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it is not like a manual penalty. You page fell from 1st page to 6th page in last three years ? If your page is in 1st page and click through is rate is very low, then your website position will be decreased by Google, thinking that your page has no value to be there and has not got enough clicks to remain in the same place forever. So think like this, if ...


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Your pages don't look like very good landing pages. Whether or not Google identifies them as "soft 404", I wouldn't think Google would want to include them in their search index. The questions I would have when I land on these pages would be: Why is this page so plain looking? What is this site, who runs it, is their information credible? What ...


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There must not be a possible word limit for a particular page to identify it as soft 404. The ideal cases when such issues are reported by Google are: When a dynamic template with no content (due to some incorrect parameters) returns 200. In such scenario, there can be thousands of pages which might not be important for anyone, but are getting indexed ...


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I always urge people to be cautious in Google Webmaster Tools because there are several settings that can damage your site: Limit the Googlebot crawl rate which can effect indexing and freshness Geo targetting which can cause your site only to show up in search results for a particular country Site link demotion URL removal URL parameters which can cause ...


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There appear to be several criteria that can qualify a page as a soft 404: Redirect to the home page The phrase "not found" or equivalent in a prominent place on the page A blank or nearly blank page I don't know exactly how much text you need on a page for it to be considered non-blank, but that is certainly not the usual reason that pages are soft 404. ...


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First thing is how much traffic is at your old site? If old site has really good traffic and strong SEO then you should not take decision to remove old site and launch new quickly. You can redirect user to new site using 301 redirection rule. Second this is that you can simply put alert message like visit our new site : www.yournewsite.com so when user will ...


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"Fetch as Google" does not fetch the same way as Google does. "Fetch as Google" doesn't check the page for the meta tag. (The crawling algorithm does) A workaround is adding it manually in the "fetch as Google" statement. ex: www.example.com/?_escaped_fragment_=


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Google app engine has documentation for static files. Treat your googleXXXXXXXXXXXX.html verification file as a static file: By default, all files in the WAR are treated as both static files and resource files, except for JSP files So just put that file into the root of your war file. If for some reason you have configured HTML to be non-static, the ...


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PDF files are crawled and indexed by Google. Links in them do count as backlinks. A few years ago there was a site that got a penalty for distributing PDF files for various websites to post because those files contained links with anchor text of popular search terms. The site on this PDF file resides would have to allow the PDF to be crawled and not ...


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GWT backlinks report is not the one to trust too, I think. It may show links from deindexed pages, and do not show the live ones. To check the backlinks use ahrefs or something. GWT is only an additional tool to see. Regarding indexing by search engines, search for the exact text around the link/anchor (or with anchor) and see the results.


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If "fetch as Google" is able to retrieve the pages without errors, then it sounds like Googlebot just hasn't gotten around to re-crawling all the pages yet. The errors will go away within a couple weeks as Googlebot recrawls the error pages. You can use the "mark as fixed" feature in Google Webmaster Tools. It will remove the errors from your list for ...


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I find it plausible that the addition of cache headers would reduce the amount of crawling that Googlebot has to do. If you are telling Googlebot that the page can be cached for a week, then it may not come back to crawl again until that cache expires.


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When you added CDN, did you also added site-wide SSL? If you did, your current site in WMT is HTTP and that won't be crawled anymore as you have move away from HTTP. So go ahead, add a new site in WMT as https:// in front of it and it will show you all the impressions and everything back to normal.


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If another website is linking to those incorrect URLs (because of a typo) and Google is following those links they will get a 404 page. They may assume that page is supposed to exist because another site is linking to them and are reporting the error to you in case you need to fix it. Naturally after a while they will stop attempting to crawl that URL ...


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This error occur when your robots.txt file exists but is unreachable. Your site should return 200 HTTP status if the file exists or 404 if it doesn't, otherwise you would face such message from google. Before Googlebot crawls your site, it accesses your robots.txt file to determine if your site is blocking Google from crawling any pages or URLs. If ...


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You should probably check a handful in Fetch as Google to make sure Google can find your pages. This will serve as reassurance that pages are accessible before using the MARK AS FIXED button to clear out the errors. Due to any number of configuration/DNS issues it's possible that you can see pages that Googlebot can't. A service like What's My DNS? can help ...


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I would give it more time. For a new site that is not crawled often it may take a while to get indexed. Here are a few ways you can speed it up a bit: 1) Having good quality link point to your site will help with crawling. 2) Having positive social media indicators such as likes, shares and etc. will help with crawling 3) You can submit your site to a few ...


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Tricky one.. Clear your browser cache, start a private / incognito browsing session and go to http://www.impersonal.me Then configure your locale / language and Google engine, and search for your term.


