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Don't add nofollow to your noindex, as you want PageRank to flow through those pages to others normally; you just don’t want them indexed. Therefore, on the pages you don't want indexed, just add <meta name="robots" content="noindex, follow"> to the <head> section. Make sure to remove your robots.txt exclusions, as with them present, the meta ...


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I am not sure this qualifies as an answer, but here goes. How is that for an answer? I do not know if this is the same page, I did a search using site: with tennessee basketball tournaments. I added youth to the list to make things easier. If this is the same page, then there you go! If it is not, you have a working example to check against to make sure ...


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It merely means that when the crawler visited some of your pages, the response speed was slow. It may or may not be an intermittent issue but I would recommend that you do a performance audit of your pages. If you're not sure where/how to proceed, Google page insights is a good bet: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/


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Google is telling you that some pages found in your sitemap loaded very slowly. There are online testing tools to check the speed of your site. There are several, but the first good looking service is http://gtmetrix.com/. But while this is an option people like, read on. Google does tell you what pages loaded slowly using Google Analytics, Site Speed, ...


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My guess is that you were added as a "restricted" or "full" user and don't have the ability to link to a Analytics account. Only "owner" level users in GWT have permissions to link to an Analytics account. When I am a site owner, I have the option in the manage dropdown to link to analytics as well as an option to manage other users: Google has ...


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To set the preferred domain, you need to verify both the www version and the no-www version in Webmaster Tools.


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You first need to verify that you own the site: Set up the web tracking code on your web pages. Go to Webmaster Central - Verification home to add your site. On the Verify ownership page, select Link to your Google Analytics account. Click Verify.


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To be honest, I am not entirely sure I understand your problem. Not your fault of course. With that in mind, I will work with some assumptions that may not be your scenario exactly. The first thing you need to know is that Google Webmaster Tools lags behind about 2 days normally and may not update any sitemap status for longer than that. It may not update ...


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We use K2 and XMap on all our sites, and we don't have failed sitemaps. Be sure to enable K2 plugin for XMap. Be sure to get the correct URL of the sitemap to submit (if you use some SEF component, it may change your sitemap URL, and that may cause a problem). Copy and paste the URL from the sitemap window, and use it directly on GWT. If your site is huge ...


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If you can catch them, and you can find a matching new result, I suggest you header like this (in php, maybe you want something else): header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently"); header("Location: /new_location_here"); That way, if you have /some/TESTPAGE with some PR value, and you link it to /new/TESTPAGE via a 301, you move the PR value with it, instead ...


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You should be fine with noindexing the page, as there is no legal requirement to have T&C pages indexed (nor even included on a site). However you might want to do a back link check and check traffic to the page in GA first; perhaps people are linking to the page (unlikely) or it gets a lot of traffic and this could be why it keeps getting picked? If ...


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Google does update crawl errors. The problem is that you need to indicate to them that they're fixed, and they only allow you to mark 1000 as fixed at a time (daily I believe). Search engine's do not view your sitemap as a definitive list of URLs that exist. It's simply a suggestion for them to start crawling your website. So if you submit a bunch of ...


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Yes Google shows only top 1000 errors. It will show you the next 1000 errors in next 24 hours. Keep checking every day and click on fixed. I faced similar problem few months back. But I had only 3000 errors so I was able to fix in 3 days. As long as you don't get any new errors recorded Google will not penalize you.


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Actually, your site is not slow. The graph is in milliseconds. Your download speeds hover around 1 to 1.5 seconds. That is actually pretty good. Yes there are faster sites, but you would be surprised by what sites are slower. Keep in mind that Google is not kind when measuring these numbers. And your numbers are okay. Keep in mind, much of your download ...


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Specifying a canonical on the filter pages to the parent (non-filter) page is perfectly fine but you can also serve a meta noindex, nofollow on these filter pages as well and instruct Google what to do with these filter URL's (if they contain parameters) from the section of Google WMT you've already mentioned. Disallowing them in robots.txt is also another ...


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Because it could then be abused to index a single page 100 times per minute, which would waste Google's server power and bandwidth. You may look at Google as a machine with limitless resources but it is not so, every byte and cpu cycle counts :) As for the 500 and 10 links submission limit per week - it is set reasonably high, most smaller sites do not ...


