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

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Google Webmaster Tools not showing index pages

I have submitted sitemap and also fetched pages of my sites but still its showing error like "domain with protocol https://www.domain-name is not available try with http://www.domain-name.html". ...
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Move old website with bad SEO to other domain: redirect or start from scratch?

I have an old website with very bad SEO and PR, but still with some visitors per-day. Lately I've rebuilt the app and the concept of it and I'm going to deploy everything in a new domain. I would ...
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Phishing alert but file never existed

I got an alert from Google Webmasters. They say the following file was present in my host: example.com/~jhostgop/identity.php I checked my files and it never existed at all. I've experience this ...
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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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Why the amount of 'indexed' images can go down?

I have a site with several thousand of images. All those images included into the sitemap submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. The amount of 'submitted' images is OK, but the amount of 'indexed' is ...
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The “Total Indexed” is always zero in Google Webmaster Tools

I'm a newbie in Google Webmaster Tools. I've verified my site, created my sitemap and submitted it to the google webmaster account. But after a week of waiting I've found that 46 out of 250 URLs in ...
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Is it a problem for Google if robots.txt blocks URLs in the sitemap?

I had submitted my site's URL to Google Webmaster Tools. I am using OpenCart. I also have robots.txt file which is accessible to Googlebot. Now issue I am facing: Googlebot is blocked from accessing ...
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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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Add site to search engines, even though not ready yet

I'm building a website, and until it's done, visitors will see a "This site will launch on new year's day 2015", and a description of what the site is all about The domain is new, and nobody knows ...
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Google Analytics track url hash fragment identifier

I have a few pages on a website where some sections use a JavaScript slider to display content and I was wondering if it's possible for Google Analytics to track those sections? For now when a ...
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HTTP to only HTTPS Google wmtools [duplicate]

I recently changed one of my sites to HTTPS only and redirecting traffic to HTTPS from HTTP. This is all working fine however Google webmaster tools is complaining that it cannot access the http ...
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Multi Regional Webmaster Tools Targeting

We have a multi regional website which uses a two character string after the main domain to define which region's content to show e.g. http://www.example.com/uk/ is the domain with English content ...
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Conversion of Landing Pages Measurement

I have a lot of landing pages with unfriendly links like: www.xxx.xx/lala,2002333333,id,30888888,article.html and an E-commerce shopping cart wizard with 'Thank You' page at the last step. There is ...
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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 to tell Google Webmaster Tools that domain has moved

I have moved a site to a different domain name and did a complete overhaul. Link structure has changed because the old one was very bad. That being said, I am doing 301's manually on about 1800 pages. ...
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What is the empirical way to tell that Google has removed a URL from the index?

After merging two sites, one with ~40 URLs and one with ~700 URLs (due to a forum) the result was that overall traffic decreased by ~50%. I want to get the traffic back, as it was organic and a ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Data Highlighter says “Failed to load data, please try again later”

As of today, I seem to be unable to access the data highlighter in Google Webmaster Tools. I loaded the Data Highlighter and attempted to start a new highlight on a page. Clicking the red button to ...
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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 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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How do I notify Google of a change of address from http to https? [duplicate]

I've just switched a site from http only to https only (on the same domain name), and have 301 redirects from old to new in place on a page by page basis. How do I now inform Google, using Webmaster ...
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GWT: reporting crawling errors for non existing links

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting crawl errors for links that never existed, and if i check the "Linked from" tab for a given error link, it shows another that never existed. They all mention ...
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Why isn't Google Analytics data being recorded?

I am really confused with this one, I added the google analytics code in my page below the </head> or before </body> but the code is not being marked as connected inside the analytics ...
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Pages Crawled Per Day in Google Webmaster Tools

What determines the pages crawled per day graph in Google webmaster tools? It shows that It has a maximum of 2701 pages. However, the maximum number of pages on my website is not more than 300. How ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status is 0 but sitemap URL shows indexed

I've added my site to Google Webmaster tools www.medexpress.co.uk. The site was submitted a few weeks ago. The index status shows 0 but it shows 6 URLs have been indexed in the sitemaps section. If I ...
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How do I fix “high response time” warnings from Google Webmaster Tools?

