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Webmaster tools is full of BUGS.

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Webmaster tools is full of BUGS. dyderik 3/29/09 5:27 AM
Webmaster tools is full of BUGS. I am 100% sure of that. My site is http://live-asian-webcam.com/ (consistantly everywhere with the slash in the end). After several weeks of 100% corrrect repair of my site, Google is still permanently warning me about duplicate content and not found urls. Several weeks ago I took the following measures:
1) robot.txt (google is unable to detect it while its own analysis tool reports that everything is correct !)
2) The robot txt file is even in the sitemap which has NO errors according to Google !
3) A perfect permanent Google friendly 301 redirect is NOT detected by Google.
4) According to Google the status of the resubmitted sitemap (including the robot txt file and including the homepage) is OK. However Google keeps on ignoring robots.txt, keeps on warning that it cannot find homepage etc.
5) Google completely ignores the canonical link element.
6) Google completely ignores a removal request of a duplicate page.
7) Google completely ignores a 100% correct internal and external linking structure.
What a bad software is that ! It's about time Google fires some of its software engineers !
Re: Webmaster tools is full of BUGS. Maxis010 3/29/09 6:15 AM
If that is the case then explain how I have my site up with 0 errors?

If anything is the problem it's your site not google
Re: Webmaster tools is full of BUGS. Chibcha 3/29/09 11:52 AM
1) robot.txt (google is unable to detect it while its own analysis tool reports that everything is correct !)
The analysis tool checks the potential effect of robots.txt - not whether this is able to be found or not

2) The robot txt file is even in the sitemap which has NO errors according to Google !
No reason to have robots.txt there, the sitemap is only for files you want indexed. This needs to be the other way round, with the sitemap URL listed on a new line in robots.txt

3) A perfect permanent Google friendly 301 redirect is NOT detected by Google.
Not sure which 301 you mean but there are important ones not in place i.e.

4) According to Google the status of the resubmitted sitemap (including the robot txt file and including the homepage) is OK. However Google keeps on ignoring robots.txt, keeps on warning that it cannot find homepage etc.
Your robots.txt is instructing Google not to access the home page, several home pages in fact, maybe some are there because of bad links but whatever the case, you should remove all the disallow lines from robots.txt and simply ensure all three are 301 redirected to the root, as one currently is.

5) Google completely ignores the canonical link element.
How do you know they are ignored. In any event, if they are on any of the home page versions they will be because you have blocked access and that wouldn't in a sense matter because they are returning 301 or 404 anyway.

6) Google completely ignores a removal request of a duplicate page.
No way of seeing this, or knowing what you have requested.

7) Google completely ignores a 100% correct internal and external linking structure.
No idea what you mean really but the structure is not 100% correct anyway e.g.
on your links page, looks to just be malformed. Equally, you are linking to home.php on your site, which just 404s, all home page links need to be to the root "/" Beyond that, Google aren't likely to follow most of your links, they are affiliate/reseller links to pages on another domain. So not relevant to your site and obfuscated anyway. There are only about a dozen pages on your domain and these are indexed. 

What a bad software is that ! It's about time Google fires some of its software engineers !

Looks like there's a bit of work to be done before worrying about how good Google are doing. For robots.txt you simply want:

User-agent *
Disallow:


You need to 301 redirect all possible home page URLs back to the root as one currently is.

Then you might give a little more thought to the site in general. Of your five obvious menu options, two are duplicate pages and two others go to another site, much the same for most on page links. The only article I checked on your site appears in plenty of other places e.g.

Beyond any technical details, adding substantially more original, on domain content would be a very good idea. At the moment your site is in a position where devaluation would be no surprise, if this hasn't happened already and not impossible the site could end up out of the index altogether.
Re: Webmaster tools is full of BUGS. Chibcha 3/29/09 12:09 PM
Re: Webmaster tools is full of BUGS. dyderik 3/30/09 5:38 AM
URL live-asian-webcam.com/ (NSFW). Sorry, that my English is not so good, because I'm a Dutchman. And sorry that I didn't type NSFW, because I never heard of that abbreviation, but fortunately I was able to find the meaning of it. Since I posted my issue on several places in this forum, I received many answers, some usefull, some not at all. I would like to thank Chibcha especially for his top expert reaction. Very much appreciated. Chibcha, I followed almost all of your recommendations. You're really good in this complex stuff. The only 2 things I disagree on are the fact that 1) one of my articles in /articles.html is seen by you as a duplicate (it looks like another similar one, but the number of differences is substantial) and 2) I disagree on the fact that the canonical link element is not in place (it has been in place in live-asian-webcam.com/ for several weeks now). Maybe you could give me some more info on these 2 problems? Anyway, I changed many things, so now I'll just wait for a couple of days to see if Google picks it up and if it picks up the resubmitted sitemap. One very last thing: I still have the very strong impression, that WMT has at least one main defect: it looks as if there's no connection between the sitemap and diagnostics for example and no connection between the sitemap and other "chapters" of WMT. So Google picks up a new sitemap, maybe it indexes and thats all ! It will not repair anything that can be discovered in the by the webmaster initiated changes in pages in the sitemap after resubmitting. For me it looks as if every part of the WMT has a different software engineer and these specialists are not communicating with each other. Can you imagine, I apply for a loan at a bank, I get approved and by the time that I pick up the money, the cashier tells me, that she knows nothing about my loan and that she didn't get the cash and the authority to serve me ! Please correct me if I'm wrong. Please thank me if I'm right or if there's a chance that I might be (partly) right. Again Chibcha, thank you very much for your expert opinion !
One very last question for Red Cardinal: what do you mean by "hijack other people's threads" ? I didn't hijack anything, so please explain. Thanks !
Re: Webmaster tools is full of BUGS. dyderik 3/31/09 2:41 AM
Follow up: Thanks to Chibcha WMT now only shows one error not found: live-asian-webcam.com/index.php (NSFW)
I assume that this will go away as well.