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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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should I reindex the old domain after moving to a new domain

I performed a redirect 4 months ago and my rank is not coming back till now. old domain performance in the last 6 months New domain performance in the last 6 months Should I reindex the old domain ...
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How to fix excluded URLs after website was hacked

My website was hacked a while back and google managed to index millions of pages with hacked content. I have requested the removal of pages that Google indexed and still waiting for removal. However,...
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If i link page B from page A internally Does the page rank decrease? [duplicate]

Does linking from one page(A) to another page(B) [Internal link] reduce the rank of the (A) page? Assume that page A in search engine ranks 2nd, If I link to page B internally Does it affect the rank ...
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Cannot index URL with parameter, appended to prevent redirect on first access. “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical” message

I have a language learning website. The main app page (https://www.example.com/vocab/learn) is accessed via https://www.example.com/vocab/app, where the user can either login, register, or preview as ...
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Duplicate content after moving from http to https

I move my wordpress blog from "http" to "https". I generate a sitemap that contains canonical urls with "https" and submit it to GSC. I used "rel=canonical" tag in all blog post urls. I also implement ...
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Should I register for Google Search Console even if my website builder platform has its own SEO tools?

I am with ionos.co.uk websites builder platform. They have some SEO tools intergrated. Should I also register for Google Search Console?
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FCP issue: longer than 3s (desktop)

I am facing speed issue in google search console Although my site speed is considered good as shown from multiple speed tools Google Lighthouse Gtmetrix I have requested to validate this issue ...
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Jekyll SEO - Google not showing any URLs From this month [duplicate]

it may be a wired question but its true. Im hosting a blog with Jekyll. Installed Jekyll SEO gem as well. Im hosting this from the past 2 years, no issues till this April month. But from this month ...
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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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Make Google Search Console ignore missing review and rating

Google Search Console complains that the "review" and "aggregateRating" are missing (optional) on the product scheme A lot of posts say "Just ignore it, it's optional" But we are never ever going to ...
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Google Search Console not finding all Sitemaps within Sitemap Index. How to fix? [duplicate]

I created a valid Sitemap Index (/sitemap-dec2019/sitemap_index.xml) for a site as follows: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/...
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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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Why are pages that are Excluded in search console appearing in search results?

I have some Excluded pages in Search Console. By Google's definition, these pages should be excluded from the search index. However if I search the page titles, or use the "site:" command on Google it ...
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Jekyll blog - Indexed, not submitted in sitemap

Recently im facing this issue, I set my sitemap frequency to weekly, but still the follow URL is showing not submitted in sitemap, This issue started only for new URLs from this month. I don't know ...
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Disavow tool property drop down menu has nothing in it even a month after verifying my site in Google Search Console

About a month ago, I launched a site and after launching, I installed the search console on it. After a month, the disavow menu has not been activated yet (as you can see in picture) and this is my ...
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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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Subdomain hijacked for spam. How to restore Google ranking?

I just discovered that a subdomain of my personal domain name had been hijacked and abused by SEO spammers since November last year. I did not discover this until I added my site as a domain property ...
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Rich Snippets - Structure Data Tool - @type LocalBusiness with Service

I'm running a multi-vendor directory of cafes/restaurants/bakeries where vendors list their own restaurant business. I've got 2 questions. I've got a Rich Snippet currently setup for each listing ...
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Pharma Hack Assistance Needed - WordPress

0 I recently used Wordfence to fix (I think) what appears to be a pharma hack on one of my sites. I additionally removed all of the sitemaps from Google Search Console. However, I am getting an error ...
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How to access the “Fetch as Google” tool?

In Hacked Sites Troubleshooter - Search Console Help, there is a tutorial to find hacked content: Use the Fetch as Google tool in Webmaster Tools to check suspicious pages for hacked content. Hackers ...
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what are the SEO process when changing a site from subdomain to subdirectory [duplicate]

i am changing my website blog(it was in subdomain) to subdirectory. what are the seo process in this? the main website and blog is in wordpress now need to know about - search console process
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Why are queries in the Google Search Console appearing surrounded by quotes?

I've been seeing this for a while now. Is it that people are actually searching with queries surrounded by quotes or is it like Google Search Console is showing that these were exact match queries or ...
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Remove the moved site property from google search console

In Google Search Console, I have performed a redirect from the old domain to the new domain using the "Change of Address Tool" in google console. The redirect has been done in the .haccess file as ...
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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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Is it correct to crawl add the generated tag sitemap file to google web master?

I usually add a new tag with the same name of post title before publishing a new post as the following: Ex: https://example.com/webmaster-site-in-StackExchange-community https://example.com/tags/...
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Google Search Console index urls of an unknown website

I have got a problem with Google Search Console indexing. When I try to search for site:mywebsite.com I can see in Google results titles and descriptions of a website that doesn't have completely ...
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Is there any way to separate secondary websites language traffic data on different search console property from top level property?

