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

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Should I remove Google indexed pages before requesting a review after thin content manual action

Following on from my previous question - NOINDEX large number of pages to fix Google thin content manual action? Firstly, If I noindex all pages causing the manual action, is that enough for me to ...
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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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Google Analytics and Webmasters Tools for multilingual website

This is the first time I am doing a multilingual website and I have a few issues: I have 3 languages, each in its separated folder: en/, it/, ru/. In the <head> section of each one I have ...
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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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Possible to check which links in a sitemap are indexed and which ones aren't?

Is it possible to check which links of the sitemap I've submitted are being indexed, and which ones are not? I've submitted my sitemap.xml without errors. When I check the sitemap in google search ...
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Google SEO - remove site map from search result

I am an amateur to SEO. I have a new site recently and submitted the site map to GWT. But after several weeks. I found when I search my domain in google. The site map also appears to be one of the ...
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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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What does “Disallow: /search” mean in robots.txt?

In my blog's Google Webmaster Tools panel, I found the following code in my robots.txt of blocked URLs section. User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: /search Allow: / I know that Disallow will ...
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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 ...
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Buying a custom domain for blogger

I'm about to move my blogger site to a custom domain. I do all the steps as told but whenever I find the perfect custom domain (that is free) I get redirected to Google apps for business. Is it ...
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Do I add both www and no-www for my Domain in Google webmaster tools?

When register my site to Google webmaster tools, which one should I register? mydomain.com www.mydomain.com Both?
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How to get Google PageRank (from the toolbar) to increase from 0?

I have an issue with the Google PageRank of my site, the PR of this site is 0. I've tried many ways to increase the PR: I submitted the site in webmasters created sitemap.xml filled all meta ...
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Does Google provide different Index status for HTTP and HTTPS?

Will Google provide different index statuses for HTTP and HTTPS? Examples: http://www.example.com and https://www.example.com Or it will provide same results for both? If it doesn't provide the ...
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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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Google Webmasters tools crawl error caused by URL split into two lines

I am looking in to Google Webmaster Tools - Crawl Error section. How should I handle for those URL due their system / application showed invalid URL. e.g ...
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How to view history more than 30 days in the past?

It seems that in Google Webmaster Tools I can only see about a month and a half of crawler history for my website. My site has been verified for several months now. Analytics has a broader history ...
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How to avoid duplicate META and TITLE tag warnings in Google Webmaster Tools for the same URL in lowercase and CamelCase?

looking through Google's Webmaster Tools today I saw a long list of supposedly duplicate <meta name=description> / <title> tag content with all of them showing a duplicate count of 2. A ...
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is it google webmaster crawler's fault or a virus?

Last day when i visited google webmaster tools, i found crawler errors for 42 not found pages. all the pages were having "luminous-solutions.net" at last in the URL. Like ...
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Request Removal of naked domain from Google Index

I have a site which was temporarily available at both example.com and www.example.com. All traffic to example.com is now redirected to www.example.com, however during the brief period that the site ...
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Remove all issues from Google Webmaster Tools

I have a lot of issues in the google webmaster tools (like 25 000) that are in the past and have been solved. I would like to remove all the issues to concentrate on the new ones, but I can only ...
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How can this be considered as web spam?

One of our websites has suffered ongoing manual action by Google due to a high volume of unnatural links. This was somewhat justified as an SEO company we hired in 2005 submitted our site to numerous ...
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Preventing Google from indexing “.com” instead of “.com/fr” or “.com/en”

I followed the recommendation of Google concerning multilingual website, I have: www.example.com/fr in french www.example.com/en in english www.example.com automatically redirects (header) either to ...
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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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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 much time does Googlebot take to crawl the page after submitting it to index

I've a daily changing job site and I've also setup a dynamically generated XML sitemap for the search engines. But Googlebot indexes the at it's own priority. I've a page linking to newly added jobs ...
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How much Google takes to deindex pages after disallowed from robots?

