Enter the page’s URL Click on the Fetch Button. This will tell you if the URL can be reached and if the tool receives any redirects, errors, or security issues. It does not actually render the page. Click on Fetch and Render. This fully renders the page and checks for the errors above. You can fetch pages for desktop or mobile devices, and there are a number of different options for each. … [Read more...] about Google Search Console – The Ultimate Guide to Google’s Tool for SEO Experts
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Key Takeaway Checking for errors in your Search Console should be a part of your SEO routine. Always optimize all your pages. Make sure that these pages can be crawled and indexed by Google with no problem at all. While submitting a sitemap does not directly affect your rankings , it will help Google notify you of any errors that might negatively impact your website’s rankings. … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Errors in Google Search Console
You also have the option to verify your site using an HTML file uploaded to your website’s root directory. Find the “HTML file upload” verification option under recommended or alternate methods on the Search Console. Select it and Google will ask you to download an HTML file. Then, upload the file to the location Google specifies. Do not alter the content of the file or its name. Return to Search Console and press “Verify.” Google will look for the file on your site. Again, do not remove the file afterward or you’ll lose verification. … [Read more...] about How to Set Up Google Search Console in 5 Easy Steps
As you can see in the image, adding your XML sitemap can be helpful to check whether all pages in your sitemap really have been indexed by Google. If there is a big difference in the ‘submitted’ and ‘indexed’ number on a particular sitemap, we recommend looking into this further. There could be an error preventing some pages from being indexed or maybe you need more content or links pointing to the content that’s not been indexed yet. … [Read more...] about What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one? • Yoast
John said on Twitter it depends "on how they [the sitemap files] were discovered." He said (a) If submitted via anonymous ping, they're only valid there & lower levels and (b) If you submit them through your Search Console account, they can be valid for any verified site or part of a site. … [Read more...] about Google: Does It Matter Where Your XML Sitemap File Is Located?