In recent weeks I have set up Google Webmaster Tools for a number of different clients, some of whom wanted some documentation on how this could be done.
Based on that document I have decided to publish this very basic beginner’s guide for those who are unfamiliar with the set up process of Google Webmaster Tools.
What is Google Webmaster Tools?
Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) is a free and easy way for webmasters to view their own website the way that Google sees it. GWT is a free tool that can be used for websites of all sizes, and features information such as:
- Which of your pages are included in Google’s Index
- Any errors encountered while crawling your site
- Search queries that list your site as a result
- Which sites link to yours
- And more
This guide covers how to set up GWT in seven easy steps, from creating an account to adding and deleting users and associating your Google Analytics.