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Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects

Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects

By Chris Crum August 12, 2014

Google announced a couple months ago that it would start calling out sites in mobile results for faulty redirects. This was aimed at saving users the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s …

Google Adjusts Index Status Data In Webmaster Tools Google Adjusts Index Status Data In Webmaster Tools

Google announced an adjustment to the way sites’ index status data appears in Webmaster Tools. The index status feature now tracks a site’s indexed URLs for both HTTP and HTTPS as well as for verified subdirectories. In the past, it …

Google Launches AdSense, WMT WordPress Plugin Google Launches AdSense, WMT WordPress Plugin

Google announced the launch of its new Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress (in beta). This lets people place AdSense ads on their sites, and verify their sites in Webmaster Tools right from WordPress. The plugin links your site to your …

Google Tweaks Search Queries in WMT Google Tweaks Search Queries in WMT
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Google has announced a couple of changes to the Search Queries feature in Webmaster Tools, improving stats for mobile sites and getting rid of rounding. For webmasters who manage mobile sites on separate URLs from the desktop versions (like m.example.com), …

Google Improves URL Removal Tool Google Improves URL Removal Tool

Google has launched an improved version of its URL removal tool in Webmaster Tools, aimed at making it easier to request updates based on changes to other people’s sites. Google suggests that you could use the tool if a page …

Cutts: What Do You Want To See From Webmaster Tools? Cutts: What Do You Want To See From Webmaster Tools?
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In a recent article, we asked if Google is being transparent enough. While the question was asked broadly, much our discussion had to do specifically with webmasters. Is Google providing them with enough information? I mean after all, a single …

Changes To How Google WMT Selects Sample Links Changes To How Google WMT Selects Sample Links

Google announced on Thursday that it has made a change to how it decides what links to show webmasters when they push the “Download more sample links” button. The feature typically shows about 100,000 backlinks. “Until now, we’ve selected those …

Google Launches Data Highlighter Tool In WMT Google Launches Data Highlighter Tool In WMT
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Google announced the launch of Data Highlighter in Webmaster Tools, a tool for event data (and soon other types of data) that gives them an alternative to having to markup their sites. It lets webmasters show Google pieces of data …

Check Out This New Google Webmaster Tools Feature Check Out This New Google Webmaster Tools Feature
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Google announced a new Webmaster Tools feature that lets you add users who can act on behalf of your site in other Google products. These users will be referred to as “associates”. This seems to be another step towards Google’s …

Google Simplifies Domain Verification Google Simplifies Domain Verification
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Google announced that it is working with GoDaddy and Demand Media’s eNom on automated domain verification for Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. For sites with domains whose records are managed by GoDaddy or eNom, users will see a new verification …

New Dashboard Comes To Google Webmaster Tools New Dashboard Comes To Google Webmaster Tools

Google is continually updating its Webmaster Tools to bring the best features to users. This week brings some pretty major changes in the form of an updated navigation, new dashboard, and a compact view for the home page site-list. The …

View 90 Days Worth Of Top Search Query Data View 90 Days Worth Of Top Search Query Data
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Google has been adding more and more value to their Webmaster tools which really should help those of you just starting a Website or perhaps just need more help in attracting traffic. Either way, one of the best tools available …

Moving Domains With Google Webmaster Tools Moving Domains With Google Webmaster Tools

Nothing sucks more than having to move your Web site. Whether it’s because you don’t agree with the philosophy of your host or you can’t afford the fees associated with the current domain, there comes a time when it’s just …

Google Retiring Some Webmaster Tools Features Google Retiring Some Webmaster Tools Features

Just like when Google announced the changes coming to API deprecation and some APIs even being retired, Google is now looking at the Webmaster tools it can phase out. The company decides these tools’ fate by seeing “if they’re still …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Admin Feature Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Admin Feature
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Google announced the launch of a new Webmaster Tools feature, which lets verified site owners grant limited access to their site’s data and settings to other people. You can do this from the home page, by clicking “Manage Site” and …

Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools Google Authorship Clicks And Impressions Added To Webmaster Tools
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We know that who you are is more important in Google now. Google has been pushing authorship markup for months. This ties you, as an author of content, to your Google Profile, which is linked to from a picture of …

Google Launches Important New Tools for Webmasters Google Launches Important New Tools for Webmasters
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Google made a couple relatively quiet announcements this week that have pretty big ramifications for webmasters who want to get more traffic to their sites. If you’re a Webmaster Tools user, you can thank Google for a new “Site Health” …