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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 API returns only 1% of total impressions of site

So, I'm working on SEO for a site that gets about 5 million impressions a month. However, queries to the GSC API gives me a very small subset of the overall impressions, usually on the order of 1-2%. ...
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Why indexed links from sitemap are constantly falling? [duplicate]

One week ago, I've added some sitemaps for my website. It's a dictionary website. Please take a look at this image: When I added sitemap, 1,00,443 links submitted and it is unchanged so far. The next ...
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Google does not find canonical URL on indexed page even though it finds it in a live test

I have a problem where Google ignores my set canonical tag. If I use the "URL inspection" tool in the new Google search console I can see that on the indexed page they could not find any "User-...
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Wordpress Domain name appending on all links as shown on ANALYTICS and SEM RUSH

I need your help. For some reason Google Analytics is showing that our page views all went to URLS that end with our appending URL again in the end. Our website is in wordpress and uses SEO Yoast ...
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Is it possible to get access of Google Analytics on a non-Google ID?

We are using the company mail address to get access to Google Analytic, Google webmaster and Google my business. We are going to close our company mail address and open open new Microsoft accounts. ...
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should I submit the same sitemap for all the search console accounts?

I'm gonna have 4 properties in my search console for my website as below: http://example.com/ http://www.example.com/ https://example.com/ https://www.example.com/ The main URl is: https://example....
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Is there any solution for deploying of site on wordpress with automated adding it to Google Search Console and Google Analytics?

Is there any solution for deploying of site on wordpress with automated adding it to Google Search Console and Google Analytics via APIs (using html file for approving)? Sometime I need deploy up to 3-...
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We have been adding 404 Not Found pages to robots.txt, but now Google is indexing them

Index coverage says "Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt". Those pages are no longer active and return 404 status. So that they don't get crawled and indexed, our SEO guys have been adding them to ...
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Clicks in Google Search Console have fallen to near zero but Google Analytics shows no drop in traffic

There is a considerable difference between Google search console and Google analytics data for traffic report. Within a short period, the traffic drops to almost zero in Google search console while in ...
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Swapping canonical urls [duplicate]

Let's say I have previously registered a domain blab.la and have already submitted it to google search console, it is indexed and available in search results. Now, I have purchased another domain ...
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Why to add both HTTPS & HTTP versions to Google Webmasters? [duplicate]

What are reasons, that we have to add 2 versions of same domain to Google Webmasters: http and https ? as they refer to same domain, we have extra headache to have 2 items instead of 1. Why? Is ...
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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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what is negative Position number meaning google webmaster tools

today i review my Search Analytics in google webmaster console i see some keyword has negative Position number what does it mean??
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Google started to reports root url blocked by robots.txt - but it's not -

My website has been running for multiple years without problem, however I recently noticed my root url on Google does not show any description/title. The Webmaster Tool reports this error: Crawl ...
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How to resolve Google “Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt”

Recently Google has been complaining about certain pages saying: Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt I am confounded by this error. Yes the page, is blocked by robots.txt and it has always been. ...
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Security Issue - Harmful content

I am trying to solve an issue with my website already for some time but without any luck. Google has detected somewhere in my website harmful content (Malware). But the problem is, I could not find ...
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Why is Google not indexing my thumbnails? [duplicate]

Hello Webmaster community! I recently began a new job and have been making some adjustments to a very old and very cluttered website. The idea is to eventually rebuild from the ground up, however, ...
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Problem with Google index in my multilingual site

Well, I have a multilingual site, in English and in German. But recently I found that, Google displays the German Page no longer. Even I search my site in German, it shows all English Page. Is there a ...
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Google search console issue “redirected”

I have a website made with wordpress that I approved that to google search console with www version and without www version and without www is my preferred version. My website language is Persian. ...
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Why does Google recommend the 'HTML file' verification method?

I'm using meta tags rather than HTML files to verify my site ownership, because I want to keep my root directory clean. In contrast, Google recommends the 'HTML file' method. My quick web search didn'...
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New Search Console - Google's rare query note, but no query filter applied?

A couple of screen shots below show a difference which has me stumped. The only difference between the two screen shots is an additional page filter:- include URLs containing somesite.co.uk Question ...
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Google caching not complete

I have a web page where I had used the URL inspection tool to request Google to crawl it. The HTML code has for the meta tags as shown below: <meta http-equiv="Cache-control" content="private"> ...
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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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Why there is no back links displayed from SN sites (twitter, Facebook, gplus) in Google Webmaster?

We have built backlinks from Social networking websites such as gplus, Facebook and LinkedIn for many websites. For some websites, In web master, We see very less number of links and for some ...
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Google Search Console is showing a 404 warning for a deleted blog post

I had originally submitted it in Google Search Console so it could be indexed. I have deleted my blog post. After deleting, it is showing me a "404 Not Found" warning for that blog post. What should ...
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Google Search Console reports empty brand and model of product

Google Search Console: Structured Data > Product (markup: schema.org) Parsed in Google: Brand and model JSON: "brand":{ "@type":"Thing", "name":"Volkswagen" }, "model":{ "@...
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Could using the Google URL removal tool for a specific page also have removed the home page?

