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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 Search Console reports “no return tags” even after removing all hreflang tags

Google console emailed me a msg. I click on the link and show, there are plenty of "no return tags" errors. My site is targeted globally, so I haven't selected a country to target. I have no idea ...
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Google Console Live Test shows me spammy html with Japanese characters

I believe my website was hacked. When I run a page through the google data structured testing tool, I get a spammy version of my page. The first thing I did was to restore the site from a backup from ...
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New competitor websites outrank me even though I have good DA, PA and write good content [duplicate]

My domain is quite old and it should be ranked better compared to the newcomers in my niche. I write good content than some top-ranked domains (they even have less DA and PA or Trust score). I design ...
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Google Search Console and Sitemap set-up for a website subfolder

I'm managing a website https://www.example.com/ and I've just launched a new website https://www.example.com/talkabout (so with a subfolder). I've already set up a GSC account, sitemaps (html and ...
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A/B Testing Keyword variations on same root domain

Is it possible to A/B test keyword variations on the same root domain and see meaningful statistics for search console, or would google treat it as duplicate content and always show one over the other?...
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Google has more than 500k cached indexes of my ex website. How can I remove them? [duplicate]

My client's ex website was full of copy-pasted news and the website's reputation was 0. Also, he wanted to get rid of Wordpress, so we re-developed his website and did not use old data. But Google's ...
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Using the clicks/impressions list from Google Search Console

Google Search Console → Performance → Queries shows these in the clicks/impressions list for my site: non A Cs 2,066 7,181 non-A Cs 679 2,410 non-A C ...
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How can I tell if a redirect is still externally linked?

I renamed some of my pages (for consistency), and put this into my .htaccess file: Redirect permanent /old/name https://mysite/new/name It's been a while now, and I'd like to delete that ...
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Weird /'http URL pattern leading to many 404s

I got very weird 404s from the Google Search Console. It shows me some kind of URL mix up and I cannot pinpoint where this pattern comes from. It is a WordPress installation. https://example.com/...
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Is it possible to programmability ping search engines for specific updated pages?

I spent a lot of hours into making my website useful to the user and extremely friendly. However, Google seems to not update the indexed content and is not indexing new pages fast enough. The website ...
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Google's URL inspection says my image URL is blocked by robots.txt — I don't even have one!

I just discovered our image system domain is not being crawled by Google for a long time. The reason is that all the URLs seem to be blocked by robots.txt -- but I don't even have one. Disclaimer: ...
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Google search console reports indexing my pages with pagination parameters even though they redirect

I recently saw in search console that Google is indexing some of my WordPress posts with pagination. For example example.com/post/page/2. The coverage report says "indexed but not submitted." It ...
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Google Search Console is making up URLs which don't exist in my Sitemap and then complains that these pages have error

I am working on an e-commerce website. I used to have a sitemap with category Ids, something like: <url> <loc>https://my-domain.com/home/browse/2/45/139</loc> <changefreq&...
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Google Crawl Stats: What's included in “time spent downloading a page” metric?

Background I'm the owner of a quite large site (millions of pages). I'm trying to optimize the site for "time spent downloading a page"-metric in google search console. Currently my stats in Search ...
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Website not appearing in Google search results [duplicate]

I just recently took over a website that is hosted on GoDaddy to make enhancements to it. However, I am new to SEO and believe that I may have accidentally removed it from Google searches. As stated, ...
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Google Search Console reports it is not crawling the hompage but it shows up in a site: search

I recently retouched a corporate site for a client. They also have an ecommerce version of their site at another URL. I've submitted the sitemap and did a manual re-crawl request for the homepage of ...
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Redirect directory olddomain.com/my-site/ to new domain newdomain.com (SEO) [duplicate]

I am in the process of creating a new website newdomain.com. My old site was located within a directory of another domain olddomain.com/my-site. With regards both technical aspects, and SEO, what is ...
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Google Search Console reports my site is only appearing in the search results for 8 keywords

Google Search Console is only showing 8 keywords in the search analytics report. It's been more than two months since last keyword appear there. I want to know the reason why that report isn't listing ...
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How can I confirm if my security review request has been submitted properly in Google Search Console?

I submitted a security review request in Google Search Console after my website was hacked but I can see no confirmation anywhere that the issue is pending a review. The only way I can get a message ...
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New website ranking problem [duplicate]

I have a 2 week old blog with 10 articles. Submitted to google search console and sitemap is also submitted. Used yoast seo plugin and on page optimization is good. The problem When I type one of ...
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How can I indexing sitemap my website?

I want to optimize the sitelink on my website through the search console / webmaster I want when searching on Google that appears are certain menus. for example menus, a, menu b and menu c I am ...
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How does a live test in Google search console affect ranking if it doesn't pick up all the images and other content?

