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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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Google Mobile Usability says “Content wider than screen” even though I can't reproduce that locally and X overflow is set to hidden

Unable to fix error Google Mobile Usability > Content wider than screen in Google Search Console. I have try chrome mobile layout emulator from DevTools, set width to 320px but no horizontal scroll ...
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How did Google find my unlinked newly created pages?

I am building a new site, but creating the content using a subdirectory on an existing site. I have never posted a link to this subdirectory anywhere, yet searching Google reveals that Google has ...
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After submitting a site removal request with Google, the tool is showing severe health problems, how do I re-include my site in the index?

I had a major issue in the last week where a site was found to be showing huge numbers of pages that it shouldn't have been. Naturally Google indexed all of these pages! Rather than manually remove ...
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Need I submit sitemap to Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools)?

I have uploaded my sitemap to the server root folder. Do I need to submit it to Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools)?
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Webmaster tools show old URLs are crawled

We renewed our website last year (2012) in December. After that we have put 301 redirection in place for the required pages. We removed some pages in old site when we moved to new site. For example :...
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How to identify spammy domains giving backlinks to my site (to submit in disavow links in WMT)

Google is out with much awaited feature. But out of 100's of domains giving backlink to my site I want to simply find the spammy ones and disavow domain-wise using "domain:" feature. I'm looking for ...
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Duplicate content appearing for multi lingual sites

I have a site which has a default url say "http://www.blahblah.com/" (which is default in english language). In my site there is support for multi languages. I am having few links at my home page say "...
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Sudden Drop in Impressions After Host / CMS Switch?

We have a site that was previously run on Wordpress on a different host, but has now been switched to RiVista (a proprietary CMS). The site was cut over a week or two ago. I realize that a ...
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Understanding Google Webmasters Tools Sitemaps Information

So, I'm an 'avid' user of google webmaster tools and analytics. I'm building an e-commerce site, all with original product descriptions and a base of 'useful' industry-relevant content. I generated ...
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Why is Google not listing my site using its preferred domain?

Using Google Webmaster tools my site is set to 'Display URLs as www.mydomain.com' as opposed 'mydomain.com'. This is the setting for both of these sites in Webmaster tools and has been for several ...
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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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How to fix Temporarily unreachable in Google Webmaster tool or Console? [duplicate]

I tried to fetch and render my site but I got a DNS site error(see screenshot below) I attempted to fetch and render again after 2 days but still it gave me a temporarily unreachable status. But the ...
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Do you need to disavow on [HTTPS SSL] after performing a disavow on [HTTP]

I have a client which disavowed a few thousand dirty links from his site profile back in February 2015. Recently the site was switch from HTTP to HTTPS (SSL enforced). Google recommends that you add ...
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Webmaster google tools show me duplicate content on the same page after removed the php extention

When i use the option Fetch as Google... show me the follow problems duplicate content meta title the story of.... /lifestyle/serialul-scorpion-inspirat-dintr-o-poveste-adevarata-a-lui-walter-o-brien....
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How much time does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to report 'hreflang' tags?

I have a properly indexed site by Google with a few hundred pages, most of the pages re-crawled on a daily basis (according the crawl stats offered by Google Webmaster Tools). Last week, I have added ...
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URLs in Google Webmaster Tools are shown with “percent-encoding”

Our site is using Greek characters for some pages. So in Webmaster Tools -> Crawl -> Crawl Errors, the URLs are shown in a format like: http://www.pandafun.gr/%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%BA%CE%AD%CE%...
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GSC: How to move a site from a domain to sub domain, sub folder or new domain with a sub folder?

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder, sub domain or a new domain with sub folder?
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What search statistics are most reliable?

I'm doing some research into the SEO of one my websites and looking at different keywords and the search traffic they generate. Let's say I have a search term I'm ranked number one for a keyword and ...
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Is it possible to know impressions of other websites?

Google Webmasters's Dashboard gives you a big number which is called impressions, and that I've seen in Google Analytics. By definition, it means the total number of times your site has been become ...
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How to remove old robots.txt from google as old file block the whole site [duplicate]

I have a website which still shows old robots.txt in the google webmaster tools. User-agent: * Disallow: / Which is blocking Googlebot. I have removed old file updated new robots.txt file with ...
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Google Keyword Relevancy

I hope this is the correct place to ask this question. I've got a few websites going, so i'm ok with the usual terminology and have looked in SEO and tried to implement it as best i can on my sites. ...
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Google Search Console won't let me choose preferred domain because no-www isn't verified even though it is

I already saw this question: Why won't Webmaster Tools let me set a preferred domain? and it didn't help I want the preferred to be with www, and it tells me I need to verify example.com without www. ...
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Google isn't surfacing Events rich snippets in SERP when JSON-LD Structured Data is valid

Google confirms our site has thousands of valid MusicEvent structured data objects presented using JSON-LD, as indicated in the Structured Data section of Webmaster Tools. However, rich snippets for ...
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How to switch to https in webmaster tools?

