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It would have just been a matter of time : Very rarely, it can take up to a day for malware and unwanted software warnings (and links to the review request form) to appear in Webmaster Tools after your search has been flagged in search results. If you don't see a warning in Webmaster Tools, but your site is flagged, please check back later. ...


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It seems like overkill, but you could conceivably put the hack back in place so that Googlebot sees it and Google Webmaster Tools would give you the opportunity to get a review.


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Okay. Where to begin. When you set up a Webmaster Tools account, essentially a new entry is made into a database and various bits of data needs to be collected such as site performance, and so on that simply will take time to populate. When you just create the account, that database is essentially empty. As most of us know from experience, the Webmaster ...


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Redirecting all the versions to a single canonical version is the most important thing. It sounds like you have that covered. You also need to use your brand name on your home page in text (not just logo). Part of the problem could be that Google isn't ranking the right page because the right page isn't using the right words. If an old version of the ...


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Indeed structured data in webmaster tools shows errors, but that doesnt mean that Google will put the stars up. If you want to more easily browse your site search results for stars, you can tweak the search settings to display 100 and include duplicates. This wont answer your question directly, but will give you an avenue to see what is activated in indexed ...


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You should check with Google Webmaster Tools, there's a menu for Structured Data here https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/structured-data and see if everything is ok. Then, manually just look to the Top Pages that appear in organic search https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/top-search-queries?&type=urls&qv=change and see if the pages you ...


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Google has a site migration howto. A protocol change counts as url modification; this is the relevant section. The switch goes much like a regular HTTPS switch. Once your urls are made protocol-relative, and before you start redirecting, you should validate the https site in Google's webmaster tools. It's a separate site with its own sitemap. There is no ...


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Google spider check every site depending of many parameters as you know. The better practices are: Put Google Webmster Tools and check sitemap and visibility Avoid errors like 404 or code errors Check your MetaTags as Google recommend: Metadata Google Needed robots.txt with map to visit (have in webtools a Robot checker) Actually is important to supply ...


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I am assuming that because you said your site is "beta" that it is a new site. You have several things working against you for a period. Without knowing your domain name, I cannot fully asses your site, however, here is a short list. New site. Site age is a significant trust factor. New registration. Registrant contacts, addresses, phone numbers, and ...


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You will need a higher PR rating and a high SEO rating before the bot will consider visiting your site everyday. Read over this support article by Google there are over 200 factors that the bot takes into account for page relevancy; most factors have been kept secret so people will not try to manipulate the bot.


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Webmaster Tools always shows URLs with percent encoded URLs. Browsers usually show the URLs to users unencoded in the URL bar for usability. Behind the scenes, when the browser requests the URL from your server, it sends it percent encoded. Even in your web browser, it is not always possible to get the "pretty" URL easily. Despite the fact that ...


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You are using the feature correctly. You only need to provide the parameter name and Google will use "one representative URL" for all values associated with that name. If your page works without the parameter, the "one" URL will generally be without the parameter at all. This will cause these URLs to stop being crawled and indexed eventually. You could ...


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If those pages got indexed while they were live then they would come up as errors. Some things you can do: 1) 301 redirect to the equivalent pages on the main site 2) 301 to closely related pages on the main site 3) Leave as is because its better to have a 404 error then redirect everything to the homepage. I would also create a custom 404 page and ...


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Google WMT feature to 'Add a site' asks users to enter a URL, and gives example 'www.example.com' - which is not helpful when trying to add an https site To add the https version of the site, just look at the URL in WMT for http version and change it from https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dashboard?authuser=0&siteUrl=http://www.domain.com to ...


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Q1: Within WebmasterTools, you should be able to drill down on those links. On the "Links to your Site" section for your US site, simply click on the referring domain link (in this case the AU domain), then click on the any of the links that contains the /feed/ part in the URL. This will (or should) show you the pages on the AU domain that contain links to ...


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Please please please do not rely on these online back link sites! They are God awful!! If you really need to know what is going on, you will have to do it yourself. I suggest that people keep http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/ in their arsenal/tool box. It comes in handy. I do not recommend too many tools, in fact, I tend to avoid it, but this is ...


