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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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Why wouldn't Google be able to read AJAX generated JSON-LD schema.org markup parsed from a Google sheet?

There's a lot going on in that question so here's a breakdown: Every Google sheet has a JSON version that can be parsed (example). I've parsed that data using pure JS and AJAX, and generated schema....
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Can the product attribute “size” be used for other items?

We've been having issues for some time with what product attributes would be considered "correct" in relation to our products being sold. We sell a variety of pop culture collectibles and memorabilia. ...
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Google webmasters v3 API reporting incorrect status for sitemap whereas Search Console correctly shows it as “pending”

When I go to the search console site and go to Crawl -> Sitemaps https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/sitemap-list?hl=en&authuser=0&siteUrl=myURL.com I see the table with 1 entry /...
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Recently swapped domains - New site isn't being indexed, old domain currently 301 Redirect to new

So I'm a little stumped on exactly what has happened here. We were previously on a https:// domain that is still appearing in Google search engine but I've indicated to the webmaster tool that this ...
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Is it possible to stop irrelevant keywords being indexed by Google?

My client is in the organic food home delivery business. They are using Shopify to manage online sales. When we look in Webmaster Tools at the Content Keywords, the bulk of the top twenty keywords ...
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How to fix “Soft 404" in GWT even though the page is ok

Why does Google Search Console report that this page is a soft 404, even though it's OK? https://www.tsikot.com/forums/showthread.php/72558-Mitsubishi-Pajero-Fieldmaster-(Gen-2.5)-continued/page55
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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Google can't crawl my rewritten URLs

I tried to submit my robots.txt and sitemap.xml for hours now - changing directories and .htacces rules like a horse. For some stupid reason Google can't crawl my pages and gives me warnings, that my ...
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Incorrect backlinks listed in Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console) from my other website

I have two websites hosted on the same server (same IP), say www.example1.com and www.example2.com. Google Webmaster Tools has been set for both the websites years back and everything was fine till ...
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Site submitted via Google Search Console API but not found on Google Search Console UI

I submitted client site via Google Search Console API successfully, I have even received a successful verification through the API, but it never makes it to the Search Console UI. I waited 12 hours ...
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Cross Domain Goal Funnels and unique data?

I've been tasked with setting up cross domain tracking and goal funnels. I maintain several ecommerce sites and we want to set up goal funnels to track where we are most successful. However, these ...
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An important page has disappeared from SERPs

** I can't share the client's specific site name, but I will try my best to explain the problem.** We have a major brand client whose just launched a new campaign for a new product they offer. This ...
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Possible reasons for Structured Data items count decrease

The number of structured data items on our site fell from 4M to ~2M recently. The parts of the site responsible for this data weren't changed in a long time and the general number of crawled/indexed ...
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url is right but site redirects

When I search for my site through google I can easily see my site, all the content being pulled correctly for the rich snippet. However if I click on the link from google itself, it sends me directly ...
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“no return tag error” despite correct tagging?

I structured my website following this tutorial that explains to do the following when you deal with profile pages that have menus translated but their contents are probably in the language of the ...
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Sitemap contains urls which are blocked by robots.txt but these url are not in the sitemap

When i have just tested my latest sitemap using the google websmaster sitemap tester, i am getting a warning saying it contains URLs which are blocked by my robots.txt file, however when i check my ...
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Mobile Sitemap - Error 404 - WMT dont index it?

I have a site that is not responsive. It has 3 versions : PC, tablet and mobile, every version has different pages . I have made 2 sitemaps: one for the PC version and one for the mobile version. ...
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Google Search Console(WMT) not showing clicks or CTR, how do I fix it?

Got an issue with WMT this month for one of the sites that we monitor. It's showing impressions and average position and there has been no decrease in organic traffic (in Analytics). I've had a look ...
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URLs not allowed error for one property, but not for the other?

All of our XML sitemaps are located on another domain than the domain they're referring to, for instance: - Sitemaps would be located at sitemap-domain.com/sitemap-1.xml - URLs being referenced in ...
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Website being indexed twice by Google, one with the correct sublinks and the other with all sublinks redirecting to homepage

As that title says, my website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two ...
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Google not returning an international version of the page

I run a website that duplicates some content across international editions. These are differentiated by the country codes e.g. /uk/folder/article1/ /au/folder/article1/ The UK version is considered ...
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checking for duplicate title and meta description tags across multiple subdomains

I know in Google Webmaster Tools, under "search appearance" for any domain, there's an "HTML Improvements" section which only checks crawled URLs specifically for that domain. My website has ...
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Managing URL with Multiple Parameters in Webmaster Tools

I have launched a new site that was a mobile-friendly redesign of the old site. There are a couple parameters and a session id in the URL (below): mysite.com/products/product-name/;jsessionid=...
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a “marked as fixed” equivalent in Bing Webmaster tools

In GWT, in the report of pages producing error statuses (crawl errors), there is an option to label up to 1000 pages per day as "fixed" via the "marked as fixed" button. I want to do this in Bing ...
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Magento Robots.txt and blocking cached images

We have a Magento based store. Images are resized and served cached dynamically. When the image cache in Magento is cleared, there are generated new paths and files. And I get 404 errors for them ...
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Discrepancy in Recent warning to Fix mobile usability issues

Our website has a desktop version and a separate mobile version (/mobile) which is determined in the .htaccess file when mobile users access the site they are taken specifically to the mobile site. ...
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Google Analytics and Webmasters Tool configurations for multidomain site platform

I'm trying to build a multi domain site platform where, basically like Wordpress.com, where user can sign up for new site and they can post contents under different domain with other users. At first ...
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Google Webmaster starred queries limit: 100 vs 80?