By accident I have let Google index lots of junk pages. Now I have added them to disallow in robots.txt. Will Google completely remove the pages after seeing the are disallowed from robots? Please ...
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Network unreachable: robots.txt unreachable

I am trying to add a valid sitemap to Google Webmaster. Yet, it says: Network unreachable: robots.txt unreachableWe were unable to crawl your Sitemap because we found a robots.txt file at ...
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GWT “Big traffic change for top URL”

I recently received an email from GWT saying that one of my URL's traffic has suddenly dropped. As it turned out the traffic to the whole site has drastically dropped, from some 300+ unique visitors ...
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How to manage Google Webmaster Tools for Multiple Clients

I need to set up Google Webmaster Tools for several of my clients. Is it alright to add multiple sites under my own Google account and then add clients as other owners if they need access? If further ...
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Sitemaps - do I need to submit each sitemap in sitemap_index.xml to Google Webmaster tools?

I am having a Wordpress blog on my CentOS server. There is no sitemap.xml in the root directory but there is sitemap_index.xml file in the root directory which contains the following code: ...
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Google is not indexing URLs in my XML SiteMap?

I have used multiple sitemap.xml for my product pages and my category pages and problem is google only not index my whole site map's link. /sitemap_main.xml -- URLs submitted:114 // ...
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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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Google Search confusing me for my website

I have created new website before 2 weeks and submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. Everything looks fine for me in Webmaster Tools but when I search my site in Google for site:thesoftwaretesting.com, ...
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How to tell Google Webmaster that I combine 2 website?

I have an online store that is already around for 5 years – let's say the web address is oldsite.com. It has about 1,000-2,000 visitor/day, about 18,000 indexed page. But oldsite.com is using a very ...
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403s appearing in WMT but when I FETCH GOOGLE returning same URLs as 200

HI there over the last few days Google Webmaster Tools has been showing me 403 errors for a series of URLS. However when i FETCH them they come up as 200 OK and when I look in Google using keywords ...
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What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?

Google appears to have two documents for Soft 404: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/181708?hl=en&ctx=tltp https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2409443?ctx=MCE&ctx=S4 ...
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...
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How long should I wait before adding content to a 'moved' website?

I 'moved' my website from domain A to domain B. Did all the necessary things (301, notified Google in Webmaster Tools). The question is, how long should I wait until I can put new content on domain ...
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Should I use a subdomain provided by WordPress or a custom domain in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a blog at domain.wordpress.com and I'm buying the custom domain domain.com. Which domain (domain.wordpress.com or domain.com) should I register in Google Webmaster Tools?
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Webmaster Tools word count

Is there a way to somehow verify that the Googlebot finds the headings and the content, for example by word count? I'm asking this because I tried a program called Screaming Frog, which fails to even ...
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Google Webmaster Tools refusing to see my Structured Data

I've been unable to get Webmaster tools to see my sites structured data. It keeps reporting "We do not detect any structured data on your site". You can inspect my html by visiting: ...
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How can I obtain past webmaster tools warnings/manual actions on a site with a previous site owner?

I have purchased a legacy domain which was hit by Panda/Penguin in 2011/2012 for paid link networks. When I redirected my old site to the new domain I purchased, organic traffic and rankings ...
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Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
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How to remove a cache of a page with an offline photo within a website using Google Content Removal tool?

By using Google's Content Removal page, I could put in a request for removal, for example if a page is no longer online, changed or now gone, and submit it by entering a word that no longer appears in ...
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How long for data highlighter mark up to appear in structured data tool?

I used the data highlighter in webmaster tools over 3 weeks ago to mark up some local business data, but there is still no structured data being detected in webmaster tools. Does any body have any ...
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Are keywords listed in Google Webmaster Tools tied to ranking, and what does a blank keyword mean?

I have two questions regarding the terms listed under Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools: We've recently lost a lot of ranking in Google search after we changed our e-commerce platform and ...
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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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How do I resolve this error?

I found my website on Google recently, and the sublinks underneath the search entity title contains a suspicious link to Viagra tablets: Professionals are observing my website all the time. How can ...