Questions tagged [google-search-console]

A Google web-based console that provides additional insight into a registered website's search performance and potential issues.

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Cannot “fetch as Google” in Search Console after implementing HTTPS because of redirect

We have recently switched from HTTP to HTTPS. When I tried to "fetch as Google", it says the URL has been redirected and I am not able to see how the website is going to look. Is it because Google ...
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How many Days does Google Take to Reflect the Knowledge Graph and Site Navigation Element?

I wanted to see my website something like "the next web" shows up on the SERP page. So I have submitted the structure data to my website (I hope I did right). I am really not sure how many days does ...
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Webpage removed from search results after protocol change

My website was running all right until my employer wanted to change protocol (http:// to https://) Since then, my website was removed from search results. I already tried using a robots.txt and it's ...
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Could my personal hosting package be blacklisted by Google? New sites created with it won't rank

I've had a website design site up for a while now, it's very localised (mentions target town heavily without stuffing) but doesn't appear until page 7 on a reasonably worded localised search (website ...
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“Featured image” on Jekyll causing Google not to index text of page

I am using Notepad theme on a Jekyll powered blog hosted on Github pages. The theme has an option to set "Featured Images". This basically means when you open a post, a big image (the featured image) ...
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Google Blocked Resources showing incorrect data

In Google Webmaster Blocked Resources tab it is showing 500+ blocked resource (like .js and .css), but when I tested those URL in robots.txt Tester it is showing Allowed, then why not Google bot is ...
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Google Data Highlighter | Missing Tags

I'm using Google Data Highlighter for the first time and I'm not sure what I'm doing. I have a one page bootstrap/jquery/html product page that gives all the specs on a specific kitchen appliance. ...
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Google Search Console reports the number of indexed pages in the sitemap fluctuates

We have a large site. The number of indexed pages in our sitemap has been decreasing and increasing constantly in the last month. What should I do? Is there a special reason?
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Googlebot not indexing https pages with 301 redirect

I recently installed a new SSL in my blog and i forced 301 redirect on all http to https pages. It took like 2 months for google to index https content, infact i am seeing a small boost in rankings. ...
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Only 350 of 250k pages show strucutured data for organization/website in Google Search Console

I am using Organization/Website schema across the app which is the same for every page. We have around 250k so there should be 250k markups showing up. Note: On testing with schema markup ...
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Structured data error “Missing: author” and “Missing: updated” in search console

In search console, it is showing following errors: Missing: author Missing: updated Errors are shown for 2 pages: "about us" and "disclaimer" page. I'm using "all in one schema.org rich ...
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Do crawl errors in Google Search Console have an expiration time

BACKGROUND In November, a former student contacted me that he had about 258 search errors in his Google Search Console. There were 352 pages on his WordPress site, so that is significant. As can be ...
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Company profile not loading in Google search after disabling Google+ and implementing alternatives

I had setup a google plus account for the organization and the profile was appearing in google. But for some reason I decided not to put google plus profile, so I disabled it and I found the ...
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Search analytics data from Google Search Console differs when downloaded to Excel

I downloaded all of the search analytics data for my website for last 3 months. I moved 5000 records at a time and exported it as an MS-Excel file. I can see that the data in the online console and ...
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Not possible to set Preferred domain after setting change of address in GWT

I have been struggling with GWT for the past few weeks. I used to have an old personal website whose main address was example.com. I developed a new one at a different host, using example.cc. I want ....
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Cannot get a Google Site verified despite a valid Analytics Tracking ID

I have created a web site on the Google platform: ...sites.google.com/site/golfshotpilot/ Furthermore I have made all administrational steps to get the site's analytics. In this context I got a ...
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AMP performance are really strange

It's a month that I google started to offer an AMP version of my blog's posts. After that month I opened my Search Console, opeing to see improvments in the performance, but for my surprise things ...
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What is the 'breadcrumb' label in Google Webmaster for webpages markup

Recently, I've noticed a 'breadcrumb' label show up in the Structure Markup section of Webmaster. Nothing shows up under that label for any of my breadcrumbs: They do show up for that page under the ...
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Notification of structured data quality guidelines penalty, but no manual action

I got a notification in Google's Search Console stating: Google has detected structured markup on some of your pages that violates our structured data quality guidelines. In order to ensure ...
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Schema.org errors keep popping up in Webmaster because Google won't stop hoarding old webpages

I've been battling Google Webmaster for the last month in an attempt to get rid of all Schema.org errors. I've been stuck between 2-3 errors for the last few weeks. Every time an error is fixed and ...
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My site is receiving DNS errors on Google Webmaster Tools, how can I solve this?

I have several irregular DNS errors on a subdomain of my site. On all my other subdomains, I have no issues (they have the same configuration) Just http://en-directo.frequence-radio.com suffers this ...
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Google search console reports URLs blocked by robots.txt even though they shouldn't be

Recently I sent a sitemap to Google Search Console and I got some warnings saying that some urls are blocked by the robots.txt. I checked it and there is no single line that blocks the corresponding ...
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httpcontext.rewritepath -> duplicate meta tag

We have a webpage that handle all car manufacturers. Page is called vehicule.aspx. We have a rewrite method for SEO purpose. We gave all manufacturers a unique URL that redirects to the above page. ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reports URLs blocked by robots.txt on my AVS tube website

I added a tube (with AVS script) in Google Webmaster Tools, but the issue is with the robots.txt file which is blocking everything. Here is my AVS tube robots.txt: User-agent: * Allow: / Disallow: /...
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Fetch as Google not rendering single-page application (AngularJS) - how to show console logs output

I have an SPA application, and it is not being rendered correctly by Google. I tried going to Google Web Master toolkit, and use the Fetch as google feature. This is showing just the HTML output ...
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Google webmaster shows 'This site is undergoing a move' months after submission

