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

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Ending a 302 redirect and its effect on Pagerank

Please imagine the following scenario; abc.com -> 302 (temporary) redirect to def.com After 6 months, we no longer use def.com, so discard the domain and we buy a new domain xyz.com We then do a 302 ...
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Restrict Indexing to Google Custom Search Only

We are looking at using Google CSE to power the search functionality for our Extranet which is restricted to staff access only. How can we restrict indexing so Google indexes the site for the embedded ...
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Google search console reports rankings, but my site doesn't show up for me when searching for those keywords

So I know that positions change and are also tailored to the user personally, but when I am looking at positions in my Webmaster tools dashboard some keywords have positions like 5, 6 or 7 (first ...
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Should I block an .htm resource in robots.txt

We use scripts to create static .htm files to show content on our site. Mainly in an effort to reduce database calls. For example, a script that builds a file every 5 minutes that contains a list of ...
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Google only indexing 2% of my sitemap on a 2 year old site [duplicate]

Looking at the Crawl stats on Google Webmaster Tools has made me very confused as to why Google is only indexing about 2-3% of the URL's in my sitemap. My sitemap contains 5288 URL's, but only 134 ...
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Upgraded to new Google Admob, now cannot resubmit Google Adsense application

I tried to apply for a google adsense account some time ago, but it was rejected due to some policy issues. Then I started using Legacy Admob account for the same email id. It was working fine. But ...
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Google crawl some pages, but not exist on website

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawling error. 403 Access Denied for an ".html" such as "vy81TYYP/lraynb-20151123-dkd04-2290.html" page which has never existed on a my developed website. This ...
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Avoid https results in Google Custom Search Engine

My web requests a client certificate when you connect through https. I want the certificate pop up dialog to show only through the login screen. This is easy when all the links you see on the page ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Data Highlighter says “Failed to load data, please try again later”

I seem to be unable to access the data highlighter in Google Webmaster Tools since I attempted to start a new highlight on a page. Clicking the red Start Highlighting button to open the tagger did ...
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Can you use Fetch as Google to get a page crawled and indexed on a domain you don't control?

I love Google Webmaster Fetch as Google to get the page crawled for freshness. Is there a way to do something similar on a domain I don't control? I can't add the specific domain in Google Webmaster ...
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Google rates a sub-folder as not mobile friendly

I updated my web site to be mobile friendly last year and everything seemed to be OK, Google and other tests reported that it was now mobile friendly. However, I just logged into my Webmaster Tools ...
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My site is receiving DNS errors on Google Webmaster Tools, how can I solve this?

I have several irregular DNS errors on a subdomain of my site. On all my other subdomains, I have no issues (they have the same configuration) Just http://en-directo.frequence-radio.com suffers ...
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How can I remove soft 404 errors in wordpress website? [closed]

How do I fix soft 404 errors in my Wordpress website? I am removing deleted pages in Google Search Console (webmaster tools), but it is still showing soft 404 errors.
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Backlinks stopped showing up in Google Search Console

Google Search Console (webmaster tools) has been finding backlinks for my site fine (at least 1 per day) up until 9 days ago. All of a sudden, for 9 days straight, Google webmaster tools shows no new ...
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Reduce or remove search engine ranking for mirrored (via RSS) content

I have a site which publishes blog articles at http://www.scichart.com/news The site has an RSS feed at http://www.scichart.com/feed and the RSS feed is consumed by a support-ticket system: ...
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Googlebot-Mobile ignoring robots.txt, pretending to be Googlebot

I'm very disappointed that Googlebot is apparently ignoring my robots.txt. I have the following sole entry for my /robots.txt: location = /robots.txt { return 200 "## $host ## \n #Dear ...
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Clear old SEO content from Joomla

Current situation Our previous website was built to be embedded in Joomla, stuff like "About" were Joomla content, but the main page was custom PHP. Now that we moved to a complete custom ...
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Google webmaster International targeting “United States” will it work for SEO?

I have started a brand new website. Basically, It will be product review base website. I will promote Amazon products on that website. After little experiment, I have found that, if US people buy 15 ...
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Google Webmaster Tools shows invalid data

Webmaster Tools shows 1 URL error (not found page). The report says that 5 pages are linking to a page (let's call it x) that does not exist (and because it doesn't exists it returns a soft 404). ...
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When does the 301-redirected URL gets indexed?

I had a page on my website like example.com/dir/page but now I have moved it to example.com/page. The old URL 301-redirects to the new URL. When will it get updated in Google? I asked the bot to ...
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Is the SSL version of a site different from the non-SSL version to Search Console the same way www. and non-www are? [duplicate]

Title says it all really. I know that for things like Google Search Console, www.example.com and example.com are different sites. Is the same true for https://www.example.com and ...
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International Targeting & dinamic language page

I have 3 types of pages on my site: example.com/ru/about example.com/en/about example.com/about pages with ru are in Russian, pages with en are in English, but page with none of those can be both ...
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What does the ~ symbol mean in search analytics in Google Search Console?

I'm using search analytics in GSC to figure out how many people access my site through Google on different devices. Sometimes when I do comparisons, I see a ~ as a value. I assume it means the same ...
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How does Google rank crawl errors in Search Console

In Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) I am viewing the report at crawl > crawl errors. I see that Google has set a 'priority' for these 404s. I'm curious how Google determines what is a ...
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How to redirect googlebot with mobile user agent to the mobile version, if users are redirected with media query

The setup is absolutely so, as Google recommends: www.example.com has a media query for narrower display sizes and redirects users to m.example.com, if display becomes narrower, as setting. Both ...
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How to PREVENT ranking for a keyword?

