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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 crawler doesn't index multilingual pages

I need a help with sitemaps and multilingualism. I have a web store the operates on three markets (German, Austrian and Slovenian) and the languages available are English, German and Slovenian. I ...
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MY wordpress website cannot be indexed by google [duplicate]

I have been trying to index my newly created website on wordpress for some time. It was released in early December and only two pages have been indexed. Overall, the site has 9 pages and only two have ...
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Why Google Isn’t Indexing our Site? [duplicate]

Google is having a hard time indexing our website. Even the articles we put in free blogs are hard to index. Our content is completely unique and we use a sitemap. We also request indexing in the ...
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Why all URLs of my website has been excluded? [duplicate]

I've submitted my new site a week ago on google search console, but now I see that all of my URLs are excluded and the status is Crawled - Currently not indexed. Why this is happening and how to fix ...
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How can Google Search Console traffic > Google Analytics traffic?

I have worked with Google Search Console (GSC) and Google Analytics (GA) for long enough to know that organic GA traffic to a specific page is typically higher than GSC traffic to the same page. ...
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get list of Queries Per URL by google analytics or search Console

I want to generate a report like this: I could not find the custom report in google Analytics or search console. Is there any other way to do this?
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How to remove submitted URL from Google Search Console?

I am working on an e-commerce website (similar to ebay) with a lot of categories. Being a new e-commerce a lot of categories are empty (have no products). Initially, I made a sitemap containing a link ...
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Google Search Console Error: sc-domain:// Property not in account

I am facing issues with Google Search Console. For the last two months I've been getting there error: Property not in account You are verified to see sc-domain://, but it's not in your account I ...
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Google Search Console Sitemap Errors in redirects

I have a short url website with over 700.000 shorts urls in it. I have created sitemaps for these short urls which i have uploaded to Google Search Console. the short urls looks like the examples ...
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How Can I Debug a Redirect Error in Google Search Console?

I'm getting a pesky redirect error from my Google Search Console: Sadly, the report above doesn't give me much information as a developer about what's causing the error. When I click on Inspect URL, ...
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How to force google to remove the outdated or removed pages from indexing

Although it appears a duplicate question, it is slightly different, application developed using html/javascript contains "html" extension for all the pages and when it is migrated using ...
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The difference in the number of GA and GSC clicks

I have a problem that in GA in the tab Acquisition -> Search Console -> Landing pages in the column Clicks I have the value 679, while in the tab Acquisition -> Search Console -> Queries I ...
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Is There A Benefit Or Harm To Submitting Multiple/Individual Sitemaps?

I use WordPress for most of my projects and I typically submit the "mysite.com/sitemap_index.xml" to Google Search Console but noticed that Posts on a couple of sites weren't being noticed ...
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Event Structured Data Not Appearing on Google Search

When a user creates an event in the app, it is automatically added to the Google Calendar and also appears in Google search. We also setup and verify a Google My Business (Business Profile Manager) ...
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Google Search Console rejects sitemap as "invalid path" when it is hosted on a backend server from another domain

I have a site where I create new URLs based on new questions asked. I am trying to add the new URLs created to sitemap.txt and submit them to Google Search Console. I am generating new URLs and new ...
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Best practice for dealing with shopify canonical url mess [redirects?]

What is the best practice for dealing with "no internal links to canonical URLs" SEO issue. Linking to the canonical URL is not a viable solution for me so I was considering using 301 ...
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How to block all .html pages in robot.txt?

I have a new website that has a different product URL from the old website. URL Old Website https://www.example.com/product/MA-593838554.html https://www.example.com/product/MR-559927541.html etc ...
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What do I put in “contentURL” for a video? The original url the video came from?

This is the prompt I’m getting from Google Search Console: Either "contentUrl" or "embedUrl" should be specified What do I put in “contentURL” for a video? The original url the ...
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An entire language subdirectory is "duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical" in Google Search Console

I am currently facing a major issues as the German content of our website at /de/ is not being indexed. Here is the error from Google Search Console: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as ...
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Why did Google Search Console only discover one URL in my sitemap?

I have a website and I changed the system from my previous web, but still with the same domain (eg: example.com). The web upgrade is complete and I want to have search engines index all page URLs on ...
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Google Search Console Dropped to 0 Pages

I currently have 40 valid URLs on my website and my sitemap matches that. I have updated my sitemap so that I remove any unnecessary URLs (5000 URLs back to 40). I uploaded the sitemap again to the ...
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Sitemap can be read, but has errors: Unsupported file format [duplicate]

Google Search Console is showing the following error: Sitemap can be read, but has errors Unsupported file format I tried validating the sitemap here, and it shows me the following error: Incorrect ...
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Google bots redirecting to admin login page and not indexing the site

I've been submitting my website to the search console for a month. So far, only one keyword has been ranked. When I checked the url Inspection tool to see why this is the case, only the Google Bot ...
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Crawled - currently not indexed after removing www from domain

I am running a Woocommerce based website which had the address http://www.example.com. I then removed www as Adsense will not let me register the site. After that, I add new items but GSC keeps saying ...
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Google Search Console says I have Mobile Usability errors but shows no example URLs

Google Search Console is reporting several errors on my site, each of which has occurs on 1-2 pages per day judging by the red graph, with some days showing no issues at all. I think this variation ...
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Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) Issue: How to find the cause?

