Tag Archives: Verification

How do I regain ownership of a Search Console property?

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN MUELLER: Hi, everyone. Today’s question is one we get from all kinds of sites owners, small and large. How do I regain ownership of a Search Console property when I don’t know who the owner is? Chances are someone set up your website to work in Search Console, or maybe even in… Read More »

Add a sitemap for more than 50,000 URLs – SEO Snippets

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN MUELLER: Today’s question is about sitemap files. Mike from India asks, how do we add a sitemap for more than 50,000 URLs? Sitemap files are a great way to make your content known to Google and to other search engines. However, they’re limited to 50,000 URLs per file. What do you do… Read More »

Do fixed penalties affect SEO?

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN MUELLER: Today’s question is from Switzerland. Michael asks, I had a penalty, and I fixed it. Will Google hold a grudge? First off, at Google we call them manual actions, not penalties, since they’re generally applied manually by a team here, and they don’t always have a negative effect on a site… Read More »

Verifying ownership of your site in Google Search Console

Hi, I’m [? Miley Oye. ?] I’m a member of Google’s Webmaster support team, here to help you choose the verification method in Webmaster Tools that’s easiest for you. All methods discussed in this video can lead to the same successful verification. Once you’ve selected your method of choice, please then navigate to the resources… Read More »

Subdomain or subfolder, which is better for SEO?

[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN MUELLER: Today’s question is an evergreen one. Deepak from India asks us, subdomain or subfolder? Which one is the most beneficial for SEO? Google Web Search is fine with using either subdomains or subdirectories. Making changes to a site’s URL structure tends to take a bit of time to settle down in… Read More »