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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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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 ...
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Google follows disabled options on “get” forms

I have the following get form on my website for language switching. <form method="get" action="?"> <label for="language">Language: </label> <select id="language" name="...
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How to Remove a URL in Google Webmaster Tools

I need to remove a URL "foo" at www.example.com/foo. But when I type the URL under "Remove URL" and hit continue, on the next page I see the URL changed to http://example.com/www.example.com/foo (...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting crawl error 404 (Not found) for a page which has never existed

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawl error "404 (Not Found)" for an .html page which has never existed on a web site I developed. The page being reported is "tyuiabmog.html", which doesn't ...
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Can I have multiple Google Site Verification TXT records on one domain?

Our company's domain already has a google-site-verification= TXT record on it, so I guess somebody else set up Google Search Console at one point. However, I'm not sure who in the company that might ...
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Are multiple unrelated links to my site from a single domain damaging?

In GWT I can see a site which has 283 links to a single page on my site. Their content is completely irrelevant to my site (see image below). I can't even find where the actual link is on their pages,...
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Delay before getting URLs into Google's in web index?

4 days ago, I have submitted a sitemap.xml into Google's WebMaster Tool for a new website. It contains 3 entries. I have tested the site map and Google found not errors. In about how much time can I ...
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Google bot hits on files 'apple-app-site-association' and 'assetlinks.json' showing up in Google Webmasters as pages with errors

I've seen a number of posts on this but none really answer the question of why Google Bots specifically are trying to access the following on ALL of my sites, every single one of them... /.well-known/...
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Help Google to identify my site as a “web application”

I have a web application, and I want Google to identify it as a "web application". I've had a look at Rich Snippets, but there is just an option to "software application" which refers to a desktop ...
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SEO (or other) problems with a 404?

I am a member of a writing website called HubPages. We are each given a subdomain on which to write articles and are also given access to Google Webmaster Tools for our subdomain. Upon checking out ...
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Website is redirected to scam site only when clicking from Google search results

I am trying to investigate a weird attack on a Joomla 3.6.5 website: If you access the website directly through its URL, everything works as expected. However, if you search for the website using ...
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Solving “Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site.”

I'm getting the following warning over and over again in google webmaster tools Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site. The examples he's showing don't give me much ...
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Is it possible to find out whether one given page has been indexed?

When one submits sitemaps in Google Webmaster, Google may not index all pages of your site/blog. Is there a way to find out whether one specific page belonging to the sitemap has been indexed or not? ...
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Informing Google of URL Structure Change

I have a website and the URLS were constructed like so: /index.php/Topic /index.php/AnotherTopic These were indexed in google and search results returned that pointed to these. However, I've ...
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nofollow doesn't stop crawling?

In my website, most of the pages has a linkedin sharing button written in this way: <li> <a id="share_linkedin" href="/link/share/linkedin/Dance+Combo+%28Jazz%2C+Tap%2C+...
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How to delete a Google Search Console property

Is it possible to remove a property from Google Search Console?
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Duplicate title tags and meta descriptions after removing .html extension from files

Google Webmaster Tools/Search Console is giving me errors regarding duplicate title tags and meta descriptions. The website in question is a static HTML website. All documents do have a .html ...
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Is it okay to have multiple sitemaps?

Recently, I moved a site from http to https and the sitemaps got updated. I submitted the sitemaps to Google. There were around 9 sitemaps for the site, each of them containing pages/images the site. ...
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Why is “www.mysite.com” different from “mysite.com”?

In any browser if I use www.mysite.com or just mysite.com the web page is correctly retrieved, but I am having trouble with Google Analytics and Facebook App. Facebook: To be able to get Likes, I ...
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Why is Google putting new content straight into its Supplemental Index?

We have had problems with our web pages being put into Google's Supplemental Index. We have recently corrected what we believe were all the problems that might have caused this. However, Google still ...
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What sitemap format should be used for a video platform site like YouTube?

What sitemap format should be used for a video platform site like YouTube? I want to submit our video site's sitemap to Google search.
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New URLs not being indexed

After renaming my files, I can't see the new one indexed by Google when I do site://www.example.com. I am still getting the old files only, and these old files are giving 404 as the file has been ...
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What is an acceptable “Time spent downloading a page (in milliseconds)” in Google Search Console?

Is there any generally accepted average time for crawling page in Google Webmasters Tools? You can find this report on the crawl stats page. I am trying to audit possible SEO issues, my website ...
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Can a very large not-so-relevant sitemap hurt my site to Google’s eyes?

I have a Wiki site (running MediaWiki) which I am trying to optimize in terms of page speed and SEO. One of the many things in my to-do list is submit a sitemap on Google Webmaster tools, now here is ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting non-existent links

GWT is reporting 404 crawl errors on pages that have never been part of the website. For example, it's reporting crawl errors on several non-existent pages such as mysite.net/blog/how-can-i-improve-...
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Does Googlebot crawl items that look like URLs in HTML5 data-* attributes?

