What is Google Webmaster Tools?

google webmaster tool, webmaster tools, what is google webmaster toolsGoogle Webmaster Tools is a free web service by Google for webmasters. It allows website owners to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.

Google Webmaster Tools  allows website owner to:

  • Submit and check a sitemap
  • Check and set the crawl rate, and view statistics about howGooglebot accesses a particular site  
  • Generate and check a robots.txt file. It also helps to discover pages that are blocked in robots.txt by chance.
  • List internal and external pages that link to the site
  • See what keyword searches on Google led to the site being listed in the SERPs, and the click through rates of such listings
  • View statistics about how Google indexes the site, and if it found any errors while doing it
  • Set a preferred domain (e.g. prefer website.com over http://www.website.com or vice versa), which determines how the site URL is displayed in search engines.

 

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