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

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How to verify a website powered by Google App Engine backend site to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have my backend servlet like following : public class BackendServlet extends HttpServlet { private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L; private static final Logger LOG = ...
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Should I add the WWW version of my site to Google Webmaster Tools or Non-WWW or both?

I've found here similar topics but not exactly similar and without satisfying references - I'm going to launch a new domain, I understood it's better to have one pattern - whether www or non-www, so ...
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Does the Instant Preview in Google Webmaster Tools take robots.txt in account?

Is that the way to go if I want to visually see what the googlebot sees? I'm trying to check a folder which I have just blocked in my robots.txt. If I fetch the folder as googlebot, it fetches ok, ...
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Do subdomains have an impact on a root domain? [duplicate]

My domain discountbox.in was performing well on the Google search engine. A couple of days back we launched the blog and forum on the subdomain discuss.discountbox.in and within the next 2 days we ...
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General HTTP error: Domain name not found

I have verified my domain through a TXT record by google, however, my site hasn't indexed yet and I face with sitemap errors in google webmaster tool. I run dns health check from ...
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After cloning WP and deleting all posts and pages, some previous domain links are found by Google

Through the clone function in Softaculous, I cloned a WP installation to a brand new domain. First thing, I deleted all posts, pages, media, etc. then I created a few new pages, generated a sitemap ...
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Google webmaster showing duplicate meta descriptions for search directory

What is the best way to get rid of this error in Google Webmasters? Do I really need to add "- Page 2" at the end of the descripton? Page Description Kansas basketball tournaments posted by ...
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2nd Google Analytics account not working

I've created a site for a client and pasted Google Analytics script for both there account and mine. My account seems to track fine, but their account does not, even though both accounts have been ...
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Why doesn't Google remove my noindex and 404 pages?

I've added 404 error codes and no-index meta tag to pages quite some time ago. However, when I check in Google Webmaster Tools, looking at the graph of "removed" pages from their index, I see very low ...
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I still get “Googlebot can't access your site” messages after removing a site from Google Webmaster Tools

I had a client who moved their site a while back to another developer. When they moved it they took down the site and put up a coming soon page ( which is currently what's there). Googlebot warned me ...
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What is the importance of Geographical Settings in Google Webmaster Tools?

In my website, I have set geographical settings in Google Webmaster Tools as India. I am targeting traffic from India, but my site has content for almost all Asian countries. So what can I do? Do I ...
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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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Are these backlinks hurting my site

I use Godaddy hosting. The preview DNS for my site is enabled (as there's nothing much i can do to disable it or turn it off) and as seen in the below screenshot, the previewDNS has generated a lot of ...
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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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Do Google sitemap URLs need to be double urlencoded?

Do Google sitemap URLs need to be double urlencoded? I am submitting my sitemaps to Google and Google is having difficulty navigating to URLs that contain urlencoded characters. An example of a ...
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Google Webmaster tools - painlessly change 300,000 urls

I have a site with over 300,000 products. Many of these products have non-alphanumeric characters in their names. I have encoded these, rendering thousands of links that look like this: ...
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Google Webmaster tools and geotargeting at TLD and Folder levels

Hoping you can help us with this question: We are one Canada’s leading websites with a PR8. For privacy's sake, let's call our main URL www.OurMainWebsite.com As we are expanding globally, we are ...
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“County” showing up as top keyword due to drop down menu. Should I take steps to fix?

We have a database of dealers by state and county. It gets put into a dropdown form using <option> Currently it shows : Select County: First County Second County So on as a drop down. ...
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Detecting structured data in Google Webmaster Tools

We have added some schema.org markup to a dozen of webpages on our website to provide rich snippets in Google SERP (different types, such as authorship and reviews). They are correct - at least, ...
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How can the number of indexed images go down in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a site with several thousand images. All those images are included in the sitemap submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. The number of 'submitted' images is OK, but the number of 'indexed' is ...
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Sitemap.xml / Update Frequency + Priority 0

I'm working on building sitemaps and am not sure what should and should not be added. For example: https://www.website.com             ...
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Search query from Google Webmaster Tools isn't found in my SERP

I write a blog at blogger.com. I am using Google Webmaster Tools on my blog. In my Webmaster tool dashboard, I can see that a particular search query has an average position of 5. See the attached ...
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Should I use a video sitemap when my video URLs change every two hours to prevent hotlinking?

I have over 10k videos hosted on my server, and I'm using lighttpd to switch the video URLs every 2 hours because of hotlinking protection. This means that all video URLs in video sitemap is only ...
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Why URL and linked pages submissions for Google?

Why Google Webmaster Tools have limitation on URL and linked pages submissions? Is there any solution to submit more than 10 URL?
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Hashbang priority vs clean url

Hi I am a newbie in google analytics.I have implemented a site with angularjs and Rails.Because of the use of angularjs the url generated is with hashbang(#!) for eg:-www.abc.com/#!/xyz Now I have ...
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Remove subdomains from Google index and stop indexing them

I am running static content through a CDN, cdn1-cdn5 I am using such subdomains for that. I am loading just images, CSS and JS files this way, but apparently Google has indexed some pages on ...
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404 errors, Google Webmaster Tools, and a backwards third-party website system?