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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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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Does the Instant Preview in Google webmaster tools takes Robot.txt in account?

Is that the way to go If I want to visually see what the googlebot see? I'm trying to check a folder which I have just blocked in my robots.txt. If I fetch the folder as google bot, It fetches ok, ...
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Revamped Joomla site to Google search engine

I am about to upload a revamped site of Joomla (update from 1.5 to 2.5 + changes). I currently have a test bed subdomain that I am currently working on. In few days I am about to do the swap and ...
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Different blocked URLs stats in Google Webmaster Tools

Just want to know I got different blocked URLs stats at Google Webmaster Tools. I blocked entire site for revamp and latest builds implementation. Here are different stats Under Health tab > Blocked ...
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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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Moved sitemaps to a different subdomain and losing search referrals around the same time. Red herring or correlation?

We started to lose search referral traffic around the same time that I moved some of our sitemaps to a subdomain. Could this have hurt us? I followed Google's steps to creating a sitemap under a ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors due to Google decoding links that were urlencoded by Codeigniter

In our pages we have internal links that are urlencoded because the URL may sometime contain special characters such as () or ! So in our source code we have a link: ...
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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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Did I use the proper way to remove pages from Google Webmaster Tools forever?

I have many pages from one year ago that were deleted and are returning a 404 error code, but two week ago after I cleared the content of my robots.txt, the errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports ...
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Structured Data Markup Helper: article about an event

With the Structured Data Markup Helper (login required; see documentation instead), Google provides a way to markup a webpage with structured data, two of them being article and event. What is the ...
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Can Campaign URL tags cause a soft 404 error?

I was checking out one of my company's website's Webmaster Tools to analyze the cause behind some soft 404 errors and discovered that a few of the older errors had affiliate mp referral tags listed as ...
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How can I block traffic from this referrer?

I'm getting a lot of spam referral traffic from semalt.semalt.com/referral on my website. I took a look at the link and there’s very little information about this. The number of website visits is ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Crawl errors with 500 status code

I will try to explain the situation: In December 2012 I deployed a website with a sitemap.xml, etc... there were circa 2000 URLs. After a while I changed something on my website, upgrading my pages ...
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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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Crawl errors appearing in Google Webmaster Tools with suspicious URLs cached

I am receiving Crawl Errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports with some unique URLs that I am not understanding. For Example: http://www.example.com/portfolio/?cat_url=custom-cms This page ...
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how to remove old data from structure data webmaster tool

How can I remove old items from Structured Data? see attached image, want to delete old records, as its showing 2013 records which were already fixed.
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How do I fix the Google Webmaster Tools warning: “URL not followed?”

A few days after submitting my sitemap to Google, I received this warning: When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend ...
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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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Can I invoke Google to check my robots.txt?

I read the answers in this question, but they still leave my question open: Does Google cache robots.txt? I didn't find a way in the Google Webmaster Tools to invoke a re-download of my robots.txt. ...
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Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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International Targeting “no return tags”

Google Webmaster Tools has added an International Targeting Report to show hreflang errors. There's a section that reports "no return tags" errors with Originating URL & Alternate URL columns. ...
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How to instruct Google to crawl old, non-linked pages?

I am working on a website for a client who wants to launch with at least 2,000 articles, where in terms of links not all 2,000 articles will of course be available on the homepage or elsewhere. But, ...
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How to deal with short-urls that get indexed too in Google?

One of my projects got a major pagerank hit. We debugged to the depths. And there are so many variables, I'm not gonna get into that. While trying to desperately restore our pagerank, I have debugged ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show any indexed pages after redirection

I have a website that was properly configured in Google Webmaster Tools and indexed in Google. Then I created a redirection from this website to my new website so that any request to: www.mysite.fr ...
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How to delete Analytics property from list in Webmaster Tools?

When I look at the Google Analytics Property page in Webmaster Tools (where you associate a Google Analytics web property with a Webmaster Tools site), I see a list of a bunch of properties with weird ...