Google Updates Webmaster Tools API

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Google announced that it has updated the Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those who already use other Google APIs, the company says, should find this one easy to implement.

According to Google, the updated API makes it easier to authenticate for apps or web services, and provides access to some of the main Webmaster Tools features. This is what you can specifically do with it:

  • list, add, or remove sites from your account (you can currently have up to 500 sites in your account)
  • list, add, or remove sitemaps for your websites
  • get warning, error, and indexed counts for individual sitemaps
  • get a time-series of all kinds of crawl errors for your site
  • list crawl error samples for specific types of errors
  • mark individual crawl errors as "fixed" (this doesn't change how they're processed, but can help simplify the UI for you)

Google has examples for Python, Java, and OACurl. It's encouraging developers to link to projects that use Google APIs in the comments of its announcement post.

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