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

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301 redirected an entire website 4.5 months ago; still showing up in Google search results?

Consolidated two websites on December 9, 2013; a site wide page-to-page 301 redirect was implemented which redirects site A to site B Website A (the one being redirected) is: Still showing up in ...
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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 do I fix “high response time” warnings from Google Webmaster Tools? [duplicate]

In my Google Webmaster Tools account, there is warnings about my site: Some URLs listed in this sitemap have a high response time. This may indicate a problem with your server or with the content ...
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How can I find out what pages of my site are not indexed by Googlebot?

Google Webmasters Tools show that one of pages of my site isn't indexed (it was added to the sitemap about 2 weeks ago). How can I find out what page it is?
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Why my web pages positioned 1st in Google Webmaster Tools recieve zero CTR?

Recently I have noticed decrease in traffic on my website. I checked with Google Webmaster Tools and noticed that many of my pages that are ranked #1 on Webmaster Tools receive 1 or even 0% CTR. ...
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Variation in Google Webmasters search queries and real ranking

Google webmasters Search Query Tool shows that my website is ranked for a particular keyword with an average position in Google, but when I type the same keyword in Google, I cant see my website ...
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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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“High response time” warnings in Google Webmaster Tools

In my Google Webmaster Tools account, there are warnings about my site. Some URLs listed in this sitemap have a high response time. This may indicate a problem with your server or with the content ...
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Option for Integrating Google Webmaster into Analytics is Missing

I have been asked to integrate Google Webmaster with Google Analytics. I have been looking up tutorials but to no avail. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1120006?hl=en The above says to ...
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I can't save the preferred domain in Webmaster Tools

I just want to save my preferred domain as www.example.com in Webmaster Tools but it simply shows the following error message: Part of the process of setting a preferred domain is to verify that ...
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“Site Health” issue after adding new XML sitemap in webmaster tools

Recently I replaced the sitemap.xml in Google WebmasterTools, but in the dashboard it is showing in the last position by site health. I don't know why it is showing in the last position, before it was ...
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how to remove the old urls from google search and replace new urls? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked here, and here before , But I have problem with answers, so here is mine : I have changed my urls structure ( not my domain ), and I want google to remove the ...
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Legal pages showing up in our Google Sitelinks

Our Terms of Service page (oursite.com/terms) is persistently showing up as the first of our Google Sitelinks, despite repeated demotions over the course of many weeks and the fact that we have plenty ...
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Why doesn't Webmaster Tools update crawl errors?

I submitted a sitemap with incorrect URLs. After a few days I looked at Webmaster Tools crawl errors and I saw 1000's of URLs with not found errors. So I went and fixed the problem with the URLs and ...
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What kind of increase can I expect from improving site speed

I have a pretty slow site. This is what WMT measured: Now I know speed is a factor in SEO, but considering it is very difficult to make the site faster, I'm trying to evaluate the ROI of this effort. ...
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Replacing url parameters tool usage with canonical / robots.txt to avoid crawl time

For a long time I've been getting Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs warnings, which I know don't necessarily indicate there is a problem, but I am trying to reduce the amount of links ...
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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 ...