In google search console I conducted live test URL for my site's home page. However, the screenshot of the live test does not look like my home page. There are not many images and text. My home page ...
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Change timezone in Google Search Console

Is there any way to change timezone in Google Search Console? or google account?
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Google Search console noindex and property errors

I'm having a series of problems with Google Search Console and I'm finding it hard to fix. My site is set as a Domain Property, everything works fairly well, except at some point about a month and a ...
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Does Reverse proxy in IIS effects SEO in any way

I'm creating a website using Angular and have enabled server-side rendering which uses a Node JS server. Our site is deployed on an IIS server. To get content from the Node server we are using a ...
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Remove hacked url from google index not working

I keep getting hacked url's index by google when i type site:mydomain.com.au My site was hacked previously (was using wordpress). Now it uses JavaScript (React/Node) and built from scratch and hosted ...
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Neil Patel's ubersuggest report showing that I have duplicate title tags

I am not sure if anyone on here has used Ubersuggest to help with their SEO efforts? I am currently using this tool and have conducted a website report. However one of the concerns from the report ...
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What to do if Google Search Console reports an error that the page should not be crawled at all?

Google Search Console has reported some errors that those pages should not be crawled recently. And it keeps going on. The pages are never included in my sitemap.xml, nor I have put any link to those ...
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Using relative URLs in <link rel=“canonical” … />

I just noticed that Google support's Consolidate duplicate URLs - Search Console Help says: Use absolute paths rather than relative paths with the rel="canonical" link element. Use this ...
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Why is Google indexing our robots.txt file and showing it in search results?

For some reason, Google is indexing the robots.txt file for some of our sites and showing it in search results. See screenshots below. Our robots.txt file is not linked from anywhere on the site ...
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Google can't fetch large sitemap with 50k URLs, nor will browsers render it

My sitemap contains 50K URLs/7,8 MB and this following URL syntax: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3....
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How monitor the Coverage in Google Search Console by other tools or services?

I am trying to find out how to monitor the Coverage (Submitted and indexed/Indexed, not submitted in sitemap) in Google Search Console by some other tools or online services. The reason why I am ...
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Soft 404 error in Google Search Console for a new PHP based website using AWS CloudFront

I created a new PHP based website. I enabled AWS CloudFront on top of it. When I am doing a URL Inspection on it using Google Console, I am getting a soft 404 error. It's reporting: URL is not ...
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Google Search Console - which domain properties in case of different language folders

I have a website available in 5 languages. domain.com in english domain.com/fr in french domain.com/it in italian and so on and so forth... In GSC, should I add one domain property with domain.com ...
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schema JSON produces error “Unparsable structured data” in Google Search Console

From this article, I'm using: <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Motorfix Wangara", "url" : "https://www....
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Excluded from Google: Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical

In google search console, it reports my URL is duplicate and excluded because the submitted URL is not selected as cannonical. In the inspection result page, it sasys: User-declared canonical: ...
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prevent google from picking redirecting page as canonical

If have to urls A = https://a.example/foo and B = https://b.example/bar where I consider A as preferred URL and not B. In fact, all B does is send a 302 redirect to A (and it is rather something like ...
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change of address tool in new google console

we are changing our primary domain in google webmaster new console. But when we search change domain it redirected to old console. But console doesn't work. we add and verify domain and url but ...
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Why the new Google Search Console does not read my sitemap?

I have the following problem: I cannot submit any sitemap recently to Google Search Console. Let me give you an example: https://ru.azrhymes.com/static/sitemaps/ru/sitemap-main-1.xml. (validator says ...
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Google Search Console: URL is not on Google (page with redirect)

I have just created a personal website which I host as github page and recently hooked it up with a custom domain. (In this post I changed the actual URLs to webmasters-example.com and webmasters-...
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hreflang region targeting - multiple regions displaying in SERPS

I'm slightly stumped, with one of my websites. The hreflang appears to be installed correctly and the majority of the regions are targetted in the international targeting report, apart from with EU ...
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Google Search Console: ID mising for breadcrumbs?

I have gotten a large numner of errors in the console this morning telling me that none of my breadcrumbs contain an ID. This is true, but it has never been required before. If I add an ID property ...
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Ranking for ideal query reducing [duplicate]

I am trying to rank in the SERP's for the query "t-slot aluminum" or "t slot aluminum". I was beginning to see some progress and peaked at a position of 15.2 on August 11. Since that date, my ranking ...
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Effect of Submitted URLs being blocked by robots

I've got an alert on my site for pages being blocked by Robots, and am in the process of fixing it. But I'm curious what the ranking effect is, if there is one at all? And if there is an effect, does ...
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Getting following errors Text too small to read, Clickable elements too close together, Content wider than screen [closed]

I am getting the following errors in the GSC in mobile usability area. 1. Text too small to read 2. Clickable elements too close together 3. Content wider than screen I got the same error in the ...
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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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Will removing a Google Search Console property remove the site Google's index?

I removed property (website) from Google Search Console. The purpose was to remove the website from the search engine results. Will it do that?
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How to change Google crawl rate in new Google search console?

Google has now completely removed the old search console (https://searchengineland.com/the-old-google-search-console-is-no-longer-available-321650) where you used to be able to request a custom crawl ...
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Crawled - currently not indexed 11k pages [duplicate]

im unable to correct the GSC Crawled currently not indexed.totally 11k pages were not indexed by search console.please help me any one to resolve the issue
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Why do external links on Google Search Console vary so much from month to month

I keep an eye on external links to my website that google reports in its webmaster dashboard for my blog (technical tipps). According to that dashboard, my website has a wildly varying number of ...

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