I moved my website to a new domain and did all the necessary steps in Google Webmaster. Now, months later, I'm trying to set the preferred domain to non-www and cannot because it says 'This site is ...
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Duplicate meta tags issue despite having “rel='canonical'” tag

I'm getting more and more duplicate meta tags alerts on Google Webmaster tools everyday. It's a blog and I have setup rel='canonical' tags long before and they are showing up correctly. http://www....
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google displays wrong language on multi language website because it takes cookies into consideration

I have a multiple language website that uses both subdomains and cookies to display the right language. Here is the logic on the website: de subdomain will display the German version fr subdomain ...
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How to Reduce GWTs Top “Links to Your Site” Domain (from our own legacy domain)

Back in July 2014, our company bought a new domain (new.com). Our existing domain (old.com) had been extensively indexed with over 7 million urls. We followed the instructions on Google's change of ...
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Rich snippets created via AJAX not shown in Webmaster tools

I have a page with rich snippets. On here I load the reviews via AJAX. However, when I test that page in Google Webmaster tools I get: Error: If count is specified in review aggregate, page should ...
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“Fetch as Google” renders any link as the home page in a single page application built using Angular 2

I have Angular 2 app (SPA) running on (let's say) www.example.com. In Google Search Console when I run fetch as Google I have the following result: www.example.com - renders correctly www.example....
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What is the scope of “Crawl this Url and Direct Links” in Google Search Console

In Google Webmaster Tools you can use the "Fetch as Google" feature to have Google download a page from your site. Once you have done so, you can click the "Submit to Index" button which gives you ...
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Do the numbers in Google Webmaster Tools factor in impressions and clicks from Google Places listings?

Do the numbers (impressions, position, rank, CTR, etc) in Google Webmaster Tools factor in impressions and clicks from the Google Places local listings?
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Search analytics from the Google Search Console shows weird peaks of impressions

My web site impressions on certain dates peaks as below. What could be the reason, I tried many things but I still cannot figure out. The web site is food related web site and the 9K impressions would ...
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GA is not recording the visits I have on a site's subfolder with a separate WP install. What gives?

The situation isn't as simple as "have you checked if the GA tag is installed?". Here's what I got: a main WP install on /blog/ a second WP install on /blog2/ (not actually named blog2, of ...
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How long will it take to validate a fix to a “500 Server Error” in Google Search Console?

I opened site (made with Wix) on the 25th August, and submitted sitemap in Google Search console. Then I got the Server error (5xx) in coverage reporting: on the 29th August, my website has no other ...
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Google Search for my site's name shows old IP address

I have a website https://ottverse.com and I am hosting it on DigitalOcean. I initially had it on a particular droplet (let's say X) for testing and X's IP-address got picked up by Google. Then, I ...
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Is there any effect if I canceled a site move in Google search console and reconfigured it again?

I have used the move tool in google console to move from site A to site B But I didn't get any effect for 6 months! Also, this notification does not appear at the top of the property!although it ...
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Google is indexing URLs with parameters that are disallowed in robots.txt despite canonical URLs without parameters listed in the sitemap

All of my webpages are showing ?mode=grid & ?mode=list in the google coverage. But submitted sitemap shows normal URLs. For example: example.com/page/?mode=grid example.com/page/?mode=list ...
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Google Search Console cannot read my XML: Sitemap appears to be an HTML page

I'm working on a web application written with AngularJS (v8) and deployed on an apache2 using proxy to forward requests (frontend, api, backoffice). My problem is that I'm trying to submit the ...
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“General HTTP Error” for XML sitemap in Google search console

Google search console says that the XML sitemap specified in robots.txt could not be read due to: General HTTP Error When I click on the link on right top, "OPEN SITEMAP," it shows an error: ...
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Google won't index my newly created home page after I had used a removal request for the default WordPress site on my domain

I have a site built with WordPress. Initially, because the default content of the template was indexed in Google, I decided to remove those URLs through the removals section in the Google console ...
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site: search on Google was showing results from another site, they were removed, but now reappeared in Google Search Console

I'm facing an odd situation, I've added site as property to google search console in this april, around last week i checked that search query, site:my-site.com was showing links for pages which I have ...
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Sum of branded and non-branded clicks is much lower than the total reported by Google Search Console

I even filtered brand and non-brand keywords to see clicks. Suddenly i realized, that the whole amount of clicks shown by GSC is much higher, than the sum of brand and non-brand clicks. Why is it so?
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Google Search Console only reports URLs discovered in sitemap.xml on HTTP property which is redirected to HTTPS

The whole content of the website is running on HTTPS and WWW, while Google Search Console is reporting discovering URLs in the sitemap.xml only without https and www. However, there are no pages ...
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FCP issue: longer than 3s (desktop)

I am facing speed issue in google search console Although my site speed is considered good as shown from multiple speed tools Google Lighthouse Gtmetrix I have requested to validate this issue ...
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Jekyll blog - Indexed, not submitted in sitemap

Recently im facing this issue, I set my sitemap frequency to weekly, but still the follow URL is showing not submitted in sitemap, This issue started only for new URLs from this month. I don't know ...
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Bulk removal of large pool of dynamic urls from Google search console

Background: One can submit a removal request in the Google search console associated to one's web app. Moreover, there's an option to provide a url pattern as well (instead of just a specific url). ...
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Ramifications of Deleting an Owner on Google Search Console

Are there any ramifications to deleting an owner inside a property's search console account? For example: would the property lose entries made by that owner? If so, any guidance on how to remove ...
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Is it possible to create txt sitemaps index file?

I am creating sitemaps using Google Search Console and we are exploring an option of creating txt sitemaps. There are many sitemaps so using a sitemaps index file is basically a requirement but I ...