Google Webmaster Tools |How to Set Up

How to set up Google Webmaster Tools | Google Webmaster Tools. If you are serious about attracting search engine traffic. You’ll want to sign up for a Google Webmaster Tools account. This guide shows you how with diagrams.

Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) is free software that helps you understand what’s going on and how your website is doing.

It’s a partner to Google Analytics (GA) but more focused on the technical side of your website: it’s less concerned with marketing or business. So, for example. If Google wants to send you a message about your site, it will make contact via your GWT account. Wow! is that not interesting?

Set up a Google account.

If you donate already have a Google account. You’ll need to sign up for one right now.

Just go to Google.com and click on ‘You’re. Then sign up for an account.

 

This will give you a Google Gmail address as well as access to other Google applications.

Next, set up a Webmaster Tools account.

To set up Webmaster Tools, visit http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools and sign in with your Google account – preferably the same one you use for GA.

Click ‘Add a Site’. And enter your site’s URL.

 

Next, you’ll need to verify that the site is yours. You’ll be given a number of options, but the easiest way is to verify via your GA account.

 

For this to happen smoothly, you’ll need to be an administrator of the GA account (if you’ve only got a User’s permissions; ask the site’s Administrator to upgrade you).

That’s it. Your account should be authorized and ready to use. Though, when you’re setting up Webmaster Tools for the first time, it may take a few days for data to appear.

Add a sitemap

Once your site is verified, you should create and submit a sitemap via the WMT interface.

A sitemap is a simple file that will tell Google what pages you have on your website.

If you are running a WordPress website, it’s worth installing the XML sitemaps plugin which will build an XML sitemap for you.

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