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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do search engines support microformats2?

I just noticed that there was a new spec for microformats: microformats2. But I tried testing some HTML (the example from here) in the Rich Snippets testing tool in Google Webmaster Tools and it says ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Google Webmaster Tools Not Reporting a Logo from JSON-LD Schema.org [Organization] Markup

I have been waiting for 6+ months for Google Webmaster Tools to report that is has found the logo which is nested our Organization markup. I see no syntax error and the testing tool reports is Good to ...
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Error while submiting disavow file to google

While trying to submit new disavow file to google got error: Error in disavow links file at line 3347, column 1: Domain line with invalid domain. ...
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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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Magento Robots.txt and blocking cached images

We have a Magento based store. Images are resized and served cached dynamically. When the image cache in Magento is cleared, there are generated new paths and files. And I get 404 errors for them ...
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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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Google Webmaster Tools can't access robots.txt and the home page is “temporarily unreachable”

My site http://goo.gl/xH2Ffy suddenly disappeared from Google search and Webmaster Tools says it can't access robots.txt. Fetch as Google says "temporarily unreachable" for robots.txt and even for the ...
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Google change of address, stuck at step 2

I'm changing the domain name of a WordPress site. I've verified the new domain name (both www and non-www) and setup 301 redirect rules for all URLs. On the "Change of address" page in Webmaster ...
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Google Analytics and Webmasters Tool configurations for multidomain site platform

I'm trying to build a multi domain site platform where, basically like Wordpress.com, where user can sign up for new site and they can post contents under different domain with other users. At first ...
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How to Reduce GWTs Top “Links to Your Site” Domain (from our own legacy domain)

Back in July 2014, our company bought a new domain (new.com). Our existing domain (old.com) had been extensively indexed with over 7 million urls. We followed the instructions on Google's change of ...
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Google Webmaster starred queries limit: 100 vs 80?

While using Google Webmaster I was starring some queries and bumped into "Sorry, we allow a maximum of 100 starred queries." But at the filters it's showing "Starred queries only ‎(80)‎". What's ...
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Rich snippets created via AJAX not shown in Webmaster tools

I have this page: http://www.toptrouwen.nl/trouwlocaties/315/beachclub-sunrise On here I load the reviews via AJAX. However, when I test that page in Google Webmaster tools I get: Error: If count is ...
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Google Webmaster Highlight Data for paginated blog entries

I'm trying to get google to recognise my entries as articles using the "Start Highlighting" tool in the Webmasters Toolkit. Problem is that if I put a page set "...blog/*/*/" it says, "Pattern does ...
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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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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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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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“Most linked content” - a page has disappeared

So for my site, under "Most linked content" there is a whole list of pages, but one top page has recently disappeared. It used to be on the list with about 1000+ incoming links. Now it's totally gone. ...
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Google Webmaster: What is the point of adding www and non-www properties?

I just start using Google Webmasters tool. When I add a domain with or without www, there will be a message from google saying I need to add the other to improve the 'exposure'. If I do this, there ...
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I have three different copies of same website in webmaster tools

I transferred my blog from blogger.com to WordPress. Now my webmaster tools is having three copies of same website. One with blogspot.com that is redirecting to a new domain and one with www and one ...
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Putting HTTPS links in my sitemap confuses Google?

In Google Webmaster Tools, "https" is one of my top content words. Clicking on the keyword, I see this is because "https" appears 160 times in my sitemap (but no where else on my site). My sitemap ...
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can't remove blocks on my resources in google webmaster tools

I received an alert from Google Webmaster Tools a couple weeks ago that stated: "Google systems have recently detected an issue with your homepage that affects how well our algorithms render and ...
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Strange URLs st.aspx and ct.html in Webmaster Tools

Why would Google Webmaster Tools include these strange URLs as URL Errors? I don't have them linked anywhere, and when I click "Linked from" I just get the no-www variants of the same URLs: st.aspx ...
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Best way to test search results non personalized results

When testing my ranking for specific keywords and search appearance I usually open a chrome incognito and perform a search. But, it seems this doesn't work as I expect, and other people see results ...
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Domain name change but search for <new-name> doesn't show

I've moved a our domain from oldname.com to newdomain.com 35days ago. newname is a relatively unique word, and still for some reason searches for newname doesn't show up in search results. Instead ...
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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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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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google displays wrong language on multi language website because it takes cookies into consideration

I have a multiple language website that uses both subdomains and cookies to display the right language. Here is the logic on the website: de subdomain will display the German version fr subdomain ...
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Default channel Grouping

In one of the view i am working on, I can see ‘Affiliates’ in the default channels in ‘Acquisition’ reports: But ‘Affiliate’ is not set up in Admin in the default channel grouping, and there is no ...
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Google duplicates breadcrumbs (structured data)

We've started using Google structured data within our website recently and everything was fine and tested until we saw indexed pages in Google. There seems to be a problem with breadcrumbs For some ...
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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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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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URL Dynamically changes after first edit

We are developing a magento eCommerce website with main category pages, sub-category pages and details page along with other static pages. Our condition is if any miss-spelled URLs entered directly ...
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Google's Fetch and Insights not rendering

So I've been busy designing a new site for BYBE and ran into to some problems with Google not being able to serve a rendered thumbnail preview. The website uses WordPress and Zurb foundation, the ...
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Search Queries decreasing with Web Filter in Google Webmaster Tools

I've noticed that, over the course of the last four weeks, the search queries graph has gone down to about 10% of what it was when I filter it by web. If I omit any filters, it's somewhat constant. My ...
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Discrepancy in Recent warning to Fix mobile usability issues

Our website has a desktop version and a separate mobile version (/mobile) which is determined in the .htaccess file when mobile users access the site they are taken specifically to the mobile site. ...
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X-Robots-Tag: noindex on an HTTP 302 response to remove subdomain

This very related to this question "X-Robots-Tag: noindex" on an HTTP 301 response, however I don't see a definitive answer. We have subdomains we use for our affiliate links, the ...
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Missing impression and click data in Google Webmaster Tools for phrases that are ranking

We are seeing some quite strange query data in Google WMT. Keywords which are getting impression and clicks one month disappear 2 months later (but doing a bit of rank checking proves our site still ...