Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Google Webmaster Tools

I just looked at Google Webmaster tools.

My first impression: Pretty good and useful for Ego Surfing for a blogger. Google must be taking real pains to maintain such a vast historic data.

Deepak just started his new blog and we were actually looking at tools for getting some stats for blog. And the best we could probably see in 20 minutes was this Google webmaster tools. Unfortunately, he could not use that for his blog because Google Webmasters needs the site owner to add a meta tag or an html page to the site for verification and Wordpress supports neither :-(

But I just looked at mine and was pretty surprised.

It tells you the date when Google Crawler last saw your site. It also shows the sites linking to your site.

And best part of it is the Query stats. It shows you the top queries on google which return your site and at what position. I never knew the search query "saurav ganguly score" on google would show up my blog at #3 :-) and that too a negative article.

Anyway, a useful tool.

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Anonymous said...

For even more info to boost one's online ego, check out Google Analytics. I use it on several sites and am quite content with the results (and the "free" factor is nice too).

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