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

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Prevent Google from seeing “svg” as a content keyword without using .htaccess

Is there a simple way to do this without using "X-Robots-Tag: noarchive" and robots.txt ? Because in some shared hosting packages it is not possible to modify this kind of values. I have came across ...
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How to deal with two Sitemaps with two different installations?

I have a website that runs an onlineshop (the software is Shopware) at example.com. The blog is maintained with WordPress and is reachable at example.com/blog. I have a robots.txt that lists the ...
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Google Webmaster can't recognize redirect

I add a 301 redirect for a URL listed in the "Crawl Error" but when I try to fetch it on the Webmaster Tools it is still "Not Found". When you type the URL on the address bar the redirect is ok. I ...
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How to get social profile links to show up in google search results

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, but I found this very similar question here, so I think it might be. I built a site over a year ago and it's been verified with google my ...
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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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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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How much time does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to report 'hreflang' tags?

I have a properly indexed site by Google with a few hundred pages, most of the pages re-crawled on a daily basis (according the crawl stats offered by Google Webmaster Tools). Last week, I have added ...
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Is meta name=“verify-v1” essentially google webmaters verification meta?

If a website uses meta name="verify-v1" within the head, does this mean they are using Google Webmaster tools? and is it associated with any other services?
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Google Websmasters - How to provide last updated date [duplicate]

One of my e-commerce sites with daily product uploads has sitemap listed has below. Recently we notice that google index rate has slowed down. <url> <loc> http://urllink </loc> &...
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Can I disable Google Web Light for my website?

Google Web Light is designed to re-format pages to optimize them for mobile browsers. When it does so with my site, it does a really awful job. Some part of my website are not working and it looks ...
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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: http://...
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Does Web crawler simulate user behavior?

Structuring the web pages' content or schema properly is important for SEO. I would like to know if popular web crawlers or bots (Google bot, Bingbot etc...) are able to simulate user behavior and ...
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Google crawls some pages which do not exist on the website

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawling error. 403 Access Denied for an ".html" such as vy81TYYP/lraynb-20151123-dkd04-2290.html. It has never existed on a my developed website. This is not ...
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Which one to add in google webmaster tool. www or non-www?

I have developed a website for collection of tutorials. Now i am starting with SEO. But i am bit confused whether Should I add both www and non-www version to my google webmaster tool or should I add ...
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What is the Differencce beetween www and a non-www version

I have recently launched my website for tutorials, and now I am working on the SEO. I have submitted the sitemap.xml file to Google Webmaster. Now, Google Webmaster Tools suggests to use either www or ...
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Google sitemap hasn't been indexed after a few months

A few months ago I created a WordPress blog, installed the SEO by Yoast plugin, and submitted a sitemap to Google's Webmaster Tools. However, my sitemap hasn't been indexed. I've sent an e-mail to ...
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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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What does “Soft 404” means in GWT?

I am having many "Soft 404" in my site. What is/are the reason behind this error? How can I stop having this error?
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Google rates a directory listing that is never linked from the site 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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Difference between structured data and google merchant feed

In Google Webmaster Tools you are able to set structured data on your product pages. How does this differ to providing a Google Merchant feed? It looks like you can provide a lot more information ...
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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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Duplicate title tags and meta descriptions in Google Webmaster Tools from removed blog [closed]

I added a blog on my website like this: www.example.com/blog Then I created a page just like this: www.example.com/blog/contact Also, I added this link to 'Fetch as Google' in Google Webmaster ...
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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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Remove URL from “Fetch as Google” - in Google Webmaster Tools

I need to remove a URL from Health -> Fetch as Google in Google Webmaster Tools. Is it possible?
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Do I need multiple properties in Google Search Console with all of my domain variations? [duplicate]

All non https links in my website are redirected via nginx to https. http://kida.al/ and www.kida.al are redirected to https://kida.al/ I have three properties in Search Console. kida.al www.kida....
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Receiving “no return tags (sitemaps)” error in Google Search Console should I add hreflang=“en” to sitemap XML file?

