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How do I edit robots.txt on a site hosted with Google Sites?

The robots.txt file is located at https://sites.google.com/robots.txt. You don't have access to edit that file, it is automatically generated by Google. The article you are referring to is ...
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Moving Pages to New URL's - Unable to Use 301 Redirects to Tell Search Engines The Pages Have Moved

Per https://developers.google.com/search/docs/crawling-indexing/301-redirects it appears you can create the equivalent of a 301 Redirect (permanent) redirect within the HTML by using the meta refresh -...
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Can you stop full website searching on a Google Site?

Found in this thread and based on a Product Expert, there is no way to hide the search feature. You can hide pages from navigation but people can still get to it with a link. You can send feedback to ...
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3 votes

Links to files in file cabinets, after Google sites conversion

Background When you migrate to the new Google Sites, cabinets will be converted to Google Drive folders. That is the only option available within Sites. There is a lot of discussion on the Google ...
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Is it possible to use Hugo in Google Sites?

Huge can be host anywhere which support to host static files. But Google sites is completely different thing, it is pre built web app/software, not a complete hosting server. it comes with their own ...
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How can I create a Google Site and use it with a Google Domain?

It seems like you did it backwards and missed a few steps. Here are the full instructions from start to finish. In Google Domains: Click My domains in the navbar and then click the domain name. ...
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Completely disable Google Analytics at sites.google.com

It isn't exactly the price for providing sites.google.com. This is the way that Google is able to collect some demographic and analytical data for the control panel. Even if you don't use analytics it ...
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2 votes

How to configure videos from Google Drive embedded on Google Sites to auto-start and loop?

It looks like they are attempting to support ?autoplay=1 but are failing at that: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9P-4EpF1HhMbHV3U3phZlVSdTQ/preview opens the video in a paused state https://drive....
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New Google Sites and new domain/URL

Yes, New Google Sites supports custom domains for private Google accounts. It was added gradually through 2018. Read more on the support pages. For my club site it works very well, with automatic ...
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Cannot view any reports on analytics, keep receiving error

I stumble upon this problem after using GA for 2 years without any problems. I searched and the same answer related to ad block popped up but I don't have any ad-block on my browser. I turned off all ...
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Cannot view any reports on analytics, keep receiving error

I saw that problem before, not 100% sure but some people had problem because of AdBlocker so first if you have one, try to delete it and than you should have access back to your reports. The other ...
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How to make a site built with google.sites read right to left for Arabic language?

This might not be an awesome workaround, though, in my personal experience I found that copying from Microsoft Office with correct direction and or color will solve things in the short term. I also ...
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Freenom domain on Google Site: doesn't work without prefix "www."

Using the prefix 'www' it works because it's the subdomain the points to the desired google site. Using url forwarding from the naked domain to th subdomain does the trick.
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Which Google Sites URL is shown by google results: default or custom domain?

I could notice that Google Sites adds a <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/…" /> tag to all pages of a Google Sites website when a custom domain is attached to it....
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Moving Pages to New URL's - Unable to Use 301 Redirects to Tell Search Engines The Pages Have Moved

If you can't issue 301 redirects, I would not mess with your page paths at all. If you change URLs, you should do redirects per page. There's no maximum number of redirects per site. Also, likely you'...
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Duplicate without user-selected canonical with Google Sites and custom domain

You cannot edit the HTML or add code in any way to the pages, Google Sites don't allow it. The best thing that you can do is change all the internal links to the domain pages. It can be clunky because ...
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migrate domain-name and hosting from google-sites to wordpress

There are lots of options in what you are asking, I am going to give you a general idea. Your first step is to get some hosting. It could either be WordPress specific or general shared hosting on ...
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Unable to set up a domain in Google Domains pointing to a Google Site

You might have missing some important details Google Sites have two editions, Classic Sites and New Sites. Despite of how they be promoted, and that you bought the domain through Google Domains, the ...
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When cookie consent for Google Analytics 4 in Google Sites will be enhanced to comply with European Union legislation?

Probably never. As of today, Google services are not considered EU GDPR compliant by EU authorities. If personal data is collected with GA a privacy breach occurs under the EU GDPR from a technical ...
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When cookie consent for Google Analytics 4 in Google Sites will be enhanced to comply with European Union legislation?

There is no way to do this. Because of the way GA works, and its relationship with Google in the US, it's not possible to even load the script while remaining compliant with EU law (because the ...
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How to record what is being clicked on google sites with google analytics?

Google Analytics is what you will encounter, as it's the latest Analytics version of Google. The previous version is called Universal Analytics and can still be used. Both Universal and Google ...
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How to record what is being clicked on google sites with google analytics?

Google Analytics is tracking mostly clicked links or loaded pages. If you want to track more details you would have to use JavaScript to log each button press and/or any other activity. JavaScript ...
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Freenom domain on Google Site: doesn't work without prefix "www."

Freenom DNS for googles sites. Add CNAME record: www TTL- 3600 value- ghs.googlehosted.com Add a Txt record: value = 'unique value verification text record from Google' Naked domain as follows ...
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Google sites + custom domain DNS configuration

Make sure you're adding your TXT record to www as Google wants, not just to the bare domain.
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How to point an enom domain purchased from Google to a Google site?

In your situation the steps for "In Google Domains" should be done in Enom. It looks like you have Enom already set up correctly. Just because http://ghs.google.com/ doesn't have a website on it, ...
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How do I transfer a Finland based domain from Google Sites to another hosting service?

Domain transfers are done by the receiving registrar. You get in touch with them and provide them with the domain information and state that you want to transfer it in to them from an alternate ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
1 vote

Why is the size of embeded Presentations in Google Sites restricted?

There is no way to overcome it, but there is a fullscreen button on the slides.
Richard Lobo's user avatar
1 vote

Completely disable Google Analytics at sites.google.com

There is no possibility to remove Analytics tracking code from sites.google.com. It's not "your website" and you have no power on some additional scripts like Google Analytics. But you can protect ...
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