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People can still submit removal requests for your website using their own Google account. They will show in the Webmaster Tools, which is what you might be seeing?


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You should define your sitemap contents as an XML file. and that's what the first line in this code does: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <url> <loc> https://www.leagueofsmurfs.com/ </loc> ...


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Do you have any .htaccess redirects other than the default WordPress redirects? Have you moved from another website recently or changed URL structure? No harm running a quick crawl of your site with Xenu or Screaming Frog. Sometimes you find weird stuff in Webmaster Tools usually from other people's websites, inbound links to pages that don't exist etc. It ...


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After trying different methods I came to the conclusion that you can never be really sure if a search engine respects robots.txt or no-index or anything the like. So if you really want to be sure your test site is not indexed, I's recommend using password protection through a .htaccess / .htpasswd file combi similar to the following code snippet: AuthType ...


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Google Webmaster Tools treats HTTP and HTTPS as separate sites. When adding a site, simply type the URL including the https:// prefix. You will then have two sites in Google Webmaster Tools. This fits with the general principle that http://www.example.com is considered a different URL from https://www.example.com and may validly serve different content, ...


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Use hreflang for language and regional URLs like this one <link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="http://es.example.com/" />


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You can easily test in your Google Webmaster Tools account. But the answer is, no. It does not block your whole site. You block the /cgi-bin/ directory in line three. Line two essentially explicitly allows your entire site to be crawled. See the robots.txt documentation for more on this.


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The key point here is that there is no "transfer ownership" option. The answer is that a site can have multiple owners in Google Webmaster Tools. Therefore the most common "transfer" situation is simply to add another user at the higher permission level BUT if you want that user to be OWNER you cannot add them as owner - they have to add the site ...


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Google should only return image results under Google image search, so if you do site:example.com click image search afterwards and it should return the results. Google will index whatever is embedded to the page regardless if your using a CDN or not, view image will display it on the CDN while visit page will result in visiting the page that its embedded on. ...


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I read a Google article saying that if you block the robots from reading the pages then Google doesn't crawl them but also does not know that they are no longer there - prolonging the pages from disappearing from your Webmaster Tools report


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Also check if you don't have a mix of http url and https urls from your website. Unfrotunately, Items with http internal links cause problems. Keep the http version in google webmaster tools, and try "Fetch as google" from the http version. You should see a message saying : "redirection". Then, you have to look at the code of the redirect page in google ...


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Solved it! My assets.example.com CloudFront distribution needed a robots.txt file after all. After adding one following these instructions, googlebot is able to fetch & render my static assets successfully. It no longer reports them as Temporarily unreachable, and instead shows Complete.


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The the context of the Google Shopping product, Google states "We currently support microdata for price and availability information." Therefore it's a much limited sub-set of structured data compared to what you can provide with a feed. In terms of the difference from an SEO point of view, the more structured data you can provide, the better the ...


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I have just been marking them as fixed, but they just keep coming back and I don't want to have to keep coming back to mark as fixed. Google likes to log all of your pages at every opportunity. From this statement alone, the best way is to make your pages return a 200 status or a 410 status. A 410 means "gone" and suggests to search engines ...


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Google limits the list of fetch errors to 1000 per day. There is almost nothing you can do about this. I cannot tell you why you are getting so many 404 errors. If you can fix the problem, then you will be able to Mark as Fixed these 404s to remove from the list 1000 per day. But I would only do that if you really need to see any additional errors and you ...


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When Google marks a page with a 404 error, that error remains in the list regardless of what you do for a period of time (of about 6 months) indicating the error at a particular date and time. It is informational and not conditional. If Google were to retest the page and get another 404 error, the same page would be listed again with a new date and time. If ...


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This is what Google calls the "separate URLs" configuration. In the desktop site, you should add a special <link rel="alternate" ...> tag pointing to the corresponding mobile URL. This helps Googlebot discover the location of your site's mobile pages. In the mobile site, you should add a <link rel="canonical" ...> tag pointing to the ...


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I found the answer (that worked for me) here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/IomjijWoCfU See Tracy Brown 4's reply (found about 90% of the way down the thread): You dont have a robots.txt file. Google appears not to fetch in WMT if there is no robots file. I added an empty robots.txt file, immediately tried again, and it ...


