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The answers above are correct, for that moment. Now Google Webmasters is updated, so if you searched for this question, here is the answer: Go to "Settings" in the main menu. You see a row "Crawl stats" on that page, click on the "Open report" and you will see the statistics like in the old version, even more extended options ...


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I have established that a "Cloak" is a vendor specific term for an iFrame and its description on that site is misleading in many respects (this is not controvertial - the helpdesk person agreed with me with my suggested edit to their description). You will have a great deal of difficulty getting any meaningful SEO traction with an IFRAME, as from ...


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Have you looked at the html tab in GSC of any of your unreachable pages to see if the "noindex" tag is in the html that GSC returns? Have you modified your .htaccess file? Something is obviously telling Google not to index these pages. You might also try turning off all of your plugins, recrawl a test page via https://developers.google.com/speed/...


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Just a thought... Since the website is for "a bestselling author" who appears to have several books, shouldn't "books" be the primary focus and have their own section? So, basically, "alternative 1" + "alternative 2" = "alternative 3"... /books/ - Overview page for books /books/title-of-book - page for book /...


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Obviously, the first thing that comes to my mind is: do you really need to reuse the old high rank URL for a different page? If you can avoid it, it seems that you already know what to do. But one alternative I've thought of would be: Re-launch your website and hold on for a while before reusing the old URL. Set the 301 redirect (maybe try to force a re-...


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If the page is only 5 days old it's probably a little early to be alarmed. Start with seeing what Google returns in GSC via "View Crawled Page". Then on the right hand side of GSC, look at the HTML, Screenshot and More Info tabs. If your page looks fine there, then you probably just need to be patient. It can take a few weeks for content to show ...


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As per https://developers.google.com/search/reference/robots_txt "The robots.txt file must be in the top-level directory of the host" so the instance in the subdirectory will not be read and be of no affect. Likewise, .htaccess files only apply to the directory they are in and their children - thus the .htaccess file in the subdirectory copy will ...


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