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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” …

Making The Googlebot Fetch With URL Submission Making The Googlebot Fetch With URL Submission
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Is there some new content and/or a new site you want Google to notice sooner rather than later? Well, there’s an official Google utility for that. With the Fetch as Googlebot URL submission tool, site owners can now directly request …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Labs Features

Google has launched two new experiments in Webmaster Tools Labs. These are "Fetch as Googlebot-Mobile" and "Create your Sidewiki page owner entry."

Google Addresses Sitemaps Issues for News Publishers
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Google has acknowledged some issues that Google News publishers have encountered with Webmaster Tools. The company posted to the Google News blog to let publishers know what the issues were and that they are working on fixing them.

Google Webmaster Tools Updated With New Features

Google has released an update to Webmaster Tools, with the code name "Summer Shine." The update comes with several new features.

The first new feature is that the site selector now lists all verified sites that the user owns. It also allows the user to search as they type.

Do Meta Geo Tags Influence Google?
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Google’s Matt Cutts frequently posts useful tips for webmasters on the Google Webmaster Central YouTube channel. The short clips generally offer valuable nuggets of info that can have an impact on your site’s performance in Google.

Google Webmaster Tools Given Overhaul

It’s that time of year again; if you head to the nearest Lowe’s or Home Depot, you’ll see all sorts of guys fondling various shiny pieces of hardware.  And for folks who spend more looking at monitors than chainsaws, something interesting is available, too: a fresh Google Webmaster Tools design.

Google Adds Sitelinks for More Search Results
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Using Google for searching the web, you’ve probably seen some results pages from time to time that have the top result displaying a number of secondary links underneath it. These links go to different pages within the site.

Simply referred to as "sitelinks," such pages might take you to an about page or a help page, or really anything deemed beneficial to the user by Google’s algorithm. The example below for a NASA search displays links for Gallery, Missions, Aeronautics, etc.

Answers To Google Sitemaps Questions

Susan Moskwa and Trever Voucher from Google’s Webmaster Tools Team published a synopsis of the questions they received at Chicago’s recent Search Engine Strategies Conference.

If you have ever had a question about Google Sitemaps and the effect they may or may not have on your site, this is a helpful read.

Get the answers to the following questions:

Google Accepting Video Sitemaps
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Google will make use of an extension to the Sitemaps protocol to do a better job of indexing the videos people publish.

Google Webmaster Tools Shows Nofollow Links

Google Webmaster Tools recently added the neat capability of seeing a good solid list of inbound links to your site, and allowing you to download the entire list in a spreadsheet file.