After verifying site ownership, is it ok to remove the <meta name="google-site-verification"> tag?
No. If you want to remove it and remain verified, you'll need to use another form of verification.
All the above didn't work for me...
What did do the job is to remove the property from search console and re-add it again as a URL Prefix, so:
goto GSC -> Settings -> REMOVE PROPERTY
re-add property as URL Prefix
goto GA -> property settings -> Search Console -> Adjust Search Console
You will see your property there, just choose it...
Instead of using a fallback to English, create a simple page that lets the user choose their language. It can be very bare, saying little more than:
Deutsch | English | Français
This page can also use the x-default hreflang.
That way Googlebot won't see the root page as being the same as the English home page. Googlebot will have links to all the ...
You cannot combine your sitemap index and sitemap into one file. There is a limit of 50,000 URLs per file. Putting all your URLs into one sitemap would exceed the limits and cause search engines not to be able to download and process your sitemap file. You need to keep all 13 sub-sitemaps because of these limits. See https://www.sitemaps.org/protocol....
With duplicate Google content, it can be difficult to determine which web page is relevant to a particular search query.
Possible Solution: Set in the content of your main (or one of the three) website all the information that you duplicate for your three businesses, so to speak, create the basic information that represents your business. On the websites of ...
You can remove a URL immediately and temporarily from the index by using Google's Removals Tool.
To keep it out of the index permanently, add a noindex html tag or http header.
Do NOT block the page with robots.txt, as this does not prevent indexing, it only prevents crawling. As per google:
If your page is still appearing in results, it's probably because ...
You can get to Crawl Stats by using the nav bar to the left. It's under the "Legacy tools and reports" section, if that's what you're referring to.
As far as manually indexing and crawling on a page-by-page basis, you can no longer access the old style of Google Search Console for those, you have to use the new version.
For more information on how ...
If the links are going to error pages on your site, there is no need to do anything about them. Google won't penalize your site in any way for having links to your site with bad anchor text that go to 404 or 410 error pages.
It won't clear out of Google Search Console as long as the other sites are still linking to you, but you can just ignore it there.