Google Webmaster New Look
Google Webmaster Tools began as a way for webmasters to submit Sitemaps. Over the years they have constantly been adding and updating new features. The result was a set of tools we’re pretty proud of–but also a site that had become pretty unwieldy and often difficult to navigate.
That’s why we decided to redesign Webmaster Tools from the ground up. We wanted a logically organized suite of features, and a cleaner, faster interface. So we talked to webmasters. We conducted user studies. We analyzed a lot of data.
The result is a simpler, more intuitive navigation. Features are now grouped together in three categories: Site configuration (where you provide Google with information about your site), Your site on the web (where you can view Google data about your site), and Diagnostics (where you can get reports on any problems we encountered crawling your site). Our goal was to make stats and data more discoverable, while removing redundant pages and features (such as Index stats) that cluttered the interface and reproduced information available elsewhere.
If you can’t find a feature in the new interface, check the table below.
|If you’re looking for:||Try the new look og webmaster tools|
|Site Overview||From the Home page (www.google.com/webmasters/tools), you can access the Dashboard for each site in your account. The Dashboard provides an overview of important stats and data, as well as access to more detailed tools and information.|
|Message Center||Home (http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools)|
|Settings||Under Site configuration, click Settings.|
|Web Crawl Errors||Under Diagnostics, click Crawl errors and then click the Web tab|
|Content Analysis||Under Your site on the web, click Top search queries.|
|What Googlebot sees (includes keywords, phrases, encoding, and content distribution)||To see frequently occurring words on your site, and get insight into how your content appears to Google, click Your site on the web, and then click Keywords.
To see how other sites link to you, click Links to your site (under Your site on the web), and then click Anchor text.
We no longer list content information, such as distribution of file type or encoding information.
|Crawl Stats||Under Diagnostics, click Crawl stats.|
|Index Stats||Advanced Search|
|Subscriber Stats||Under Your site on the web, click Subscriber stats.|
|Pages with external links||Under Your site on the web, click Links to your site.|
|Pages with internal links||Under Your site on the web, click Internal links.|
|Sitemaps Overview page||Under Site configuration, click Sitemaps.|
|Analyze robots.txt||Under Site configuration, click Crawler access, and then click Test robots.txt.|
|Generate robots.txt||Under Site configuration, click Crawler access, and then click Generate robots.txt.|
|Manage site verification||On the Home page, find the site you want and then click Details in the Verification column|
|Remove URLs||Under Site configuration, click Crawler access, and then click Remove URL|
|Enhance 404 pages||This feature is no longer included in Webmaster Tools. Instead, you can generate 404 widget code from our Help Center.|
|Problem reporting (spam, paid links, etc.)||For information about reporting problem sites, click a link below.|
|Reconsideration requests||If you believe your site has been removed from our index for violations of our webmaster guidelines, and your site has been updated to remove these problems, you can request reconsideration of your site.|