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A Google web-based console that provides additional insight into a registered website's search performance and potential issues.

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How to hide a dodgy website as a referring page in Google Search Console?

I have a website that shows up in the google search console under URL inspection with a referring page that is another website entirely. I did a reindex a couple of days ago and it was last crawled on ...
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Change of address in Google Search Console says an old domain no longer registered by me is moving to my new domain

I did change of address in Google Search Console. The old domain has now expired and is registered by someone else, but I still see the notification that says the old domain is moving to my new domain....
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sitemap and canonical url for website that has only one page: "index.html" hosted using GitHub Pages

I have the almost same question as this: How do I correctly add index page to xml sitemap - do I need a canonical expression? But I am confused with the accepted answer, as for my case, the website ...
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Discovered - currently not indexed VS Crawled - currently not indexed [duplicate]

In Google search console I have a 883 webpages Discovered - currently not indexed and only 4 webpages Crawled - currently not indexed. But, from a site:example.com it appears that 45 webpages are ...
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About sudden drop in crawl request of our site

Looking for some help from Google seo expert to help our company site to identify this urgent issue. Here is the thing: the crawl request of our site experience a sudden drop on 9th, Oct. And it hasn'...
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I submitted Sitemaps from AIO SEO to google search console, if I now delete the AIO plugin, do my sitemaps become invalid?

I use Yoast as SEO for my new Wordpress website, however I couldn't get the sitemaps with Yoast as it was giving me error 404, and regardless of what I tried, it wasn't working. So I then got the All ...
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"URL is unknown to Google" error on a "new" forum site

Summary: We've recently made certain sections of our (previously) private forum and community open so that users can access areas of the site without registering. The site, however, is encountering ...
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How can I identify which text within a page is "too small to read" as reported by Google Search Console?

Google Search Console intermittently claims that I have "Text too small to read" and gives just URL to my page. How can I get more specific location of supposed problem? It is a bit more ...
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How to make a sitemap with Laravel

I am making a sitemap for a site made with Laravel and do not know if I am going the right way. I read an article from Google (https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/sitemaps/build-sitemap#...
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Search Console reports article is indexed, "site:" operator doesn't. Why? [duplicate]

One of my latest articles had gotten indexed and was showing as indexed via the "site:" operator too, but it is now showing as indexed in Console only, not via the "site:" ...
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GSC reports far higher number of URLs in sitemap

When I submit our sitemap to GSC (https://periperielectrical.com.au/sitemap_index.xml) Google reports that 22,065 URLs have been discovered. I've been through the sitemap myself and can see around ...
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Creating a blog hurts my product page?

So I created a blog at the end of March 2021 and started posting 2 to 3 posts per month. In August 2021, I started posting more often. My whole goal with the blog is to bring new potential customers ...
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Too many external links showing on site on Google Search Console [duplicate]

I am facing a serious issue on my site. We have naturally created only 300 backlinks, but Google Search Console showed 1,556,317 external backlinks pointing towards our Contact Us and Service pages ...
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How can I add a missing website to Google Maps for my business

I added my business on Google, but it shows my website information is missing and I don't know why. Please check here: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hit+Infotech+LLP I already added my website many ...
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URL is not duplicate but Google set it as duplicate and choose other URL as canonical [duplicate]

I set the canonical for each URL on website, they are all unique. But Google set 1000 links on my site as duplicate and choose different URL as canonical. How do I fix this issue? There are many links,...
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Google Search Console Removal Tools Consumes 20 GB of RAM

I work as a customer support specialist for a large site (millions of pages). Every day, we receive approximately 1000 removal requests from users and businesses. We remove listings from our site, ...
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Does Google search console assume there must be a retina image?

We noticed a considerable proportion of 404-s in Crawl stats report and upon inspection it turns out that pretty much all the images on our WP blog yield a 404 for their "retina" version, i....
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Google site search showing indexed pages despite entire domain redirecting

I have two different TLDs for same domain name. Let's say example.com and example.es. All of the traffic to example.es is 301 redirected to example.com. Besides that, most of the pages in example.com ...
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Does google follow links discovered in JSON-LD?

Lets say I have a site with a page of 20 products which are fed through an API. The products are loaded using infinity scroll so the initial page render has 5 products tops. Upon scrolling it adds 5 ...
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Why I cannot get indexed on Google but it works well on Bing (Vercel/NextJS)?

I have recently launched a new website using Vercel and NextJS and am trying to get it indexed on Google using Google Search console. The Bing console worked like a charm however I cannot get it ...
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Search Console Impressions Issue - Graph pulling incorrect data

We are currently on Google Analytics 4 and since we have updated our end to the new tracking code, we seem to have false data on Search Console impressions graph - see attached. You can see at the ...
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How should we handle old URLs from a recently acquired expired domain that currently redirect to empty pages?

I am managing a customer website. They recently bought an expired domain name and simply redirected it to their main domain. The expired domain was safe, non-spam with good authority. However, the old ...
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Same rank average but fewer impressions?

On Google search console, for the same specific page (not site), I can see a bit difference between 2020 and 2021. It surprises me that for the same average rank position (or even a better one), now I ...
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We are restructuring some URLs are 301 redirects enough to avoid a massive drop in traffic?

