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Google getting results wrong for their own webmaster tools
Sgt_Kickaxe

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Msg#: 4364871 posted 4:57 pm on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

A Google search for the term "Webmaster Tools" has always returned Google's own webmaster tools as #1. I performed a search for it, looking to log into my GWT account, but oddly the search results entry at #1 titled "Webmaster Tools" for Google no longer links to their webmaster tools, it links to www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl instead.

Did Google Panda slap themselves accidentally? It sure looks like it.

 

tedster

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Msg#: 4364871 posted 4:59 pm on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

That URL redirects to the log-in page for me.

indyank

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Msg#: 4364871 posted 5:05 pm on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

No, it takes me to add url page.

Edit: When I am logged in, it takes me to the add url page and when I am logged out it redirects me to the login page as you said. very interesting...

ronalds8



 
Msg#: 4364871 posted 5:59 pm on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yup, it is still there :)

walkman



 
Msg#: 4364871 posted 6:09 pm on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Webmaster Tools
www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl - Cached
Google Webmaster Tools provides you with detailed reports about your pages' visibility on Google. To get started, simply add and verify your site and you'll start ...

alika

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Msg#: 4364871 posted 6:39 pm on Sep 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Saw it as well - #1 is the Add URL and #2 is the GWT.

danijelzi



 
Msg#: 4364871 posted 12:11 am on Sep 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

When logged out the #1 addurl page actually has Webmaster Tools in title and H1 tags and also mentioned in the text, while the result #2 is optimized for Webmaster Central keyword and has 'Webmaster Tools' mentioned only in some link anchor texts. That could be an explanation...

internetheaven

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Msg#: 4364871 posted 8:59 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0)


System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4366040.htm [webmasterworld.com] by tedster - 8:07 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (EDT -4)


If I search for "google webmaster tools" the first result is the crawl url form. (A page that merely links to the Google WMT main page.) For as long as I can remember, the first results was ... obviously ... the Google WMT main page.

As my main pages disappear from the results I have been searching to find out why my inner pages are being chosen by Google as 'more relevant'. The problem is, whereas my main page would rank #1-#3, when google believe my inner page matches the query better, the inner page ranks #30 or lower for that term.

If Google Webmaster Tools doesn't show up for "google webmaster tools" what chance do I have of ranking for my terms? And surely that is a sign that their 'relevancy' is off?

suzukik

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Msg#: 4364871 posted 8:40 am on Sep 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

John Mueller from Google explained this to me at Google+.

The main problem here is that these pages all pass through a very similar login page, which makes it really hard for our systems to differentiate. It looks like we have the same problems as other webmasters have :-). Given that the login-URLs are not completely identical, this will likely settle down and fix itself.


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