Sunday, March 14, 2010

Take Advantage Of Google Webmaster Tools! It Really Can Help

Did you know that by setting up and verifying your site with Google can help you with ranking!?

Google has a great tool that you can use to check the following:

  • What keywords people are using to find your site
  • Check any crawl errors
  • Check duplicate content on your site.
  • See what sites are linking to your website pages
  • See if there are any No Found or broken links on your site and where they are coming from.
  • Submit a sitemap to maximize the number of pages that can be crawled on your site
  • Set your preferred domain : with www's or without (very important way to cut down on duplicate content issues.
  • Set your targeted geographic area.

These are all great tools that you can use to increase the amount of traffic to your site and your ranking. By keeping yourself up to date on any crawl issues like 404 errors or broken links and duplicate content, you will not only increase your chances of ranking well in the search engine result pages but you will also create a better user experience for those who visit your site.

So make sure you set up a Google Webmaster Tools account at the link below and get your site verified with Google so you can see all of the data that they are collecting about your site and they will also give you any messages that they have about your site if applicable.

Carla Phillips