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Questions tagged [google-webmaster-tools]

Google Webmaster Tools is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.

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How do you get Google to update the index of your site after recovering from a hack?

I have a website that I took over as webmaster. It was in WordPress and was hacked and had thousands of SPAM pages injected to the website. These pages were indexed by Google and in the end had the ...
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Google Webmaster tool showing 500/502 Error on Working pages

My website is developed on python and the server is Nginx. The reports in google webmaster tools show some 5xx(500/502) errors but when I check these URLs on my python script and online websites, the ...
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google webmaster soft 404 on 301

I'm looking through google webmaster that my page is generating soft 404 errors (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/181708?hl=en) google says: We recommend that you always return a 404 (Not ...
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Multilanguage google sitemap

Masters, We translated our site to english and im little bit confused about sitemap.xml. Till now, we have a sitemap like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://...
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How to fix the correct html file as homepage? [closed]

A search for my domain shows defaulthomepage along with html file that my hosting service, using plesk 9.5.4, provides as a placeholder. I have since deleted the old index file and added a new index....
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How do I verify site ownership on Google Webmaster Tools through nginx.conf?

Since a couple of years ago, Google Webmaster Tools site ownership verification process started to require that verification files have certain content, instead of simply being there and returning 200 ...
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Webmaster randomly reporting a massive increase in 404s (apparently from old sitemaps)

Well, I'm stumped. Several months back, we launched a totally new website, replacing a legacy system that was pretty messy. Part of the mess was many, many pages created that really didn't need to be ...
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When to expand a web server's unshared connection?

We have a 3 mbps by 3 mbps dedicated, unshared pipe that hosts a web server, mail server, and VoIP/web browsing traffic for 8 employees. The web server hosts a few different sites that average about ...
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Permananet Redirect

I have a domain, say www.example.com which is redirected to a website built in Google Sites. I don't want different search engines treat example.com as a different site from www.example.com. How do I ...
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How Can I Encourage Google to Read New robots.txt File?

I just updated my robots.txt file on a new site; Google Webmaster Tools reports it read my robots.txt 10 minutes before my last update. Is there any way I can encourage Google to re-read my robots....
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Is this Google Webmaster crawl statistic within the norm?

I'm talking about this one: Time spent downloading a page (in milliseconds) Here's what I'm getting for one of my sites: alt text http://cattleshow.net/mess/chart.png We are planning a complete ...
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Google Webmaster Tools doesn't like my sitemap

I am having problems with Google webmaster tools and sitemaps with my domain. When setting the sitemap all I get from webmaster tool still is -->Sitemap is HTML ... and I think I found out the reason:...