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Questions tagged [google-search-console]

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 reports almost no impressions or clicks after migrating to HTTPS

One of our website has ranked well on Google and showed good Google Impression & Clicks etc.. Around July we implemented SSL for our website and website was now only available over https://www....
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Can I wildcard disavow all links from any site on a specific top level domain?

So lately I found more than 7,500 links our website that are coming from spam sites. I used disavow to get rid of them. In the future though, nobody stops a spammer to make abc.tk foo.tk bar.tk LOL....
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Failed to validate the property. Google search console [on hold]

I tried with all possible validation html file, Google analytics,meta ,dns,... method but I always received "Failed to validate the property"
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Analytics keywords vs search console search terms

We have Google Search Console integrated into Google Analytics, for monitoring our site traffic. I'm seeing a discrepancy in what I thought was similar data relating to organic search. If I go to ...
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Google Webmaster tool complains about blocked URL, but it isn't

We have recently integrated with google webmaster tools. Now, on one of the pages, google complains: Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt Our robots.txt looks like this: User-agent: * Disallow: /...
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Why is Google Search Console saying my 404 errors are linked from pages that are long gone?

Please Note: I'm not asking what to do here. I'm asking why this is happening, in order to understand Google Search Console's behaviour. So this has been driving me nuts for weeks. I've made repeated ...
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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I had content removed using the google search console and removal requests because the links and images were outdated.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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URL Unreachable/Unable to Index [duplicate]

I have 4 links that are marked with "Submitted URL has crawl issue" on my WordPress site. Each of them don't return anything when I run "fetch as google" and "View as search result", but through ...
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How can I do a Content Audit with Google Search Console given that I don't have an Analytics account? [closed]

I'm working on a WordPress website for a client. The client had no analytics codes or Google tracking IDs on their site, but I was able to see their historical data by adding their website as a new ...
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Will linking new Google Analytics account to old Search Console remove all historical data?

I'm doing SEO work on an existing WordPress site for a client and I'm wondering if by linking a brand new Google Analytics tracking ID to their Google Search Console data if it will erase/destroy all ...
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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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One page but multiple top-level domain names: how to tag?

We want translate our .com site, and decided to use different country specific top-level domain names, like: www.mywebsite.com www.monsiteweb.fr www.misitioweb.es ... Now, from a maintenance ...
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Why Google search console shows wrong SERP position for keywords and pages?

google search console data shows lots of 1st positions for example but when I check it really in google SERP by my self manually, I see its wrong. Can anyone know what is the reason and how I can ...
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How to reset Search Console Indexing to reflect correct reports?

My Search Console is old. It has been reflecting links and errors dating back to URLs from 2013/2015. In the new website, I have configured everything correctly and made sure there are no internal ...
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Google's Inspect URL shows incorrect source code for my page's “Google Index”, but correct for “Live Test”

My web page is incorrectly indexed and is showing a different header than the one that is actually updated in my website. When I used the URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console, The index shows ...
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Indexing Issue on our UK. site [duplicate]

We have noticed an indexing issue with our uk. (uk.example.com) site. We have noticed that our site is dropping off Google SERP's and it seems to be after Google started to change the URL's over from ...
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Is there any way to link to a singular and specific google search result

I know how to link to a general google query results, but is there any way to link user to a singular specific google result? For example: google search for www.website.com and show user only the top ...
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Google intermittently fails to download CSS and JS from CloudFront CDN

We noticed a lot of "Mobile Usability" errors in the Search Console. When I clicked on them and chose "Check live version" option - it always said the page was mobile friendly. However, the mobile ...
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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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Are impressions being double counted, or more, in Google Search Console API data?

I'm using the GSC API to query data for my site at a Query & page level. This means I'm getting impression, clicks, position & ctr for each user query that leads to a url on my site. ...
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Master Sitemap holding child sitemaps on different domain

I have a master sitemap, index.xml on https://www.example.com/index.xml This XML contain childmaps pointing to a subdomain URL of mine like below: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <...
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How to set preferred domain with https in Google Webmaster Tools

I have registered a website and bought an SSL certificate, installed it and did some mod_rewrite rules to have all my traffic go to https://example.com. So all is working nicely from that perspective. ...
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Google Search Console says page is “Not on Google” but shows in search results

A client asked me to make sure his old, nonexistent pages got removed from the Google search results. I made sure all the old links returned a 404/410 error or have the noindex tag and then used the ...
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How to push google to update data about what I recently change in my page?

I change my page title and meta desc, and also change indexability status to index. Should I wait till google crawl again or change by itself? or I can notify google that I change something and ...
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How can I “mark as fixed” in Google's new Search Console

In the "old" Google Search Console (and Google Webmaster Tools) there was an option to Mark as fixed to clear errors once fixed. This allowed us to keep the error list clean and only show errors that ...
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Online SEO checker reporting no title

I am new to SEO. I have created a WordPress Website and I have used a SEO checker online and get this issue: Title: No Title. Important: Remember to set a title, never forget this However I have set ...
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URL Parameters in the new Google Search Console?