I noticed today my Homepage URL is not on Google Search Result anymore. Firstly for specific keyword where i ranked #1 than for domain itself. it is my brand keyword which I get most traffic from. I ...
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Unable to set preferred domain in Google Search Console for www.example.school.nz

Google Search Console doesn't seem to see school.nz as a top-level domain, and therefore, example.school.nz as a root level domain. This means that I can't set the preferred domain to www.example....
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A website has more than 5000 404 Errors, is this a problem? [duplicate]

I have a website of one of my clients that allows the user to delete pages by themselves with a form. When a page is deleted the website generates a 404 Error. The deleted pages total about 5000, and ...
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Is it necessary to handle every 404 reported in Google Search Console?

Is it necessary to handle every 404 reported in Google Search Console? used/hyundai-cars/page-143/undefined/ There was a bug in JavaScript which was forming such wrong URLs. These errors are fixed ...
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Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical after changing domain

I've recently changed the domain from https://example.me to https://example.im. However, https://example.im is not displaying in Google. After inspecting in the Search Console, this is what I got: "...
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Massive drop in Google impressions for last two months after cookie script was added for GDPR

I was checking Google Search Console and noticed that there is massive drop in Google impressions since July, not sure what could be the reason. I remember that I integrated a cookiebot.com script ...
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What is the risk of giving a 3rd party read only access to Google Analytics?

An agency has asked for access to my Google Analytics. I don't really trust them, but I need them to be able to verify my web site stats. What are the risks associated with giving them read only ...
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Do I use both Search Console's Remove URLs Tool and Remove Outdated Content Tool after content removal on my site?

Google Search Console offers to use the Remove URLs tool so you can temporarily block pages from Google Search results. It also has a Remove outdated content tool to remove content that is still ...
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Why? My website is not showing “cache option” in search result [duplicate]

Plz guide me. Why? my website is not showing "cache option" in search result. when I check Ex- (Cache: http://example.com ) then it shows - "404. That’s an error." URLs are indexed & no any ...
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Why does Search Console count impressions where the searcher hasn't even scrolled far enough down the SERP to see my site?

Why does Search Console count impressions where the searcher hasn't even scrolled far enough down the SERP to see my site? Google Search console lists the keywords people use in search to visit my ...
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After moving to HTTPS google has only indexed 2 pages ?

Ive recently upgrade a site to HTTPS, as part of this process i added the HTTPS (www. and non www.) versions to google webmaster tools, submitted a fetch as google bot request and then requested re-...
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Does Google take into account page title changes due to JavaScript? [duplicate]

One of my pages is set up so that the initial page title is just some placeholder title, and it changes after an AJAX call. Here's what the process looks like: Initial page load AJAX call to ...
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JavaScript Charts Vs Server Side Generated Images For SEO

I am currently using Google Visualization (Charts) API to display charts on my website. Fetch and Render on Search Console renders blank spaces in places of charts (quite understandably), while charts ...
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How long is “temporary” for the Google remove URL tool?

Google Search Console says... Remove URLs Temporarily remove URLs that you own from search results. To remove content permanently, you must remove or update the source page. More information. ...
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Stop getting traffic from Googlebot on high server load

In my website, we usually get a spike in the number of requests because of search engine crawlers (like Googlebot) harvesting the website for indexing. So what I thought of; is depending on the ...
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Fetch as Google says: “I'm sorry, your browser is not supported.”

We built a new website with Vaadin Flow and added it to Google Search Console. We tried using fetch as google. But we get the following error: I'm sorry, your browser is not supported
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Avoiding distortion of Google Search impressions

I'm primarily a software and web developer, but a client asked for SEO help with his low-traffic site. So, using Google Search, I could see their ranking for various search terms. But, doing so will ...
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Does AngularJS make it more likely that URLs will be “Discovered - currently not indexed ” in Google Search Console?

According to What can cause "Discovered - currently not indexed" in the new GWT This status means that the google doesn't think the content should be indexed. In our case, this an NG (...
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Google not indexing a recent WordPress post [duplicate]

Recently I've published my recent WordPress post on my blog. Normally whenever I post something on my blog It gets indexed almost instantly. But that didn't happen with my recent post. I've asked ...
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How do I remove a large number of “Excluded” links in Google Search Console?

As you can see in the screenshot below, my site has a lot of "excluded" links, more than 34K, which is unusual: However I don't have that many links in my website: I'm worried about my SEO and ...
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All pages from my site are showing a 404 error in the Google cache from search results [duplicate]

For the last 30 days, all internal pages of my website have been showing 404 error in the Google cache. When I click on 'Cached' on any page, it shows below error message: The requested URL /search?...
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JSON-LD makes website result with no thumbnail in Mobile Search [duplicate]

I saw that it was picking one of the images from my portfolio, so I planned to add explicitly one image for Google Mobile Search result to pick up using JSON-LD tags. A funny thing is that, it says ...
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How to fix 302 errors in my Google Search Console?

I have so many 302 error in my Google Search Console. I changed HTTP to HTTPS recently and confusing part in Google Search Console is when I check there's /search.php on the end of every URL. It ...
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sudden drop in google index, any good ideas what to do? [duplicate]

we are experiencing a sudden drop in google index, clicks, impressions, basically everything but we haven't changed anything really. What can I use to figure out what is going on and the revert the ...