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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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Search Console: What to do when changing from subdomain to TLD

I found this post but I it doesn't answer my question completely. I have https://de.example.com https://es.example.com and others which I moved using 301 to https://example.de https://example.es ......
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No data in Search Analytics > Queries for established site - Google Search Console

Over a year ago I set up a landing page for one of my business's software products. I am concerned there is something wrong as There is no data for this set of filters. appears under the Queries ...
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How do you remove the trash left by previous domain name owner?

So, I recently bought a domain name from Bluehost. Soon, I realized the domain name used to belong to someone else before I bought it. Now, the problem I am facing is that there are a few trash files ...
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Your Sitemap or Sitemap index file doesn't properly declare the namespace [closed]

This is my sitemap, it starts like this But Google Search console insists that: Your Sitemap or Sitemap index file doesn't properly declare the namespace Line 5 Parent tag: url Tag:link I have ...
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Google Sitemap XML isn't showing About Page, Contact Page, Etc, only

My google sitemap has been uploaded to Google Search Console using example.com/sitemap_index.xml When I click to the page in google search console 'sitemaps read:' I can only see the following: ...
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When the site changes to use `www` does the XML sitemap need to be resubmitted via Google Search Console?

My website's sitemap was previously submitted to Google Search Console without www. Now I asked the domain provider to change my domain URL include www. Do I need to resubmit the website URL in my ...
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SEO - very low Domain Authority

I've a website for about 10 years ... we're a team developing websites .... we've been on the first page on google for the keywords we wanted but it has been 40 days that we moved to page 2 on google ...
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How to fix Mobile Usability Issues (page resources are not loaded) in Google Search Console

Our website is responsive but it is showing the below mobile usability issues at Google search console. Content wider than screen Clickable elements too close together Text too small to read When we ...
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How to solve core web vital in search console? [closed]

I have multi domain website. My problem is that LCP issues in search console one of my client's website. I added lighhouse extension on google chrome and generated report through lighhouse. I have ...
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Which property should I use in Google SearchConsole

From my point of view is redundant to add all versions of a website URL like: example.com www.example.com http://www.example.com http://example.com https://www.example.com https://example.com My ...
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How to exclude subdomains from crawls with a twist [closed]

We have two sites on one domain. One is on the root domain of www.mydomain.com (with and without www) and the other under business.mydomain.com. The first site is on Shopify which means no access to ....
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Core Web Vitals (CLS and LCP) errors for a client-rendered Single Page Application (built with React + Firebase)

I have a SPA (single page website) build with React + Firebase and I've been getting these Core Web Vitals errors (see images below). My website is loading normally both on Desktop and Mobile. And I ...
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Increase in average CTR but decrease in average position in Google Search results

In the last few months, we have had created new content for some given pages of a hotel microsite. Upon comparing the performance of those pages (last three months to the previous period), it shows a ...
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Google is indexing URLs with parameters that are disallowed in robots.txt despite canonical URLs without parameters listed in the sitemap

All of my webpages are showing ?mode=grid & ?mode=list in the google coverage. But submitted sitemap shows normal URLs. For example: example.com/page/?mode=grid example.com/page/?mode=list ...
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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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How to link new Google Analytics (version 4) property with Search Console?

I just created the other day a Google Analytics property for a new website, and it was created using the new Analytics version (v4). Now I'm trying to link it to my existing Search Console account for ...
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Why Google cant see and index my root page from Sitemap?

I will firstly ask a question and below the question you will see an explanation. Can you tell me where is the actual issue in indexing, is my Sitemap correctly set up, and how do I solve this problem ...
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Incorrect Title on Google Search Results [duplicate]

We have just created a new website and have submitted a sitemap via google search console. When we run site://example.co.uk the search results have appeared but for some unknown reason they have "...
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Website not properly indexed by Google search console says “'noindex' detected in 'robots' meta tag” while this is not the case

TLTR I have a website (SPA) where SEO is very important. It was very poorly indexed and search console tells me it is due to 'noindex' in the robots meta, while I cannot see how Google comes to that ...
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How to change my website's map data image (maybe from knowledge graph) in the search results?

I'm trying to change the image shown in a website's SERP, when using Google. I installed the JSON-LD Knowledge Graph application script already. <script type="application/ld+json"> { ...
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What triggers new issues detected in GSC?

I'm curious what triggers new issues in Google Search Console for existing content? For example, I have received several alerts this past week for pages that have had no issues for a couple of years. ...
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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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Do I need to re-index my site in Google Search Console when migrating from Wix to WordPress with new hosting?

My client was running on Wix, so I moved his website over to WordPress with Godaddy. Same domain name. Do I need to delete and re add the website properties in Google search console? I resubmitted ...
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How to delete a Google Search Console property

Is it possible to remove a property from Google Search Console?
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Find pages that link to another URL?

