Posts Tagged ‘sitemap’

Google’s SEO Starter Guide – Webmaster Tools

March 26th, 2010

 

Make Use of Free Webmaster Tools

 

 

 

Major search engines, including Google, provide free tools for webmasters. Google’s Webmaster Tools help webmasters better control how Google interacts with their websites and get useful information from Google about their site. Using Webmaster Tools won’t help your site get preferential treatment; however, it can help you identify issues that, if addressed, can help your site perform better in search results. With the service, webmasters can:

 

• see which parts of a site Googlebot had problems crawling
• upload an XML Sitemap file
analyze and generate robots.txt files
remove URLs already crawled by Googlebot
specify the preferred domain
identify issues with title and description meta tags
• understand the top searches used to reach a site
• get a glimpse at how Googlebot sees pages
remove unwanted sitelinks that Google may use in results
receive notification of quality guideline violations and file for a site reconsideration

 

Yahoo! (Yahoo! Site Explorer) and Microsoft (Live Search Webmaster Tools) also offer free tools for webmasters.

 

Sitemap Widget

March 2nd, 2010