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On which page(s) to add canonical?

I have two pages with same content and same meta title and meta description. They also have very simular URL: http://www.mysite.com/new-york http://www.mysite.com/new_york I need first link to be ...
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robots.txt dissalow url containing string with a '/' at the end

i have a website with thousands of dynamic pages. I want to use the robots.txt file in order to dissalow certain url patterns corresponding to pages with duplicate content. For example i have a page ...
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Somehow Google considers a properly 301'd URL as 200 and is still indexing the new content in old page?

We redirected all the old URL's to new ones properly using .htaccess. The problem is Google, somehow is still finding content in the old page (which it shouldn't) and stores it in the cache rather ...
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Any ideas why my Google search traffic dropped considerably after 29th Oct 2013? [closed]

I've noticed a sizable dip in traffic with www.topomap.co.nz so headed over to Google Webmaster Tools to see if Google had encountered any issues with the site. Was quite surprised to discover that ...
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How to delete all your old website data from the internet?

I had my website on rohbits.com but for some reasons I had to delete it and recreate it with this URL wwww.rohbits.com/blog. My problem is that the old links are still visible on google search and ...
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How are 301 redirected URL backlinks reported in GWT?

Say www.SiteA.com acquires www.SiteB.com and 301 redirects www.SiteB.com to www.SiteA.com properly. How does Google Webmaster Tools handle the backlinks to www.SiteB.com? Are these progressively ...
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Google shows “search instead for” when searching for our website

Our website is new and the name is similar (only one letter different than another website) completely different type and company though. searching for xxxxxA works OK in Google and we find ...
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Why does Google report a soft 404 when I redirect to the signup page?

In the last month, I've got an increased number of "soft 404" errors reported by Google webmaster tools which actually work well for users. Configuration (maybe useless): I have a website built ...
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The number of soft 404 errors is increasing because of redirects to the home page

I have an increase in soft 404 errors. Using Apache in my .htaccess file I have: Redirect 301 /test.html‎ /page/pop/test Redirect 301 /about.html‎ /about I have also tried: Redirect 301 ...
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Is there a way I can filter traffic by page-type based upon URL structure in Google-Analytics or Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a local business directory site. I'm trying to segment my incoming traffic by page-type such that I can find out what percentage of traffic is going to zip code pages exclusively and what ...
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Are bad backlinks causing thousands of 404 and 410 errors in webmaster tools?

Our webmaster tools account is showing 250.000 errors related with weird links from other sites. These URLs are comming mostly from non existent sites or are being generated directly by our website. ...
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Google Webmaster Tools incorrect rel-alternate-hreflang implementation warning message

I'm getting this warning message in Google Webmaster Tools: Incorrect rel-alternate-hreflang implementation In particular, there seems to be a problem with missing or incorrect bi-directional ...
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De-index URL parameters by value

Upon reading over this question is lengthy so allow me to provide a one sentence summary: I need to get Google to de-index URLs that have parameters with certain values appended I have a website ...
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Search ranking for important keywords has gone down drastically [duplicate]

Firstly, we are a small entrepreneurial team of 3 persons and I am more like an amateur webmaster of the company's website as we cannot really afford a technical guy/department right now. A few ...
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How do I stop Google indexing my main page as https [duplicate]

Due to historic reasons, we have things set up so that "www.mydomain.com" redirects to "store.mydomain.com". This has worked perfectly fine until recently, when Google appears to be sending visitors ...
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In Google webmaster tools, can a “soft 404” be triggered by the text on the page?

I just ran across an error in Google Webmaster Tools that I have never seen before. I manage the website for my local community band (I play trombone). One of the pages on the site is a list of ...
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Move site from one tld to another

If we want to move site from say xyz.com to xyz.org. What all things we need to do to make sure seo works fine. I am doing something like: Point both xyz.com and xyz.org to same IP where my site is ...
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GWMT Show Non Existent Backlinks “Via Intermediate Link”

I run 2 sites, Site A and Site B. These are ecommerce sites, with site A being built first, and both sites selling the same thing. They are hosted separately, use separate CMS (one magento and one ...
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Different result in Google indexed page statistics

My question is about Google indexed page statistics. I want to find out how many pages Google has indexed from my site. I use two ways: type site:mydomain.com in Google search box. View Index Status ...
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How do you find all the links to disavow for a Google reconsideration request? [duplicate]

A few months ago I received the following notification on Google Webmaster for a website I look after. Unnatural links to your site—impacts links Google has detected a pattern of unnatural ...
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Submitting vBulletin Sitemap to Google

I'm using Google Webmaster Tools to get my forum out there, and when I go to submit the sitemap I get the following error: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported ...
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Changing my site from HTTP to HTTPS - will google search results sort themselves out? [duplicate]

I've made all of my http pages 301 redirect to their https equivalents. I've also made sure that all of the URLs in my sitemap files are https. Lastly I created a new profile in GWTs under the https ...
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Dealing with “duplicate content” warning

I have a website and, when testing with a SEO tool called woorank, I have the following result: Be careful. Your website without www doesn't redirect to www (or the opposite). It is duplicate ...
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Why has my authorship image been removed from Google SERPs [duplicate]

I recently added the relevant tags to my site and validated my email for Google Authorship. After around a week my image started showing up with results. Today the image is no longer present and I ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports porn search queries are showing my site

I run an inspiration travel website, unrelated to porn. Yet, Google Webmaster Tools reports that many different pages on my site are showing the top 10 results for porn-related queries. There is no ...
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Will multilingual content on same page works to avoid content duplication

We have a website, which is having old/new vehicle deals for purchase. We are getting these data from third party website (legally) and all the pages are in English language. So, Here our issue is ...
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How to deindex image?

