Archives Tag: Google Webmaster Tools

Why Clicks Don’t Match up with Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics

Great video by Matt about the reason behind clicks not matching up in Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. The short? Server-side vs. client-side tracking are measured differently.

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Matt Cutts on Targeting Multiple Countries with Google Webmaster Tools

Having the ability to target multiple countries in Google Webmaster Tools would be a great feature. Matt Cutts talks a bit about why the feature is not available [yet]. I haven’t had a need for this particular feature yet, but I do envision having this need in the future and would love to have it […]

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Trigger Happy Webmasters

Looks like someone over on the Google Webmaster Tools team went a little trigger happy last night. Update: and just in case I missed the first bajillion messages in my dashboard, they also fowarded it to my inbox. Dear Webmaster Tools User, If your website accepts advertising, we invite you to increase your site’s visibility […]

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How to Verify Blogger in Google Webmaster Tools

A great tutorial written on the Webmaster Central blog, about how to verify your Blogger blog in the Webmaster Tools. Here are the step-by-step instructions to authenticate your site: In Webmaster Tools Click the “Add a site” button on the Webmaster Tools Home page Enter your blog’s URL (for example, googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com) and click the “Continue” […]

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Google Reminds Webmasters that Low-Quality Backlinks Don’t Matter

Susan Moskwa wrote on the Webmaster Central Blog about how Google deals with low-quality and spammy backlinks. Finally, keep in mind that low-quality links rarely stand the test of time, and may disappear from our link graph relatively quickly. They may even already be being discounted by our algorithms. If you want to make sure […]

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Google Webmaster Tools Removes PageRank Indicator

The Google Webmaster Tools team removed the PageRank indicator from the dashboard today. Here’s what Google has to say about it, We’ve been telling people for a long time that they shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much; many site owners seem to think it’s the most important metric for them to track, which is simply […]

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Google Webmaster Tools Introduces “Labs”

Google Webmaster Central announced a new feature of Google Webmaster Tools: Labs. So far, there are only two features available in Labs. “Fetch as Googlebot” which will do a couple of things. It will first see if Googlebot is even allowed to fetch the page. Then it will make sure it returns a 200 status […]

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Google Webmaster Tools Adds Parameter Handling

Earlier today, Vanessa Fox wrote an article about how Google has given webmasters the option to adjust parameter handling. Here’s what it looks like. This is great for some sites that still have SESSID and such in their URLs, that want them stripped out. You can get here by going to: Site Configuration » Settings, […]

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Control Your Googlebot Crawl Rate

Google introduced a new crawl rate control panel into the Google Webmaster Tools. These settings will give you more control over how quickly and how frequently Googlebot crawls your site and pages. In most cases, you will want to keep it at the recommended setting, default, but in a rare circumstance — such as you […]

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Google Wants to Help Make Sure You’re Secure

Google’s own Matt Cutts recently posted an article about how Google is helping you stay secure. To kick off the security enhancement efforts by Google, they are focusing on WordPress, the same software that powers this blog and the same software that I recently hosted a conference about; WordCamp NY.

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