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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 Search Console “Mobile Usability issues” but live test shows “Page is mobile friendly”

Looking into a customers site that has been having issues with Mobile Usability issues in the google search console. Specific issues are: Clickable elements too close together Text too small to read ...
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Setup Google Analytics 4 property from 2 different tags

To measure my top-level domain and my subdomain I have installed 2 different Google tags in each of them and use 2 Google Analytics properties (Say Site & App). I am looking to setup a 3rd Google ...
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What could cause a huge drop-off in traffic from two specific countries? (Germany and US)

We launched a new website in March this year and site traffic has been fairly consistent, however, since the beginning of September I noticed a huge drop off in traffic, all of which seems to be ...
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Analytics imported conversions show as "No recent conversions"

I have imported a few goals from Analytics into Google Ads, but they show as "No recent conversions": The reason it's confusing me is that there are quite a few conversions in Analytics. I believe ...
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How to stop Google translation on a link?

I use Mailchimp for campaigns. They have a feature where a person that receives the email can click the email in a web browser and translate to another language. The issue is the links in the email ...
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Google Mobile Friendly Test doesn't download css/js/images reliably (cloudfront + ALB)

I use CloudFront and ALB with AWS and my site always looks good from mobile, desktop and tablet browsers. But in the Google mobile-friendly tool, it often doesn't have random images, css, and ...
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Why are there data discrepancies in my Google Analytics Ecommerce report when I compare year-on-year?

I have found some quite large discrepancies in my Conversions --> Ecommerce --> Product Performance report. The data for the same time period is changing when I use the 'compare to' tool. The ...
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How to use GA4 to track page specific sales data

We are an e-commerce website and we want to track conversion data for category pages using GA4 campaign data tracking. For example, sales data of users who went through Category1, Category2, Category3 ...
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Why doesn't Google follow the links on my site while crawling?

Google doesn't seem to realize that there are links on my page. I don't yet have provided a sitemap, and I know that I should (and I will). Regardless, I'm trying to figure out whether I've done ...
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How do i limit the daily requests a user can make to using my google maps api key, using the new google console?

Google used to allow you to configure a maximum daily amount of API requests per user (ip address). For example if i were to set the maximum amount of daily requests to 50 and a user would make more ...
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Google seemingly ignoring redirects

So a bit of background. We previously maintained a blog-style news site to supplement our main e-commerce site, on a separate domain, let's call it magazine.example.com. The site was built using ...
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When removing AMP pages, should they be redirected to normal pages?

I have been told not to publish AMP pages anymore, that is was useless for the ranking on Google. Furthermore, I noticed that sometines, people fall into my website from Google search on AMP pages ...
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How to get cart data showing up in google chrome blank 'new tab'

I've been seeing that this is somewhat of a new feature but I have just experienced it myself for the first time Do I need to have a certain schema for my cart/checkout page? I'm not sure what the ...
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Does Google PageSpeed Insight tool use the same results as Lighthouse with my computer or a remote test?

For the Google PageSpeed Insight tool: LAB Data in Google Speed Insight results are same like Lighthouse results in my chrome browser? Do they use same formula? LAB Data in Google Speed Insight - ...
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Does Google use the text property in image object schema markup to determine the relevance of a page to a query?

I'm creating a page that summarizes a variety of statistics on a topic. I believe a dashboard-like graphic like this one would provide a better experience than a textual list of the statistics. ...
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Does Googlebot cache JavaScript files between two pages if they expire in one year?

My question is about javascript websites. Suppose GoogleBot has crawled example.com/index.html?id=1 Does it request all the javascript files again when crawling example.com/index.html?id=2? index....
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After changing Google Analytics Custom Dimensions from user id to user name, some ids are still showing up in reports

I have a WordPress website and I setup a custom dimension in Google Analytics to log, as a custom dimension, the blog post authors user ID. This worked fine. I have since changed this to now log the ...
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Configure Adsense and Google Analytics to consistently use ascending date format in reports

This might not be a big issue for some, but it bugs me a lot. The date format for google Adsense, Analytics and AdMob is M/dd/YYYY eg. Feb 1 2017. In some reports the date is mm/dd/yyyy eg. 01/02/...
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How to show an image beside a web page in Google search results?

How can I specify an image for Google to use alongside my web page in the search results? Please see the following screenshot which illustrates what I am referring to. Can I control what image is ...
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How to view cyrillic URL in Google Analytics using Google Analytics

I'm new to Google analytics and because my website URL are Cyrillic in Google analytic I see page path like this: /%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BD%D1%8F/%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BD%D0%B8-%D0%BA%D0%...
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How should I name my websites, URLs, usernames for better Google search indexing?

I want to change my username on GitHub, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for better indexing. I want it to be in Google searches when I search my name or website. How should I change it? For e.g. ...
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When a user clicks on a Google Ad, hide the referrer from the landing page

I am doing Google Search Ads, after a customers click on my ads they will get forwarded to an affiliate page. Now, I don't want these affiliate networks to know from where my customer came (had bad ...
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Is it valid for HowTO schema have description property?

This is a HowTo schema I copied from Google. { "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "HowTo", "name": "How to tile a ...
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Does Google still pay attention to the <!-- google_ad_section_start --> hints?