Google is discovering some URLs in GWT which I'm surprised it could discover. The only place these are linked from are as follows: <li class="multiselect__item" data-key="filter__brand--...
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How often does GWT check dynamic sitemaps?

I'm working on a fairly large site, that generates a dynamic sitemap hourly. Now in Google Webmaster Tools the sitemap isn't submitted yet and I'm shying away because I'm afraid that the new content (...
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Where does the Google `site:` operator for site-specific searches get its information?

I have read in many places that one should use Google Webmaster preferably to the site: search operator. However, I would like to know where the site: operator gets its information from? Here is my ...
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Webmaster Tools - Preferred Domain and Google entries

Our client has two websites with the same content: example.com somethingelse.com When a user searches in Google for "something else" the example.com site appears in the top 10 results on Google. ...
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Does Google Webmaster Tools show nofollow links in 'Links to your site'?

We have made some links nofollow in recent weeks, but they are still showing up in Google Webmaster Tools. Does GWT ignore these links? Will they vanish as the index is updated, or do even nofollow ...
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What is the source of google webmaster tools' data?

Where does google webmaster tools get all it's data from? Is it paired with google analytics etc or is it purely crawlers and searches it display?
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Google Search Console says “submitted URL blocked by robots.txt” even though there is no robots.txt file

Today I got a email notice from Google that there were search problems with my site. I logged into Google Search Console. It shows that 1 file was being blocked by robots.txt, and has been for ...
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Google Search Console reports blocked resources from DoubleClick while rendering my pages, where do these calls come from?

I'm seeing errors when rendering pages: Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page. Here's a list: url: https://static.doubleclick.net/instream/ad_status.js type: Script reason: Blocked ...
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How do I tell which pages of my website are not indexed in Google?

Is there any way to find non-indexed pages of my website? I tried searching on-line for this answer but couldn't find the exact solution for how to find the non-indexed pages in Google. If I were ...
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Moving folder's content to a new domain, what SEO steps to take?

So, we have a functionality on example.com/folder that we decided to make as separate site and we're in need of moving it to a new domain (brand it)... This is what I'm going to make SEO wise (...
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How to set preferred domain with https in Google Webmaster Tools

I have registered a website and bought an SSL certificate, installed it and did some mod_rewrite rules to have all my traffic go to https://example.com. So all is working nicely from that perspective. ...
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Unwanted Content Keywords registering by Google

I've been working on a site for a new company that is in the tactical gear/survival gear niche and have ran into a hitch with the keywords that Google ranks for the site. Namely 4 of the top 5 ...
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What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?

Google appears to have two documents for Soft 404: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/181708?hl=en&ctx=tltp https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2409443?ctx=MCE&ctx=S4 ...
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Why doesn't Webmaster Tools update crawl errors?

I submitted a sitemap with incorrect URLs. After a few days I looked at Webmaster Tools crawl errors and I saw 1000's of URLs with not found errors. So I went and fixed the problem with the URLs and ...
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Hashbang priority vs clean url

Hi I am a newbie in google analytics.I have implemented a site with angularjs and Rails.Because of the use of angularjs the url generated is with hashbang(#!) for eg:-www.abc.com/#!/xyz Now I have ...
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Sitemap specified in robots.txt not found by Google

I would like Google to find my sitemap.xml via robots.txt, rather than having to manually upload it. My robots.txt looks like this: User-agent: * Disallow: Sitemap: https://www.recreyo.com/sitemap....
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URL/Crawl Errors continue to increase after pharma hack

I'm working with a site that was hacked a couple of months ago and was sending out a ton of spam. The problem seemed to have started with a dormant WordPress blog that was part of the site (so the ...
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What is the meaning of 'displaying' in Google Webmaster's Search Queries page?

What is the meaning of displaying in Google Webmaster Search Queries page? I could not find the information in the documentation.
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Just overhauled our entire site. How do I keep Google, Bing and Yahoo from demoting us?

We just overhauled our entire site. The new site structure doesn't resemble the old one in the slightest. What do I need to do with Google, Bing and Yahoo to keep our ranking from sliding? We have ...
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Site gone from Google due to dmca complain

My sites traffic gone null but after Google receive one DMCA complain for my site. My site is a MP3 search engine so I can index copyright MP3 out of my knowledge. I received a message in webmasters ...
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If the impressions are very high and clicks are very low, should the keywords be changed?

I have worked very hard for my website. We update it every two days. The site's impressions are good but the click through rate is like 0. Its been 6 months but it has not performed well in searches. ...
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How to improve a single-paged site search result [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to SEO a Single-Page website I created an online CV of mine a couple of weeks ago and it has had quite a few visits. Now I want to improve the chance it will appear in ...
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Why does google only index a part of my site?

For a while now I have been having issues with Google indexing my site. For some reason, it wouldn't index over 33 pages from my XML sitemap: (images not allowed for new users...) It has been the ...
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Why am I getting this message “Some important page is blocked by robots.txt”?

My site's URL is: www.hackinguniverse.org From some day in Google Webmaster tool a message is showing that says "Some important page is blocked by robots.txt". My robots.txt is: User-agent: ...