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Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking

Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking

By Chris Crum October 29, 2014

Google announced the addition of a new Mobile Usability feature to Webmaster Tools, which shows you issues Google has found with your site. It includes graphs that look at issues over time, so you can see any progress you’ve made. …

Google Updates Robots.txt Testing Tool Google Updates Robots.txt Testing Tool

Google has released an updated robots.txt testing tool in Webmaster Tools. The tool can be found in the Crawl section. The aim of the new version of the tool is to make it easier to make and maintain a “correct” …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Feature Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Feature

Google announced on Monday that it is adding a new feature to Google Webmaster Tools to make it easier to debug rel-alternate-hreflang annotations. These are the attributes Google uses to serve the correct language or regional URL in search results. …

'Right To Be Forgotten' Notices Hit Webmaster Tools 'Right To Be Forgotten' Notices Hit Webmaster Tools

Last week, Google started honoring “right to be forgotten” requests in search results, showing the following notice on search results pages for some name searches: Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more Now, …

Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool

Last week, Google named some JavaScript issues that can negatively impact a site’s search results, and said it would soon be releasing a tool to help webmasters better understand how it renders their site. The tool has now been announced. …

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 …