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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 webmaster tools keeps listing errors about urls that don't apear on my site

Google webmaster tools keeps listing errors on my site about urls such as http://website.com/kulVxMTq1FRqJDMRo 93/f/w8kgNtn9x5EPpXKrKzo= The problem is that I don't have links with such urls and ...
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Google says my sitemap index was “processed successfully”, yet “total discovered URLs” is 0

I submitted a new version of the sitemap index for my site in Google Search Console two days ago. Soon after submission, GSC started saying that the index was "processed successfully", and yet has ...
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Why do external links on Google Search Console vary so much from month to month

I keep an eye on external links to my website that google reports in its webmaster dashboard for my blog (technical tipps). According to that dashboard, my website has a wildly varying number of ...
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Possible to check which links in a sitemap are indexed and which ones aren't?

Is it possible to check which links of the sitemap I've submitted are being indexed, and which ones are not? I've submitted my sitemap.xml without errors. When I check the sitemap in google search ...
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Is this tag real? rel=“nofollow external”

I can't seem to find any documentation that officially comments on this tag. Maybe a few forum posts here or there, but nothing on Webmaster Guidelines and even here on Pro Webmasters, I'm not seeing ...
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Is Google Webmaster Tools useless?

I've run into various problems with GWT over the past few years and the answer to my question is always "There's a reporting error" or "GWT data is made to be inaccurate". What's the point of using ...
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Has Google WMT removed the “change of address” tool?

I went over the side menus in WMT and didn't find the "change of address" tool there. Have Google removed it? If so, is there any other decent way to inform them of any domain change?
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Google isn't indexing URLs after a redirect that differs only in percent-encoding/decoding?

Will Google's crawler refuse to follow redirects when the difference between the redirected-from and redirected-to URLs is solely whether specific characters are percent-encoded or not? For example: ...
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How long before Google indexes a new (to me) domain that previously had spam and virus problems?

I registered a new ".com" domain, but when I added it to the Google Search Console I saw that there were problems with viruses and spam problems. I submitted a request for reconsideration. Google ...
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Duplicate content due to URL parameters ('canonical' link type can’t be used)

There are over 40k pages of duplicate content that was flagged during an audit. It seems that most are due to the parameters in the URLs. The format is below: http://example.org/site/UserLogin http:/...
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“High response time” warnings in Google Webmaster Tools

In my Google Webmaster Tools account, there are warnings about my site. Some URLs listed in this sitemap have a high response time. This may indicate a problem with your server or with the content ...
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What is the difference between Google Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console?

I see many questions concerning the Google Search Console and Google Webmaster Tools. What is the major differences between the two services and which one should I be using for my Website? Is it ...
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robots.txt dissalow url containing string with a '/' at the end

i have a website with thousands of dynamic pages. I want to use the robots.txt file in order to dissalow certain url patterns corresponding to pages with duplicate content. For example i have a page ...
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Telling Google that example.com and example.us points to the same site

example.com - global domain example.us - geo-local domain Tell me how should I let Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics know that the site has more than one domain? Does having more than one ...
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Google Webmaster Tools not showing links to my site: “data not available”

Three days ago I received a notice from Google Webmaster Tools about unnatural inbound links, but my GWT does not show any links to my site. How can I check which unnatural links GWT means?
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Sitemaps - do I need to submit each sitemap in sitemap_index.xml to Google Webmaster tools?

I am having a Wordpress blog on my CentOS server. There is no sitemap.xml in the root directory but there is sitemap_index.xml file in the root directory which contains the following code: <?xml-...
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Different data for www and no-www in Google Webmasters Tools

My Webmasters Tools home page contains example.com and www.example.com in the sites section. There is a rewrite rule (301 redirect) on my server that redirects all requests from www.example.com to ...
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Removal of a keyword in webpage but search engine still leads to it after months

I have a webpage that used to contain the keyword "XYZ". I have sinced removed the keyword, so that the entire page, including the source code, does not have the keyword "XYZ". However, when I ...
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Is meta name=“verify-v1” essentially google webmaters verification meta?

If a website uses meta name="verify-v1" within the head, does this mean they are using Google Webmaster tools? and is it associated with any other services?
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Why are the total clicks in Google Search Console different from the sum of values in queries chart?

Please explain the situation presented in the following screen shot from the WMT SR clicks statistics. If it says "100 clicks" on the given date, why in the chart there present only 7+3+1+1=12 clicks? ...
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How to get Google PageRank (from the toolbar) to increase from 0?

I have an issue with the Google PageRank of my site, the PR of this site is 0. I've tried many ways to increase the PR: I submitted the site in webmasters created sitemap.xml filled all meta ...
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Add site to search engines, even though not ready yet

I'm building a website, and until it's done, visitors will see a "This site will launch on new year's day 2015", and a description of what the site is all about The domain is new, and nobody knows ...
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Why doesn't Google remove my noindex and 404 pages?

I've added 404 error codes and no-index meta tag to pages quite some time ago. However, when I check in Google Webmaster Tools, looking at the graph of "removed" pages from their index, I see very low ...
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Google Indexing Pages with noindex meta tag

I got a message in Google Webmaster Tools about "Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site" with a long list of example URLs. For some of the pages listed, there was nothing to ...
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Why is my beta/dev site considered unhealthy for not allowing indexing?

