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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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Does Google reprocesses submitted sitemaps from time to time?

Assuming one submits a sitemap for a website in Google Webmaster, does Google reprocess it from time to time? If yes, at which rate?
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How does Google Rank “Priority” for “Not Found” errors?

Google lists Not Found Errors in Webmaster Tools as Ranked by Priority, but what is Priority based on?
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Google Webmaster Tools says my XML sitemap “appears to be an HTML page”

We're running a lot of sites and we've started to get a lot of these errors in Webmaster Tools: Sitemap is HTML Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format ...
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Where Did this 404 Error Come From?

I was looking in Google Webmaster Tools and it said I had the following 404 error: Page Response Code Date Detected lglegl.html 404 11/27/14 The site is for a lawyer ...
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Google sitemap priorities, am I doing the right thing?

I've built a website which has maritime weather and tide data for UK locations, and each location has 7 day forecast (where data is available). My URL structures are like this: http://www.example.com/...
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Choose the Google Sitelinks that are shown when somebody searches for my website

How can I remove Search for product, About us, Log in, etc. which are displayed in Google Search? And how can I add particular categories like Automobiles, Mobiles & Tablets, etc.?
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Test if Google+ is already with my Website

How can I verify or check if a website is already linked with Google plus? I already added <link href="https://plus.google.com/{+PageIdGoesHere}" rel="publisher" /> this to my head tag of my ...
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Consolidating google results for 2 domains with the same content

I have 2 domains http://foo.com and a http://bar.com. http://bar.com is just a domain alias for http://foo.com so they have the same content. Results for both domains show up on google, I'd rather all ...
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How can I decrease relevancy of Creative Commons footer text? (In Google Webmaster Tools)

I know that I may just have to link the image to make this happen, but I figured it was worth asking, just in case there's some other semantic markup or tips I could use... I have a site that uses ...
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How can I stop Google from indexing embedded iframes?

I have iframe widgets of external sources embedded on my website. For some reason Google seems to be indexing the URLs of the iframes and showing 404 errors for such URLs in the Crawl Section of ...
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In Google Webmaster Tools we have 3 sitemaps attributed to 1 domain

I have a website that has been on the internet for almost 10 years created in "Microsoft FrontPage" with over 900 pages. Currently in Google Webmaster tools it shows up as 2 domains and 3 sitemaps: ...
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Sites scraping my site, serp rankings lost, what can I do?

2 weeks ago I found out that some domains were proxying or scraping my site. So when you accessed theirsite.com/some/parameter they would render exactly the same as mysite.com/some/parameter but ...
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how to remove old data from structure data webmaster tool

How can I remove old items from Structured Data? see attached image, want to delete old records, as its showing 2013 records which were already fixed.
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Use site:mysite.com search without adding impressions to Google Search Console

Is there a way to conduct a site:mysite.com search without it adding impressions to the Search Console > Search Analytics report? When I do this search it adds a spike to the impressions ...
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multiple webmaster properties http and https to be linked with single google analytics account

We are in transition of migrating our site from http - > https So as transition takes some time to reflect and also we are doing it in phases. We are maintaining both http and https in webmaster. ...
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Why doesn't Google index the translated versions of my page?

I have a website in Persian language and translated some of my popular posts into English and added this header in <head> section in both of the pages (not entire site): <link rel="alternate"...
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How to correctly remove parameters from the Google index?

Within the GWT console under URL Parameters there are two settings that I'm not clear on. What is the difference between setting a URL parameter to: No: Doesn't affect page content and Yes:Changes, ...
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How to deal with non-relevant keywords in Google Webmaster Tools

Google webmaster tools is showing keywords such as "cookies" in my keyword list. This is probably because we have links to our long legal disclaimer on cookies. We're a B2B service, so clearly I don'...
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UK/USA Exact Copy English Causing Error “Duplicate submitted url not set as canonical”

starting around February 25th, 2019 we have been having pages excluded from indexing for our UK website with the error "Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical". We have not had this issue ...
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Why my web pages positioned 1st in Google Webmaster Tools recieve zero CTR?

Recently I have noticed decrease in traffic on my website. I checked with Google Webmaster Tools and noticed that many of my pages that are ranked #1 on Webmaster Tools receive 1 or even 0% CTR. ...
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I changed my domain name. How to keep my ranking and traffic?

Two weeks ago I changed my Blogger domain name from "energieshow.blogspot.com" to "lifeskills-coach.com". It works and redirects perfectly. But since I was afraid of losing my ranking and traffic in ...
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Is there any benefit to having a link to your website's XML sitemap?

In Google's WebmasterTools, I submitted my site's XML sitemap, which is accessible through www.mysite.com/sitemap. However, no where on the site do I have an actual link that points to this. Is ...
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What should I do to notify Google of a switch from “.php” to extension-free URL's?

I've implemented a simple mod-rewrite rule that internally rewrites urls without a file extension (that are not directories) to .php files and removed the .php extension from all our internal links. I'...
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Can Googlebot discover URLs that are not in an anchor?

