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

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fetch as google on development environment

We are working on a new version of a website. The current version is indexed by google, everything looks fine. The new version will have more or less the same content & links, but we are changing ...
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International Targeting SEO - hreflang

How do I properly put hreflang tags? I would like to target 3 different languages not just English. example.com/de example.com/fr example.com/it And my main website example.com is in English and ...
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Multiple canonical URLs for same page

I have an existing canonical URL in the form http://example.com/page1 for a page called http://example.com/page1.html and use .htaccess to rewrite the URL of anything without an extension so it ends ...
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Hosting sitemaps in S3 and submitting them to Google Web Master Tools

In robots.txt: # robotstxt.org User-agent: * sitemap: https://s3.amazonaws.com/my-bucket/sitemaps/sitemap.xml sitemap: https://s3.amazonaws.com/my-bucket/sitemaps/videositemap.xml sitemap: https://s3....
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Can a very large not-so-relevant sitemap hurt my site to Google’s eyes?

I have a Wiki site (running MediaWiki) which I am trying to optimize in terms of page speed and SEO. One of the many things in my to-do list is submit a sitemap on Google Webmaster tools, now here is ...
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How to download all queries from Google Search Console Analytics?

In Google Search Console, in Search Analytics, it only lets you download 999 lines of data. How do I download all queries from Google Search Analytics in Google Search Console?
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Google webmaster showing error 404 of the URLs I have never created

In the Search console of Google webmaster, I am getting "Not found" in URL Errors in an extent having suffix /%EF%BB%BF. I have never created these type of pages or in website these URLs never exist. ...
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Do I have to add several domains pointing to the same site to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have multiple domains pointed on the same site. I chose one to be the canonical one, and redirected the others to that using a canonical tag. In Google Webmaster Tools, I know that I have to add my ...
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Google Webmaster: What is the point of adding www and non-www properties?

I just start using Google Webmasters tool. When I add a domain with or without www, there will be a message from google saying I need to add the other to improve the 'exposure'. If I do this, there ...
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Strange URL in Webmaster Tools

I've noticed 2 URL's not found (/mobile) and (/m) which are apparently linked from my homepage. Neither of these URLs do or have ever existed on the site so there is not and has never been any such ...
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Issuu - PDF - Duplicated Content

I often write newsletters and publish them on my own site as PDF's. To potentially drive more traffic to my site, I was thinking about publishing the same newsletter files through sites like Scribd ...
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I have three different copies of same website in webmaster tools

I transferred my blog from blogger.com to WordPress. Now my webmaster tools is having three copies of same website. One with blogspot.com that is redirecting to a new domain and one with www and one ...
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Search Console shows 343 web pages submitted but only 132 indexed

My Search Console (Webmaster Tools) account shows 343 web pages submitted but only 132 indexed. The actual number of posts on my blog are 138. What should I do? I am also getting 179 "not found" ...
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Magento Robots.txt and blocking cached images

We have a Magento based store. Images are resized and served cached dynamically. When the image cache in Magento is cleared, there are generated new paths and files. And I get 404 errors for them ...
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Does the actual hyphenated url matter in google results?

I have read through all the documents from Google Webmasters but was unable to figure this out. My site has schema.org microdata elements to make it more googlebot friendly. There is an event with a ...
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Setting a preferred domain in Google webmaster tools

I have a site like "example.com". Questions 1: I can access to my site through "example.com" and www.example.com in web browser. Both non www and www version redirects to example.com. So, is it ...
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Should I block an .htm resource in robots.txt

We use scripts to create static .htm files to show content on our site. Mainly in an effort to reduce database calls. For example, a script that builds a file every 5 minutes that contains a list of ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Duplicate content (slash and none slash version of a page)

Google Webmaster Tools shows a lot of duplicate content in the following pages: www.example.com/example www.example.com/example/ I do NOT offer two versions of any page on my website, when you ...
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Does a sudden increase in no-follow backlinks hurt my site?

It's a two-month old website. Nearly a thousand unnatural no-follow backlinks were generated within 6 days with the same anchor text (which has nothing to do with my website keywords) and the same ...
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Putting HTTPS links in my sitemap confuses Google?

In Google Webmaster Tools, "https" is one of my top content words. Clicking on the keyword, I see this is because "https" appears 160 times in my sitemap (but no where else on my site). My sitemap ...
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Google Webmaster Tools : removing URL tool has removed the wrong url from index

I've asked for the following url to be removed (the entire directory): www.mydomain.com/blog/some-article/attachment/ but this morning to my surprise the url www.mydomain.com/blog/some-article/ is ...
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Google search results shows every page on my site as a separate result [duplicate]

I'm new to SEO but been working for a while in our own company site, I have fetch and probe everything in the GSC even sent a update sitemap recently, already processed and everything is cool, but ...
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Multiple domains for the same site in Google Webmaster Tools

I have a website that I host with multiple domains. I have them set up in Google Webmaster Tools. They look like this: I have set the preferred domain to "burlingameautoclinic.com" for all the ...
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can't remove blocks on my resources in google webmaster tools

I received an alert from Google Webmaster Tools a couple weeks ago that stated: "Google systems have recently detected an issue with your homepage that affects how well our algorithms render and ...
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In Google Webmaster tools is indexed Urls and subset or in addition to Submitted Urls

My website has 500,000 pages, Ive submitted urls to my Google webmaster tools account Every week I check and the number of Urls indexed is slowly creeping up, the number of urls submitted is ...
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URLs with parameters & canonical tags. Block them via robots.txt vs GSC URL parameters?

