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Improving your website or blog traffic with Google Webmaster tools

Google webmaster tools are very helpful in improving your website or blog presence over the Internet. For normal website statistics the best tool you could use is Google analytics as it has a rich analytic tools.

In this article I will go through the steps you need to follow to add your website or blog to Google webmaster tools:

  1. Login to your Google webmaster tools
  2. On the dashboard add your website URL as shown in the photo below:



  3. Now its time to verify that this site or blog belongs to you, this can be done by copying the verification code you see after you pressed on continue, copy the code and past it as instructed to the header tag in your index page of your website or your blog template, to do this on blog: press on the blog Layout tab an on the sub tab edit HTML, then add the tag inside <head> and then save.
  4. Go back to the webmaster tools and press on verify. Now your site or blog should be verified.
  5. Its time to Index your site on sitemaps, this will advance the existence of your site in Google search. To do so you need to have a site map or Atom feed. If you run a website and you don't have Atom feed download freely the site builder on your PC and add your website and create index, this should be a simple process. In case you have a blog the default feed on the blog is atom and you can find it at the bottom of your blog on the link Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) copy the link of the Atom feed, then on the site map submit the link to the atom feed this should be: feeds/posts/default .After submitting the index the site will be verified and index in few seconds. For websites owners after you create site index in xml format please upload it to your website and add the file to the sitemaps.
If you have more than website or blog you may do the same for each one of them. Please note that this will allow you to access freely a very good tools to analyse your content and your website ups and downs.

If you have any question please comment.

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