In my Search Console I had a sudden increase in 404's. They were linked from a webpage that listed files from the site in a table but none of these URLs were nested inside an <a> tag. This was ...
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Google Webmaster Tools: duplicate title even with a 301 redirect in place

I have plenty of duplicate titles http://example.com/?attachment_id=1678/feed/ http://example.com/?attachment_id=1678/ The first link triggers a 301 redirect to the second link. So why does Google ...
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Google follows JavaScript string as relative path - produces 404 error

This is my first question on here so I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I have a problem: I have a site that uses an Adobe Site Catalyst for its online analytics. The suite supports tagging ...
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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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Fetch as Google returning “Partial” not “Complete”

When I fetch a URL of my website, it gives me "partial" indexing status. I want fetch as Google to show "complete" status.
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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Which is the best choice for SEO sitemap for multilingual website?

In my site when someone access directly the domain.com or any other url that does not contain country indication like domain.com/contact, the language content is shown based on his IP. for example if ...
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Should I 'mark as fixed' deleted pages in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have deleted a couple of thousand pages from a website. They do not appear in my sitemap.xml and no other pages on the web are pointing to these anymore. Google Webmaster Tools (GWT)'s crawl error ...
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Google Search Console's keyword list: where did it go?

Google's Search Console used to have a section where it showed the main keywords for your site, as Google saw them. However, I can't find it anywhere now. The funny thing is, if you search Google ...
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How do I disavow a domain with foreign characters?

I've been using the Google disavow tool for a while, but recently found a domain that doesn't apper to use "normal" letters. The domain is кузбасс-ворота.рф. When I add this to my disavow file, I get ...
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Accidentally submitted broken URLs in a sitemap. How can I stop Google crawling them?

We recently added a sitemap to our site but didn't exclude unpublished items (which, unless you're logged in as an admin, will 404). Google started trying to crawl them and as a result, we saw a huge ...
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Understanding CTR in Google Webmaster Tools

I've got a site that's showing a 9% CTR for a phrase in Google Webmaster Tools, but the average position for my site is 14th (this includes 7 local results for this phrase). I was a little confused ...
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Multiple webmaster tools accounts on website

I've got a google webmasters tool account with a website I help look after, they've employed the services of an SEO/SEM company* who have asked to add google/microsoft/yahoo webmasters tools accounts ...
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How do you explain more impressions and less ranking in Google search console?

In google search console, for my website, when the number of impressions increased (red trend in google search console), then the ranking in google search decreased (green trend in google search ...
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After site was hacked, how to remove foreign pages from Google's Index?

I'm dealing with a site that was hacked a while back. Google indexed thousands of pages using JAPANESE results. I have used my robots file to disallow everything except the pages that actually exist ...
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Unnaturally high number of links from domain

Please consider the following image, from Google Webmaster Tools I have these unnaturally high link counts coming in from lowish Page Rank Domains (MOZ Score 13) Is this natural? Is this hurting my ...
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How do the combinations of http/https and naked/www in Google Search Console work?

When I added my site to Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools?) it asked me to add combinations of my site, with http and https and no www and with www, so now I have four. I had to ...
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“Fetch as Google” doesn't find the HTML snapshot for my AJAX content

For my webpage I generate the content via JavaScript, so I want to use ?_escaped_fragment_ to redirect Google to my HTML snapshot. I have a RewriteRule for my Apache RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{...
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Many “429” crawl errors in Google Webmaster Tools with GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Hosting and Cloudflare

Following setup: GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Hosting + SSL Cloudflare as CDN Google Webmaster Tools shows all pages with 429 crawl error. I tested manually and with tools like monitor.us and I couldn'...
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Does Google cap impressions of my website?

It looks like my site hit an imaginary limit of 400 daily impressions. What is this limit based on? How can I "break through" that limit?
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How can I get a list of all indexed pages for my domain?

We're in the process of migrating an outdated e-commerce cart to Magento. Part of this process will entail configuring proper 301 redirects. I'm aiming to get a list of all indexed pages to throw ...
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How much time to update the Structured data in Search Results?

We have updated the structured data for the ratings in the website and it is detected also by the crawler but I am not able to view the ratings in the search results page. I can see the breadcrumb ...
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Google structured data dashboard not seeing any data

When I plug my web page into Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool it grabs all of the schema.org info I've plugged in correctly, but it says it doesn't detect any structured data when I click on the ...
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Google reports 404 errors on URLs that haven't existed for six months and are no longer linked to on my site

My Google Webmaster Tools account, shows that I have crawling errors that are caused by links to pages that do not exist (404 not found). But when I look at the source pages that are accused of ...
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Sitemap XML version vs simple text (urls list) version, do you know what are the pros?

I usualy submit simple text urls list as sitemap on Google webmaster tools. It's just a matter of simplicity, a simple text file is lightweight, easier to read also for humans (actually for me). :) ...
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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 ...