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The webmaster tool started to show me the hreflang tags about 8 days after putting them online. Thus, I guess one should expect those values to be updated - at least from the webmaster console viewpoint - only twice per month or so.


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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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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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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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To find out SEO Errors I would suggest you to check your website in Screaming Frog SEO tool. This is an excellent free tool and I used it myself for finding errors on my website. Here is the source to download that. http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/


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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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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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Google seems to be much more forgiving of cross-domain sitemaps that Bing. Bing does support cross-domain sitemaps, but with a bunch of caveats. According to that document, to get your cross domain sitemap to work with Bing, you should link to the other domain in your robots.txt file rather than linking to the URL on your site that then redirects.


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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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Google has stopped Authorship Since last few days. You can check official announcement about shutdown. Still you can add schema to increase CTR.


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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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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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I am not sure which CMS you are using but it may happen due to title given to website from backend! It may happen that Google datacenter fetching your website may still have older version and may take time to get it resolved. I checked crawled pages of your website and found that only home page has this issue right? keep sharing the status.


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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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The third graph (green - Time spent downloading a page) is worrying to me. It appears that around the date that you lost traffic, your website went from serving the page in a third of a second to almost 4 seconds. If just the page request took that long, than the all the images, JavaScript, and CSS could have easily pushed the page load time above 10 ...


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This happens when Google is re-fetching your website pages and trying to do in-dept analysis of your website. If you are not uploading the new content on your website then the problem is related to the code {PHP /HTML etc} of your website. Ask your developer to fix all the errors that Google has rectified. Google webmaster tool is now upgraded to advanced ...


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Hope im understanding your questions right, we will use one of our dormant domains as example and see how it lives in regards to your questions: Are GWT search queries created even if the site has no or very little backlinks? Yes they seem to be. I see queries data in GWT and if the search is specific enough, SERPS. Looking at a site that was a spare domain ...



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