Friday, October 1, 2010

SEO TIPS, Google Webmaster Tools

If you want the best possible way to submit your sitemap to Google, then Google Webmaster Tools is for you.  Google Webmaster Tools is a free set of blog/website related tools, which allow a user to view detailed statistics about their site rankings.

Before you can really start using Google Webmaster Tools for your blog, you have to verify that you are the owner.

The following steps will show you how to submit and verify your blog.

Step 1 - Create An Account: Sign Up for Google Webmaster Tools: In order to use Webmaster Tools you need to sign up for an Account.  Setting up an account is free.  To setup an account go to Google Webmaster Tools website.

Step 2 - Add Your Blog: Once you have an account, you will need to add your blog.  To do this simply log into your Google Webmaster Account and click the "Add a Site" button.   Make sure to enter the correct blog name http://{your blog name} 

Step 3 - Verify Your Blog Part 1: Once the blog has been added you will need to verify that you are the owner of the blog.  Click on the "Verify this Site" link next to the blog in question.  After you click the link, 4 radio button choices will display.  Choose the "Add a meta tag to your site's home page" from the radio button options.

Step 4 - Copy Meta Tag:  Copy the Meta Tag information that is displayed.  You are going to copy this code into the Blog template file.  To do this, open up your Blog in a new window or tab.  Go to your Blogs dashboard and select the "Design" tab --> "Edit HTML" link.  Paste the Meta Tag information right after the <Head> tag and click the "Save" button to save the template information.
(*) You should always make a backup of your template before you make any changes.

Step 5 - Verify Your Blog Part 2: Once you have saved the template information, open Google Webmaster Tools and click the "Verify" button to confirm that you are the blog owner.  You should now be redirected to the Google Webmaster Tools dashboard for your blog.


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