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comment Google Webmasters, getting blank errors?
Yep. The report shows all URLs with structured data, so if you're not seeing errors listed for individual URLs, that's because the markup is fine :).
Jun
22
comment Breadcrumb bug in Google results, using BreadcrumbList
@MarkusPint Thanks -- I'll pass that on to the team; on first glance that looks like something on Google's side.
Jun
17
comment Breadcrumb bug in Google results, using BreadcrumbList
It would really be helpful to have a URL :)
Jun
17
comment My website redirects to another website on google searches
I'd also post in Google's webmaster help forum with the URL & query, so people can take a look at your specific case. Sometimes these are from subtile hacks that are really tricky to spot, and sometimes they need to be escalated to a Googler to review.
Jun
17
comment Does every page HAVE to be mobile friendly even if its almost unimportant?
Having desktop-only pages is fine; some things just don't work (or at least not yet!) that well on mobile. Don't redirect them to an unrelated page just because that one happens to be mobile-friendly.
May
29
comment Should meta tags along with site verification, publisher be used on mobile website as well
Like all meta-tags that affect indexing, you need to use them in the head .
May
28
comment Is it OK for SEO and ads on the site if I have the same content on multiple domains?
If you're running a proxy, the proxied content shouldn't be crawlable or indexable at all. How you shuffle your homepage around (assuming you use a rel=canonical to a single indexable version) is up to you.
May
27
comment How do I prevent Google from indexing text that is generated by JavaScript?
Do users really see this content? I suspect you're trying to fix something that's not broken.
May
27
comment How do I prevent Google from indexing text that is generated by JavaScript?
Don't use cloaking to try to get around this -- it's against Google's Webmaster Guidelines & makes maintenance a big hassle.
May
15
comment href lang annotations in xml sitemap file displays issues
Many mainstream sitemaps generators include a link to a XSL file by default, which is probably what you're seeing.
May
13
comment href lang annotations in xml sitemap file displays issues
By default, XML files aren't meant to be displayed in a browser. They're meant to be read by code, not users. This is why your browser displays it as a single line. You can add an XSL file (see google.com/search?q=sitemaps%20xsl ) if you want to make it more readable, but it's really not something you should need to look at in a browser.
May
6
comment Webmaster Tools shows URL errors linked from http://com.example.www/:http
@vegemite4me it worked, thanks :)
May
6
comment Webmaster Tools shows URL errors linked from http://com.example.www/:http
This sounds really weird, I'd love to dig in to see where they came from on our side (I work at Google). Is there a chance you could send me the actual URL?
Apr
30
comment Is it possible to make an XML sitemap pretty enough to show to users?
You can do a lot with XSLTs; we made some nice ones back in the day, and many sitemap generators include them by default (eg, johnmu.com/sitemap.xml ), but in the end I don't think they're really that useful to users, I'd just noindex them if they showed up in normal search for the site's keywords (that's probably a sign that something else is wrong with the normal pages anyway).
Apr
28
comment Content removal with Http response of 200
If it's a DMCA issue, you may be able to submit a DMCA removal request to Google too. If it's just an image that was "removed", then it'll take quite some time to recrawl & reindex it (I'd recommend encouraging them to just use a 404 instead).
Apr
28
comment Is it possible to make an XML sitemap pretty enough to show to users?
For a trivial/small site, the navigation should be enough to guide users to the content they need. For a larger site, a sitemap with all URLs will be overwhelming. Sure you can technically do that, but does it really make sense for your users?
Mar
25
comment How should I approach sitemap.xml, hreflang and regions for my website
Yes, you can use the same URL for multiple locations. In this case, I'd try to simplify it though, and use /us/ for "en" (all English variations that aren't otherwise specified) and /uk/ for "en-gb" (just English in Great Britain). If at all possible, use the more generic versions of the hreflang values, since that lets those URLs be used broader. You might even consider using "x-default" here, if that's your global preference -- and of course you can use the same URL for x-default & a more specific variation too.
Mar
25
comment Webmaster Tools: Mobile Usability Warnings - How to deal with adverts?
Your advertisers will likely profit from visibility of your site in mobile search too.
Mar
25
comment Responsive design, injecting code via Javascript: Is it bad practice?
This seems like a perfect place to use media-queries, for example, toggling "display: none" depending on the width that the user sees.
Mar
11
comment How to remove php extension from pages except search results?
I'm not sure why you'd want to do this. Search engines don't care which software powers your website, and most users wouldn't either. What's the goal?