Google Analytics Property page in Webmaster Tools (where you associate a Google Analytics web property with a Webmaster Tools site), I see a list of a bunch of properties with weird ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is showing duplicate URLs based on page title differences

I have 700+ title tag duplicates showing in WMT. Every first link in that picture is as duplicate link of second one. I don't know from where the first link got indexed by Google when that link ...
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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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Duplicate meta description for paging in Google Webmaster Tools [duplicate]

In Google Webmaster tools I get duplicate content warnings for paging pages. How do I fix this? Do I need to add Page 2, Page 3, etc. to my meta description? HTML Improvements Duplicate meta ...
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How to increase the number of indexed images from submitted image sitemap?

I had added images in my sitemap a week ago, but the number of images indexed in the Google Webmaster Tools has not displayed any tendency to increase. The number of images submitted is about 200,000 ...
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Problem with not found page for feed in Google Webmaster Tools

I have a Wordpress blog. In Google Webmaster Tools, I found mutiple "not found pages" like this from feed: kart-postal/k-imam-zaman/feed/. How can I add noindex to feed and why I get not found page?
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“Google couldn't access your site because of a server connectivity issue”

In Google Webmaster Tools on my dashboard I have a notice that appeared 2-3 days ago that says "Googlebot can't access your site". Under the Current Status it has: DNS - SUCCESS Server Connectivity ...
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Googlebot craw rate is too slow for a huge site

I have a new website with 140k pages, according to my sitemaps. After submission of my sitemap index to Google, the Googlebot has started crawling the site a couple of hours ago, and at a steady ...
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Google doesn't list the links to my website

It is more than a month that there are 24+ links listed on my Google Webmasters Tools account. However, when I use Google like this: link:m.a.sharpasand.com none of them appears. Also, my PageRank is ...
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How much time to update the Structured data in Search Results?

We have updated the structured data for the ratings in the website and it is detected also by the crawler but I am not able to view the ratings in the search results page. I can see the breadcrumb ...
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GWT: Generate more complete crawl error report

I'm a developer in charge of managing Webmasters and related issues (including correcting crawl errors) for dozens (hundreds, maybe?) of active sites and as part of my duties I create a report of ...
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Google Webmaster Tools complains about missing robots.txt

Nine days ago, I got a message Google Webmaster Tools: Over the last 24 hours, Googlebot encountered 1 errors while attempting to access your robots.txt. Well, but I don't have a robots.txt on ...
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Is it better to burn old domain names and 301 to a new one for domains that experienced a high number of errors?

As discussed in this topic, several sites were down due to a server issue for about a month. I have slowly watched some of the more popular sites gain some traffic. I did say slowly. I have also ...
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Can´t verify my site on Google (error 403 Forbidden). I have other sites in the same host with no problems whatsoever

I can´t verify my site on Google. I´ve done this several times for several sites, all inside the same host. I´ve tried the HTML tag method, HTML upload, Domain Name provider (I canp´t find the ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting crawl errors for links that don't exist

In Google webmaster tools > diagnostics > crawl errors I'm seeing a bunch of errors that link to sub-pages like /tour/overview/Scripts/ForceDownload.asp The /tour/overview does exist, but this ...
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AJAX file 403's

Google webmaster tools shows a couple of 403 crawl errors (URL errors, access denied) for folders holding AJAX files on the ColdFusion server: CFIDE/scripts/ajax/FCKeditor/ CFIDE/scripts/ajax Will ...
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Site.xml with #!, still ok to have bare URL as home page?

I'm trying to get some ajax content on my main page indexed by google. I've implemented the #! url structure for that content and the corresponding piece on the server which renders what users see ...
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Google Webmaster Geographic target: Increases or Decreases Traffic?

My website is an english video streaming website that gets visitors from all over the world (about 70,000 per day). 35% of my traffic is from the US. Now, in google Webmaster, if I were to set my ...
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Is there anyway to re-submit all sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools at once for a domain?

Something happened and I need to resubmit A LOT of sitemaps across a lot of domains. Is there any way I can submit all sitemaps/all errorful sitemaps per domain even? It would make things easier for ...
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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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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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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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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 domain.com to www.domain.com so that I can use CloudFlare. I did the change ...
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Google search results not showing my events rich snippets but does in test tool

When I search on "tennessee basketball tournaments", I see my result, but my events dont show up. I believe I did everything right since this is an ajax page, but I tell Google that ...
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Schema markup error in Google Webmaster Tools: Missing required field “name (fn)”

I'm receiving this schema markup error when I try to validate my code in Google Webmaster Tools: Error: Missing required field "name (fn)". I'm trying to markup the following: Type: Schema ...