I want to add second language to my website. Now my search console properties are like below: http://mywebsite.com http://www.mywebsite.com https://mywebsite.com https://www.mywebsite.com I ...
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Ramifications of Deleting an Owner on Google Search Console

Are there any ramifications to deleting an owner inside a property's search console account? For example: would the property lose entries made by that owner? If so, any guidance on how to remove ...
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Googlebot keeps indexing old pages

Recently, I moved all pages from subdomain.domain.com/<lang>/ to <lang>.subdomain.domain.com and submitted new sitemap.xml in Google Search console inteface. From the server logs, I see ...
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Google Search Console shows two different “Last crawled” dates for the same URL. Which one is correct?

For the same URL (x): Coverage > Indexed, not submitted on sitemap > Examples > URL x > Last Crawled shows "Mar 29, 2020". Inspect URL > URL x > Coverage > Last crawl shows "Apr 4, 2020, 2:47:23 AM"....
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Is www required in front of a domain name, in Google Analytics?

I have a website (let's call it example.com). It can be accessed as example.com and also as www.example.com. I just added example.com in Google Search Console as property (it appears as example.com, ...
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International Targeting in Search Console - we want to mainly target the USA

we want to target global traffic but prioritise traffic from the USA. At the moment 'International Targeting' in Search Console is not set. The site is hosted on a server in Europe. We use Cloudflare ...
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Google crawler indexed homepage, but not the internal links on it

Google Search Console tells me my homepage is successfully indexed, but that's the only one. Homepage has around 25 internal links, all working properly, and none of those show on "coverage" tab. ...
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Why did my site which placed in the 1st in search result disappear from Google SERP? [duplicate]

everybody. I built a wix site since 3 months ago, conducted seo works for 2 months, after all my site placed the 1st in search result of my purpose keywords. However, 5 hours ago, my site disappeared ...
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Is it possible to create txt sitemaps index file?

I am creating sitemaps using Google Search Console and we are exploring an option of creating txt sitemaps. There are many sitemaps so using a sitemaps index file is basically a requirement but I ...
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Search Console URL Inspection shows “URL is not on Google” even though I can find it through Google search

I am using Google Search Console's URL Inspection Tool but I am not exactly sure how it works. I have submitted a sitemap to Google Search Console and the link shows up in google search but when I ...
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How to check if sitemap index has been successfully submitted and can be properly read

Recently, I have submitted a sitemap index with a slew of xml files and URL links. I see that the sitemap index has been successfully submitted and I understand that the discovered URLs is possible ...
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Your Sitemap or Sitemap index file does not properly declare the namespace!

This is my sitemap, it starts like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/...
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SEO risks factor analysis Moving Blog URLs from SubDomain to SubDirectory [closed]

We’re in process to move WordPress blog URLs from subdomains to sub-directory. We aren’t moving blog physically, but using reverse proxy and 301 redirection to do this. What I mean is: Our main ...
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Result from Search Console and Google Analytics were not tally [duplicate]

Did you found that the overall click, impression, etc from Google Search Console was not tally the result shown in Google Analytics under user behavior (time, duration etc) So what is the main caused ...
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Google Search not properly indexing AJAX-loaded pages [closed]

I have a static website which uses async jQuery to generate articles (as well as titles and other metadata) sourced from a file (something like $('main').load('/data #location.pathname')). The only ...
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Why are new web pages and sitemap not being crawled? [duplicate]

We recently migrated our website keeping a few old pages (URLs) with new pages added to the site. We submitted the sitemap on Google search console but we see that we have crawl issues on most of the ...
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i18n marked as duplicated content on Google Search Console

We have an e-commerce website running on Wordpress with Woocommerce, WPML & Yoast SEO. Our website is currently translated in 2 languages: French (on /) English (on /en) Our slugs are ...
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Google Search Console property not visible to added owner [closed]

I have a property A owned by Owner1 who delegates ownership to Owner2. But that property is not visible to Owner2 on his webmaster console. Though Owner1 continues to see Owner2 as a verified owner (...
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Google Search Console: issues detected “Top Errors” Server Error (5xx). BUG?

Just got this email from Google Search Console: This were the issues: But when I inspected those live URL's (using Google Search Console tool) they came back as "available to Google" and one of them ...
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Need help: crash indexing problem after the review: Mention message type [WNC-608000]

On December 15, I received a message - a security notice that my site contained insecure content - uncommon downloads - "rarely downloaded files." The "example.com" site contains, among other things, ...
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The Specified Canonical Link Points to a Different page

I'm trying to make some SEO in my website, I'm using the Google Webmaster Tools, but I'm getting this error all the time: The Specified Canonical Link Points to a Different page I already added ...
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Excluding URLs to avoid thin content: just “noindex”? also “dofollow”?

My website has 100,000 URLs with auto-generated content and I'm suffering from thin content (drop in ranking and alerts of duplicate content in Google Search Console). I want now to exclude those ...
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Google Sitemap tree results showing up as 0

I've made a Google Sitemap Tree, ie linking child xml files to the main xml. However, Google Search Console shows that 0 pages are discovered for the parent sitemap xml. Is Google Search Console not ...
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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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