It is amazing how many website owners don’t use, or haven’t even heard of Google Search Console. Google Analytics is definitely more well known and widely used, but Search Console seems to often be forgotten about.
Google Search Console is an essential tool for any webmaster, as it provides some brilliant tools that help you ensure your site is healthy and ranking as it should be on the worlds biggest search engine.
When you have a site with gowiththetimes, we set you up with Google Search Console as part of the service at no additional cost. If you’re interested to know more, get in touch with us.
If the name “Google Webmaster Tools” rings a bell for you, then you might already have an idea of what Google Search Console is. Since Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) has become a valuable resource for so many different types of people besides webmasters—marketing professionals, SEOs, designers, business owners, and app developers, to name a few—Google decided to change its name in May of 2015 to be more inclusive of its diverse group of users.
If you aren’t familiar with GWT or Google Search Console, let’s head back to square one. Google Search Console is a free service that lets you learn a great deal of information about your website and the people who visit it. You can use it to find out things like how many people are visiting your site and how they are finding it, whether more people are visiting your site on a mobile device or desktop computer, and which pages on your site are the most popular. It can also help you find and fix website errors, submit a sitemap, and create and check a robots.txt file.
Ready to start taking advantage of all that Google Search Console has to offer? Let’s do this. Read more of Angela’s article…