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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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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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dashboardhero.dev canonical URL [closed]

For the past days i've been trying to fix this. Indeed, we had duplicate site content in the root, but right now we only have 11 html files and the js/css/img elements. We've built our site starting ...
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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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Unintentionally indexed subdomain. How do I remove from Google in the best way?

I was stupid enough to develop a new project on a subdomain of another domain while figuring out the domain name for the new project. Now, a few weeks into the new project on it's own domain I realise ...
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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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How do we stop Google Bot from crawling the paginated pages? [duplicate]

I just don't want to index paginated pages in the search result. I see there are already some pages like this one www.example.com/page/18/ being indexed. Maybe I can try setting a canonical Url but ...
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Google Search console and IDN website sitemap

I have a validated IDN website in the Google Search Console and I'm trying to add it's sitemap. The problem is that the sitemap is constantly in the Couldn't fetch state. I've read in various sources ...
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Average position and click through rate (CTR) improved after Christmas

I'm newbie with SEO and I have observed that around Christmas, my CTR% and average position for my website decreased considerably. Before Christmas, at the beginning of December, I updated my sitemap....
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Can I verify a WordPress.com free site with Google Search Console?

I have created a free website at wordpress.com and I want to get it indexed in Google's search engine. I came across a video saying, you need to verify your website in "Google search console" in order ...
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Google is indexing my website pages with hash bang fragment parameters not used in my web application

In the Google Search Console I have a lot of "Alternate page with proper canonical tag" (34k for 46k valid pages) with these weird fragment identifier parameters: https://example.com/somepage#!&...
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Does navigation to a site NOT from google increase its ranking in google search?

Let's stay I have a website with the link www.example.com If I navigate directly to this website, not from google, will it google search ranking increase? Or do I have to enter this website from a ...
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Google search console error: Sitemap couldn't fetch

My webpage (https://www.example.com/, sitemap can be found here: https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml) is heavily reliant on organic traffic, but my SEO updates haven't been captured since November ...
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Exclude URL in Google search console will affect the site performance and ranking?

In my search console number of excluded url is greater than number of valid url. In large number of excluded url will affect the site ranking?
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Google shows “General HTP error” fetching sitemap and no pages indexed from my site

I am working on a project that just rebranded. Using Google Search Console I am getting some weird errors. Despite my sitemap_index.xml and robot.txt working properly, google cannot seem to fetch it ...
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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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Transfer current Google Search Console property with data to new one

I have a Google Search Console account right now and submitted this property through the "URL prefix" method. Now I am going to submit it again through the "Domain" method to include the subdomain ...
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URLs appearing in Google Search Console that don't exist in our site [duplicate]

I have a domain name like xyz.com with many other URLs, but we see in Google Search Console other types of URLs that do not exist in our site. For example: xyz.com/xyz?fb_xd_fragment/celebrity/adah-...
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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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Mobile Google Search Result Icon/Favicon Not Showing Up

I have put link rel=icon in the HTML with 48px icon size, tried with .ico and .png but the custom main site icon is not showing up in Google Search Result (Mobile). I have request reindex in Search ...
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The website is facing a Japanese keyword hack issue. What to do? [duplicate]

We are currently facing a Japanese keyword hack issue on our website (https://example.com/). The issue is faced on 25-11-2019 when we got the mail that shows someone is the new google search console ...
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Does the submitted sitemaps in google search console only show sitemaps submitted through the console?

I am using Rails sitemap_generator gem https://github.com/kjvarga/sitemap_generator#pinging-search-engines to ping google about an updated sitemap but the submitted date doesn't change in the Google ...
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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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Change address error in Search console, can't pass 301 redirect confirmation

with a 301, I redirect friendsofcoffee.nl to misterbarish.nl. I use the .htaccess file for the redirect with following code: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^friendsofcoffee.example$ [OR] ...
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page indexed by google search console but has very bad rank [duplicate]

my page indexed by google search console but has very bad rank. i used top search tags and wrote enough relative words for my product but when i search in google it won't find my page in search. even ...
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Why would Google Search Console report many times more indexed URLs than a Screaming Frog crawl finds?

I've just crawled my website in Screaming Frog and I have around 6K Internal URLs and 4K external URLs. Then I looked in GSC and saw that Google indexed 50K pages. How is that possible?
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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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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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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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How does geo targeting affect SEO if I set it or leave it unchecked in Google Search Console?

