Seb
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Is Google Webmaster Tools useless?
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No it is not. What's the point of using such a tool if it's so unreliable? [...] why use it at all? Shouldn't Google be giving webmasters accurate data on the performance of their website? First of ...

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How to avoid hreflang return errors with URL that contain parameters
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The problem you have is caused by the combination of canonical and hreflang. Your setup Given your example: for the URL https://example.com/au/publications?count=50&page=4 you specify the ...

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How to correctly mark up different versions of the same document which are non-canonical
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given your question I have to make the following assumptions: your website is offering a section for install-guides for a product guides differ from product version but stay relevant for customers ...

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How do you get Google to show wiki information about your site in the right side bar of the search results?
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There's no "do this to trigger Knowledge Graph"-hint we can give to you. It simply takes time for Google to the "Brand Tag" on your page. When Google recognizes you as brand and as interesting enough ...

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Do I need to update the sitemap.xml file after removing some URLs?
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It is recommended to keep a sitemap.xml up-to-date and free of errors*. If you merge the content of www.example.com/one-yellow.html and www.example.com/one-yellow-means.html into www.example.com/one....

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Sitemaps - one per subdomain or one for the base domain?
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As you write the subdomains are part of the whole application there is no need to separate the sitemaps. Google treats subdomains as own domains ayways. But they are smart enough to recognize if parts ...

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rel="canonical"/"alternate" and PDF documents and SEO
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So you have three types of pages of which you want two to appear in the search engine results. Therefore you can use rel="canonical" link elements in order to tell the search engine which page of two ...

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Redirecting my main index page - is this bad?
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Your question has to dimension to take into consideration. handling multiple languages handling duplicates Handling multiple languages Organizing language versions in subdirectories is a good ...

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In Event structured data, can the location just be text?
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There is no clear rule that says you may not use a string instead a nested place. But as Google wants you to deliver the most reliable data they post an error on their testing tool. In my experience ...

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Noindex metatag in alternate mobile version of page with canonical to desktop... What consequences?
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What happens if your configuration will be detected by a search engine: Mixing canonical links and noindex will mostly lead to search engines ignoring your canonicals. This may lead to duplicate ...

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Will "rel=canonical" pages be indexed?
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A canonical is meant to handle duplicates. Differing telephone numbers, price tags or alike make two pages unique, even though they ma not be interpreted as high quality content. As far as I ...

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Can a <link /> element's href attribute be relative?
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If possible do always use absolute links instead of relative ones. Why? Because relative links may cause crawl errors. Especially when it comes to alternate links you should make sure the bot finds ...

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URLs with parameters & canonical tags. Block them via robots.txt vs GSC URL parameters?
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There are several questions to answer here: What's the best way for me to take care of this situation and avoid wasting Google's crawl budget and also let my pages get the most of the weight from ...

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International Targeting & dinamic language page
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What shoud I do in this situation? I suppose completely remove all hreflangs from / version? This will eleminate the errors but is not the best choice for dealing whith your multi-language website. ...

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Does disavow solve the problem of removing unnatural links in google search?
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The problem you are talking about is not unnatural links but being hacked and having wrong pages indexed. Your domain www.example.comhas severeal URLs indexed such as www.example.com/spam. What you ...

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Rich Snippet/Structured Data Testing Tool errors
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The Errors Let's have a look at the error messages. 1. Article Mark up The date and headline information are missing. The first is not mark up in your code, the latter is misplaced. 2. Breadcrumb Mark ...

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