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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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Does deleting domain and removing property from Google Search Console remove a website from search results?

I had a staging site and added it to my Google Search Console and got it indexed. Now I deployed the site to my main domain. I also deleted the old subdomain / staging domain, and deleted the ...
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Google Search Console says "Video is not the main content of the page". But it IS

My website has a section dedicated to videos. When the user follows the link for a specific video, they are taken to a page just for that video. Other than 3 sentences describing the video, a ...
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Issue with Thumbnail Display in Google Search Results

I have a small startup, and I created a basic website in HTML for my company. Everything is fine, except whenever I google search my company name, it shows this random thumbnail on the right side of ...
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Google Search Console in Indexing the Wrong Page

This is surely obvious but I can't find clear instructions on this. I've probably read 20 articles and downloaded the AIOSEO browser extension. We have an HTML website with one single page named index....
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My Jekyll Github Pages website was hacked, what can I do now?

I am glad that Google Search Console informed me via email that there was a new owner a subdomain in my website at: http://ftp.example.com This domain is now currently hacked, so don't visit it. The ...
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Will Google frown if I create sites to create backlinks?

I have several old unused domains which currently redirect to my website. It occurred to me that rather than having them redirect, I could make web pages for each one with links to my website, and ...
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Google search console URL removal tool, cancel requests for over 1000 URL

I have entered about 2000 urls in the google search console url removal tool. I need to cancel them but only have access to the last 1000. Is there a way I can access the 100 first entries. I have ...
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Google Search Console: My "indexed" and "not-indexed" pages have flipped. I now have more "not-indexed" pages

Web App Google Search Console Index: Crossover I have a web app with a lot of dynamically generated pages. Each page has similar html layout with different text/image content, as well as a unique url. ...
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Pages that show up in Google search results are not listed as indexed in Google Search Console

I have a domain example.com. I use www.example.com as my main. I verified example.com at GSC as a domain property. At GSC only 2 pages are listed: www.example.com: not indexed because of "...
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Bizarre URLs showing as index errors on website (Massive uptick in "non indexed URLs"

My site is having issues with Googlebot queries (ridiculous numbers of them that are bogging down the server); I'm not sure if that is related to this... My Google Search Console shows a MASSIVE ...
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How to fix the "Video is not the main content of the page" error for text contents

I have several pages with textual content (about 1500-200 words with photos) on my site, which rank high on Google in their keywords. We produced a video suitable for this content for each page that ...
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google search console crawl stats average response time jump after temporary network change

I have one windows IIS server to serve my website images and it works good enough . for a part of time, starting from 27 Dec 2023 to 16 Jan 2024, I changed public or valid ip of IIS web server and set ...
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Shall I use noindex for my redirected pages?

I had a lot of pages on my site with urls like example.com/help/page-name. Now I permanently redirect requests to those URLs to new URLs like example.com/api/new-page-name. I do this for a few months ...
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The changes of the "Affected pages" in Google Search Console?

I occasionally check the list of URLs that is "not indexed" and "indexed" for my own websites in Google Search Console. While it is useful to know what URLs/pages Google don't like,...
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Google reporting Not Found 404s in GSC from external link

I'm starting to get some errors in Google Search Console from "broken links" that are outputting 404s for wrong URLs that are somehow coming from external websites. I see different websites (...
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Understanding Google Crawler Behavior: How Are Unlinked Redirect URLs Discovered?

Can someone explain how Google's crawlers discover URLs? I have a situation where a URL (https://example.com/en/sombreros) on my site redirects users to a different language version because 'sombreros'...
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Google Search Console displays message "Page is not indexed: Page with redirect" but the URL it is showing is not completely mine

Google Search Console is showing me the URL: https://example.com/unique-ways-to-hang-your-curtains//1000 there is an addition of /1000. My actual URL is: https://example.com/unique-ways-to-hang-your-...
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Google search console doesn't seem to be correctly scraping my sitemap index

I've created a sitemap index that programmatically generates paginated site maps based on the dynamic content on my site. Google search console has succesfully detected and validated that sitemap when ...
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JSON Files getting crawled suddenly

Just noticed that GSC has recently taken an interest in the .json files that are associated to all of the product pages on Shopify, and is now crawling them, but wasn't before. Should I be worried ...
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Robots.txt being fetched, then not fetched by GSC

For somereason Googlebot cannot see our site. It is an issue with our robots.txt file already but also with individual pages and the sitemap. The robots file can be fetched when I request them to ...
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Can I fix noindex errors in Google Search Console for webp images?

Google Search Console is showing a noindex error for my images in the WEBP image format, and I don't know how to fix this problem. Does this type of noindex error cause any problems? How can I get ...
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Duplicate Content Error by search console for online commerce site

So I setup a website a few days ago and the Google search console gave the error: Duplicate without user-selected canonical Now after reading, I found out that google asks to add canonical tags but I ...
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Google flags url parameter search pages as duplicate and unindexable despite unique content

My dynamic search pages are marked as duplicate content by Google (Alternate page with proper canonical tag) even though the content on the pages is different. Each page is on a single URL with ...
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Google Search Console Insights data vs real search data

I have a small directory website and when I look at my Google Search Console Insights my website looks like the image below: Ranking is between 10-15, but in real searches my Google ranking is very ...
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Thousands of unnecessary redirects in Google Search Console going to original posts URLS

In Google Search Console, I noticed 7200 links in "Page with redirect" section. These links include some parts of posts' permalinks as shown in the image. Most shocking is these URLs go to ...
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Domain not indexed by google - NS records wrong?

