"Detected New Page" Message In Google Webmaster Tools

Dec 19, 2011 • 8:33 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Webmaster ToolsA WebmasterWorld thread has a report from an SEO of a new Google Webmaster Tools alert.

The new alert is named "Detected New Page" and warns the webmaster that a specific URL was replaced by another URL when Google feels it has been replaced.

Why would Google think it would have been replaced? Either a 301 or 302 redirect was set up. Maybe the content is too similar to another page?

The message reads something like this:

The URL www.pandalized.com/page.html is no longer appearing in Google search results because our algorithms have selected www.freshsite.com/page.html instead. Please see this Help Center article for more information about this message.

This is the first report I have seen of such an error in Google Webmaster Tools message center.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Update: John Mueller told me this is actually new as of about 1.5 months ago.

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