Some general tips and tricks

When working with Google webmaster Tools, take a look at Diagnostics. Crawl errors, HTML suggestions. They all give good info about your site.

You can check how much of your site crawlers see, deal with double content issue, understand how your site works. See if there are any errors and correct them.

But! They give that info from Google perspective – from the pages Google has indexed. Most likely: It will not include recent changes and include old and obsolete pages – you don’t have them anymore, you have removed all links to them. But, Google will show them to you!

So, if you see some problems in your account, don’t rush in headlong and try to understand where is that error. (As I did 🙂 )

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Google Webmaster Tools W3C

Continuing from my previous post:

When starting to work with Google Webmaster Tools you will be asked to verify that you are the owner of the site. In reality it drills down to a check if you can add a meta tag or  a html file to the website in question. FTP access is all that is needed.

If you choose meta tag, Google will ask you to add something like this:

<meta name=”verify-v1″ content=”<some string here>” >

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