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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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Google says text too small too read when all text on the page is 14 point

I'm having no end of problems trying to get my site listed on Google. It was sitting right at the top of the rankings. Then, after I'd added a couple of extra sponsor logos, the mobile crawler decided ...
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What is the meaning of itemprop=“contentUrl” in HTML img tag?

I see a attribute called itemprop="contentUrl" in a image. But I don't understand the meaning of this.
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Mobile Usability report only shows 1 valid page since Google changed the crawler to smartphone

My website has all its content indexed, in fact coverage is showing 45 valid pages indexed: At some point, Google decided to change from Desktop to Mobile indexer and suddenly the Usability report ...
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Moving to another domain loss google search rank

My old A.maindomain.net was hosted on wordpress.com so I decided to move to B.maindomain.com domain and use Google Analytic and wordpress.org instead. Actually, I have prepared test environment to ...
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If I remove the date part from my blog URL using code, do I need to resubmit the sitemap to the Google search console?

If I remove the date part from my blog URL using code in blogger, do I need to resubmit the sitemap to the Google search console? And I redirected my old URLs to new URLs. And does removing date from ...
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How to Get Cities Data instead of Countries in Google Webmaster tools Query Search

Under the performance review, google webmaster tool is showing the countries. Is there any way we can check the impression/ clicks breakup based on cities instead of countries.
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What if Remove page from Google index after the new search console update?

According to the new update in search console, url can be temporarily remove for 6 months or less as 3 month. Can be removed permanently from site also. I have pages that already indexed and ranked. ...
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Google Search Console reports Soft 404 on an Excel file

since mid of this month, an Excel file that used to be indexed in Google Search is reported as a Soft 404 on Search Console File: https://neoschronos.com/assets/lean-canvas.xls We have multiple ...
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How does Google choose “Desktop” or “Smartphone” for the “primary crawler” of a site?

How is the "primary crawler" selected for a site in Google Search Console (coverage segment)? This picture belongs to 2 different websites:
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JSON-LD structured data not showing up on live url test(search console)

I am appending dynamic structured data to the head of html as and when my ajax response comes. Something like:- function appendSchemaToScript(schema){ var el = document.createElement('script'); ...
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How can make sure my app Module will be always available to Google Search Console (AngualrJS app)

I'm trying to test some of my web pages on Google Search Console. Some of the times i can see the content of the page i look for (but without the dynamic HTML), and sometimes I'm getting errors like - ...
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How to force deindex URLs from Google index ASAP? [duplicate]

Remove pages from Google index Hello, I have bought previously owned domain. Right now it have 150 - 200 URLs indexed by Google that are not related to my current website (powered by wordpress). ...
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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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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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Google Search Console reports back links from a number of non-existing domains pointing to my site

In Google Search Console, there are a high number of links from domains which actually do not exists,pointing to more than one posts on my site. My site is losing organic traffic day by day. Should I ...
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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 [closed]

My webpage is heavily reliant on organic traffic, but my SEO updates haven't been captured since November 12th due to an error saying "Sitemap couldn't fetch" in GSC. This is critical to my business. ...
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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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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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