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

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How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors?

I have a small WordPress website, Google shows me a print screen of how the visitors of my site see it : And as you can see in the image on the right, it seems like all the thumbnails gone and the ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting non-existent links

GWT is reporting 404 crawl errors on pages that have never been part of the website. For example, it's reporting crawl errors on several non-existent pages such as ...
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Page not getting picked up on Google Search

We're running into an issue where when we do an internal search on our website, we're not showing a particular page (http://education.illinois.edu/faculty/mercier). We're using the Google Search tool. ...
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Is there a way to distinguish organic search referrers from users that perform a site: search on Google from my site?

My web-site automatically redirects everyone to Google when people try to search. This is done with the following nice and simple nginx code: set $goog ...
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Google Webmaster tools - problem after switch to https

A client has been providing his website with http and https for a few years now and decided to switch to https-only a few months ago. We've started with the usual of changing the internal page links ...
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Apparent Bot Impressions in Webmaster Tools

I've been watching some strange stats in Google Webmaster Tools for a particular page on our site, which has been getting some periods of very high impressions but little or no clicks, and then just ...
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Is there a limit on directory removal with Google Webmaster Tools?

Is there a limit on directory removal with Google Webmaster Tools? I have a bunch of directories that I need to remove. I've already edited my robots.txt to disallow these. Some of the pages are ...
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Webmasters hentry error and authorless pages

Within Google Webmasters Search Appearance → Structured Data I'm getting a series of errors: Error: Missing required hCard "author". And most of my 44 errors have: Missing: Author Missing: ...
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When will google report correct results with its fetch tool?

I visited Google Webmaster Tools today after resubmitting sitemaps for my website, and while google is happy to index more HTML pages of my site, it however has not indexed a single image yet. So I ...
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What is the scope of Crawl this Url and Direct Links

When you request Google Webmaster Tools to Crawl this Url and Direct Links does it only crawl links that are part of your domain or all links,
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Do the numbers in Google Webmaster Tools factor in impressions and clicks from Google Places listings?

Do the numbers (impressions, position, rank, CTR, etc) in Google Webmaster Tools factor in impressions and clicks from the Google Places local listings?
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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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Solutions for filtering dynamic IP addresses in Google Analytics?

Without a static IP address from your ISP, what solutions are people using to filter their own web traffic through Google Analytics to help improve the accuracy of the data? I get the reasoning and ...
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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 via ...
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Is there any special tag for web master to crawler page

My page is based on HTML and I need to subscribe for google webmaster and bing so I know how to give short description about my page So that it easy to crawl my page my page is full of html code and ...
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Crawl Error on Disallowed Content

I've got a rule in my robots.txt file: # Crawlers Setup User-agent: * # Directories Disallow: /my_directory/ Yet I am getting entries in my Crawl Errors section of Google Webmaster Tools for this ...
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Google result includes subdirectory. How to get google to list my main URL?

When you search for "one averee bay hotel", google returns the website's Rooms page (oneavereebayhotel.com/rooms/). I want Google to return the main URL only, without the "/rooms". I've been fiddling ...
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My website ranks good but my blog keeps de indexing

My website, let's say www.domain.com ranks fairly good and has PR 1-5 for 6 keywords, still my blog on the same website keeps on de-indexing. Website is html(www.domain.com), and the ...
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Google Blocked Resources - Images - Cannot figure out where it's coming from

I just discovered the google blocked resources, and it shows that for about 45 items, when I click on the fetch and render, that it's partial, and it shows that a resource is blocked and it shows that ...
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Google structured data and images

I display my business's contact details on my website by using an image of my contact-card. Now I do want to mark up the data by using schema.org, so I did that by the schema creator tool, pasted it ...
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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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What are common reasons to disallow crawling on pages with unique and rank-able content?

I'm trying to figure out the right strategy to differentiate between content I want to appear in search results, and content I don't. I've found example in which a site has unique content, which has ...
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Why is Google saying that the User-Agent line is invalid?

I have the following robots.txt file: User-agent: * Sitemap: https://m.mysite.com.au/sitemap.xml and when I use the Webmaster Tools to validate it I get it showing that the user agent line is ...
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How can I make Google Search Console display day before month?

In Google Search Console (previously known as Webmaster Tools), there are often charts like this one: What I find very unusable are the dates at the bottom. I would much prefer them to be in ...
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Number of indexed pages with “site:” search less than reported in Google Webmaster Tools

In Google webmaster tools it shows that I have 309 pages indexed, but when I search using "site:site.com" appear about 180 only (On the first page appears "about 608 results," something near the total ...
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Receiving a massive amount of visits from different country?

