Category: webmaster tools


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If you have a Web site and aren’t signed up with Google Webmaster Tools your missing out an a valuable resource. I just had a site that was coming up with the wrong title in a search result in Google. I added the site to Google Webmaster Tools and it crawled the site right away. I then went back and did the search again and the site title and description had changed! Wow! There’s a wealth of tools that are all free. You can easily find broken links, submit XML site maps, see how often the Googlebot visits your site (see below for a screen shot), and much more! You can also add multiple sites to the same dashboard.

view from google webmaster tools

One thing you’ll need to do right away so that all the features work properly is to verify your site. You can do this two ways, either by uploading a blank page to the root directory or add a meta tag. Google does this to verify that you are the site owner.

Stay tuned for more blog posts with more detailed information on some of the most important features.

view from google webmaster tools