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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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Fetch as google Content-length: 0 when using IIS with active request routing (ARR)

I'm very new to this and just had a new issue dropped on my desk which I could use help with. Basically all requests for domain name www.example.com are routed through an IIS with active request ...
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“See Index Coverage” link from sitemap not working in Google Search Console

Why is my “See Index Coverage” button is disabled? I created the property 2 months ago and also submitted sitemap then. I still can't see my index coverage for the sitemaps I submitted.
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Another site not owned by us chosen for the Google-selected canonical

One of our sites is affected by negative SEO. In our Google Search Console, we notice that Google has chosen a different domain as the canonical URL. We don't own that domain. How it got there is ...
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Why do external links on Google Search Console vary so much from month to month

I keep an eye on external links to my website that google reports in its webmaster dashboard for my blog (technical tipps). According to that dashboard, my website has a wildly varying number of ...
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Google Search Console “Mobile Usability issues” but live test shows “Page is mobile friendly”

Looking into a customers site that has been having issues with Mobile Usability issues in the google search console. Specific issues are: Clickable elements too close together Text too small to read ...
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Google Analytics 4 showing all traffic is "Direct"

1 week after setting up a new site with Google Analytics 4, GA stopped showing any search engine traffic information and now shows all traffic as Direct I'm stumped as to why GA is losing all ...
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Duplicate without user selected canonical, even though pages are different. Why?

I am using the Search Console and I encountered this problem with my Angular 7 app for a webshop. At first, I thought it was a Javascript rendering problem, but made sure all server resources were ...
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Google Search Console does ot recognize JSON-LD dynamically added to head in angular app

In my Angular(v1) application, I have a directive that on routeChanging event, remove last added JSON-LDs and add JSON-LD of that page to head element. // .. some codes here angular.element('....
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Why is a spam/hacked website appearing in the "Linked from" list for 404 Crawl Errors in Google Search Console?

A website I manage is listing numerous crawl errors in Google Search Console for URLs that don't exist on my site and never existed. eg Images/mage.asp?id=buy-my-dodgy-pharmaceuticals-12345.html When ...
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Google Search Console reports the number of indexed pages in the sitemap fluctuates

We have a large site. The number of indexed pages in our sitemap has been decreasing and increasing constantly in the last month. What should I do? Is there a special reason?
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Google change of address, stuck at step 2

I'm changing the domain name of a WordPress site. I've verified the new domain name (both www and non-www) and setup 301 redirect rules for all URLs. On the "Change of address" page in Webmaster ...
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Removed AMP for WordPress Plugin and now "/amp" and "?nonamp=1" URLs have infinite self-redirect

Google Search Console(GSC) shows "Page with redirect" errors on my website. According to GSC, these posts are not indexed. That is fine. But look like the URLs with "/amp" and &...
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React Native Web SEO Optimization

I am trying to better optimize my react-native web app project for the internet. I have it built successfully and launched on the internet. I had originally created this project as an app and have ...
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Why doesn't Google follow the links on my site while crawling?

Google doesn't seem to realize that there are links on my page. I don't yet have provided a sitemap, and I know that I should (and I will). Regardless, I'm trying to figure out whether I've done ...
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Blocked due to other 4xx issue in Google Search Console

I have problems with error "Blocked due to other 4xx issue" in Google Search Console. I dont know how to fix that and what is problem. I just have on website "call button" for ...
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Google seemingly ignoring redirects

So a bit of background. We previously maintained a blog-style news site to supplement our main e-commerce site, on a separate domain, let's call it magazine.example.com. The site was built using ...
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SEO | VueJS | Why do I see "We're sorry but desk-app doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. Please enable it to continue." in web browser?

I set up a single page application using Vue.js and Firebase. It works fine but when I search for the website in Google Chrome, this is what pops up : I expect to see a proper description, instead of ...
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After changing URLs, how do I clear the old URLs out of Google Search Console?

I've recently changed the url structure of my site for SEO purposes from... example.com/this_is_the_page ...to... example.com/this-is-the-page The sitemap.xml is up to date and Google Search Console ...
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How to whitelist page from Google Mobile Usability issues check?

My site has a page that admittedly only looks good on desktop. How can I tell Google Search Console "Thanks for the Mobile Usability issues warnings, no need to tell me again about this ...
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An entire language subdirectory is "duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical" in Google Search Console

I am currently facing a major issues as the German content of our website at /de/ is not being indexed. Here is the error from Google Search Console: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as ...
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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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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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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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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 reports error for 'noindex' tag on sitemap

My sitemap is dynamically generated by Yoast SEO WordPress plugin, and is returned with noindex. I submitted the sitemap URL to Google Search Console, but it reports an error: Submitted URL marked ‘...
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"General HTTP Error" for XML sitemap in Google search console

Google search console says that the XML sitemap specified in robots.txt could not be read due to: General HTTP Error When I click on the link on right top, "OPEN SITEMAP," it shows an error: ...
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Google Search Console reports mobile friendly errors after enabling WordPress caching plugin

I tried to test my site in the google webmaster, I got Mobile usability issue But when I exclude the Googlebot in my cache plugin it's working properly! The speed is important so I am trying to send ...
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"See Index Coverage" link from sitemap not working in Google Search Console (not able to click)

For the last week, I've had this problem in Google search console. The "see index coverage" link is not working. I'm not able to click it to see index and submitted URLs in sitemap. I tried ...
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Google search console reports indexing my pages with pagination parameters even though they redirect

I recently saw in search console that Google is indexing some of my WordPress posts with pagination. For example example.com/post/page/2. The coverage report says "indexed but not submitted." It ...
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URL crawlable in old Google search console, but blocked in new

Google stopped crawling images for our site, when we moved images to cdn subdomain. Old search console states image is crawlable, but new one states it is blocked by robots.txt (for same link). our ...
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When submitting a cross-domain sitemap, does robots.txt need to list individual XML file, or just the index?

