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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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Google Search Console - Problem with External Link Anchor

Just before the previous Christmas our website was hacked, and our Christmas present was some files put on our server and a redirect to an online pharmacy selling viagra! Happy Christmas us! Luckily ...
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How to resolve “Text too small to read” error from webmaster?

What is the meaning of Text too small to read in the mobile usability section of Google search console?
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How to fix robots.txt file error in my GWT?

In my blog’s Webmaster Tools, there is a notification in Crawl Errors section, that is Google couldn't crawl your site because we were unable to access the robots.txt file. My blog’s robots.txt file ...
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When a Google Search Console removal request expires, could that content return to the Google index?

I had content removed using the google search console and removal requests because the links and images were outdated. It has expired on some of them now. Does that meant the links could return onto ...
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Google search console error: Sitemap couldn't fetch [closed]

My webpage is heavily reliant on organic traffic, but my SEO updates haven't been captured since November 12th due to an error saying "Sitemap couldn't fetch" in GSC. This is critical to my business. ...
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Google Search Console is not fetching the sitemap correctly?

Search Console is not fetching the sitemap when it is named as “Sitemap.xml”, after we renamed it as “Sitemapnew.xml” sitemap is submitted successfully?? 4,630 URL”S were discovering even after we ...
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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a year ...
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GSC Coverage vs Mobile Usability discrepancy in count

I ran Excel VLOOKUP against all of the files GSC Coverage lists, versus all of the files GSC mobile usability says are mobile friendly. About 30% of the pages listed in Coverage are not included in ...
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Crawled page's screenshot is blank in the Google Search Console

I set up a SPA page through Angular, and achieved the effect of Server Side Render through Rendertron, In the facebook debug tool, I could get my dynamically generated Meta data, but the preview of ...
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Two Equivalent Percent-encoded URLs, Google selects One as Canonical?

I have the following two URL's (Please note that URL 1 contains comma, while URL 2 contains encoded %2C): https://example.com/hotels_page/Cleveland,%20OH,%20USA/Safe%20Hotels%20near%20University%...
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How to make sure Google doesn't think index.html and homepage pages are duplicate content?

I have a website built with html CSS and JavaScript, its working on Firebase platform. I did a duplicate content test on siteliner.com, the results showed me 100% duplication between index.html file ...
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Google Search Console Showing No Search Impressions and No Clicks, something doesn't make sense

I have a website running passively and receiving good search traffic. Its been a while since I have been optimising, but i recently decided to get back into the project. I loaded Google Search ...
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How do I access the old version of Google Search Console?

I recently started using Google Search Console for the first time, and for the most part it's been working well. I only have experience with the new version of the console released in 2018. However, ...
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How to optimize image for website SEO? [closed]

Basically i want to that images stored outside the main domain, so i know the which is best cloud domain where we can stored this images in free of cost.
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Google Search Console reports blocked resources from DoubleClick while rendering my pages, where do these calls come from?

I'm seeing errors when rendering pages: Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page. Here's a list: url: https://static.doubleclick.net/instream/ad_status.js type: Script reason: Blocked ...
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Inspect old domain after perfroming redirect 301

After performing redirect to a new domain I tried to inspect the old domain URL from its webmaster and I got this info URL is not on Google This page is not in the index, but not because of an ...
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Single Web Page low speed will affect on the all website speed and rank?

One of the my website page speed is very low. but this is not my ranking url or i don't want to rank this url in SERP. but this page low speed will affect on my another page speed as well as all ...
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Could not featch site map error after perform redirect to a new domain

I have moved my site from one domain to another! and the migration and redirect have been done successfully! Unfortunately, I lost the Google search rank for most of my pages!! Therefore, I am ...
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Google Search Console Adding Sitemap “Couldn't fetch” and “Sitemap could not be read” txt file

I made a fairly simple .txt file I am getting the following errors I find it very odd. The 2.txt is just the .txt with fewer than 50,000 results. Somehow it seems like Google can read the longer .txt ...
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Manually adjustment of the crawl rate after boost of the “Time Spent Downloading a page”?

I started to use Cloudflare, and automatically the "Time Spent Downloading a page" increased from 180 ms to 610 ms. It started to hurt the Crawl Budget of my website, which has 2,000,000+ pages. I ...
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What is the equivalent to Search Console “clicks” in Google Analytics

I am looking into some reports in Google Analytics, however my attention has been brought to the fact that I cannot seem to find approximately matching numbers between google search console and Google ...
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Duplicate problem on Google Search Console

I use free hosting and a free site maker. After a while, I added my own domain via DNS settings. I faced a major problem after this. My new pages are not being indexed because Google detects duplicate ...
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How to edit the website URL in Google Search Console

I've made a mistake and added my site name in Google Search Console with http instead of https. Where can I edit that? Should I remove the property and remake another one? No problems will be ...
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What is the meaning of itemprop=“contentUrl” in HTML img tag?

I see a attribute called itemprop="contentUrl" in a image. But I don't understand the meaning of this.
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Google Search Console - Adding Domain/Subdomain and sitemap for each

I have a WP website http://testexample.com and created a new subdomain with separate content and URL http://subdomain.testexample.com and I need to register both sites in Google Search Console now. ...
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Why is my personal website's homepage not displayed until I “repeat the search with the omitted results included”? [closed]

I have a website which is essentially just a blog and a link to my CV. When I google my name the CV is at the top of all the search results. However, the homepage of my website doesn't show up at all. ...
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What does “Disallow: /search” mean in robots.txt?

