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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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Image size smaller than recommended size - AMP Warning

I installed AMP version on the website and newly find out the issue which is Image size smaller than recommended size. How to solve this?
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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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GSC: Big changes in coverage of HTTP property after HTTPS migration. Is this acceptable?

Some weeks ago, I migrated a 500k-webpage site from HTTP to HTTPS I implemented the appropriate 301 redirection I removed the sitemap of the HTTP property within Google Search Console Today I found ...
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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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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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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 ...
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i18n marked as duplicated content on Google Search Console

We have an e-commerce website running on Wordpress with Woocommerce, WPML & Yoast SEO. Our website is currently translated in 2 languages: French (on /) English (on /en) Our slugs are ...
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How thumbnails by titles are added in google search?

I see some results with thumbnails like when I google alto (Pic by Our story). How is this done?
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Google Search Console is not fetching the sitemap correctly?

Search Console is not fetching the sitemap when it is named as “Sitemap.xml”, after we renamed it as “Sitemapnew.xml” sitemap is submitted successfully?? 4,630 URL”S were discovering even after we ...
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Single Web Page low speed will affect on the all website speed and rank?

One of the my website page speed is very low. but this is not my ranking url or i don't want to rank this url in SERP. but this page low speed will affect on my another page speed as well as all ...
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Google Search Console reports Soft 404 on an Excel file

since mid of this month, an Excel file that used to be indexed in Google Search is reported as a Soft 404 on Search Console File: https://neoschronos.com/assets/lean-canvas.xls We have multiple ...
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JSON-LD structured data not showing up on live url test(search console)

I am appending dynamic structured data to the head of html as and when my ajax response comes. Something like:- function appendSchemaToScript(schema){ var el = document.createElement('script'); ...
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Mobile Google Search Result Icon/Favicon Not Showing Up

I have put link rel=icon in the HTML with 48px icon size, tried with .ico and .png but the custom main site icon is not showing up in Google Search Result (Mobile). I have request reindex in Search ...
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Change address error in Search console, can't pass 301 redirect confirmation

with a 301, I redirect friendsofcoffee.nl to misterbarish.nl. I use the .htaccess file for the redirect with following code: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^friendsofcoffee.example$ [OR] ...
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Why might “fetch as Google” be taking longer to index submitted pages than it used to for my site?

I am not new to webmaster tools. I have long used "fetch as Google" to index my pages within 5 minutes. I don't know what happened to the index timing, but it is taking much longer now. Is anyone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Duplicate without user selected canonical, even though pages are different. Why?

I am using the Search Console and I encountered this problem with my Angular 7 app for a webshop. At first, I thought it was a Javascript rendering problem, but made sure all server resources were ...
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How to fix Mobile Usability Issues (page resources are not loaded) in Google Search Console

Our website is responsive but it is showing the below mobile usability issues at Google search console. 1. Content wider than screen 2. Clickable elements too close together 3. Text too small to read ...
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How long should a the Google change of address tool take?

I requested a Google Search Console change of address back in May 2019 but it still hasn't updated on Google. Just wondering if anyone gone through the process of changing their address and with ...
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Huge differences between webmaster tools' crawl stats and apache logs

We noticed huge difference in the metrics. For example, last saturday : According to Webmaster Tools : 6,082 pages crawled 76,119 kilobytes downloaded 1,550 ms in average to download a page Now ...
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Is it non-beneficial for my website if I pass do follow link to another website?

If I provide outbound link to a similar niche website with do-follow tag, that website will sure be benefitted but will it harm my website in any ways ?
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Is anyone else seeing massive deindexes over Memorial Day weekend 2019?

Is anyone else seeing massive deindexes over Memorial Day weekend 2019? When I'm doing a site search it's saying that I have 4,500 pages indexed in Google, though on Google Search Console says 14,550....
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How to fix html sitemap error on Google search console

I have a problem with my sitemap, all my submitted URLs does not contain a "noindex" Tag, but google keeps saying that we are in 2019 the last crawl for my sitemap was in 2018! how to fix that and re-...
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How to NOT offset impressions while doing SEO and research?

I'm optimizing my website mainly for ranking in the google search and I've noticed something that bothers me. So I've had about 300+ impressions for all my pages before starting the optimization. Of ...
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How to verify that Googlebot can access the URL of a video thumbnail?

I need to check if Googlebot can see my image thumbnails. When I use the URL Inspection Tool, Google cannot see my images in the page. In the rendered screen shot, it displays a black box instead of ...
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Googlebot intermittently fails to download ressources from AWS CloudFront CDN

I have a weird issue and after a few weeks of investigation I think I may have found the cause : Cloudfront & Googlebot. Context : I launched a French website that compares and combines all ...
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When submitting a cross-domain sitemap, does robots.txt need to list individual XML file, or just the index?

I am trying to move a bunch of sitemap files out of my website into a separate site that just has static assets, however I am struggling to understand the cross-site submissions mentioned on sitemaps....
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Does Google Search Console respect rel=“nofollow” when doing validations?

I have a 3 links on my site that are throwing failures in the Mobile Usability section of the Google Search Console for: Text too small to read Viewport not set Google has no need to crawl these ...
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Google selected canonical overwriting non-duplicate translated pages in another language

Google is ignoring the canonicals & hreflangs for perfectly valid and non-duplicate content Originally the url after language (/de/ or /en/) were the same so I localised those parts as well but ...
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Google Data studio encode my Arabic titles in landingpage reports table

Google Data studio encode my Arabic titles in landing-page reports table, when my data source is "Search Console URL": in other hand hand when I gather data from "Analytics" data source it shows ...
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Why would a 301 redirected RSS feed be appearing as an external link in Google Search Console?

We redirected our website over a year ago to a new domain. 301 is confirmed in place etc. All works fine. However a couple of RSS feed URLs using the old domain have appeared in the external link ...
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What can cause Google Search Console ownership by delegation to fail?

I just inherited management of three websites for a new client. The previous agency did not add her as an admin to any of her sites in Google Search Console, Google Analytics, or Google Tag Manager. ...
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Google Search Console API doesn't show “Submitted URL has crawl issues” that is a problem for a number of my URLs in Search Console

I use Google Search Console to track my URLs errors. I also use Google API with google-api-python-client. When I do this Python line : errors = webmasters_service.urlcrawlerrorscounts().query(...
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Get Google Analytics to show seamless search console data from HTTP property to HTTPS property after migration

Background: Google Search Console (GSC) can provide up to 16 months of search performance data, and this can be reported in Google Analytics (GA) when GSC and GA are associated (GA > Acquisition > ...
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New update to Search Console? - missing Desktop render

So as some might noticed on January 9th Google updated their algorithms Source: https://www.semrush.com/sensor/?category=&db=US&date=2019-01-09 But today I found out that if I do URL ...
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'No Data' under search appearance for 6 week old site

All other fields, such as queries, pages, devices, etc have been populated with data for weeks, but search appearance only provides me with a statement of 'no data'. Even if I haven't optimized ...
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Google Search API returns only 1% of total impressions of site

So, I'm working on SEO for a site that gets about 5 million impressions a month. However, queries to the GSC API gives me a very small subset of the overall impressions, usually on the order of 1-2%. ...