Google Webmaster Tools is a free service provided by Google that allows you to see how your website appears in search results. It offers various valuable information, including:
1. Search keywords and the number of clicks/visitors your website received for each keyword.
2. The number of inbound links to your website from other websites.
3. Indexing status with a graphical representation.
4. Blocked pages on your website.
5. Crawl statistics.
6. Potential security issues.
These are powerful tools typically used by experienced webmasters.
WPbeveiligen uses Google Webmaster Tools primarily to check whether clients’ sites have been approved by Google. Additionally, they ensure that the site appears in Google search results and that any red warning pages from Google are removed after recovery from malware.
Re-submitting your website for review through Webmaster Tools is crucial if your site has been infected with malware and its search results have been negatively impacted.
To get started with Google Webmaster Tools, you need a Google account. Once you are logged in, go to the Google Webmaster Tools page. Click on the “Add a property” button to add your website. You’ll need to verify that you are the owner of the website, and the easiest method is by downloading an HTML file and placing it in the root directory of your website using an FTP program.
Once the verification is successful, you can access various information about your website’s performance in Google’s search engine.
In the left-hand menu, you can choose the specific information you want to view. Google Webmaster Tools is a valuable resource for website owners and can provide insights to improve your site’s performance in search results.