In my blog's Google Webmaster Tools panel, I found the following code in my robots.txt of blocked URLs section. User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: /search Allow: / I know that Disallow will ...
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How to deal with a mobile usability issue for a single page in the WordPress uploads directory?

I have just had an email from google console to say “New Mobile Usability issue detected for site https://unusualplaces.org/“ and below that it says Viewport not set Text too small to read ...
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Google says text too small too read when all text on the page is 14 point

I'm having no end of problems trying to get my site listed on Google. It was sitting right at the top of the rankings. Then, after I'd added a couple of extra sponsor logos, the mobile crawler decided ...
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Mobile Usability report only shows 1 valid page since Google changed the crawler to smartphone

My website has all its content indexed, in fact coverage is showing 45 valid pages indexed: At some point, Google decided to change from Desktop to Mobile indexer and suddenly the Usability report ...
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Moving to another domain loss google search rank

My old A.maindomain.net was hosted on wordpress.com so I decided to move to B.maindomain.com domain and use Google Analytic and wordpress.org instead. Actually, I have prepared test environment to ...
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If I remove the date part from my blog URL using code, do I need to resubmit the sitemap to the Google search console?

If I remove the date part from my blog URL using code in blogger, do I need to resubmit the sitemap to the Google search console? And I redirected my old URLs to new URLs. And does removing date from ...
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How do you explain more impressions and less ranking in Google search console?

In google search console, for my website, when the number of impressions increased (red trend in google search console), then the ranking in google search decreased (green trend in google search ...
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Google says my sitemap index was “processed successfully”, yet “total discovered URLs” is 0

I submitted a new version of the sitemap index for my site in Google Search Console two days ago. Soon after submission, GSC started saying that the index was "processed successfully", and yet has ...
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If the impressions are very high and clicks are very low, should the keywords be changed?

I have worked very hard for my website. We update it every two days. The site's impressions are good but the click through rate is like 0. Its been 6 months but it has not performed well in searches. ...
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What if Remove page from Google index after the new search console update?

According to the new update in search console, url can be temporarily remove for 6 months or less as 3 month. Can be removed permanently from site also. I have pages that already indexed and ranked. ...
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How to Get Cities Data instead of Countries in Google Webmaster tools Query Search

Under the performance review, google webmaster tool is showing the countries. Is there any way we can check the impression/ clicks breakup based on cities instead of countries.
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Google search console after DNS IP change crawl dropped to 0

We recently upgraded our Go Daddy servers on to a faster one. The new faster servers had a different IP address but our domain name had to stay the same. So we pointed the old domain to the new IP ...
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Why does Google report a soft 404 when I redirect to the signup page?

In the last month, I've got an increased number of "soft 404" errors reported by Google webmaster tools which actually work well for users. Configuration (maybe useless): I have a website built with ...
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Google Search Console reports Soft 404 on an Excel file

since mid of this month, an Excel file that used to be indexed in Google Search is reported as a Soft 404 on Search Console File: https://neoschronos.com/assets/lean-canvas.xls We have multiple ...
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How does Google choose “Desktop” or “Smartphone” for the “primary crawler” of a site?

How is the "primary crawler" selected for a site in Google Search Console (coverage segment)? This picture belongs to 2 different websites:
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JSON-LD structured data not showing up on live url test(search console)

I am appending dynamic structured data to the head of html as and when my ajax response comes. Something like:- function appendSchemaToScript(schema){ var el = document.createElement('script'); ...
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Search Console error “uncommon download”

I get this alert in my Google Search Consol: 1 issue detected Google has detected harmful content on some of your site’s pages. We recommend that you remove it as soon as possible. Until then, ...
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Google Search Console reports back links from a number of non-existing domains pointing to my site

In Google Search Console, there are a high number of links from domains which actually do not exists,pointing to more than one posts on my site. My site is losing organic traffic day by day. Should I ...
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How can make sure my app Module will be always available to Google Search Console (AngualrJS app)

I'm trying to test some of my web pages on Google Search Console. Some of the times i can see the content of the page i look for (but without the dynamic HTML), and sometimes I'm getting errors like - ...
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Does the new Google Search Console contain the SEO audit report in its previous version?

I used to play with Google Search Console for many years ago and I remembered the old console has a SEO audit report. It can tell me what pages have duplicated titles or missing h1 tags. It's a very ...
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How to force deindex URLs from Google index ASAP? [duplicate]

Remove pages from Google index Hello, I have bought previously owned domain. Right now it have 150 - 200 URLs indexed by Google that are not related to my current website (powered by wordpress). ...
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Google Search Console couldn't fetch my XML Sitemap

I have an asp.net web form project. For creating a sitemap on this project, I didn't use a regular asp.net Web.sitemap file in Visual Studio, like by doing: menu File --> New File --> Web.sitemap ...
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Does switching from specific domain extension to the TLD domain affects the overall SEO?

I had the domain extension that ends from .in and after a year I changed it to .com. So I wanna know if this whole process severely affects the SEO. I'm still ranking well in India but that's not what ...

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