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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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The Sitemap Paradox

We use a sitemap on Stack Overflow, but I have mixed feelings about it. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow ...
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Google spam report, have they ever punished a bad site you reported?

You have reported a bad site on Google Webmaster Tools SPAM report. Assuming you are sure it was a bad site, did you see Google punishing it or doing something after your report? Thanks
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How can I clear the "crawl errors" of Google webmaster tools?

How can I clear the "crawl errors" of Google webmaster tools? On my webmaster tools page, there are some "Not found" crawl errors dating back two years which I cleared up a long time ago, but they are ...
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Adding pages to google webmaster tools by the bulk

Is there a method of adding websites in bulk to google webmaster tools? My host username and password were hacked and all of my sites were injected with malicious scripts. I've cleaned everything up ...
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Google Webmaster Tools: Adding pages to Webmaster Tools by the bulk [duplicate]

Is there a method of adding websites in bulk to Google Webmaster Tools? My host username and password were hacked and all of my sites were injected with malicious scripts. I've cleaned everything up ...
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Why is the number of pages on my website indexed by Googlebot decreasing?

I am monitoring the number of pages indexed by Googlebot for one of my websites . I noticed that since last week, the number of pages has dropped by about 60 or so. Now to be fair, I have not added ...
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Adsense page impressions is showing zero

I have created a new AdSense account for my blog and integrated ads with my blog, but I am getting zero page impressions. Google Analytics is showing 300 to 400 visitor per day. AdSense, however, ...
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Why is there a difference between urls submitted to a sitemap and urls in the google index?

The crawl report shows this: "HTTP ‎(1)‎ In Sitemaps ‎(5)‎ Not found ‎(993)‎ Restricted by robots.txt ‎(487,544)‎" So the discrepancy between 50,000 and 44,592 isn't coming from that. Are there any ...
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google page scan and backlinks

As i seen using google webmaster tools, google was cahing near about all links present on a webpage of my site. I just want to be ensure, if there is an external link present on my webpage outside ...
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is it google webmaster crawler's fault or a virus?

Last day when i visited google webmaster tools, i found crawler errors for 42 not found pages. all the pages were having "luminous-solutions.net" at last in the URL. Like http://article-stack.com/...
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Is there a googlebot equivalent for RSS feeds?

I have a lot of feeds generated on my pages - and it seems to let them go to waste (Googlebot does not seem to see them). The RSS feeds display correctly in the pages when viewed through a browser, so ...
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Is it better to remove old URL from google via webmaster than 301 rewrite?

I have a site which changed from one shopping cart to another. Previously there was an .htaccess file which redirected all the old URLs to the homepage. I changed it to report a 404 for any URL not ...
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Googlebot crawler: URL restricted by robots.txt - how to fix the entries in robots.txt?

I noticed recently that Google is not caching all of the pages on my website. Upon using the Google webmaster diagnostic tool, I realized that some of my pages were being restricted by entries in my ...
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problem with google search in link:article-stack.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why google is not showing links to my site in result? If I google link:article-stack.com, it shows 4 interlinks in result. If it shows interlinks it should show > 250 links. ...
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Google is giving a "Malware Warning" on my site, but why?

I've inherited the development of a site that I designed but did not build - actually two sites. http://kenbrook.org and http://kenbrookyouth.com (same site also via http://youth.kenbrook.org). So ...
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Google webmaster tool is not updating my site related information

I am very thanks ful to google webbmaster since it suggested me many of the pages which were causing 404. But i am surprised why were this information still being shown even after one week of ...
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Is it good to start a website with keyword very popular or not so popular?

I am planning to launch a website. However, it is still undecided as there are many keywords on google, to begin with. My question is whether it is good to be a part of a well-established keyword ...
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Is it better to have an ErrorDocument 404 redirect back to the homepage or a standard 404 error page?

We run an ecommerce site that was setup by a third party ecommerce software provider, basic shop with product pages, basket and checkout. The third party vendor set up the htaccess file so that if a ...
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Is the Google Webmaster Tools verification temporary?

When you add a site to Google Webmaster Tools, it asks you to verify it (e.g. via a <meta> tag). I verified a site a while ago, but when I logged in, I noticed that it isn't verified anymore. ...
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Transfer Google Webmaster Tools data to another account

How can I transfer my Google Webmaster Tools data to another account?
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Google isn't indexing URLs after a redirect that differs only in percent-encoding/decoding?

Will Google's crawler refuse to follow redirects when the difference between the redirected-from and redirected-to URLs is solely whether specific characters are percent-encoded or not? For example: ...
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Why is Google putting new content straight into its Supplemental Index?

We have had problems with our web pages being put into Google's Supplemental Index. We have recently corrected what we believe were all the problems that might have caused this. However, Google still ...
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Googlebot requesting a different verification file from my site, should I worry?

The Google-Bot seems to be hitting my site with the incorrect verification method. I have Google Webmasters set up to use a meta-tag for verification, but I am still receiving requests for the html ...
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What does Avg Position from Google Webmaster really mean

I have a website I am tracking on Google's Webmaster tools. When I look at the Search queries page it shows me a graph of Impressions and clicks per day. Underneath that there is a table showing ...
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What is the source of google webmaster tools' data?

Where does google webmaster tools get all it's data from? Is it paired with google analytics etc or is it purely crawlers and searches it display?
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