In Google Search Console > Core Web Vitals, I have many 'poor' pages, and the problem GSC is saying is Cumulative Layout Shift CLS. Doing a page speeds insights (PSI) analysis, shows a very poor (...
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Empty screenshots on Google Page Insights

Our page has a 100 rating for Desktop in Google Page Insights. This is expected because the page only has the word "Test" on it. However, in the screenshots below (where Page Insights shows ...
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Google Search Console Rejects a Valid Sitemap with no Explanation

Google Search Console -> Sitemaps -> "Add a new sitemap" Enter what appears as a perfectly valid sitemap URL (mine is https://helios-public-assets.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/sitemap....
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Does submitting sitemap.xml once change the way the site's new pages will be crawled/discovered in the future?

My static site doesn't generate sitemap.xml automatically. Hundreds of pages have been modified recently (meta description, etc.). I would like Google to recrawl the whole website. Submitting the URLs ...
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Google Search Console indexing pages from a different domain on the same server

I have two domains (old-domain.com & new-domain.com) hosted on the same server (same IP). old-domain.com has tens of thousands of pages and is 20 years old, while new-domain.com only consists of a ...
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Has Google completely stopped indexing new pages in the last two weeks? [duplicate]

On our website, new pages have not been indexed for more than two weeks. The content is unique. There are no errors or warnings at all in Google Search Console. The site scores 100/100 on Pagespeed ...
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How long until Google Search Console merges a page with 301 redirect to a canonical?

I have a server with routes in English and that I moved to Portuguese. For example, https://ginja.org/schools now redirects with a 301 to https://ginja.org/escolas. I set up a canonical tag too: <...
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Google Bot seems to often fail at loading jQuery?

I am using Google Search Console's "Test Live URL" function to see if Google crawler can correctly read my pages. I find out that for a single page 3 out of 5 tests will return a lot of ...
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If I use canonical tag then, it's necessary to submit "www" and "non-www" versions on GSC?

Google webmaster tools says: Make sure you add both "www" and "non-www" versions for your site. Also, if you use the HTTPS protocol, add those variations as well. So I've added all ...
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Duplicate content tabs and page pagination

These tabs are being marked as duplicate content on our website although we don't have tabs on the specific webpage Also, there are post pages where we see the page count being marked as duplicate ...
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Shield Icons on Google Results Page

The shield icons (circled) appear on my Google search results. My question is - if you have a site that's already https (and shows as such in the search results) what other action do you need to take ...
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Should I exclude countries with poor page speed to prevent Google PageSpeed Insights using aggregate data?

Google has mentioned they use the aggregate data to rank a site. I have poor scores and flagged in search console. When viewing google analytics it shows countries like India increasing the overall ...
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I am having an issue with structured data from one blog post showing up on other unrelated blog posts

I have a WordPress website with How-To tutorials so I have been putting "How To" schema markup at the top of each post. I am not using any 3rd-party plugins to handle the schema, I'm ...
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Is it okay to have hyphens in brand/company name?

My domain name is without hyphens, but I promote/market my brand/company name with hyphens in between (example: 'company-name'). Is it okay to have such difference? Or will it affect in any way to SEO ...
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Google Search Console: Is it possible to exclude certain domains from domain property?

I've added a domain property in Google Search Console. As a result, the following domains/subdomains are now being monitored by GSC: example.com red.example.com green.example.com blue.example.com ...
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What Is The Reasons That GSC Shows "Page Resources Couldn't Be Loaded" In Live Test? [duplicate]

I Edit My robots.txt File And Put This Code In It: User-agent: * Allow: / Sitemap: https://example.com/sitemap.xml But The Issue Is Not Fixed. Sometimes My CSS File, Sometimes JS File And Sometimes ...
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How to improve CLS. Chrome Lighthouse shows GREEN but GSC shows RED?

I have no Idea what is going on. The lighthouse on different devices shows my page CLS 0.002, but when I go to my Google Search Console -> core web vitals the CLS is in RED ZONE >0.25. I ...
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How do I tell Google about two domains, one of which redirects to the other, to get both to rank?

I have a website running Magento with two domains sharing the same root and domain1 redirects to domain2. What is the best way to tell Google that domain1 is the same as domain2 in Google Search ...
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Page cannot be crawled by Google at all

I am trying to index a page which was set to "discourage search engines to index" until 2021-10-31. Now it's 2021-11-06 and Google does not even try to access the page. If I use the search ...
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Is it possible to dissavow all links from a top level domain (like .xyz)?

Is it possible to disavow domain extensions? Like .com or .net? Lately I noticed new spammers strategy instead of pointing many URLs to your server they point hundreds of domains from certain ...
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How to hide a dodgy website as a referring page in Google Search Console?

I have a website that shows up in the google search console under URL inspection with a referring page that is another website entirely. I did a reindex a couple of days ago and it was last crawled on ...
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Change of address in Google Search Console says an old domain no longer registered by me is moving to my new domain

I did change of address in Google Search Console. The old domain has now expired and is registered by someone else, but I still see the notification that says the old domain is moving to my new domain....
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Sitemap(XML) can be accessed by url but cannot be fetched (http 404)by google search console

I deployed a website on github pages. I've added a sitemap file to my repository with the name sitemap.xml. I am able to access it by going to https://sitemaptest.github.io/sitemap.xml however, when ...
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sitemap and canonical url for website that has only one page: "index.html" hosted using GitHub Pages

I have the almost same question as this: How do I correctly add index page to xml sitemap - do I need a canonical expression? But I am confused with the accepted answer, as for my case, the website ...
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Discovered - currently not indexed VS Crawled - currently not indexed [duplicate]

In Google search console I have a 883 webpages Discovered - currently not indexed and only 4 webpages Crawled - currently not indexed. But, from a site:example.com it appears that 45 webpages are ...
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