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It seems these days that a sitemap in the root named sitemap.xml will get picked up by dang near anyone in time. It all depends on how much control you want. If you do not want just anyone reading your sitemap including scrapper bots, then name it something unique and submit it to Google, Bing, and who ever else you want. Do not put it in your robots.txt ...


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Time for an update! It's not 100% resolved, however having updated the sitemap and robots.txt to ensure that all were pointing to HTTPS, traffic is now at about 85% of what it was. It seems to be gradually climbing again, and one explanation for lower traffic/searches is due to seasonal demand. So I think for now the issue is resolved, though I'm ...


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If someone is coming from https://news.google.com/ you will see news.google.com / referral as a source / medium. But when traffic is coming from https://www.google.com/?tbm=nws (google news in SERP) it's tagged as google / organic


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It is possible that your DNS entries were messed up or served incorrectly for a while. Then your site's domain name might have been pointing to a different server with a different site on it for a while. Google may have crawled that other site under your domain name and is now complaining about the page that it found during that time period. Another ...


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Most Magento stores would set all of those example URL parameters you've provided to No URL's from Google WMT. Whether you want the results of search queries carried out on your website indexed in Google is entirely up to you though and depends on the nature of your website. If the search results will likely conflict (in terms of keyword cannibalisation) ...


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You're basically digging a hole with your setup right now. To start, run your setup through webpagetest.org and you'll notice extra latency to produce the content since you're doing two separate DNS lookups. One for abc.com and one for def.com. On top of that, you're basically splitting one webpage into two making the content rather fragmented at best. ...


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Without being able to see your site, it is hard to comment. Many do not know that title length, either too short or too long, will effect if Google will use the title of not. As well, if the title does not seem to match the search intent, but another content element will such as the h1 tag, then Google may show that. There are several reasons why Google ...


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The only way to clear Structured Data errors in Google Webmaster Tools is to either remove the structured data markup so that Google will not attempt to read structured data from the page, or fix the errors in the structured data. I'll assume that you want to go with route #2, otherwise you wouldn't have added the structured data markup in the first place. ...


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If you view the source code of the page as its cached in Google, you will see the links: You won't see them when just viewing the source code as some one has hacked your site, injected the links and set them so they only display when Google-bot is crawling the site. They do this to build back links which can help the SEO of the sites they are linking to. ...


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So you support all the bleeding edge encryption, got an A+ on Qualys, that is awesome. But did ya'll check your analytics for XP users, specifically using IE or Chrome? Its no secret that XP is a dog that dies slow when connecting to modernized sites. Its also no secret that IE and Chrome on XP (or even old version of android browser) are very much limited ...


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I could imagine (by a far stretch here) that the "bots and spammers" people don├čt like https because it drains more resources on there end (too) so they just crawl and visis http.


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According to google webmaster, impressions means : The number of times pages from your site appeared in search results. With change also shows the increase/decrease in the daily average compared to the previous period. So I think it will be count only when page visible in search result..


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I changed three of my websites from http to https and all of them entirely different niche aswell. Take for example Pakistan broadband forum which I changed from http to https and did everything by the book. 301 redirects and google webmaster tools site change and even all the internal links that were posted using http in the url were changed to https over ...


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You may want to test if your webserver is configured properly to serve HTTPS. If not configured correctly, it is possible that the browsers are throwing a warning page to the users and the users are choosing not to visit your site. Tools such as this one from Qualys SSL Labs can tell you if there is an issue. Aim for an A rating


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Ok, this has finally been partially answered. Thanks still for the various posts to try and help. So, now we have started to get some backlinks listed in GWT (16 so far). Still some other tools are not yet up-to-date. But I guess is that it just takes time for such tools to update their data, and the speed at which they do varies from case-to-case. All in ...


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Structured data refers to data markup. It's not about the general structure of the site. More info here: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/


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There's something to be said for an aged domain, generally the older the better, so it might be worth considering consolidating to oldsite.com. That said, if the benefits of newsite.com outweigh the benefits of an aged domain I'd think it would be smart to consider migrating the content to the new site and implementing a cross-domain canonical link telling ...


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We have gotten a few questions like this one. While I found one good answer for you, I thought I would take this opportunity answer the question better. There are actually two things to consider and not just one. When you want to retain the links of an old site you have essentially two tasks: one, to redirect from one site to the other properly; two, ...



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