I have gallery of thousands of images. All of them at some point needs to be indexed. However after some period of time, some of them should be removed from search engine index while they should ...
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Author data not coming up in Google search

I was trying to add author information for search. I followed this link and did everything in option 2. Added ?rel=author and added my blog in my Google+ account. But even after re submitting for ...
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Google crawling/indexing PHP files

All of a sudden I had about 819 errors pop up in my Webmaster Tools accounts, all of which are PHP files. Google has never indexed these before, because they aren't URLs. The main folder they are ...
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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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Friendly URL change and Google Webmaster Tools warnings

I just migrated (with mod rewrite) from non-friendly URLs to a bit-more-friendly URLs: from site.com/post.php?id=5 to site.com/post/the-title-of-the-post/5. This is my PHP redirect from old to new ...
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Warning in Google structured data: either price or review or availability needs to be present

I am using the Google structured data testing tool to validate a site. All seems to work fine however I have not been able to solve the following warning (although availability is clearly present) ...
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HTML Improvements are not updating properly

I use Webmaster Tools for my website and I have removed duplicate titles in my site. But it is not getting reflected in Webmaster Tools. Is there any reload to view the changes in HTML Improvements?
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Google webmaster Tool showing : 170 not found 404 errors! [duplicate]

I have a website which is 2 years old and it is simple PHP pages. I had set up Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools for it. Just last week I removed that PHP website and installed a new ...
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Google-bot sees “Sorry, we have no imagery here” on pages with Google Maps

I have a site with Google Maps on most of the pages. When inspecting content keywords in Google Webmaster tools, content keywords identified by Google-bot for the site include "imagery", "sorry" and ...
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Why Webmaster Tools shows different data to different users?

We have a problem between marketing and development department in our StartUp: Google Webmaster Tools is showing different data to different users which are logged in. Why is this happening and how ...
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SEO: why this site won't index? [duplicate]

I recently built a one-page-site, All main pages are loaded via ajax, so they exist as standalone too versions as well in HTML format through jQuery, only pages' content is loaded in the ...
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Google Webmaster Tools “increase in not found errors” is wrong

I got a ton of not found errors in Google Webmaster Tools, but the weird thing is, all of the pages ARE found. There is absolutely no error in the URLs they list that supposedly don't exist. Why is ...
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When does the 301-redirected URL gets indexed?

I had a page in my website like mysite.com/dir/page now I moved it to mysite.com/page , and the old URL 301-redirects to the new URL. When will it get updated in Google? I asked the bot to fetch it ...
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HTML Improvements Duplicate title tags in images

For my website Google Webmaster Tool is showing more than 700 duplicate title tags. All are images url. I am in a trouble, because I have uploaded all images to wp-content/uploads. But in WMT the link ...
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Deleted user content, 404, Webmaster Tools errors

I have a website with a lot of user content. This content can be deleted. Right now, when someone lands on a deleted content, I send a 404 with a custom page telling "this content was been deleted, ...
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Problem with Google Webmaster Tools Sitemap

I have a WPMU 3.6.1 with Domain Mapping (0.5.4.3) with W3TC (0.9.3) and Google XML Sitemaps (4.0 BETA). I have 4 different sitemaps. sub-1.com/sitemap.xml sub-2.com/sitemap.xml ...
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Fake Links Showing up in Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster tools is reporting a large increase in 'not found errors' on my site, and I see approximately 1700 'Not Found Errors over the past 2 months. All of them are for a url that is ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl error with 'function.session-start' URLs

I've got following error URLs from the Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors. http://www.mydomain.com/mydomain/shirts/function.session-start I've checked the those pages that links from but I didn't ...
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Facebook and Website SEO [duplicate]

I am the webmaster of a website, and one issue that I'm having is getting our home website to appear above our Facebook page. Are there any Google Webmaster Tools or meta data tricks I can employ to ...
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What to do if Google start to index less pages of your site?

How may I find why Google indexes less webpages in my site? I´ve recently find this: And I wonder why could make Google index less pages. I´ve then tried the Google help, and it wasn´t that ...
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Need Google to recrawl the pages

I've changed the meta description tag in many of my site pages. Should I select Fetch as Google->Fetch->Add to Index->URL and all linked pages in GWT? Will Google recrawl the whole site faster than ...
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Is there a way to obtain a list of the links that Google has crawled?

I was concerned that Google was not obtaining all the links on my site during their crawl, but after going into Google Tools it seems I have a few hundred URL's indexed every week (approximately), ...
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How is it possible that Google has indexed more URLs than a sitemap contains? [duplicate]

Google has processed my XML sitemaps, and for one of the files, Webmaster Tools claims to have indexed 44,797 links even though that file only contains 4,582 links. Here's a screen cap: I'm not ...
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Why does this microdata not validate in the Google tool?

The name property (in the meta tag) is not recognised in the Google Webmasters validation tool. Why is this? <table itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Product"> <meta ...