If your business does not have a mobile-friendly site then website ranking can and will likely be affected. If your business or association does have a mobile responsive site (and we hope you do), then you should focus on optimizing with the tools and analysis readily available. Since 2013, Google has been preparing webmasters […]
Google Webmaster Tools provides a wealth of knowledge about the way Search Engines Crawl and Index your website – and the best part is that this data comes directly from Google! Google Webmaster Tools: Where to Start? Often our clients log into Google Webmaster Tools and get overwhelmed by the amount of data available. […]
Google recently announced a change to how links are categorized in your Webmaster Tools. You may be familiar with how link data is categorized into two categories: links coming from other sites (external links) and links from within your site (internal links). Google says, “the update aims to better categorize these links in a way that more closely aligns with your idea of which links are actually from your site vs. from other sites.”
Google’s Webmaster Tools now features a new option to submit your new and recently updated URLs for indexing by Google. In order to submit a URL, first you have to fetch the URL as Googlebot. Once the URL has been fetched and deemed successful, Google will give you the option to submit that URL to their index. After submitting, your URL will be crawled by the Googlebot, usually within a 24 hour time frame. Once the URL has been crawled, it will be considered for inclusion in the Google index.