I have a tech blog which is aiming to get a global audience just like the gsmarena (popular tech blog) does. Do I need to set any specific geolocation or leave it unchecked? I don't want to rank ...
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Google Search Console: Breadcrumbs > Missing field “position”

I am working on an e-commerce website. I am getting the following error on Google Search Console: Breadcrumbs > Missing field "position" This is one of the URLs which has this error: https://my-...
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How long it takes for new images to get indexed by Google in general? (now i'm on a Squarespace site if it makes any difference)

i'm wondering, if there is some benchmark out there on this info? I see many sources say it's about 4 days to 4 weeks to get new sites indexed But it's about general web crawling and not ...
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Embedded YouTube videos make my site fail Google's mobile optimization tests

I have a website with a responsive theme optimized for mobile. Despite that, many pages don't pass the "mobile-friendly test" from Google (https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly) Here is the ...
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For Google Search Console, Will data still be intact when using a different domain verification?

Per what's discussed in this article: https://saradoesseo.com/seo-basics/set-up-google-search-console/ I'd like to switch the sites we set up with the URL prefix verifcation over to the Domain ...
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Mark Google Search Console noindex warnings as solved

In the Google Search Console I get errors about pages being set to "noindex". This is on purpose so there is no need to act here. Is there a way to mark these problems as "solved" so that the Search ...
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What should I do about spammy backlinks from suspect websites reported in Search Engine Console?

I have a lot of backlinks (it seems crawlers or something similar) in google console from domains like these : https://gallos-de-pelea.info/ https://nationaldayofreconciliation.com/ https://...
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Search Console unable to access website after DNS change

I recently switched hosting providers from Bluehost to Siteground and transferred and repointed my domain to Siteground. After this transfer, Google Search Console no longer works for me. When I enter ...
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How does a typical, healthy Google Search Console history look like?

The following is a snapshot of my website's Google Search console history in the past 6 months. Unfortunately, I don't have any reference to understand whether this looks bad, healthy/typical, or even ...
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How to detect a keyword that any organic leads come through to our website from google? [duplicate]

Is it possible to track and detect a keyword that cause a lead land to our website and then converting to lead?
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Why might “fetch as Google” be taking longer to index submitted pages than it used to for my site?

I am not new to webmaster tools. I have long used "fetch as Google" to index my pages within 5 minutes. I don't know what happened to the index timing, but it is taking much longer now. Is anyone ...
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Google Search Console reports “no return tags” even after removing all hreflang tags

Google console emailed me a msg. I click on the link and show, there are plenty of "no return tags" errors. My site is targeted globally, so I haven't selected a country to target. I have no idea ...
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Google Console Live Test shows me spammy html with Japanese characters

I believe my website was hacked. When I run a page through the google data structured testing tool, I get a spammy version of my page. The first thing I did was to restore the site from a backup from ...
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New competitor websites outrank me even though I have good DA, PA and write good content [duplicate]

My domain is quite old and it should be ranked better compared to the newcomers in my niche. I write good content than some top-ranked domains (they even have less DA and PA or Trust score). I design ...
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Google Search Console and Sitemap set-up for a website subfolder

I'm managing a website https://www.example.com/ and I've just launched a new website https://www.example.com/talkabout (so with a subfolder). I've already set up a GSC account, sitemaps (html and ...
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A/B Testing Keyword variations on same root domain

Is it possible to A/B test keyword variations on the same root domain and see meaningful statistics for search console, or would google treat it as duplicate content and always show one over the other?...
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Google has more than 500k cached indexes of my ex website. How can I remove them? [duplicate]

My client's ex website was full of copy-pasted news and the website's reputation was 0. Also, he wanted to get rid of Wordpress, so we re-developed his website and did not use old data. But Google's ...
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Using the clicks/impressions list from Google Search Console

Google Search Console → Performance → Queries shows these in the clicks/impressions list for my site: non A Cs 2,066 7,181 non-A Cs 679 2,410 non-A C ...
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How can I tell if a redirect is still externally linked?

I renamed some of my pages (for consistency), and put this into my .htaccess file: Redirect permanent /old/name https://mysite/new/name It's been a while now, and I'd like to delete that ...
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Weird /'http URL pattern leading to many 404s

I got very weird 404s from the Google Search Console. It shows me some kind of URL mix up and I cannot pinpoint where this pattern comes from. It is a WordPress installation. https://example.com/...
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Is it possible to programmability ping search engines for specific updated pages?

I spent a lot of hours into making my website useful to the user and extremely friendly. However, Google seems to not update the indexed content and is not indexing new pages fast enough. The website ...
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Google's URL inspection says my image URL is blocked by robots.txt — I don't even have one!

I just discovered our image system domain is not being crawled by Google for a long time. The reason is that all the URLs seem to be blocked by robots.txt -- but I don't even have one. Disclaimer: ...