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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“Uncommon download” warnings in Chrome

Our site is a private service -- that is, firewalls and user authorisation keeps both the general public and Google's indexing off it. The site generates dynamic DocX files, which the customer ...
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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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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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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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“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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Pantheon Dev Site Trapped in Google Index (with injected robots.txt)

We have a bizarre scenario I'd like opinions on. A site at example.com is being built on pantheon, using their example.pantheon.io staging / dev URL*. Pantheon's development platform injects a ...
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Google search console says XML sitemap “can't fetch”, yet sitemap passes test and is visible in browser

I've submitted a couple of sitemaps in search console but they are stuck on the 'cant fetch' status and have been for weeks now. If I go to the URL I can see the sitemap OK and if I go to the old ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Linking it to Adwords to Google Search Console + Cannot Verify http:// property

Good day everyone and thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a problem with linking my Google Adwords to my Search Console and have tried to reverse engineer the issue to no avail. Go to ...
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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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Get Google to index new URLs after migrating to Godaddy Simple Website Builder which doesn't support redirects

I recently updated a website for my company from its extremely outdated design (last edited in 2009). After the update, when you click on the page in the google search it says that there is nothing ...
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What are Weiterleitungshinweis Backlinks in the Ubersuggest SEO tool?

Today I was checking my old backlinks and I saw my competitor making backlinks exactly where I have created it, so I tried to check his backlinks using the Ubersuggest tool (by Neil Patel) and I saw ...
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I've moved to a new domain a long time ago but a site:search for the old domain still shows results, can I request removal of those now?

My website is located at example.cc. Another domain, example.com, redirects to it. I wonder why searching for site:example.com yields different results with site:example.cc? Shouldn't Google detect ...
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How do I enable paid Google Custom Search on my website to remove ads?

Let me explain what I'm trying to achieve. I have tried this little snippet of code that implements Google search on my private website: <div class="gcse-search"></div> <script async ...
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Is the Countries data in Google Search Console correct? How accurate is it?

I've been seeing impressions coming from all over the world in Google Search Console. I see queries coming from countries that don't have a volume data in SEO tools for a particular country. So, I was ...
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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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HTTPS migration: thousands of “Duplicate without user-selected canonical”

I migrated a website of 500,000 URLs from HTTP to HTTPS in 2017 (through a 301 redirection via htaccess). Today I've been checking the 'Coverage' section of the old HTTP property (within 'Google ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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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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 dashboard won't show “search query” data even when linked to Search Console

My website's Google Analytics account is linked with Google Search Console. I see all search console data in the "Acquisition" report. When I create a custom dashboard and make widgets for getting "...
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After redirecting to canonical domain and HTTPS, Google Search Console reports most of my pages are now excluded

In Google Search Console - Coverage for one of my sites it says : Error 0 Valid with warnings 22 Valid 10 Excluded 11.1k Expanding Excluded, it's 6,000 for pages with redirect and 3,400 with a soft ...
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HTTP Impressions increasing in Search Console since move to HTTPS

In August last year I moved a site to HTTPS. I have recently noticed that I am still getting impressions for HTTP pages in Search Console. In fact the number of clicks and impressions seems to be ...
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Problems connecting SEMRush dashboard to the new Google Search Console

I just wanted to check with others as to whether anyone else is having issues with the new(ish) Google search console? I've had a search and nothing came up, so I wanted to offer up a couple of ...
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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 can I tell which URLs in my sitemap Google Search Console is complaining about?

I've seen many people complaining about this error, but they all seem to know what the URL is. For example, one reporter said that Google was complaining about URLs which weren't in their sitemap at ...
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Why is “User-declared canonical” URL different between “GOOGLE INDEX” versus “LIVE TEST” in Google Search Console?

I work on a site that has experienced a drop in search traffic lately. On digging into it, we've noticed that our recent content isn't getting indexed. When I check some of the URLs for new content in ...
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See keywords that have changed position the most in Google Search Console when ones that didn't rank at all have a misleading average position of zero

In the Google Search Console, comparing the average position of same keywords shows the difference, as shown in the following examples: The difference value is misleading because 0 (zero) means "...
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Google has dramatically decreased crawling of our site

We made some changes a month ago to make the site faster and general SEO fixes. Right after we did, Google said our site was taking 2-3x as long to download a page and slowed the crawling of our site....
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Google Search console is showing errors in hreflang tags from another site in my international targeting report

Received message from GWT(GSC): Errors in hreflang tags on site.com. We found the hreflang tags on your site, but a few of them have technical problems. Take a look at our hreflang report to see ...
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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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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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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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Rich Cards declining without errors?

Our project is a web app that lets users see cinema information, movies, and showtimes. Currently the rich cards report is showing the "Fully enhanced cards" declining. However, our Structured Data ...
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Should the escaped fragment URL or the hash bang URL be used with Fetch as Google in Search Console?

which one url must be added into url input field of Google search console-> Crawl->Fetch as Google? example.com/?_escaped_fragment_=my-ajax-page or example.com/#!my-ajax-page
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Effects of replacing prerender.io with inhouse prerendering

I have a website built using MEAN(Mongo Express Angular Nodejs) stack. I was using the prerender.io to render the pages for the bots. The prerender server was running on the AWS EC2, however there ...
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Can Google see AJAX loaded content and how to test it?

Since I knew that Google had some issue with pages with pages that load contents via AJAX I tested my client website with Google Search Console and How Google use my pages. From that tool Google seems ...

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