Intermediate

  • Case Studies: Fixing Hacked Sites

    … Webmaster Level: All Every day, thousands of websites get hacked. Hacked sites can harm users by serving malicious software, collecting personal information, or redirecting them to sites they didn't intend to visit. Webmasters want to fix hacked sites quickly, but unfortunately recovering from a hack can be a complicated process. We're trying…

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  • The four steps to appiness

    … links: We now send a weekly clicks and impressions update to the Message center in your Webmaster Tools account. You can now track how much traffic app deep links drive to your app using referrer information - specifically, the referrer extra in the ACTION_VIEW intent. We're working to integrate this information with Google Analytics for even…

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  • Tracking mobile usability in Webmaster Tools

    … Webmaster Level: intermediate Mobile is growing at a fantastic pace - in usage, not just in screen size. To keep you informed of issues mobile users might be seeing across your website, we've added the Mobile Usability feature to Webmaster Tools. The new feature shows mobile usability issues we’ve identified across your website, complete…

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  • Best practices for XML sitemaps & RSS/Atom feeds

    … Webmaster level: intermediate-advanced Submitting sitemaps can be an important part of optimizing websites. Sitemaps enable search engines to discover all pages on a site and to download them quickly when they change. This blog post explains which fields in sitemaps are important, when to use XML sitemaps and RSS/Atom feeds, and how to optimize…

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  • #NoHacked: a global campaign to spread hacking awareness

    …Last month, we introduced a weeklong social campaign called #NoHacked. The goals for #NoHacked are to bring awareness to hacking attacks and offer tips on how to keep your sites safe from hackers. We held the campaign in 11 languages on multiple channels including Google+, Twitter and Weibo. About 1 million people viewed our tips and hundreds…

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  • Testing robots.txt files made easier

    … Webmaster level: intermediate-advanced To crawl, or not to crawl, that is the robots.txt question. Making and maintaining correct robots.txt files can sometimes be difficult. While most sites have it easy (tip: they often don't even need a robots.txt file!), finding the directives within a large robots.txt file that are or were blocking…

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  • Rendering pages with Fetch as Google

    … Webmaster level: all The Fetch as Google feature in Webmaster Tools provides webmasters with the results of Googlebot attempting to fetch their pages. The server headers and HTML shown are useful to diagnose technical problems and hacking side-effects, but sometimes make double-checking the response hard: Help! What do all of these codes mean…

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  • Making your site more mobile-friendly with PageSpeed Insights

    … Webmaster level: all To help developers and webmasters make their pages mobile-friendly, we recently updated PageSpeed Insights with additional recommendations on mobile usability. Poor usability can diminish the benefits of a fast page load. We know the average mobile page takes more than 7 seconds to load, and by using the PageSpeed…

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  • Webmaster Guidelines for sneaky redirects updated

    …Webmaster Level: All Redirects are often used by webmasters to help forward visitors from one page to another. They are a normal part of how the web operates, and are very valuable when well used. However, some redirects are designed to manipulate or deceive search engines or to display different content to human users than to search engines. Our…

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  • Introducing our global Google+ page for webmasters

    Webmaster Level: All We’ve recently launched our global Google Webmasters Google+ page. Have you checked it out yet? Our page covers a plethora of topics: Official news and announcements like when our blog launched en français Tips such as how to handle 404s correctly Q&A office hours with our team Exclusive behind the scenes including planking puns ...

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  • More Precise Index Status Data for Your Site Variations

    … Webmaster Level: Intermediate The Google Webmaster Tools Index Status feature reports how many pages on your site are indexed by Google. In the past, we didn’t show index status data for HTTPS websites independently, but rather we’d included everything in the HTTP site’s report. In the last months, we’ve heard from you that you’d like to use…

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  • Musical artists: your official tour dates in the Knowledge Graph

    … Webmaster level: all When music lovers search for their favorite band on Google, we often show them a Knowledge Graph panel with lots of information about the band, including the band’s upcoming concert schedule. It’s important to fans and artists alike that this schedule be accurate and complete. That’s why we’re trying a new approach…

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  • 3 tips to find hacking on your site, and ways to prevent and fix it

    … Google shows this message in search results for sites that we believe may have been compromised.You might not think your site is a target for hackers, but it's surprisingly common. Hackers target large numbers of sites all over the web in order to exploit the sites' users or reputation. One common way hackers take advantage of vulnerable…

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