Does Google still pay attention to the <!-- google_ad_section_start --> and <!-- google_ad_section_end --> or <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) --> hints nowadays? I've ...
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The Value of SiteNavigationElement Structured Data

I've been researching https://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement markup and there's a lot of conflicting information out there as to its value. Some people are suggesting if you define this data in your ...
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Date in Sitemap invalid but the date is correct, maybe too old?

I have a sitemap where a lastmod date is 1969-08-26, the format is correct: https://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime , however Google says that it is incorrect. Is there a min value for a date? I can not ...
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"unrecognized feature:'attribution-reporting'" from Google Tag Manager causing drop in ad conversions for Facebook and Google

I'm seeing 1 warning from the gtm.js library in Chrome browser console which could be related to this issue but I didn't find any information about them online.This is the error message: unrecognized ...
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Google Lighthouse and SVGs with preserveAspectRatio="none"

Google Lighthouse has a red triangle error which significantly impacts the Best Practices score: Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio I can understand why this would be regarded as an error ...
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Is Server-Side-Rendering with Spring Boot backend and React.JS front end possible?

I am making a web application that utilizes java & spring boot for the back-end and react.js for the front-end. I have been doing research more recently on SEO performance on client-side-rendering ...
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Is it ok to add an AggregateRating schema with Google Reviews according to Google guidelines?

Google Technical Guidelines for Review Snippet state: Don't aggregate reviews from other websites. Should I understand here that they do not want third party content here ? Like the former Facebook ...
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Is it possible to reuse a site with a different domain name, even if the domain that was attached to this site before is now on another site?

We have moved our domain name to a brand new site and we would like to use the old site (now without a domain) with a new domain name and use the same template we used before with the previous domain. ...
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How to point the domain apex to ghs.googlehosted.com or redirect it to www from an external DNS host that doesn't support ALIAS records?

We are running a google hosted website (google apps). According to this guide we can set www.exawple.com using a CNAME this part this clear https://support.google.com/sites/answer/9068867?hl=en and ...
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SEO/Structured data: Tag whole page as review or only snippet

We write long reviews (+3000 words) on specific products (eg certain software), which also include a lot of general specifics etc etc. What will be better for rankings / SEO: tagging the whole page ...
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How Google decides the image results for the Image tab?

Whenever I search on Google, Google shows the results cards in All tab at SERP and Images at Images tab. So how Google decides which image will be placed at first position or at first row according to ...
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Deleting AMP cache: "The requested URL /update-cache/c/s/whatever was not found on this server"

I want to delete the AMP contents of my 'amp-en.products.example.com' website. I create the following URL to flush the cache https://amp--en-products-example-com.cdn.ampproject.org/update-cache/c/s/...
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Why are my US Google rankings so much worse than UK rankings and what can I do about it?

My Google rank for people searching for my website from the UK is currently 14th - which considering the last 10 years I've been ranking at 18/19/20 or lower is much better. But For people searching ...
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Why custom resource records in Google DNS panel is not working?

I bought a domain from domains.google. Then I went into my panel, connected it to Google Sites, and then I went on to create custom DNS resource records for my subdomains. Google Sites works perfectly....
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How to add a goal in Google Analytics based on the fragment identifier?

I want to add Goal in Google Analytics with the same URL twice with a different values such as www.example.com/checkout#shipping www.example.com/checkout#payment these are on the same page with ...
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How to measure processes in Total Blocking Time in Google PageSpeed?

I am trying to measure specific TBT as outlined in Google's documentation The Total Blocking Time (TBT) metric measures the total amount of time between First Contentful Paint (FCP) and Time to ...
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How do I enable paid Google Custom Search on my website to remove ads?

Let me explain what I'm trying to achieve. I have tried this little snippet of code that implements Google search on my private website: <div class="gcse-search"></div> <script async ...
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Will high value of keep-alive help increase Google crawl rate

I have a website with thousands of pages with most of them indexed. The pages receive frequent updates (usually monthly). Google's crawl rate is good, but not enough to capture all the changes before ...
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Can showing a popup with my other site when users perform a search give me Google penalty?

I have photos search engine. I want promote my other page with funny videos (completly other content) on my photos search engine. When user writes something in search input and then clicks on search ...
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Can i use Organization schema for external site?

Lets say i am developing a website that reviews organisations (Something like Glassdoor). On pages pertaining to the organization, could i use Organization markup to describe details about that ...
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Google says "duplicate store codes" when updating the opening hours for hundreds of business locations via CSV

I am trying to edit the hours for our locations (206 locations). The hours will all change to the same for all stores. I downloaded our locations to CSV, made the edits, but when I try to upload ...
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Google sometimes show the "aggregate rating" rich snippet but sometimes shows the "how to" snippet instead

I wrote json-dl code "How to" structured data for some pages so they show show a list of steps in the search results. However for some of the pages my "Aggregate Rating" structured data is used ...
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Can't get g:item_group_id to work

We have all similar products share the same g:item_group_id attribute. The goal is to have them grouped together on the search results page. Even though the feed XML source looks correct, Google ...
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Is it possible to programmability ping search engines for specific updated pages?

I spent a lot of hours into making my website useful to the user and extremely friendly. However, Google seems to not update the indexed content and is not indexing new pages fast enough. The website ...
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Make search engines show related businesses(by name and otherwise), in the search results

So, I manage the website of a restaurant, "ABC". They have recently opened another outlet in a different area. They called it, "ABC Express". Both restaurants have their own Google My Business pages. ...
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How can I add my movie rank to google

Google has added two of my rivals to the search result, I'm jealous How did they do that?
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