We're getting a ton of 404 errors in our GWT but they aren't actually pages on our site. Before you tell me this doesn't matter, note: they are real pages and they do exist... just not on our site. ...
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Subdomains as a part of the one site

Let's say that the site consists of some pages like: some_product.example.com some_service.example.com another_product.example.com ...so on Can I work with such a site using Google Webmasters ...
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What could make Google search strange URL in Google Webmaster Tools?

In my Webmaster Tools console I can see that Google tries to access very strange URLs, receiving a 404. For example: ...
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Mark keywords/words as not important to Webmasters

I have a word repeating many times in every page which has no content or keyword significance - the word 'clear' on 'clear filters' button - and I noticed that this word is third in the keywords ...
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How to make Google index all sitemap.xml records? [duplicate]

I have a sitemap.xml index fine with 3 XML files in it with around 120 pages for indexing. A year passed and I still have 1/3 of it indexed. All the most important pages for indexing are in 1st ...
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Remove all results from google search and restart from scratch

the problem with my website is that it has many 404 pages on google , that's why I wanted to remove all the pages from google and restart from the begining . I have removed all the links from google ...
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Why Google Webmaster Tools list HTTP status 303 as crawl error?

There is another interesting question about status 303 and seo here but it does not answer me why status 303 appears now in GWT in the crawl errors section since end of January. In my understanding ...
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Robots.txt error “Crawl postponed because robots.txt was inaccessible” from Google Webmaster Tools

On the robots.txt fetch tab there is a yellow triangle when hovered over. I am getting the following message. "Crawl postponed because robots.txt was inaccessible" However I am showing 0/151 ...
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Do backlinks get added to Google Webmaster Tools as soon as they're indexed by Google?

I currently have a webpage which I know has at least 10 backlinks, but only one of these actually shows up in Google Webmaster Tools. This same webpage is also ranking much lower than I expected it ...
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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 control or Block attachment URLs?

We are working for a site and almost every post having one extra url from image attachment and webmaster considering duplicate content of my site. Please see attachment and also tell me that's why my ...
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Remove URL's - Site Removal instead of Web Page removal

Can somebody please advise why www.website.com/?p=1 comes up with Site Removal rather than Webpage Removal when I submit the URL in Webmaster Tools? It is the Hello World! post that came installed ...
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Will 404 pages hurt website page ranking? [duplicate]

I have an online marketplace platform. Because of adding new products/services, I had to update my links to match the new list. Earlier, Google has indexed most of my pages. Now with the new links ...
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Schema.org: errors on UserComments tags

On my site, http://whatgoeswiththis.co, I'm getting persistent errors found by Google Webmaster Tools for my markup of UserComments - it's saying that at each instance I'm missing location, name, and ...
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Will a search engine index links with different languages if all apart from the main page are missing the path?

Our website www.websitename.com has three languages E.g: www.websitename.com/it www.websitename.com/en www.websitename.com/fr by going to each of those links you will get all the remaining ...
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URL Removal - Incorrect URL

I have recently updated a website for a friend and found that the WordPress 'Hello World' page was showing in Google results. I used the URL removal tool and asked for this to be removed, however it ...
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Google Region tags?

I own 2 domains, both are for the same company. However one is for the USA and one is for the UK. They both have the same name, the only difference is the TLD, for example mycompany.co.uk (UK) and ...
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Combine www and non-www sites status in Google Webmaster Tools

I added a URL to my Webmaster account which was the "www" URL version of my website. Recently I understood that pages doesn't index in "Index status", so I added another website which was the ...
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301 redirect from one domain to another - what to do in Google Webmaster Tools

I have a Wordpress site in Network mode, using subdomains. I had a site indexed as subdomain.example.com. I recently purchased a domain, example2.com say. Using the plugin "WordPress MU Domain ...
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Sudden decrease in pages crawled per day

During the last few days, Googlebot has crawled much less page in my site than it normally does. I'm not seeing any new errors, and haven't identified a reason for this. Is such a hugh and sudden ...
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Google Webmaster Tools can cache sitemap files?

I'm struggling to submit my sitemaps to Google Webmaster Tools. Previously I received report that I have an error in all my sitemaps (the error was at <image:image> tag as I did not specified ...
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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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Why is Google Webmaster Tools account showing fewer indexed pages than a site: search?

When I have check my website index pages it is showing only 252 pages are indexed but when I checked through Google Search by typing site:http://www.example.com then is showing more then 900 pages are ...
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Is it OK to submit the sitemap file to Google without pointing one in the Webmaster Tools?

I'd like to create several sitemaps and gather them into one sitemap index. Then I'd like to submit the sitemap index to Google (and other SE's) using those links. From my point of view it should be ...