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google change of address tools: Note: The tool does not currently support the following kinds of site moves: subdomain name changes, protocol changes (from HTTP to HTTPS)


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The goal would be to keep the redirects up as long as possible, ideally forever. Why? Users will have bookmarks with the old URLs and other websites will have links to the old domain. These may never go away and you would like to keep them working if at all possible. That's just good usability (i.e. a good user experience). You could easily accomplish this ...


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You can use the new domain right away. Trust Google to index it anew properly. Just make sure you have done Change of Address in Google Webmasters Tools. That way Google knows its you and transfers the 'trust metric' to your new domain. The SEO will be handled well enough if you have a 301 configured properly.


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dont use this information in Google Webmaster Tools. It isn't going to give you accurate numbers. Just use it as an indication of what Google finds you relevant for. To answer your question, think of this as resource management. They aren't going to report the long tail of keywords that they measure at 1 impression.


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Could each of your users maintain their own sitemap? If so, you could use a sitemap index. Its intended use is for when your sitemap is too big, I believe, but you could as well list all the sitemaps you expect your users to create. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> ...


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First, we have to assume that all of your users want all of their files to be indexed by search engines. Second, we need a method to get the sitemap to Google. Especially in your case, the easiest way is to use robots.txt. Sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml Third, you need a sitemap. If you don't already have a way to generate a sitemap for all ...


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Google considers your entire domain name to be a single website. Your sitemap should include URLs from both areas of your site. You'll want to register your base site (just the domain name) in Google Webmaster Tools. You may also register the directories in Google Webmaster Tools separately. They would give you some insight into the keywords keywords ...


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A couple things you can do: Look at the authority of the page where the link is coming from. If it is high, then keep them. Look at intent. Is the link a true online representation of an offline relationship? If it is then you should keep it. What does the link source neighborhood look like? If there are other spammy links outgoing from the page or domain ...


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No Google Webmaster Tools isn't setup that way. If you need that much granularity into your site, GWT isn't the right tool anyways. I don't think it even has an active product manager right now.


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I currently have seven different sites in my Webmaster Tools under a single account. I don't expect any of them to rank worse for it. It is fairly routine for an SEO consultant to perform SEO services for a company and need access to Webmaster Tools for for their website. I've typically seen that done by allowing the consultant to add and verify the ...


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If you want to prevent leeching, a better method would be to block referrers. You can set up your server so that the video is only served when it has your site as the 'Referer' header. Or use a blacklist and only block sites as/when they become a problem. That way your video URLs stay static and you can put them in the sitemap.


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As John Conde says in the comments: If the URLs of your videos keep changing, regardless of source, they aren't good candidates for sitemaps. By the time the search engines read the sitemap those videos are gone. It sounds like your pages have URLs that are not changing, but your URLs for the video content is changing frequently. In that case a ...


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I had never noticed this before. Most of my sites have so many impressions and clicks that I hadn't attempted to add up the line items to see if they matched the totals. I can confirm that the data doesn't add up for one of my sites. Here is the data for a small site for a piece of software I wrote that isn't very popular. Google Webmaster Tools ...


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I have been using GWT for three or more years and each website's rankings come from their own SEO techniques. It has nothing to do with single GWT account. On the other hand, GWT allows single account with multiple sites each having multiple sitemaps and multiple owners. If having multiple sites in a single account was a grey shade in Google's ...


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There is nothing you can do in Google Webmaster Tools that will mess up rankings short of disavowing a bunch of links. One has nothing to do with the other. In fact, I would seriously question if the SEO manager has any idea about what he is managing. It seems like a silly argument for him to make.


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It's because of your theme you are using for your websites. These errors often come in pairs, or in quartets! Here’s a list of the usual suspects: Error: At least one field must be set for HatomEntry. Error: Missing required field “entry-title”. Error: Missing required field “updated”. Error: Missing required hCard “author”. Error: Missing "name" You ...


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I feel like I am misunderstanding something, but if I am actually understanding the issue, it seems like two tools would completely solve the problem. (Leave the 301s in place.) Create a robots.txt and disallow all indexing and crawling on the old site. In Webmaster Tools, click Google Index/Remove URLs. Enter the domain name of the old site. It will ask ...