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I believe instant preview in Webmaster tools does take in account of robots.txt as the faqs for Instant Preview state that an error would be generated if blocked. Roboted: The resource is being disallowed from being fetched through a robots.txt directive for Googlebot. https://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/faq-instant-previews#14


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If you followed https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/156449?hl=en then you should be fine. The robot.txt should block those areas properly. Wait a couple of days to a week or so then check Webmaster Tools (sign up if you haven't already) and it will show you how many pages were blocked by robots.txt and you will see those pages vanish from Google ...


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Even if you have redirects and/or canonical tags set up to your preferred domain, you should still set your preferred domain in Google Webmaster Tools (GWT for short) To do this click the gear icon in the top right of GWT, and click 'site settings', then tick your preferred domain. Most of the time this option will be greyed out (not selectable) and there ...


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As you're doing a permanent redirect, Google will treat any non-www links it finds the same as the www ones so you only need to submit one. You should submit it in the form that you have decided on (so in your case, the www version). x


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To update the answer above, it's now 10 full re-crawls (URL and linked pages) per month, not per week. If Googlebot can successfully fetch your page, you can submit that page to the Google index. Just click Submit to Google index. You can submit either the URL itself (limit of 500 URLs per week per Webmaster Tools account), or the URL and all pages ...


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Google is reaching your sitemap file okay and complaining about the domain name used within the sitemap. I looked at your sitemap, and it all looks okay at first glance. The only thing I can think of, is that you have Google Webmaster Tools domain name set to www.buraktas.com and your sitemap is using buraktas.com. Check this. You may need to change one or ...


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Google can sometimes take a while to update their UI, so it may take a while for what you're seeing to change. Did you recently point DNS records? If so, it can take up to 24 hours to propagate. A dig shows --- H3LIUS:~ connarpierce$ dig buraktas.com ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;buraktas.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: buraktas.com. 14400 IN A ...


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There might be better ways to do this but when stuck, my default tool is Sublime Text. Download all site files, download the database, then use ST to do a find (or find and replace) for the old domain (and/or IP address). Be careful though, WordPress uses serialized strings.


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Actually in that situation, where you have one long document spread through multiple pages, you want to link the pages together using the next and previous links in your <head> tag. For example, for page 3 you could have something like this: <link rel="prev" type="text/html" title="Page 2" href="/youth-basketball-tournaments/kansas?page=2"/> ...


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You can install multiple instances of the Google Analytics tracking code on your web pages to send data to multiple properties in your account. Not all configurations are supported. You can, for example, install multiple instances of the Universal Analytics tracking code (analytics.js) on your web pages but only one instance of the Classic Analytics code ...


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The graph you are looking at in Webmaster Tools showing 'removed' I presume that is the index status graph and if so, that shows URLs removed by manual request and not through normal 404 site maintenance. Look under Crawl > Crawl Errors and you should see recent 404 pages.


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Days, Weeks and Months... It can take Google days, weeks and even months for Google to remove pages marked noindex, robots and 404's. Generally it takes Google several crawls before Google acts on the new information of a page. User Errors It should be also noted that more than often users make human errors and create 404's, noindexs and so forth by ...


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Sadly, you are taking all of the steps with the removal process. Google Webmasters also explains this issue with their YouTube video. It takes a good while for the actual removal process from all of Google and the search engine. Try to be patient now, and it will happen. Also, you have to remember, Google is indexing, re-indexing, and deleting records from ...


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If you marked those pages with a noindex meta tag, there are two possible reasons I see: Googlebot didn't reindex the site yet and you don't have wait enough (it can take a lot of time like several weeks, it depends on the site crawl rate) You use 404 instead of 410 HTTP status (Gone)


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I have a site with over 300,000 links and 30 different site maps. I found that, after I change my site maps and resubmit, Google continued to crawl my site using the old site maps for a few days. I had a major issue involving double urlencoding as stated here On the first day, Google gave me over 1000 errors involving urlencoding. I fixed the problem and ...


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I when ahead and submitted my site maps to Google with Double urlencoding. In other words, if a URL contained a urlencoded character, such as %26, this became %2526 My 404 errors are now down from 14,000 to 10,000 and are still dropping.


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This post on the help section of Google Webmaster Tools should give you a reasonable answer. But basically, if you are targeting people from different places, then keep it as unlisted, that way, if your site has relevant information to a search query in the area or for the subject, it will appear on the results.



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