I hope I have the right forum for this question... Today I logged onto Google analytics and noticed that within a month, we grew from a 30% bounce rate from Russia up to 68%. We received nearly 500 ...
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Even though I have <title> tag, Google show the name of the link instead of the actual title in results

I noticed today that in some cases in the google results of my page, some of the title results are shown not with the <title> tag, but with the link name. Fore example if the contact link is ...
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Which is the best choice for SEO sitemap for multilingual website?

In my site when someone access directly the domain.com or any other url that does not contain country indication like domain.com/contact, the language content is shown based on his IP. for example if ...
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SEO and canonical links

I've a site abc.com where the content is being served from a frame hosted at def.com. Since, the content is hosted at def.com, the microdata information is not available on abc.com. Currently, I've ...
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Updated and published website - changes not taking effect in search results?

Question Background: I've recently updated my website and republished it using Azure. This is fine and the changes have taken effect when I open and view the site from a Google search. This is the ...
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Submitting more links than usual to Google in a sitemap

I recently submitted to Google 17000 links to businesses in my database but in the past i've only ever submitted 2 or 3 hundred. The sitemap has for the past 5 days been listed in Webmaster Tools as: ...
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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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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a ...
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Why isn't my site being indexed by Google?

Our domain was originally pointing to a Squarespace site that went live in March. In June, the site was rebuilt in WordPress and is currently hosted with WPEngine. Oddly, the site is being indexed by ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show more than one query to my popular site?

I am looking at the webmaster tools site dashboard for a prominent website I have. The account is linked with analytics. I'm confused as to why I only have item listed under the queries. For the past ...
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Moving site - make all links 301 on same tld

Customer had website in Joomla like this: www.example.com/home/ www.domainA.com/home/aboutus www.domainA.com/home/blog Not sure why it was made this way with /home as default. Anyway I moved the ...
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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 is impression determined in GWT?

When Webmaster tools say a query has x amount of impressions, is this the amount of time the URL has been returned into the Google search list or is it the amount of time the URL has been visible? So ...
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Domain name with trailing dot in Webmaster Tools

Is it not possible to add a site to Google Webmasters Tools with a trailing dot in the domain name? Like for example, http://example.com./? If I add it, it becomes http://example.com/, were the ...
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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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Moving from http to https - Google webmaster tools | Bing webmaster tools

I'm moving from HTTP to HTTPS for my entire site. The site is currently added to Google Webmaster Tools as www.example.com and all the pages are indexed without using SSL. How do I go about moving to ...
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Multilingual HTML structure to correctly be indexed by Google

I have a page example.com that includes a language file based on visitor's country (through IP). There is only one page but several language files. Scenarios: visitor in UK or any other country not ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status 0 for one year

I've read this topic with answers but they do not address why zero for one year? but other areas in Google Webmaster Tools report 400 URL indexed. Google Webmaster Tools Index Status Only 2 Indexed. ...
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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. 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 search in Google I ...
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Google webmaster tools:We were unable to connect to your server. (site verification)

I have a shared webhotel that has three domains. Only one of them can be verified through webmaster tools. All domains are though live and working websites but can't be verified. I've checked DNS ...
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After changing domain name, should I put sitemap with old links?

I've moved olddomain to newdomain. My site contains many pages (~30M indexed pages). I want to make sure all the old pages pass the link juice to the newdomain relevant page (kept same url structure). ...
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How to tell Google and Bing to come and re-crawl sitemap

I'm new in SEO, I have a web application can let user post their own page. I have use PHP to update sitemap.xml (daily.) How often do Google and Bing come back to crawl my sitemap? Do I need to do ...
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Duplicate meta tags issue despite having “rel='canonical'” tag

I'm getting more and more duplicate meta tags alerts on Google Webmaster tools everyday. It's a blog and I have setup rel='canonical' tags long before and they are showing up correctly. ...
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Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?

Take a look at the following screenshot I took from Google Webmaster Tools "Remove URLs" page: None of these were performed by me or others who have access to GWT. How do these removal requests ...
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Unwanted Content Keywords registering by Google

I've been working on a site for a new company that is in the tactical gear/survival gear niche and have ran into a hitch with the keywords that Google ranks for the site. Namely 4 of the top 5 ...