I don't want beta.example.com indexed, so I've set robots.txt to disallow all crawling and lodged a removal request for the whole domain, which is no longer seen as pending. For some reason, Google ...
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Remove user avatars for search engine crawler?

I recently found out that especially my forum pages are loading slowly (it doesn't feel like it for me, but google's webmaster tools mentions 5s and more). I was wondering if this could be because ...
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Does google do additional crawling pretending not to be a bot?

I have a pair of websites, a "personal" and "professional" which I recently put online. As I'm not generating content, traffic or doing any promoting yet I've got a really good idea of who's ...
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Getting google to reindex faster

We run a high-traffic site for a large organization and it was compromised through an editor account. The attacker was able to poison the google cache, and the visible result to us is that if you ...
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How does a typical, healthy Google Search Console history look like?

The following is a snapshot of my website's Google Search console history in the past 6 months. Unfortunately, I don't have any reference to understand whether this looks bad, healthy/typical, or even ...
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Weird /'http URL pattern leading to many 404s

I got very weird 404s from the Google Search Console. It shows me some kind of URL mix up and I cannot pinpoint where this pattern comes from. It is a WordPress installation. https://example.com/...
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Why is the http version of my website still receiving the most search traffic?

I am trying to identify sources of unattributable, "direct" traffic to my website. One source is http links from https websites - e.g. Google search results - because the referrer is stripped when ...
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Session per User (LTV) calculation?

I have one diagram in google analytics: and others as: My question is how Day 0 is calculated as 1.09?
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How long is “temporary” for the Google remove URL tool?

Google Search Console says... Remove URLs Temporarily remove URLs that you own from search results. To remove content permanently, you must remove or update the source page. More information. ...
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Are there any tools in Google Search Console for removing URLs with 301 redirects?

In Google Search Console, I am getting 15-20 all different URLs in 404 section which is not in proper format(this URL is too old around 6-7 years and there is no 'Linked from' for this URLs). I want ...
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What to do with unwanted URLs that link to my website?

A few days ago, my site was affected by malware. There were lot of URLs that linked to my site and the malware used to redirect to some place. I have gotten rid of all the malware, but still there are ...
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After changing domain name Google's index says pages are blocked by robots.txt despite Allow: /

Two weeks ago I changed the address of my site. I forgot to renew my domain, and for a few days my site was unreachable. This resulted in google indexing my site improperly. There is a robot.txt error ...
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Unwanted results in Search Results from Domains we control

I'm not sure how to word this. But basically when you search our company's name, some of our clients are coming up in the results. That alone is strange because we don't have any links outbound to ...
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Google Webmaster: What is the point of adding www and non-www properties?

I just start using Google Webmasters tool. When I add a domain with or without www, there will be a message from google saying I need to add the other to improve the 'exposure'. If I do this, there ...
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Weird 301 redirection by google crawler

I have some pages on my website www.acethem.com which are having 301 redirection but they are not actually 301 redirects. e.g. www.acethem.com/pastpapers/by-year/2007/ is seen as a 301 redirection to ...
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How can a link in a forum signature be considered web spam?

One of our websites has suffered ongoing manual action by Google due to a high volume of unnatural links. This was somewhat justified as an SEO company we hired in 2005 submitted our site to numerous ...
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How much time does Googlebot take to crawl the page after submitting it to index

I've a daily changing job site and I've also setup a dynamically generated XML sitemap for the search engines. But Googlebot indexes the at it's own priority. I've a page linking to newly added jobs ...
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Too much delay for indexing Sitemap in Webmaster Tools?

I know that Google don’t guarantee for indexing every single web page, but I need some clarification about that, because most of the SEO masters are saying “Submitting Sitemap in GWT is the most ...
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Google Webmaster tools showing sitemap URL's indexed but not showing up in search results

I have submitted simple text sitemap to Google Webmaster tools and after few days it was crawled, after few more most links were indexed according to GWT but it is not showing those links in google. ...
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Google Webmaster Tools wrong content keywords

Google Webmaster Tools shows views as the #1 content keyword for my website. This is because I show the number of views each article has on a listings page. Views is not relevant to anything I have on ...
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410 Responses when your CMS host doesn't support them?

Sending a 410 responses for a page that no longer exist should make Google stop crawling for that page. The site I am working on has been recently migrated, and very little of the content was ...
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Changed my blog's URL: what next?

I started working on a blog from last month. My blogs URL was quite big (for ex. http://my-old-long-url-blog.blogspot.com). I used it because I thought having 2-3 keywords in my URL will help me (I am ...
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When will non-existent content be removed from Google Search results?

About 3 weeks ago I launched a complete redesign of our website, and most, if not all, URLs were changed. Now if you search for my website (http://goo.gl/XDjly) you will see the non-existent pages ...
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Google webmaster tools Site Performance says site is faster but shows it slow in the graph

Looking into Google webmaster tools it happened to me many times to see for some of my sites these type of inconsistency, in the text they say my site is faster than 63% of sites, but when I look at ...
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Can I drop multiple URLs from Google's Cache using a wildcard in a query string?

I made a mistake with one of my sites and a whole bunch of data got picked up by Google before I caught it. I need to fix this relatively fast by asking Google to drop the cached copy of the pages ...
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What does the impression and ctr means in google webmaster

I am checking google webmaster tools. I entered the search queries section. There i found alot keywords and their impression and ctr etc. I clicked on one of the query keyword there it shows the ...

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