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Google Deprecates Old Webmaster Tools API

Google Deprecates Old Webmaster Tools API

By Chris Crum March 13, 2015

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 Updates Webmaster Tools API 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 …

Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects 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 …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets Updated Robots.txt Testing Tool 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” …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets New rel-alternate-hreflang Feature 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. …

‘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 WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management

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 Webmaster Tools ‘Search Queries’ Feature Gets Some New Tweaks Google Webmaster Tools ‘Search Queries’ Feature Gets Some New Tweaks
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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 …

Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any? Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any?
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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 …

Google Webmaster Tools Alters How It Selects Sample Links Google Webmaster Tools Alters How It 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 Gives Webmasters Alternative To Markup With Data Highlighter Google Gives Webmasters Alternative To Markup With Data Highlighter
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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 …

Webmaster Tools Gets “Associates” Feature For Your Managers Across Google Products Webmaster Tools Gets “Associates” Feature For Your Managers Across Google Products
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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 Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships Google Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships
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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 …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets Better Navigation, New Dashboard Google Webmaster Tools Gets Better Navigation, New Dashboard

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 …