Google recently moved to a new Search Console. In the old Search Console it's (in February 2019 still) possible to tell how Googlebot should interpret URL parameters. Help Google crawl your site ...
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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?

I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? All subdomains that share a same sitemap at base domain (example....
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Google keeps crawling old site, ignores new (& better) one

Searching 'Dragon Notes' in Google predominantly yields (1) rather than (2) - even for images; (2)'s almost non-existent. Differences: (2) is more up-to-date, has a better sitemap and source code (2) ...
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Do I Need to add Separate Sitemaps and Properties in Google Search Console for http:// and https:// [duplicate]

When using Google Search console do I need to add the 4 separate properties for my site with the new Google Search console? In online video tutorials it shows people adding the different http:// and ...
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What can cause Google Search Console ownership by delegation to fail?

I just inherited management of three websites for a new client. The previous agency did not add her as an admin to any of her sites in Google Search Console, Google Analytics, or Google Tag Manager. ...
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New Google Search Console does not load any resources such as CSS and JS while it worked fine in the old Search Console tool

When using URL inspection and Live Test in the new Google Search Console the Googlebot does not load most resources (Javascript, CSS and Images). This results in the Search Console telling me my pages ...
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Google SearchConsole can't see my sitemap

I have created an xml sitemap. I have used Google SearchConsole to send it in, but the SearchConsole status says it can not be fetched. I cannot see why. Anyone who can spot the error, or have some ...
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Remove a site from Google search once it has been retired and shut down

I’m shutting down my website which has a few thousands pages. What is the best way to remove my entire site and related pages from Google search results? Removing full site from Google index has ...
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How do I remove old ip address URL from Google search results?

I have a simple blog. In google search engine page ranking, I notice it ranks the IP address URL of dev server. Whoops. However, the final site was moved to different server and is live there. ...
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Upper/lower case ranking problem in Google - How to remove in Webmasters?

I have only this single URL on my website: https://www.aadseducation.com/isms-lead-auditor-training/details Previously, this URL because of a mistake done by developer, Google started ranking the ...
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How to configure the robots.txt file with a multilingual site?

I have a site with Drupal 8 and I activate English and French (Language from the URL path prefix). Here is what my url resembles : https://www.example.com/en/node/add https://www.example.com/fr/node/...
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Google Search Analytics in Search Console shows almost no data while Google Analytics reports plenty of organic traffic

I don't understand why I don't see any break down of my pages in search analytics, even though: 46 pages currently indexed by google.com Google Analytics shows around 100 daily unique visitors Around ...
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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Google Mobile Usability says “Content wider than screen” even though I can't reproduce that locally and X overflow is set to hidden

Unable to fix error Google Mobile Usability > Content wider than screen in Google Search Console. I have try chrome mobile layout emulator from DevTools, set width to 320px but no horizontal scroll ...
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Google show warning for duplicat title of two pages with rel next rel prev [duplicate]

In search console there is a warning for two pages with the same title, in such these case we mostly use rel next rel prev, we did it, but google still show this warning. How should we correct it?
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Should tag and author pages be disallowed in robots.txt?

According to some articles that talk about crawl budget, we should decrease the number pages crawled and provide the only important and valuable pages to search engine crawlers. We have 3,000 ...
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Two pages have same title, same description, different content. Are they duplicates?

We have release our website from our mobile app in a very short amount of time. The website is quite good, but not at all optimized for SEO. For example, there is absolutely no care for meta tags. All ...
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Google Search Console gives me 404 errors on tags I removed

I've recently deleted a lot of tags (www.example.com/tag/example) because they were either useless or ranking for keywords for which I have articles on (and I want to rank those). I checked the ...
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Mobile usability issues reported by Google at Search Console [duplicate]

Our website is responsive but it is showing the below mobile usability issues at Google search console. Content wider than scree Clickable elements too close together When tested using mobile ...
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Google Search Console API doesn't show “Submitted URL has crawl issues” that is a problem for a number of my URLs in Search Console

I use Google Search Console to track my URLs errors. I also use Google API with google-api-python-client. When I do this Python line : errors = webmasters_service.urlcrawlerrorscounts().query(...
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Why Google officially to end some old search console features? [closed]

Here are some of the upcoming changes in Search Console that google planning on making towards end of March, 2019: Crawl errors in the new Index Coverage report Sitemaps data in Index Coverage Using ...
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I have an arabic website, but my target keyword impression mostly searched from non Arabic country, India

In search console, One of my target keywords with very high impressions mostly seen from a country with non arabic language, India. it is very strange, and also the google trends show different ...
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Recently Google Search Console reported some amp errors when I have not AMP applied in my website at all!

Recently Google Search Console reported amp errors. There's no amp applied in my website at all. How is that possible? Check the screenshot below:
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Remove only my root home page URL from Google search while allowing blog subdirectory to be indexed

I have a website example.com, just a landing page with a <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"/> and linked to Google Search Console. It's appearing in searches. I have another website ...