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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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In which webmaster property should I submit the HTTPS sitemap after moving site from HTTP to HTTPS?

We have the following properties in Google Webmaster Tools: www.example.com (was preferred) example.com https://www.example.com https://example.com The old sitemap, ie. the HTTP sitemap.xml which ...
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robots.txt not updated

I have updated some url's and files in robots.txt file to block url's and files from google search results but, still files displaying in search results. As per a suggestion from a site I tried to ...
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Google Webmaster tools “Time spent downloading a page”

In Google Webmaster Tools -> Diagnostics -> Crawl Stats, there is a chart Time spent downloading a page (in milliseconds). What is that chart measuring? Is it the time to fetch the HTML text only, ...
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How does Google Rank “Priority” for “Not Found” errors?

Google lists Not Found Errors in Webmaster Tools as Ranked by Priority, but what is Priority based on?
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How can I stop Google from indexing embedded iframes?

I have iframe widgets of external sources embedded on my website. For some reason Google seems to be indexing the URLs of the iframes and showing 404 errors for such URLs in the Crawl Section of ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is not updating based on HTML improvements I implemented

I use Webmaster Tools for my website and I have removed duplicate titles in my site. But it is not getting reflected in Webmaster Tools. Is there any reload to view the changes in HTML Improvements?
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Why is there a difference between urls submitted to a sitemap and urls in the google index?

The crawl report shows this: "HTTP ‎(1)‎ In Sitemaps ‎(5)‎ Not found ‎(993)‎ Restricted by robots.txt ‎(487,544)‎" So the discrepancy between 50,000 and 44,592 isn't coming from that. Are there any ...
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Multiple webmaster tools accounts on website

I've got a google webmasters tool account with a website I help look after, they've employed the services of an SEO/SEM company* who have asked to add google/microsoft/yahoo webmasters tools accounts ...
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“Fetch as Google” doesn't find the HTML snapshot for my AJAX content

For my webpage I generate the content via JavaScript, so I want to use ?_escaped_fragment_ to redirect Google to my HTML snapshot. I have a RewriteRule for my Apache RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{...
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Google Webmaster Tools Not Reporting a Logo from JSON-LD Schema.org [Organization] Markup

I have been waiting for 6+ months for Google Webmaster Tools to report that is has found the logo which is nested our Organization markup. I see no syntax error and the testing tool reports is Good to ...
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Can I claim an ownership of a site in google search console independently of other owners

I am asking for help with the following problem: I own a website in Google Search Console (as pe.kmec@gmail.com, along with another owner): Later on I logged in under my company's name, created a ...
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Moving folder's content to a new domain, what SEO steps to take?

So, we have a functionality on example.com/folder that we decided to make as separate site and we're in need of moving it to a new domain (brand it)... This is what I'm going to make SEO wise (...
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Solving “Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site.”

I'm getting the following warning over and over again in google webmaster tools Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site. The examples he's showing don't give me much ...
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What does status Indexed '-' mean in Google Webmaster Tools

I am quite new to Google Webmaster Tools (SEO in general). I recently uploaded an XML sitemap to Google via Google Webmaster Tools. I had to resubmit it after an error was reported in the XML. Now I ...
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Thousands Of RSS Feed Backlinks

We have two separate business sites: .US and .AU which are pretty similar, but we actually don't operate the .Au site content or upkeep ourselves. When I'm checking backlinks (in Google Webmaster ...
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Why do Google search console and Google analytics show such drastically different data?

I'm looking through Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) and Google Analytics (GA) to see why organic rankings may have dropped recently. I'm looking at the Search Analytics section on GWT from 1/17/16 - 4/15/...
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Google webmaster tools Site Performance says site is faster but shows it slow in the graph

Looking into Google webmaster tools it happened to me many times to see for some of my sites these type of inconsistency, in the text they say my site is faster than 63% of sites, but when I look at ...
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Google Rich Snippets indexing fall

To 12th November 2013 there were about 3000 pages with structured data indexed for our site according to Google Webmaster Tools. There were stars and all related information in search results. But ...
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How to verify all https, www and no-www versions with Google Webmaster Tools

I recently started a WordPress blog with HTTPS and want some advice. I prefer to use HTTPS + www for my blog. In order to do that will I have to add all these 4 types of addresses to Webmaster Tools? ...
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Google Search Console only showing one page in index status, while many pages indexed in sitemap

I am using Google webmaster tools for my site. I recently have changed address. Now, I wonder why the number of indexed pages in Crawl -> Sitemaps and Google Index -> Index Status are different?
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Why Google Webmaster Tools list HTTP status 303 as crawl error?

There is another interesting question about status 303 and seo here but it does not answer me why status 303 appears now in GWT in the crawl errors section since end of January. In my understanding ...
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My site is indexed. Why does Search Console not reflect that?

There is only one page is indexed, and it is the homepage. Yet, it seems that my site is indexed successfully, tested by searching for random excerpts. There is google / organic entry in my Google ...
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SEO much better for domain that 301s to other

I'm the webmaster for a university club, with a convoluted (far from root-level) .ac.uk domain, and our own .co.uk domain. We purchased the .co.uk domain for cleaner URLs, and I set the given .ac.uk ...
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GWT “Big traffic change for top URL”

I recently received an email from GWT saying that one of my URL's traffic has suddenly dropped. As it turned out the traffic to the whole site has drastically dropped, from some 300+ unique visitors ...
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In GWT, if I target the main folder to one country, and target a subfolder to another country, will these settings conflict?