IIRC, Google used to let you do a search for all pages that link to a URL, but I can't find that method any more. Also, I don't see it in Webmaster Tools either. I am probably overlooking something, ...
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Search Console: Server Connectivity Error - Connect Timeout

Over the last 4 days server connectivity errors have started to pop up in my Search Console. Specifically, it is the connection timeout error. I have been talking to my hosting provider and they ...
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How can I compare sitemaps between two sites (staging and production)

I have rebuilt a site for a client but want to limit the SEO fallout upon deployment of their new website. How can I compare sitemaps from both sites in an effort to make sure that the sites are ...
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www missing in Google-selected canonical

There are many pages in my website which are reported as excluded in Google search console report. The reason mentioned is “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical”. On inspect URL, I found ...
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Bulk removal of large pool of dynamic urls from Google search console

Background: One can submit a removal request in the Google search console associated to one's web app. Moreover, there's an option to provide a url pattern as well (instead of just a specific url). ...
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Google change of address tool from .co.uk to .com resulted in huge derank

December 2020 I moved a site from a .co.uk to a .com. No other changes, simple 301 redirect and use of the tool in google webmaster tools. The site had existed since 2006 and was the de facto site in ...
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SoftwareApplication and WebApplication structured data not shown in search console enhancements

I have a pricing page with SoftwareApplication structured data that has a sub-type of WebApplication set. The structured data rendered properly and saved to indexed page content. But I see only these ...
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URL inspection tool in Google Search Console shows “N/A” for sitemaps and a bizarre referring page

I recently used the "URL Inspection Tool" on the new Google Search Console BETA version. When I check the homepage of my website, it shows "N/A" on the "Index Coverage" ...
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PageSpeed Insights and Search Console return 502 when blocking countries

On two of our client's websites we are restricting unwanted access from several countries. This causes PageSpeed Insights and Search Console to return a 502, making it impossible to run a web test and ...
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BreadcrumblList JSON-LD Schema Should I include First Home Page in All Category's Page?

I am looking for a perfect website BreadcrumblList JSON-LD for e-commerce I am read this google article and I got confused https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/breadcrumb The reason ...
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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 avoid hreflang return errors with URL that contain parameters

I'm getting HREF no return errors in search console and I don't understand why. We have a page that contains buttons for get multiple pages of results. URL structure: Base page: `https://example....
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Can I Use Local Business Schema Without Google My Business

There is any way to use Local Business Schema without Creating a business profile on google my business. How to use Schema and where to place this code on the website. should we do or not? <script ...
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Google Structured Data Testing Tool reports image list errors and images are not showing up in image search

I have a site and these days Google is not searching my images. When I open Google Webmaster Tools, I see thousands of errors in my images list. Here is an example link. If I put it in the Google ...
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Google Search Console reports a page had a usability problem last week, how can I find out what page that was?

Two weeks ago the Google search console emailed me about a mobile usability problem. I've just gotten around to investigating now. The Google search console detected that the text was too small to ...
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Google Analytics shows 1000s of views coming in from google for a page, but search console showing barely any views for it

First time I have seen something like this, anyone have any idea what is going on? For October, analytics showing that the page got 1000 views from google...search console showing like 5 clicks for ...
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I rank for position 1 for 1 impression & then disappear

As showed in image my website rank for position 1 then disappears & I worked so hard on my website without any traffic at all can anyone help me to figure out what is going wrong
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Google Search Console reports “Not all page resources could be loaded” when using embedded Youtube videos

I have a blog but I got a message from Google Console: Page partially loaded Not all page resources could be loaded. This can affect how Google sees and understands your page. Fix availability ...
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What should I alternatively call that URL of /books-more/ ? (SEO)

I have an Area on a Website that we're relaunching that will include Books & Other Products (like DVD's, Calendars ect.). It's the website of a bestselling author, so most of the people will look ...
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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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If the link is not visible in the google SERP, does it count as impressions in Google Search Console?

Does it count as impressions if for example I have a link appearing in the 7th page of SERP but a user did not bother checking the SERP until the 7th page? For example in the image below, I know that ...
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GSC Error: “Page indexed without content”

My client's GSC is saying the home page is "indexed without content". When I inspect the URL, it says it is not on Google. Clicking further into the issue seems to indicate that some sort of ...
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What is most likely causing this index:1 404 error in Wordpress?

I'm running the latest version of WordPress on a VPS, and I recently moved my WordPress directory to a new location and reconfigured my site's permalink structure. So when you go to HTTP://www....
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Hide/clear cache of URLs on site with parameter

A site I'm managing recently had a pharm hack and while the site is cleaned, there are still indexed pages with parameters. These pages still have the spammy meta titles yet clicking through goes to a ...
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How long will it take to validate a fix to a “500 Server Error” in Google Search Console?

I opened site (made with Wix) on the 25th August, and submitted sitemap in Google Search console. Then I got the Server error (5xx) in coverage reporting: on the 29th August, my website has no other ...
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What is the different between “AMP non-rich results” and “AMP article” in Google Search Console?

In my Google Search Console I found this in "Performance on Search results": What is the difference between "AMP non-rich results" and "AMP article" here? Both appear to be for the AMP articles we ...

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