I have some URLs with parameters, the parameters aren't of the filtering kind, they don't create millions of duplicates. The parameters are simple being used for tracking purpose, content doesn't ...
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Strange URLs st.aspx and ct.html in Webmaster Tools

Why would Google Webmaster Tools include these strange URLs as URL Errors? I don't have them linked anywhere, and when I click "Linked from" I just get the no-www variants of the same URLs: st.aspx (...
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Is it necessary to share access to Google Search Console and Google Analytics with an SEO agency?

We have hired a company to do our SEO. They've done their onpage work and starting to do link building. They are now asking for access to Search Console and Analytics. Background The SEO company ...
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Google doesn't seem to crawl the homepage of my site

I am rather new to the webmaster world but have run into a problem I can't seem to find a solution to. If I search for my site suleimanholdings.com the first results from my site are secondary pages ...
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How to claim ownership of a website in Webmaster tools if that website redirects to another site

Ive got an old website that i want to 301 redirect to another website (using .htaccess). I want to claim ownership of the property in Google Webmaster tools, to do this i usually use the file upload ...
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187 views

Fetch as Google fails in Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Most of the time, the Fetch as Google succeeds only partially. There's always some resources that cannot be retrieved. It says the URLs are temporarily unreachable. I thought it was something to do ...
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Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page

When I fetch and render it is showing partial. It looks fine. The same way Google sees it is the same way visitors see it. The reason for this is that I've added BuySellaAd codes in a widget onto my ...
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If I already have server logs & Google Webmaster Tools, do I still need Analytics?

I have a website where I have access to full server logs, which we download and analyze, and I've also set up a Google Webmaster Tools account, where I can check search results, referrals, site design ...
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Google Mobile Frieldy ignores mobile version even it Vary: User-Agent is set

We have our website in two versions - desktop and mobile. Checking on multiple devices, Android, iOS and various browsers mobile device simulations, mobile site is properly loaded. Despite of this ...
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Best way to test search results non personalized results

When testing my ranking for specific keywords and search appearance I usually open a chrome incognito and perform a search. But, it seems this doesn't work as I expect, and other people see results ...
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Why do I need multiple sites for the same property in Google Webmaster Tools? [duplicate]

In researching the best practice for adding sites to the Search Console, I've often seen it suggested to add separate properties for different versions of the same website. Even in Google's own ...
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Domain name change but search for <new-name> doesn't show

I've moved a our domain from oldname.com to newdomain.com 35days ago. newname is a relatively unique word, and still for some reason searches for newname doesn't show up in search results. Instead ...
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Should I submit https:// and https://www in webmaster tools?

In my site I'm redirecting everything (http://, http://www., https://) to https://www.example.com. Google webmaster tools says: Make sure you add both "www" and "non-www" versions for your site. Also,...
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my website sitemap on google webmasters indexing is too slow [closed]

website content is very heavy and indexed are only 1500 from 1000000. can you tell me what is problem?
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Page not getting picked up on Google Search

We're running into an issue where when we do an internal search on our website, we're not showing a particular page (http://education.illinois.edu/faculty/mercier). We're using the Google Search tool. ...
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How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors?

I have a small WordPress website, Google shows me a print screen of how the visitors of my site see it : And as you can see in the image on the right, it seems like all the thumbnails gone and the ...
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After switch to https, traffic isn't showing in Analytics

A client has been providing his website with http and https for a few years now and decided to switch to https-only a few months ago. We've started with the usual of changing the internal page links ...
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When will Google report correct results with its fetch tool?

I visited Google Webmaster Tools(Google Search Console) today after resubmitting sitemaps for my website, and while Google is happy to index more HTML pages of my site, it however has not indexed a ...
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Apparent Bot Impressions in Webmaster Tools

I've been watching some strange stats in Google Webmaster Tools for a particular page on our site, which has been getting some periods of very high impressions but little or no clicks, and then just ...
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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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Why is Google saying that the User-Agent line is invalid?

I have the following robots.txt file: User-agent: * Sitemap: https://m.mysite.com.au/sitemap.xml and when I use the Webmaster Tools to validate it I get it showing that the user agent line is ...
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How can I make Google Search Console display day before month?

In Google Search Console (previously known as Webmaster Tools), there are often charts like this one: What I find very unusable are the dates at the bottom. I would much prefer them to be in ...
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Even though I have <title> tag, Google show the name of the link instead of the actual title in results

I noticed today that in some cases in the google results of my page, some of the title results are shown not with the <title> tag, but with the link name. Fore example if the contact link is ...
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Updated and published website - changes not taking effect in search results?

Question Background: I've recently updated my website and republished it using Azure. This is fine and the changes have taken effect when I open and view the site from a Google search. This is the ...
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Sitemap is “pending” in Webmaster Tools after submitting an an unusually large number of links with it

I recently submitted to Google 17,000 links to businesses in my database. In the past I've only ever submitted 2 or 3 hundred. The sitemap has been listed in Webmaster Tools for the past five days ...