Under my Google Search Console I'm receiving a 'es' - no return tags (sitemaps) error for: Originating URL: /en/about-us/testimonials Alternate URL: /es/about-us/testimonials And I have my ...
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Resetting sitemap warnings in Webmaster Tools

Back in the day when I was updating my website and had errors, Google Webmaster Tools took note of it and gave my sitemap files warnings. Now I decided to start over new again by uploading brand new ...
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After adding my site to Google Search Console multiple ways (no www, www, https) which should I use?

I've submitted example.com URL with no-www www.example.com with www https www.example.com with https:// to Google Webmaster Tools as suggested by this question. Should I submit the sitemap in ...
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Should I submit https:// and https://www in webmaster tools?

In my site I'm redirecting everything (http://, http://www., https://) to https://www.example.com. Google webmaster tools says: Make sure you add both "www" and "non-www" versions for your site. Also,...
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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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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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Why am I getting ranked high for numerical queries?

On one day, someone made a search on google for the query "59". According to GSC search analytics, this query made it to position 2 which is odd. However, when I search in google itself for "59", my ...
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How should I submit these urls to Google Webmaster tools

On my site you can do a search for a an artist, this gives a URL of the form http://example.com/artistid, this goes to my application server if the page has never been requested it then creates it, ...
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How does google ranks pages between subdomains, domains adminstered by same user

In googlemaster tools subdomain1.widget.com, subdomain2.widget.com and widget.com are added seperately, and although there is an option regarding widget.com and www.widget.com I cant see anything else ...
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Google Tag Manager Position in html

I recently added to my website the google tag manager container. Reading the google documentation i found this sentence : "Paste this snippet into your website template page so that it appears ...
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Notice of DMCA Content removal from Google Search

I have spend the past couple of hours reading about DMCA complaints and I am more confused than before I started, a complicated technical issue on my side is also not making things easier for me, so I ...
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Googlebot sends several hundred requests in a minute

I have a website which has several million page views per month. Starting several days ago, a bot named Googlebot sends requests to the site very frequently. It sends several hundred requests to the ...
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404 errors still showing in Webmaster Tools

I've a website with Yola, I've been blogging twice a day for three to four years now and suddenly about a month ago, every blog post URL was being seen by Google as a 404 error. I started off by ...
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Google webmaster showing error 404 of the URLs I have never created

In the Search console of Google webmaster, I am getting "Not found" in URL Errors in an extent having suffix /%EF%BB%BF. I have never created these type of pages or in website these URLs never exist. ...
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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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Why won't Webmaster Tools let me set a preferred domain? (says to verify, but it should already be)

I've got a domain that I apparently forgot to set a preferred domain for, so I just tried to do it. Webmaster Tools instead popped up a little box: Part of the process of setting a preferred ...
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Does fetch and render + submit to index interrupt Google's crawl period?

If you resubmit your site to the index in Webmaster Tools, will pending crawls get cancelled? I ask because a client's site has been up for 72 hours now and has not been crawled. I submitted to index ...
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Search console can't detect structured data after adding through google tags

Will adding them manually instead of using tag manager help. They all passed the validation test in the Google Structured Data testing tool. I have included two tags. One for implementing products ...
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Indexing different subdomains on a sitemap [duplicate]

I'm building a sitemap for a page available in different languages, however the URL construction was done with subdomains and not folders. I'd like to know if it's possible to indicate a different ...
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Problem with submitting URL to index for Ajax crawlable URLs

My site contains lots of dynamic data, so I am using Ajax crawling to crawl it properly. When I use the "Fetch as Google" tool in Google Webmaster Tools it's working perfectly, but the "Submit to ...
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Do I need to re-index my site in Google when changing preferred domain?

I have recently changed my site from www.mysite.com to mysite.com and have updated it in Google webmaster tools and .htaccess file. However, to do this I actually had to add mysite.com as a new domain ...
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Duplicated content in Google after updating my urls

I have a prestashop 1.6. Due a I had dirty urls with ids, last week I bought a module to clean those urls, http://addons.prestashop.com/es/16633-pretty-urls.html. A couple of days ago, I noticed a ...
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Which is faster for sitemap submission: ping or submit via search console?

Previously I asked a question about marking sitemap warnings as fixed here: Resetting sitemap warnings in Webmaster Tools I look in my account today and find such warnings and errors are always ...