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We get these questions all the time. You are not the only one confused. Google should be clearer. Google uses the term error and it is confusing to some users. These are just notices. Not errors. There is nothing else to do. Google is not saying there is a problem. Google is simply informing you of what they found. In case you may have made a mistake, you ...


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If you haven't noticed any problems from these links, you can safely ignore them. Googlebot usually knows how to ignore poor quality links without you taking any action. The fact that these pages now return 500 status means that Googlebot will not be able to see the links anymore either next time it crawls. Other answers suggest using the disavow tool. ...


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You should disavow any spammy or suspicious backlinks as keeping them may negatively affect your rankings (guilty by association). Use tools like SEMRush to analyse toxic score of backlinks and the providing website, if it's below the threshold, Disavow without any delay. If you are using SEMRush, then score of 60-100 – domain is Toxic, 45-59 – domain is ...


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The answer is to remove the property and then re add the property. Google Console prompts you to verify via DNS when you re-add. This helpful siteground article helped me out: https://my.siteground.com/support/kb/site-tools-vs-cpanel-comparison-create-aaaa-srv-txt-records Edit: Upon coming back the next morning, when I ran some of my urls through the URL ...


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The total number of clicks and total impressions are fluctuating, but overall they are moving upwards, which is a good thing. It will increase once the average position improves and CTR increases. The CTR seems to be on the lower end of the spectrum. It can be improved by optimising for relevant keywords to reach the desired customer segment and further ...


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Much of the answer depends upon the site itself. For example, a few of my sites should not see much traffic at all. For example, one is for my apartment building. Short of a few pages of content intended to help tenants, there is no real reason to visit the site unless you are looking for an apartment. Another is for an antiques business site. It is one ...


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I wait longer and it shows up.


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Google is most likely indexing a variant of your site that doesn't match the variant that you added to Google Search Console. It is very common not to see data in search console when it does not match. Normally, I would suggest adding four URL prefix properties to Google Search Console with all variations of www / no-www, http / https. With punycode ...


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Thanks to the comment by @closetnoc and the helpful link to nvd.nist.gov/vuln/search I was able to troubleshoot the problem. The solution is a fresh reinstall of Wordpress on the server (Bluehost helped me with this) and then a backup from VaultPress (If you have VaultPress). Otherwise, manually add the backups, but don't add the core files. Since those were ...


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This is a bug on Google's side, not yours. We had the same issue with several clients' websites, Google keeps promising to solve it but no luck so far. Try submitting each page manually: Go to URL INSPECTION Type in the URL Click REQUEST INDEXING Extra manual work of course, but a temporary solution until Google sorts it out.


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You can have a different XML sitemap set up for your folder and it won't confuse the search engines. Source. Just keep in mind that they are properly linked to from the main sitemap. But when it comes to GSC or Analytics for that matter, that is not possible to implement it on folders.


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No, you don't need to set up a new account for a sub folder. It will be seen as the same site but with a new folder. If you create a new page in the 'talkabout' folder then try to inspect it in GSC it should show up and prove you don't need a new account. If however, you made a new sub domain on https://www.example.com then you should create a new GSC ...


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Without fully understanding of your website semantic, there can't be useful answer for this question. It is possible, that you can see potential for some of this keywords, if you try to make analysis of keyword ranking and CTR. But from impressions and click there is no useful conclusion can be made.


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Your server's access logs should contain all requests to /old/name that triggered 301 redirects (the response). You might have separate logs for HTTP and HTTPS traffic.


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This certainly looks like a mistyped URL in the links on pages /blog/page/12/, /blog/page/13/ and /blog/page/14/. On those pages look for a link like the following: <a href='’https://go.example.com/20190620-Lyft-Livestream.html?ref=blog'>Link</a> The erroneous single back curly quote ’ at the start of the URL will trigger the user-agent (...


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There are 2 things you need to do. Check for a link like this one on your page: something This should be: <a href="https:domain.com/?page=59"> something </a> This is because you are using a "/" delimiter in the URL, which is a directory seperator. So if google crawler is on domain/home/browse/fashion and it finds a link like the first one ...


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You shouldn't use the Google Search Console inspect URL feature for image URLs. It is only for web pages that can be indexed in web search. See this Tweet by Google's John Mueller The Inspect URL tool is only useful for webpages, so if you inspect images, CSS, JS, etc -- then the results there wouldn't be as useful (they'd reflect how we would index it ...


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Closetnoc is correct about sitemaps. Don't expect them to limit what URLs Google will crawl and index. In fact sitemaps have little to no influence over SEO. See The Sitemap Paradox Google won't complain about errors from your old URLs if you redirect them. When you change your site's URL structure it is best to redirect all the old URLs to their ...


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You have a misconception of what a sitemap is. The sitemap is used to audit the site crawl by the search engine bot. The sitemap and crawling a site are two different and independent things. Google will continue to crawl your site independently of any sitemap. The sitemap will be used to audit/see if Google is able to properly crawl your site. For example, ...


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Is there any source/knowledge out there of what is actually counted in this metric? Back in the day, John Mueller wrote on Google+ that it was a simple HTTP request time. Basically, how long it takes GoogleBot to complete the HTTP request. Is it only pages responding with 200 OK status code or would it also include response times 301s, 410s 404s and ...


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You may not have added the property to Google Search Console exactly as it is on the site. If you create a URL prefix property (as opposed to a domain property), make you sure you create it with your canonical URLs. I see that your redirect from http to http and also that you redirect to add the www with one of your sites. However, the other site doesn'...


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Google was not always like that. After some recent updates this crawling and indexing issue is observed by many webmasters. The only thing you can do is create and submit your sitemap, do some manual crawl request and just wait...weeks...a month. Just wait.


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