My (semi-) new domain, studentischerfilmclub.de, registar whois.com, aquired in august 2023, is not being indexed by google :( Google's URL inspection tool gives the error "Failed: DNS error: ...
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How to see date/time views data of a particular URL?

I would like to see the data for when a particular URL on my e-commerce website was viewed (date and time). Ideally along with approximate geolocation (country). Can I do that using Google Analytics ...
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410 for chinese spam links in .htaccess? Recrawling on GSC

A clients site has been facing a chinese spam links attack. With ~100k spam links already created, with many indexed, before we were onboarded. The links all have either of these two in the slug /...
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.htaccess redirect from HTTP to HTTPS and add canonical

I am having a few problems with Google search console not validating any of my self hosted WordPress blog pages and I have tracked it down to (I think!) a redirect from HTTP to HTTPS. This is my ....
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Indexed Pages missing from Google SERP [duplicate]

Some of the indexed pages on our completely disappeared from search results and then appeared after a few days, and now it disappeared for over 2 weeks, no matter how directly I searched for them, and ...
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Redirect double-slash "//" URLs using a rewrite rule in the .htaccess file

Google Search Console is giving me the Duplicate without user-selected canonical error for URLs that contain an unnecessary double slash // in them, like: https://university.edu/~user//dir/ To avoid ...
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Why is GSC saying https://www.example.co.uk/index.html is Duplicate without user-selected canonical but https://www.example.co.uk is not?

I recently (4 weeks or so ago) launched a food recipe website and have been getting Google to index the pages by submitting an updated sitemap and requesting it to index specific pages with some ...
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Website access logs showing abnormal number of single requests from unique ips

I have a website with a around 100k unique pages that are regularly updated. Our search engine rankings have been steadily improving and so has our traffic. Search engines crawl the site constantly ...
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Fix "Crawled - currently not indexed" in GSC [duplicate]

I have pages in google search console that has been showing "Crawled - currently not indexed". Things I already tried: No error showed in GSC checked robots.txt Why aren't search engines ...
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Google Search Console reporting 404 errors on /page/x pages which is not a 404

hopefully someone here can shed a light on this. Search console on one of my site is reporting a 404 to a bunch of pages on my site but they are not actually 404s. Here's an example: examplesite.com/...
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Edit permissions required on this Google Analytics property?

In Search Console (Settings > Associations), I'm getting the following notice and am unsure how to resolve it. In the 'Property Access Management' section of my Analytics Admin section, I'm listed ...
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Make Google crawl both redirect source and redirect destination

I designed a Wordpress website that redirects a custom post type to a subdomain. Now my issue is that the destination/redirection end url does not include any SEO meta/descriptions or much information,...
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Could meta http-equiv origin-trial be hacked content?

Google alerted me that it found "malicious software" in my page. Thinking that my site might be hacked, I went to Google Search Console's URL inspection and ran a live test on the reported ...
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What is the difference between domain and URL property performance in Google Search Console?

Our site has been rebuilt, previously it was using NextJS/SanityCMS, now it is using WordPress. In Google Search Console > domain property> Search Results > add a filter for the Query being ...
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Risk-benefit of cleaning up thousands of "Alternate page with proper canonical tag"?

The canonical URL to our products is example.com/product-alias in the sitemap, inside link rel="canonical" etc., and Google picks it up. Yet from the category pages, we link to our products ...
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How to clean history from Google Search Console?

I am looking to clean my Google Search Console dashboard history. I need to delete all the old results so my console start showing new results just like a fresh Google Search Console dashboard. Is ...
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Indexing speed of 500k+ pages site

I am reaching out for some guidance regarding the Google Search Console (GSC) indexing of my website. I launched this site about a month ago, and I'm encountering some challenges with Google's ...
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SEO management in Google Search Console for a non-english version of a website

I have a website example.com made with docusaurus. Initially, the website was in English. Several months ago, I added the Chinese version with i18n. All the chinese pages are under zh-CN; so a page ...
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Can Non Inclusive Language Cause Deindexing?

I was trying to get backlinks and created a terrible baby name generator tool. I gathered lists of the worst baby names online then made a tool in JavaScript to deliberately generate bad baby names ...
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Blend 20+ sc-domain properties into one data source?

Pretty much same question as this Fetch/Combine/Blend multiple Google Search Console different sc-domains (unanswered). I have 20+ regional domains in Search Console. I added all of them as data ...
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Two GH Pages site on the same domain

I have one GH Pages website at the URL username.github.io/project-name, which has a dedicated purpose. This has been around for some time, so I don't want to change its URL. I then setup a second ...
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Unable to preview Google rich results in the testing tool

I'm new to Google rich results, I'm playing around with the Article Example, when I test it out in the Rich Results Test , the Preview Results button is disabled, am I missing something to have it ...
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Getting indexed on Google from mysql database [closed]

I have a website that sells 100,000 items. The item data is stored in a mysql database. So, there aren't 100,000 html files on my site. Therefore, google can't see them. I read that the solution to ...
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Google discovers my URL in sitemap-image.xml not sitemap.xml

Looking at GSC, many URLs on my site are listed as "URL is on Google" and "Page is indexed." However, traffic has TANKED and I just noticed that the URLs that are not doing well ...
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How to I interpret the graph for affected page for Page Indexing 5xx

Can you help me understand the page indexing 5xx graph. Based on the graph it looks like every day there are more than 60 5xx requests per day. But at the same time when I look at the crawl stats the ...
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