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It sounds like your registrar and/or host had some downtime. If your registrar is not your host, then I would be the registrar DNS failed to respond to requests. This is one of the reasons why I always recommend high quality registrars and hosts though this can happen for other reasons too such as network error along the route. It is possible that neither ...


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This data comes from Google Webmaster Tools. I see the same problem when I view the data through Google Analytics: Nothing is reported having fewer than five impressions. When I look at the data in Google Webmaster Tools directly, I do see items with fewer than five impressions or clicks: When I look at the "same" data in Google Analytics, I see that ...


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I have a site that is set up the same way. Tracking all the sites together is possible. Google Webmaster Tools If you add the bare domain example.com to GWT, it will be a rollup of all the subdomains. You can also add individual subdomains separately and be able to see more individual information. If you have your English site on the bare domain (as ...


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Another cause can be because you have recently moved to another hosting server, you have just changed DNS servers


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Two thoughts Can you enforce a trailing slash on your URLs. For example, www.example.com/shop/special-plant-offers/ (Sorry, it's 2:30 am and I just forgot the explanation for why this might work.) The equal sign "=" looks suspiciously like a special character to me. A) I have had a few problems with copy and paste code containing weird unicode that was ...


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Google seems to be supporting microformats. Google Webmasters Tool also contains option to analyze the Structured data. https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/structured-data It validates and list out the errors on micro formats as well.


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Google looks at things differently than we do. Sorry. That is just the way it is. Sometimes you have to see things from Google's perspective before the data makes sense. The Google Webmaster Tools data lags behind a couple of days and some elements a bit more. As far as the various Index Counts, this explains why the difference. However, there is no direct ...


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Okay. I looked at one of the reports available. Here is what I can tell you. Nibbler is only looking at 5 pages and gathers much of it's information from other sites. In fact, when you look at the various data blocks, you can see where the data comes from. Also, please know that it is not always possible to get an accurate last modified date depending upon ...


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Okay. I will start with the harsh part of the message followed by the good news. Just because Google spiders your site does not mean that it will index it. Harsh huh? But true. Sometimes. But now for the good news. Your site, short of a penalty, will be indexed. Once the a page is spidered, it is parsed and then placed into the index. But since your site ...


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Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools are going to have a hard time distinguishing between your initial set of visitors and visitors returning after doing a site search. If you are using Universal Analytics, visitors will start a new session each time they came in from Google, even from doing a site search. Rather than redirect users to Google, you ...


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Basically Not only Google but any search engine love fresh/new content. Here Fresh it does not mean that you update your pages content everyday OR add new pages everyday. But here important thing is your relevant content and popular terms. Google does something called Query Deserved Freshness If there’s a search that is suddenly become very popular than ...


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Regular content updates show search engines that the site is active and since an active site is more likely to be relevant for visitors than an inactive one, the page ranks higher. Regular content updates therefore are great for your site. The best time to update is whenever there is something to update. Preferably, this would be once or twice a week, but ...


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I think you should redirect invalid pages to "not found" pages instead of index. If you want to prevent google to index any specific page then put below code between section <head> </head>of that page : <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex"> If you want to prevent all other search engines to index any specific page then put below ...


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You go to the associated Google Analytics account and use Acquisitions --> Channels option from left Menu


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yes, There is an option provided in the Google webmaster tools for knowing your websites organic keywords for which its is indexed on Google. you can also go for Google analytics, connect your Google web master tools with your Google Analytics account. After that you can go to Google Analytics, Choose your property, Click acquisition - - then search ...


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Impression rate of your website only increases or decreases based upon your click through rate. Publishing a new article, url makes Google to give impressions on that newly created article/URL. only your website's overall impression rate will increase when you submit a new article/URL. Impression rate of each page will be carried by Google based on your ...


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Click through rate is not a constant but depends on: The ranking -- The result in the first position may have a 25% CTR, second a 10% CTR, down to tenth with a 1% CTR How the listing looks -- Does the result match the query well? Are the keywords bold? Is there a call to action? You don't say what Google Webmaster Tools reports as your average position, ...



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