While using Google Webmaster I was starring some queries and bumped into "Sorry, we allow a maximum of 100 starred queries." But at the filters it's showing "Starred queries only ‎(80)‎". What's ...
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Google Webmaster Highlight Data for paginated blog entries

I'm trying to get google to recognise my entries as articles using the "Start Highlighting" tool in the Webmasters Toolkit. Problem is that if I put a page set "...blog/*/*/" it says, "Pattern does ...
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I still get “Googlebot can't access your site” messages after removing a site from Google Webmaster Tools

I had a client who moved their site a while back to another developer. When they moved it they took down the site and put up a coming soon page ( which is currently what's there). Googlebot warned me ...
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“Most linked content” - a page has disappeared

So for my site, under "Most linked content" there is a whole list of pages, but one top page has recently disappeared. It used to be on the list with about 1000+ incoming links. Now it's totally gone. ...
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Dynamic AngularJS Meta description stopped showing up in Google results

<meta name="description" ng-bind="main.pageDescription" content="{{main.pageDescription}}"> This is how we used to have dynamic meta descriptions for different pages and it used to work well ...
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How to find the “dangerous pages” in Google Webmaster Tools?

In google webmaster tools how can I find the dangerous pages in my website? i.e When I check the security of my website in Google, it says there are dangerous pages in my website. So how can I ...
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Do search engines support microformats2?

I just noticed that there was a new spec for microformats: microformats2. But I tried testing some HTML (the example from here) in the Rich Snippets testing tool in Google Webmaster Tools and it says "...
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How can make sure my app Module will be always available to Google Search Console (AngualrJS app)

I'm trying to test some of my web pages on Google Search Console. Some of the times i can see the content of the page i look for (but without the dynamic HTML), and sometimes I'm getting errors like - ...
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Google Search Console couldn't fetch my XML Sitemap

I have an asp.net web form project. For creating a sitemap on this project, I didn't use a regular asp.net Web.sitemap file in Visual Studio, like by doing: menu File --> New File --> Web.sitemap ...
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Google Search console and IDN website sitemap

I have a validated IDN website in the Google Search Console and I'm trying to add it's sitemap. The problem is that the sitemap is constantly in the Couldn't fetch state. I've read in various sources ...
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Does navigation to a site NOT from google increase its ranking in google search?

Let's stay I have a website with the link www.example.com If I navigate directly to this website, not from google, will it google search ranking increase? Or do I have to enter this website from a ...
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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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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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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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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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Error in disavow links file at line 177, column 1: URL line too short

I hae 875 links to my site from Spammy site picswe (dot) com. I am getting the above error message. I saved it to an excel file and it wouldn't upload to disavow on google, then I saved it in a word ...
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Duplicate Content Penalty - EBook Publication or PDF article on multile vendors's sites

After reading this, How to solve duplicate contents over different domains? we know that duplicate contents are heavily penalized. What about the case that if someone pubilsh the same Ebook or the ...
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GSC: Sitemap Couldn't Fetch

I'm trying to submit a very simple sitemap (for testing only) to Google Search Console but, unfortunately, I'm constantly receiving the following error message: ╔══════════════╤═════════╤═════════════...
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Amp links apper in desktop search results

I used AMP service in my website but I had problem sometimes the amp Links appeared in desktop search results . I checked the canonical link and I found it true. Amp version link: AMP Link Normal ...
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AMP URL not found (404) in Google Webmaster Tools but AMP/Canonical pages work fine

Google Webmaster Tools has been reporting 404 errors for a number of my AMP pages since last month. The number of affected pages changes every 24 hours, and is now climbing every day which is killing ...
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Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user for - international website

I manage a group of international websites for one brand and each country website is on a subdomain (in this format: au.website.com) My problem is that Google has excluded the country websites from ...
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Google Search Console reporting sending 75% more traffic than Google Analytics measures for organic

For one of my websites, the Google Search Console click count is 75% greater than the traffic data on GA from Organic Medium. I'm really not getting what's the issue here, as the GA tracking code is ...
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Why Google Search Console coverage reports show excluded pages that don't exist at all

My new website is only about a month old and it has only 27 different web pages. I submitted sitemap.xml to the Google Search Console and it successfully indexed all my pages. However, in the Coverage ...