What is Google Webmaster Tools
Google webmaster tools is great tool that helps us to find out if our website is easy to find in Google search, check errors in website so it is easier to fix them and so pages appears in Google search results.
To do that, we have to have Google account!
Every time new page is created, we can use webmaster tools to check if people link to it and how often new pages appearing in Google search results. This way we can find out what pages of website are mostly visited by users and focus on most visited ones. Great thing with webmaster tools is that if there is any issue with website, it will automatically send us an e-mail so we are aware of it.
Click here to visit the site.
Setting up an account
As I mentioned above, you have to have Google account to sign in. After logging in, add website that you want to track and it will ask you to verify it. Simple press on ‘Verify now’.
It will take you to another page where it will give you all information you need to know. Recommended method is safer way to go.
After clicking ‘Verify’, you are successfully verified your ownership.
This is working screen –
At the moment, it is empty as I haven’t done anything to it. I automatically received e-mail telling me what to do next which is very helpful –
There are so many useful functions that will help your websites to be in first 10 Google search results.
Adding structured data which will help Google to display rich snippets in Google search results. (click here for more about rich snippets on my blog)
Add site links, content keywords and many others.
Click on information option next to ‘Search appearances’ and it will give you this information, explaining why are things important and how you set them up in Webmaster tool.