A client frequently receives unwanted traffic from Google. They do not wish to receive these visitors, mainly because they want not to deal with them through their support channels. So they asked for ...
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Google's cache is not updated for months and doesn't match “fetch as Google”

I used webmaster's Fetch as Google tool to see how my website looks on Google. The snapshot of rendered page returned by Google is exactly same as my website so I submitted it for indexing. Logically ...
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Search Console Fetch Not Found and Redirect

When fetching a URL in Search Console i get 3 results; success, redirect and not found. Can I ignore the redirect warnings or is Google telling me there is a problem? The not found pages; I can not ...
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Can organic traffic be spoofed in Google Analytics the same way as 'Refer spam'

Ive recently seen a large spike in organic traffic to a website in Google Analytics, to diagnose the spike ive done / will do (will do becuase some of the data is not available yet) the following : ...
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Is Google Webmaster Tools useless?

I've run into various problems with GWT over the past few years and the answer to my question is always "There's a reporting error" or "GWT data is made to be inaccurate". What's the point of using ...
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Huge amount of internal links to main page

I checked internal links report in Google Webmaster and it shows that I have about 340 thousand internal links to main page. There are about 5k indexed pages on my site, so it means that every page ...
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Only 4 URLs indexed in Google Search Console Sitemaps

I am new to the whole SEO game. I have an eCommerce site running WordPress/WooCommerce. I also have the Yoast SEO plugin, and have done the basics, such as alt text on images, using friendly URLs, ...
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Google just un-indexed 8000 of our URLs, what could be possible reasons? [closed]

We went to our sitemaps and discovered a fall in the number of indexed pages, while the submitted pages remained more or less the same. Some sitemaps look like this now: In the following ...
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Discrepancy in reporting 500 internal errors between Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console) and Moz Pro

Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console) has found 27 500 internal errors within my client's website but Moz Pro is reporting 62. The number of 500 internal errors from Moz has increased since the ...
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Rich snippets won't show? Local business

I have been trying to get Rich snippets to show on my website for months now with no prevail. A week or two ago the ratings were showing up in SERPS on all pages (except homepage which isn't marked ...
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Fetch as Google not reading all source code

I just did a Google Webmaster Tools fetch test on two websites and found that Google is not reading all source code of one of them. Here Google is not taking my website <title>, <meta>. ...
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Using Filter in Google Webmasters

I am trying to use the Google Webmasters Filters to filter out URLs with certain words, but I am not able to get it to work. The image link of the filter I am trying to use is below: So when I try ...
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Google Search Console - Which Properties Should I Add?

In an automated email from Google's Search Console... 1 Add all your website versions Make sure you add separate Search Console properties for all URL variations that your site supports, ...
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Unable to verify ownership of property/website In Google Webmaster Tools / Search Console

Google Search Console will not see a website I manage as my property. So far I have: - Added a TXT Record - Added a CNAME Record - Added META tag And all have failed to verify. Here is where it ...
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Having trouble with Google indexing after extending SSL cert across whole site and resubmitting sitemap

I recently extended out SSL certification to every page on my website in an effort to gain some rank. I created and claimed the new https properties (both www and non www) in Google Search Console and ...
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I have two websites , one has over 8000 pages indexed the other has less than hundred,why is this happening? [closed]

Both sites were created with the same platform and have similar layout , their age is only a few days apart but one site is having problem getting indexed above 120pages out of the 18000+. I have ...
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Network Ad UTM Tracking Issue with GA

We have placed ads through an ad network targeted to our state's geo. We have doublechecked that the placment is correct, but our Google Analytics shows significant traffic from these UTM's coming ...
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Google search console reports URLs blocked by robots.txt even though they shouldn't be

Recently I sent a sitemap to Google Search Console and I got some warnings saying that some urls are blocked by the robots.txt. I checked it and there is no single line that blocks the corresponding ...
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Do you need to disavow on [HTTPS SSL] after performing a disavow on [HTTP]

I have a client which disavowed a few thousand dirty links from his site profile back in February 2015. Recently the site was switch from HTTP to HTTPS (SSL enforced). Google recommends that you add ...
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Google incorrectly offers to “translate this page” the homepage. No issue for other pages

First off, this is probably a duplicate of: How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page? But the question above was posted back in 2010, things might be different in 2016. ...
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My Fetch and Rendered page versions ary very different from my actual page - any ideas why? [closed]

I have made significant changes in my site's structure - both html and CSS. I've tested it on both localhost, live, and on mobile - with and without caching. It is responsive and works perfectly. But ...
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Is it possible to stop irrelevant keywords being indexed by Google?

My client is in the organic food home delivery business. They are using Shopify to manage online sales. When we look in Webmaster Tools at the Content Keywords, the bulk of the top twenty keywords ...
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GA cookie data passed cross-domain from a form submission?

Hello fellow webmasters, So I have successfully set up cross domain tracking using tag manager and getting the unique clientId cookie data to be passed via URL parameter and seeing users convert in a ...
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Google Search Console: DNS error

It has been 10 days since I added a new property to Google Webmaster tools. Immediately an error message was displayed: "Severe health issues are found in your property" this has since disappeared by ...
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Issuu - PDF - Duplicated Content

I often write newsletters and publish them on my own site as PDF's. To potentially drive more traffic to my site, I was thinking about publishing the same newsletter files through sites like Scribd ...