My org is rebuilding a very old, very haphazardly built WordPress site and we are thinking about making some changes to our custom post types and therefore the URL structure will change which is going ...
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Search console domain property subdomain not indexing and testing [duplicate]

My main domain is registered as domain property. The domain is exovia.de. And my subdomain is edeldark.exovia.de. If I understand the docs right a domain property should include every subdomain. So it ...
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My website got hijacked, how do I ask search engines to remove the bad webpages

Today I discovered that 2 days ago my websites got hijacked. A tonne (maybe hundreds/thousands) of new pages were created on my domain that redirected to some Chinese websites. I have since then ...
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How can get Google to index a URL with a canonical tag? [duplicate]

We have the URL routes with the schema: /ads/:city. The objective is to get URLs that use this route indexed in Google: /ads/joinville /ads/lages /ads/florianopolis Today, Google Search Console ...
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Why won't google search console accept my sitemap? [duplicate]

I've recently deployed my first site and I've tried to create a sitemap.xml file so I can get my site indexed faster by google. I created the sitemap.xml and put it in the public directory of my react ...
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How can I tell if a site was penalized by Google's Page Experience update? If it was, how can I fix it?

I have a site that was doing well until around July (2021). Since then, I've seen target keyword rankings dropped from the 1st and 2nd page, organic traffic has decreased significantly. I know that in ...
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Google says: Sitemap.xml is HTML

I created a sitemap (which is generated dynamically) and routed to it using reverse-proxy in Nginx. I uploaded the URL to the Google search console. I got an error right away as seen in the picture. &...
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When changing domains, should Google Search Console change of address also be used for domains that redirect to the main domain?

I have site A redirect 301 to site B, now I have site C and want to redirect B to it, what is the best way to change of address with google search console? Should I set only change of address B to C? ...
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Canonical after updating to pretty urls

I just updated my site to use pretty URL structures. Old URL: https://digimoncard.io/deck/?deckid=1241 New URL: https://digimoncard.io/deck/green-otk-1241 I've set up my SEO like so: <meta ...
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How come my Search Console report doesn't show position of a keyword?

From some article I see a screenshot like this in the table below, besides "clicks" and "impressions", there are also "position" and "CTR". However, in my ...
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Robots.txt not blocking yet GSC URL Inspection Tool says it is

Recently I realized Disallow /was set on my staging sites. I didn't realize until I got a warning in Search Console... Mistakes happen I've removed the directive and cleared all caches at least 10 ...
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Do all my pages need to be mobile friendly?

I’m having trouble with Google Console accepting some pages as mobile friendly. My main page works fine, as do most of the important pages. I have tried spacing things apart to the point that they ...
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Google Search Console errors occuring and disappearing all the time

In the Google Search Console I keep getting some errors under "Mobile Usability" that pop up every once in a while and then disappear again. To be more exact, it's these two errors mainly, ...
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GA360 property is not in the list of properties to associate with GSC

I'm verified owner of GSC domain. Now I try to associate with this GSC a GA360 property/view of the same domain, where I have read & analyze access rights, . After click on Associate in GSC ...
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Google Search Console and sitemap-index file gzip

I googled for a long time and tried to find something at https://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html#index about gzip compression for sitemap INDEX files, but I couldn't find anything. I have a very large ...
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Strange Variations of URL Showing Up in Google Search Console

My wife and I started a website several months ago. Today on Google Search Console we noticed some strange variations of pages on her site. They were found under the section: Coverage > Crawled - ...
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Does using relative base url href="./second-page" instead of hard coding URL href="https://www.example.com/second-page" affect SEO?

I have created a website recently and was checking if google has indexed my website on google console. My home page is indexed but my other leaf pages connected to my home page are not indexed yet. &...
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Can PageSpeed Insights show a breakdown by device or browser for visitors that score 'poor' for FCP, LCP, and CLS?

I'm looking to better understand the population of site visitors to our site that fall in the 'poor'/red zone of FCP, LCP, and CLS of our Field Data metrics on PageSpeed Insights. Does anyone know of ...
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Do "web" stats in Google Search Console include Google shopping queries?

Does search type 'Web' in Google Search Console (screenshot 1) include free traffic from Shopping tab (screenshot 2)?
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Are .ga domains allowed in Google Search Console?

I've started a new website with a free domain name (.ga) from Freenom. When I tried to add my website to Google Search Console, the verification went well, but when I submitted the sitemap I get an ...
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Are URLs with fragments or paths better for SEO?

Suppose I have a food blog (say www.myfoodblog.example) with several recipes (mango-icecream, banana-icecream, and berry-icecream). So what I understood for SEO is to have these keywords of recipes in ...
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Google indexing: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical [duplicate]

I have requested an index for a website however am being shown this message: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical I do not have any duplicates of this site according to google and I ...
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"URL not in property" when I submit a removal request for an old subdomain's URLs to Google Search Console

I have website called example.com. Somehow an admin URL admin.example.com was crawled (more than 2-3 years ago) and it has more than 150 search results. Now the technology stack used to create that ...
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Google Search Console shows "incompatible plugins" in the mobile usability report despite not using Flash, how do I diagnose the cause?

Google Search console is giving me a 'Uses incompatible plugins' error for mobile usability for a number of my pages, including https://www.crn.com/sp-500/sp2020.htm and https://www.crn.com/sp-500/...
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Data about traffic from Google Organic does not correspond in GA and Search Console [duplicate]

The trends are completely different in GA and SC. Does anyone know why? [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/w9L5Z.png [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/aCr1e.png
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Steady rankings but impressions dropped off a cliff

I run a website in the 'Christmas song lyrics' niche and have been slowly but building traffic. However, after updating content and urls to better Target the niche Google has been go a bit wild on the ...
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What is Discover traffic in Google Search Console?

I saw some traffic from "Discover" for a few days but later it back to zero again. And I never got any traffic from "Discover" since 5/16/21. What is this for? Thanks

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