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It depends on the current situation and on what you want to do with it. If .net and .org have no pages indexed in Google and you're not planning to have any indexed it's fine as is. No need to add your non-canonical domains to Google Webmaster. But if the .net and .org domains have already been indexed and you want to redirect this and indicate to Google ...


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According to Google, it's because: Fetch as Google can't currently fetch your URL because the server took too long to reply. Or Fetch as Google cancelled your fetch because too many consecutive requests were made to the server for different URLs. I've witnessed this happening a few times in the past. More often than not, it's an intermittent problem that ...


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Some things you can do: a. 301 redirect all URLs, so that .ac.uk/anything goes to .co.uk/anything (yes, including /sitemap.xml, /robots.txt, etc. The one exception could be your Google Webmaster verification file, but it's probably easier to handle verification through DNS in this case). b. Use Google Webmaster Change of Address tool c. Try to change as ...


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Instead of using just the canonical tag on both pages, use the annotations for desktop and mobile URLs. On the desktop page, add: <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" href="http://example.com/?mobile=1" > and on the mobile page, add the canonical tag: <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/" > ...


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You say you have checked Google's multilingual guidelines pages, but have you implemented the rel="alternate" hreflang= mark up, either on the pages source code or in sitemaps? If not you should do that, as it can help Google discover and understand the connection between your translated pages. If you haven't already, make sure all your URLs are in a ...


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The hyphen in the "Indexed" column is simply indicating that it's not yet able to report on how many URLs from your XML sitemap are currently indexed. The processed date is only today, so give it some more time. Check Google Index > Index Status to check the total number of URLs indexed (irrespective of your sitemap). Also perform a site:example.com search ...


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In May, the Fetch as Google was updated. There are no details on the update other than adding the render feature. Prior to that, it was an older version of the googlebot moved outside of the queuing process. The differences were slight. It is good when you want a page indexed right away but not something I recommend unless it is important to update Google's ...


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The dashes in front of the <urlset and <url> does not look right and should throw an error. As well, while the xsi: may be correct, I cannot tell you that Google will recognize it. You can find out what Google says about sitemaps here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183668?hl=en The Yoast sitemap is likely correct and I would trust ...


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It is just a matter of time until the content keywords are updated. Googlebot builds this list as it crawls your website, whether or not you actually have a Webmaster Tools account. When you sign up for Google Webmaster Tools, this information will be waiting for you. Googlebot tracks this information because it is similar to how Google indexes your ...


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You need to click "Edit" and then add a site to Webmaster tools. The Save button is just to save the Property settings.


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Error 404 can actually mean your site is WORKING... Not BROKEN! It's commonly mistaken by a lot of webmasters that error 404 means something is broken and the site must be fixed! when in reality 50% of the time errors 404 occur when a user or bot requests a URL that no longer exists or never has existed meaning a 404 return means everything is working as ...


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First of all check your robots.txt and add below mentioned commands User-agent: * Sitemap : www.yourdoamin.com/sitemap.xml After adding this resubmit the robots file to website as well as google webmaster tool. Try this and let me know if you have any query regarding this. For more details visit : http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html


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Microsoft does support cross domain sitemaps but with a bunch of caveats. The sitemap can be hosted on a different domain, but only if it is specified in robots.txt and all the URLs in it must point to the current domain. If you want to submit this set of sitemaps to Bing, you will either have to host them all on your own domain name, or list them ...



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