In Google Webmaster Tools, if I target the main folder (e.g. example.com) to the UK, and a subfolder (e.g. example.com/en-us) to the US, will these settings conflict? I know how to add a subdirectory ...
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hreflang tags in sitemaps - your site has no hreflang tags

We are using hreflang tags in our sitemaps and we're currently experiencing a number of issues with errors in WMT suggesting 'no return tags' and 'your site has no hreflang tags' that don't seem ...
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Subdomains as a part of the one site

Let's say that the site consists of some pages like: some_product.example.com some_service.example.com another_product.example.com ...so on Can I work with such a site using Google Webmasters Tools, ...
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how to remove the old urls from google search and replace new urls? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked here, and here before , But I have problem with answers, so here is mine : I have changed my urls structure ( not my domain ), and I want google to remove the ...
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How long does it take for Google to remove page from index? Or, why aren't these pages excluded?

A set of pages are marked as noindex and nofollow, both in robots.txt and with X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow When checking with Google Webmaster Tools, the pages are reported as "Denied by robots....
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Google keeps crawling pages that don't exist

I made a simple new website which went live about a month and a half ago (replacing the last one). The site contains new pages, like for example the navigation markup: <div class="header"> &...
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Is my personal search considered in the Google Search Console?

I have my website added to Google search console and it shows me the search terms that made my site appear in the search results. When I perform a search on google, during being logged in with the ...
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Re-indexing website with clean URL's

So I have a website with URL's like this: http://www.domain.com/profile.php?id=151 I've now cleaned them up with mod_rewrite into this: http://www.domain.com/profile/firstname-lastname/151 I've ...
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Warning in Google structured data: either price or review or availability needs to be present

I am using the Google structured data testing tool to validate a site. All seems to work fine however I have not been able to solve the following warning (although availability is clearly present) ...
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Redirect error in Google Webmaster Tools report

I built a CMS and I used it to create the following website http://www.tkdmontecatini.com . After some days, Google Webmaster Tools started to give me several "Redirect error" on some pages like the ...
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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problem with google search in link:article-stack.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why google is not showing links to my site in result? If I google link:article-stack.com, it shows 4 interlinks in result. If it shows interlinks it should show > 250 links. ...
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Does Google use Google Analytics information in its search algorithms?

Does anyone know whether Google makes use of the information it obtains via Google analytics in ranking of search results? Does it, for instance, make use of the bounce rate for a page given a ...
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Remove HTTPS site from Google search index because users are getting a certificate error

We have a busy website where we never used SSL. Recently its indexed by Google as https://www.example.com. The users are getting security certificate errors. In google webmaster tools we can only ...
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How to fix “Soft 404” to firm 200 OK?

Some of the web-pages on my site are very slim. I've recently noticed that Google appears to qualify such pages as "Soft 404": The target URL doesn't exist, but your server is not returning a 404 ...
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Which pages from the sitemap are not indexed by Google?

I have a sitemap file that has been submitted to Google, and has been processed, according to Google Webmaster Tools. As per GWT for 2013-05-31, 8255 web-pages are submitted, but only 8209 are ...
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My domain “example.se” is targeted for Netherlands (.nl), but Google Webmaster Tools indicates it's targeted for Sweden [duplicate]

I made my domain example.se. I work for the Dutch market and not for the Swedish market. Now I learned that Google Webmaster Tools judges that I am focusing on the Swedish market. (Geographic Target = ...
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Google-bot sees “Sorry, we have no imagery here” on pages with Google Maps

I have a site with Google Maps on most of the pages. When inspecting content keywords in Google Webmaster tools, content keywords identified by Google-bot for the site include "imagery", "sorry" and "...
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Adding pages to google webmaster tools by the bulk

Is there a method of adding websites in bulk to google webmaster tools? My host username and password were hacked and all of my sites were injected with malicious scripts. I've cleaned everything up ...
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How to correctly remove parameters from the Google index?

Within the GWT console under URL Parameters there are two settings that I'm not clear on. What is the difference between setting a URL parameter to: No: Doesn't affect page content and Yes:Changes, ...
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Are backlinks shown in GWT dofollow or nofollow?

Are links shown in the Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) "Links to your site" report, dofollow or both dofollow and nofollow?
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How did Google find my unlinked newly created pages?

I am building a new site, but creating the content using a subdirectory on an existing site. I have never posted a link to this subdirectory anywhere, yet searching Google reveals that Google has ...
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How often are “Links to Your Site” updated in the Google Webmaster tool?

How often are "Links to Your Site" updated in the Google Webmaster tool? I found this thread with various replies on the matter, from "every few days" and "around 20 to 30 days" to "backlinks to my ...
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How to remove old robots.txt from google as old file block the whole site [duplicate]

I have a website which still shows old robots.txt in the google webmaster tools. User-agent: * Disallow: / Which is blocking Googlebot. I have removed old file updated new robots.txt file with ...
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Google isn't surfacing Events rich snippets in SERP when JSON-LD Structured Data is valid

Google confirms our site has thousands of valid MusicEvent structured data objects presented using JSON-LD, as indicated in the Structured Data section of Webmaster Tools. However, rich snippets for ...
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Google Webmasters tools search queries position

In my website account on Google Webmasters tools, some search queries show average position 1.0. This make me understand that it should be displayed as the first result. When I search for this query I ...