All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Webmaster Tools’

Google Webmaster Tools Changed To Google Search Console

Recognizing that a lot of different types of people use Webmaster Tools beyond just traditional webmasters, Google has decided to rebrand its popular product to reflect that. From now on, Google Webmaster Tools will be known as Google Search Console. Here’s the logo: “For nearly ten years, Google Webmaster Tools has provided users with constantly evolving tools and metrics to …

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Google Is Replacing The Most Used Feature In Webmaster Tools

Google announced the release of the new Search Analytics report in Webmaster Tools, which it promises will deliver webmasters more precise data. It is replacing the Search Queries report, which the company says is the most used feature in Webmaster Tools. “If you manage a website, you need a deep understanding of how users find your site and how your …

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Google Deprecates Old Webmaster Tools API

Back in September, Google launched an update to its Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those using other APIs from the company would find the new one easier to implement, the company said. Now, Google has announced that with the pending shutdown of ClientLogin, the old version will be shut down on April 20. …

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Google: Clicks On App Deep Links Jumped By 10x Last Quarter

Google started testing app indexing on Android in October of last year, adding deep links from apps within search results on its operating system. In June, they opened it up to everyone. On Tuesday, Google provided an update on what’s going on with it, encouraging more webmasters to take advantage. What’s going on with it is that clicks on app …

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Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking

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. The offering further underscore’s Google’s emphasis on the importance of the mobile experience to webmasters. If your site sucks on …

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Google Webmaster Guidelines Get An Update

Google announced it’s updating its technical Webmaster Guidelines in light of its recent announcement that its indexing system now renders pages with with CSS and Javascript turned on. The new guideline explains that webmasters should allow Googlebot access to the JavaScript, CSS, and image files that your pages use. This is pretty much in line with what Google has been …

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Google Wants To Watch You While You Work

Google revealed that it wants to start going to people’s places of business, and watch them work. It says it wants to learn about how it can help you manage your sites easier. Google’s Gary Illyes talked about it in a Google+ update (via Search Engine Land). “We are looking for companies, agencies, and website owners willing to let us …

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Google Updates Webmaster Tools API

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 …

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Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects

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 mobile homepage. This happens when a site isn’t properly set up to handle requests from smartphones. As Google noted, it …

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Google Webmaster Tools Gets Updated 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” robots.txt file, and make it easier to find the directives within a large file that are or were blocking individual …

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Google Webmaster Tools Gets New rel-alternate-hreflang 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. Google’s Maile Ohye talks about using rel-alternate-hreflang in the following video. The Language Targeting section of “International Targeting” in Webmaster …

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‘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, reports are coming out indicating that webmasters are getting “right to be forgotten” notices in Webmaster Tools. Alex Graves at …

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