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The answer to your question is not very simple but resumes to this: The size of the data sample and the relations the data make. If you open Search Engine Optimization -> Queries, you'll notice at the top the notification: Google Search: Top 1,000 daily queries and then, your data is shown as 14.46% of your total sample of about 300.000 impressions in ...


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I cannot verify this authoritatively, but based on my own observations I'm going to hypothesise that once Google has cached a page, it will continue for some time to follow links from its own cached version of the page rather than from the live version of the page. As far as I can see, the two quickest ways to get around this are: 1) to re-fetch the live ...


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Try submitting the page containing the backlink to Ping Farm, sometimes, it does accelerate the detection process.


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this really helped me. i used the xmap and created the sitemap.xml renamed it to whatever i wanted. then clicked the [XML sitemap] option by it in joomla and that generated the URL for me. i just copied the url from the browser and used dumped it at Google Webmaster tools as my sitemap... and booom! it worked.. try it.


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Yes, sitemap index files can refer to mRSS files, but you can also submit them individually if you want. You can't link to mRSS files from normal (non-index) sitemap files though. In addition to the help center page you mentioned, there's also a bit about the differences between these files in an older blog post.


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The Fetch as Google was created as a temporary option originally designed to help you see your site the way Google sees it. It does allow you to update the index almost immediately. But this is based upon trust. Google will revisit your page with the regular Googlebot soon after. Because this is based upon trust, it is best not to rely on this option to ...


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It could also be duplicate content filters. Do a site search then go to last page of search results. This may be page 30 or more. At the bottom of the last page you should see something similar to this: In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 348 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat ...


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You do not have an indexing problem. Google Webmasters Tools is the authoritative source of information about your website with Google. Whatever it says there is true. Operators like site: and link: are known to not show all relevant results. This is on purpose as it prevents others from knowing exactly Google is handling your website inhibits any attempts ...


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Will you lose SEO value? 301-headers will transfer all* SEO value from the naked version to the www version, you have nothing to worry about, as long as the pages keep existing (which should be the case if you only switch to www.). Don't forget sitemaps, and other XML files which might contain your domain. * I've read about loosing the tiniest bit due to a ...


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If you're looking for complete Apache referer_log analysis, you will have to use your tools rather than what Google provides you. I think they are trying to provide you a distilled version of referrals which will provide a good but incomplete picture. The answer to your question is in a blog post from Google: The relevant passage is: we're showing a ...


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Google now suggest using JSON+LD for listing corporate contacts. However, validator support for it isn't very good. You can check that your syntax is correct using the Corporate Contacts Tester provided by Google. Unlike the Structured Data Testing Tool, this tool supports JSON+LD. HowerveGoogle suggests it will take up to a week for the changes to be ...


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[Disclosure: I run Product Management for Hosting at GoDaddy and am the acting PM on our Managed WordPress product] Based on your question and feedback we have made a few changes to our settings: Bot rate-limiting has been raised from 3 requests / second to 15 requests / second. Bot rate-limiting now excludes static files. Only dynamic, un-cached ...


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Google maintains a list of top level domains that are geo-targetable. There are a few country code TLDs on that list: .ad .as .bz .cc .cd .co .dj .fm .io .la .me .ms .nu .sc .sr .su .tv .tk .ws However, if your TLD isn't on that list, you are out of luck. Google Webmaster Tools will not allow you to geo-target most country code domains to something ...


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Google maintains a list of top level domains that are geo-targetable. There are a few country code TLDs on that list: .ad .as .bz .cc .cd .co .dj .fm .io .la .me .ms .nu .sc .sr .su .tv .tk .ws However, if your TLD isn't on that list, you are out of luck. Google Webmaster Tools will not allow you to geo-target most country code domains to something ...


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Google and I assume Bing, place various TLDs into data centers and specific search sites such as google.it depending upon locale as determined by the ccTLD, language and previous search patterns. It is a load balancing mechanism that allows various search results to contain relevant search results. It would not make sense to show Korean sites to Italians or ...


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No, you can't submit the exact same sitemap (same syntax, same URLs), and expect Google to sort out what kinds of assets you're trying to identify. If you submit a sitemap that you intend to be for your videos, and it doesn't have the required Video sitemap syntax, and contain the required video-specific tags, Google won't see it as a video sitemap. It's ...


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Please refer below : Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools Same question already asked many times.


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First, you need to identify what where the issue is. I would run some tests on that page using one of the following tools: 1) Google Page Speed 2) WebPageTest.org These two will give you an idea of why your page is slow to respond. It could be the map taking too long to call home or it could be something related to your hosting environment. Usually if its ...


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First, I would run some tests on that page using one of the following tools: 1) Google Page Speed 2) WebPageTest.org These two will give you an idea of why your page is slow to respond. It could be the map taking too long to call home or it could be something related to your hosting environment. Usually if its your hosting then the entire site would be ...



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