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You actually need to re-authenticate your new www site. www is a subdomain, and unless your registered a domain with all it's subdomains to Google Search Console, you need to register every subdomain. Since you need open a new asset in Google Search Console, you will also need to resubmit your sitemap.xml Thanks to the comment from Stephen, I am adding a ...


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A backlink profile with a small Referring domains to Backlinks ratio will hurt your site in most fields since it doesn't look natural. However, as far as I know in the site building industry, it shouldn't be a bad thing. There are a number of possibilities here: You have all those links as dofollow, that's pretty bad and should be changed to nofollow as ...


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You have to remember that Google Search Console is an automated tool. And like any other tool (especially software), it has bugs, or sometimes just doesn't work well for a split second. If it mostly says you have no loading issues, and you personally confirm there are none, with multiple devices, you are 99% good to go. That's what I would advise to my ...


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Registering the non-canonical properties allow you to check/diagnose configuration errors. For example, if a canonical redirect should fail (or be incorrectly implemented) for whatever reason or SSL cert renewal failures and/or pages aren't being indexed on the canonical property, you have no way of knowing (without doing a less reliable site: search) ...


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The spinner part is very likely causing the high CLS score (If you would add a pagespeed insights screenshot it will be easier to see what it records and if necessary I will update my answer) The large LCP might mean 1 of 2 things: Either you have an uncompressed image (again, pagespeed insights will help to know), or the fact that you delay the entire page ...


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The assumption that the higher the CTR, the higher the average position, is wrong. CTR has a lot to do with position in the SERPs, however, the title and (visible) description makes a lot of differences see summary section on this page. A lower position doesn't necessarily mean less clicks, statistically (on average) it does, but there are a lot of ...


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GA4 Properties are still not linkable. Having said that, the method for linking GA to GSC has changed and it's now referred to as an Association. For GA, it must be done from within the GSC interface, not from within GA. As of Feb 2021 you can now link GSC domain properties to GA (it's now recommended). To get to the GSC Associations page: https://search....


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Sitemaps are only valid for pages that appear below them in the site hierarchy.: A sitemap can be posted anywhere on your site, but a sitemap affects only descendants of the parent directory. Therefore, a sitemap posted at the site root can affect all files on the site, which is where we recommend posting your sitemaps. By putting your sitemap in a /...


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"index" is not an approved value for use in a robots meta tag. See: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/robots/robots_meta_tag Instead you should use "all". <meta name=robots content=all> Alternatively, you can omit the meta robots tag altogether. Without a tag, the default is to allow crawling and indexing. I ...


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Okay, I'm convinced after a few weeks of watching these issues arise, that this is an issue with Google's algorithm. I had several pages show up with errors in GSC after several months without any errors. Then the mobile font size and items too close together errors showed up about a week ago, and then after a couple of days, disappeared. Additionally, GSC ...


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