We will be trying to add SSL to our website pretty soon , in the demo server we achieve everything perfect, the thing now is not to loose the traffic. With Google Analytics we are able to change ...
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Fetch as Google says my page is “Temporary Unreachable”

When looking into it in WebmasterTools, I saw that there is a "Fetch as Google - Temporarily Unreachable Issue". It is for an image, and font. How do I resolve this issue?
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Apparent Bot Impressions in Webmaster Tools

I've been watching some strange stats in Google Webmaster Tools for a particular page on our site, which has been getting some periods of very high impressions but little or no clicks, and then just ...
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rel=“next” in anchor tag is not working

I have 100's of duplicate meta description issue in google webmaster tool because of the pagination. Pagination pages are showing as duplicate in tool. So I added the rel="next" and rel="prev" to the ...
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How to fix thousands of 404's?

The business I work for recently migrated our e-commerce site from Celerant to Magento. Despite using a robots.txt file and a 301 redirect extension, webmaster tools is reporting that our "not found" ...
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How to get rid of crawling errors due to the URL Encoded Slashes (%2F) problem in Apache

The Google web crawler has indexed a whole set of URLs with encoded slashes (%2F) for our site. I assume it has picked up the pages from our XML sitemap file. The problem is that the live pages will ...
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How do Search Engines Segment Against Locale?

Assume I run a multi-lingual website. If I had a Spanish section, it should be included in Spanish-segmented search engines such as Google Spain Google Peru Google El Salvador and excluded in the ...
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Usefulness of the Backlinks shown in Webmaster Tools

Is the list of links for a site shown in Google Webmaster Tools a complete list or just a sample? I've noticed that the links in there appear to be all the ones I didn't think would have any real ...
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Google Search Console emailing “New Mobile Usability issue detected” but live test shows “Page is mobile friendly”

I have a site with 20,000 URLs per language. Each language is added as a separate property in Google Search Console. This month Google started emailing me about each of the properties due to "New ...
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What is “spore:outlink_count” in Google Search Console's product structured data section?

I have notice something on my site structured data: spore:outlink_count:13 I don't have idea about this but I came across it today. Does anyone know about this one? If someone know about this please ...
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Google Doesn't Obey Canonical meta-tag for cross-domain

I'm working on a website that's normally accessed trough a load-balance. But we also have direct URL to each server. Lately, Google started to index the direct URLs to our servers, which is bad ...
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What does it mean if Google has its own links to your page displayed in Google Webmaster Tools?

I am just curious about the following: When viewing links to my site in Google Webmaster Tools I see all my usual links, but recently something I find strange has popped up: Google itself is ...
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Google analytics giving false statistics for localhost

I'm developing an ASP.NET MVC site and I'm using Google Universal Analytics to test how to use that. Essentially every page has code that calls the Google Analytics JS function and all that is ...
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Why doesn't Google Webmaster Tools show the search queries that led to clicks?

As you can see in the screenshot below, there has been >400 impressions and 97 clicks, but at the bottom of the table it shows only two queries that led to the clicks. The question is: where is the ...
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Recovery from accidental noindex of site

I've recently noticed that an entire site I manage had been set to noindex for about 3 weeks. This has caused the entire site to be completely dropped from Google's index (searching "site:" and then ...
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Total Indexed 0, 99 not selected in webmaster tools

I recently changed domain names from xxx.com to xxx.ca I created all the 301's submitted sitemaps and submitted a change of address to google webmaster tools on Dec 16th. I've since seen urls change ...
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Weird URLs being access by Googlebot

Lately I've been seing all sorts of strange URLs show up as errors in my Webmaster tools account, but they're URLs that don't actually exist on my site, nor are linked from the pages that Google ...
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Google Webmasters tools search queries position

In my website account on Google Webmasters tools, some search queries show average position 1.0. This make me understand that it should be displayed as the first result. When I search for this query I ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Why does Avg Position change when drilling down in Search Query Analysis?

In Google Webmaster Tools --> Seach Queries, you can see a list like this: I am finding that the Avg. Position column o the above list is seriously out of sync with the Avg Position shown in the ...
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How to create google video sitemap urls for very large video files with distinct segments?

I have a large video files about 1 hr in duration, with different sections of the video corresponding to different distinct sub topics . For example, the whole video may be about an yoga exercise ...
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Remove home page from Google cache

The Google Webmaster Tools Remove URL section allows you to specify a page URL to be removed from the index, or cache, or both. However, I want to remove just the home page, which is / I want to ...
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Search Console: Server Connectivity Error - Connect Timeout

Over the last 4 days server connectivity errors have started to pop up in my Search Console. Specifically, it is the connection timeout error. I have been talking to my hosting provider and they ...
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Fetch as google Content-length: 0 when using IIS with active request routing (ARR)

I'm very new to this and just had a new issue dropped on my desk which I could use help with. Basically all requests for domain name www.example.com are routed through an IIS with active request ...
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Google SEO - remove site map from search result

I am an amateur to SEO. I have a new site recently and submitted the site map to GWT. But after several weeks. I found when I search my domain in google. The site map also appears to be one of the ...
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Unnatural Links Message from Google

We just recived (March 8 2013) a message from Google saying. We've detected that some of your site's pages may be using techniques that are outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines. Specifically, ...
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Webmaster Tools: Mobile Usability Warnings - How to deal with adverts?

I have received last week a warning from Google Webmaster Tools about the fact that my website is not mobile-friendly. And it is not. The reason why we didn't opt for a responsive design is that ...
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Why can't I verify my website with Google?

Here's the error I receive when trying to verify: Verification failed for http://oracleoflegends.com/ using the Google Analytics method (1 minute ago). Your verification file returns a status ...