I am trying to move a bunch of sitemap files out of my website into a separate site that just has static assets, however I am struggling to understand the cross-site submissions mentioned on sitemaps....
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Extra Domain (TLD) in Google Breadcrumb

We are using structured data breadcrumbs, and everything looks good on desktop, but on mobile it shows extra .io after the root. I'm not really sure what might be causing this / whether it's from ...
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Disqus comments cause "clickable elements too close together" in Google Search Console mobile usabality report

I just got an email from Google that they found some problems on my site: clickable elements too close together Content wider than screen I fetched problematic URLs as Googlebot and noticed that it ...
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Robots.txt checker says the files are allowed, but Search Console says they're blocked

All wp-content and wp-include files are blocked according to Google Search Console, and Googlebot can't crawl any JavaScript contained in those folders. GSC insists that these folders are blocked by ...
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Google cache does not have prerendered _escaped_fragment version of page, rather it is showing another page altogether

I have read multiple questions around it but still could not find a solution. We have a page in the form https://example.com/trending. We are using Prerender using the ?_escaped_fragment url to show ...
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Google Blocked Resources showing incorrect data

In Google Webmaster Blocked Resources tab it is showing 500+ blocked resource (like .js and .css), but when I tested those URL in robots.txt Tester it is showing Allowed, then why not Google bot is ...
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Googlebot not indexing https pages with 301 redirect

I recently installed a new SSL in my blog and i forced 301 redirect on all http to https pages. It took like 2 months for google to index https content, infact i am seeing a small boost in rankings. ...
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What is the 'breadcrumb' label in Google Webmaster for webpages markup

Recently, I've noticed a 'breadcrumb' label show up in the Structure Markup section of Webmaster. Nothing shows up under that label for any of my breadcrumbs: They do show up for that page under the ...
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google displays wrong language on multi language website because it takes cookies into consideration

I have a multiple language website that uses both subdomains and cookies to display the right language. Here is the logic on the website: de subdomain will display the German version fr subdomain ...
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Discrepancy between Pages and Countries table (Google Search Console)

Summary Analysing the clicks and impressions measured in Google Search Console for the following page: Separation Anxiety in Dogs at Pet Coach SG Objective To understand the number of clicks and ...
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.htaccess redirect from HTTP to HTTPS and add canonical

I am having a few problems with Google search console not validating any of my self hosted WordPress blog pages and I have tracked it down to (I think!) a redirect from HTTP to HTTPS. This is my ....
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My video can't be indexed: does it impact the SEO of the page on which it appears?

The google search console tells me that some of the videos on my site cannot be indexed. The main reason is that The video is outside the viewport This isn't really a problem because I don't really ...
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Remove subdomain URLS from Google search console without removing WWW

There are two subdomains for my website. The subdomain for the production site is www.example.com. The subdomain for the test site is test.example.com. test.example.com is showing up in Google search ...
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Weird URLs in Google Search Console

Looking at our Excluded by ‘noindex’ tag in the Google Search console we have tens of thousands of these URLs that look like this. /page/2/?s=Xổ+số+thể+thao+Xổ+số+kiến+thiết+bóng+đá+5+lần+bao+nhiêu+...
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Why does my site's average position drop on weekends?

I noticed a weird patten in my GSC Performance chart - average position drops on weekends and rises back up on Mondays, peaking mostly the middle of the week. The standard response "Well, people ...
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Google Search Console found huge number of unknow pages from my site, why?

I just submitted a web site with only 8 pages, but search console found 500K pages. These pages are not in my site - "UNKNOWN Pages" Example Indexed https://example.com/index.php?...
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What is the best strategy for dealing with redirects in Google Search Console?

On my website, I redirect all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS, and from non-WWW to WWW. The canonical pages are the HTTPS/WWW versions. These preferences are specified in the page headers (link rel="...
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New business website (.co.uk) not appearing in google search - up against an established .com website with the same name

A client has started a business in the UK that shares its name with a bigger established business based in Mexico. They operate in completely different market sectors. The name is a single word and ...
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Disallow crawling of all links to a domain, except only specific URLs with parameters

I have a domain like example.com under which everything is blocked and links to an SPA. Like example.com, and we've disabled everything like so: User-agent: * Disallow: / Now this SPA uses parameters ...
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How to remove submitted URL from Google Search Console?

I am working on an e-commerce website (similar to ebay) with a lot of categories. Being a new e-commerce a lot of categories are empty (have no products). Initially, I made a sitemap containing a link ...
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