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Google Webmaster Tools For Seo
Several tools which webmasters can use in analyzing their website for better rankings can be found in Google webmaster tools, In this post, a list of the basic ones are given. These include search queries, links to your site, index status, content keywods, crawl errors, crawl stats, fetch as Google, Sitemaps, robots.txt tester and page speed insights.
Search Queries:A review of your site's popularity is shown using a graphical representation. You can set the date range which lets you know if your site's performance is improving or declining in Google search results. Things you should watch out for are the impressions, number of clicks for that date range. Also, in the search queries tab the keywords used to find a post on your blog is shown with the impressions it got, number of clicks and it's average position in search results.
Keywords- With the keywords, you get to know the search strings that was inputted before a visitor accessed your website. With this, you can edit existing posts on your blog that matches that keyword in order to increase their ranking.
Impressions : This shows the number of times your post came up in search engines and the possibility of a user clicking on it. A post with a higher impression should be optimized properly by giving it a better description, and catchy title etc.
Number of Clicks: This gives the actual number of users who clicked on the post to visit your site. If a post has a high impression but with very low clicks, you need to spend time to make the post SEO friendly. By using header tags to categorise the post, relevant keywords in post title and description, increasing the length of the actual post, this can do the trick.
Average Position: When your post comes up in search engines, it falls into different positions for different users who search for it on Google. If for user A the post was on position 3 and for user B , the post was on position 5, then the average positon for that post will be 4, since 3 plus 5 divided by 2 is 4. If the post has an average position above 9, then it's likely on page 2 on Google which means less traffic to your blog. The higher the average position, the lower its rank on Google.
What you can do here is to check the impression for that post, if it is high, then you can try and move the post to page 1 on Google. To do this will require backlinks, keyword density in post, keywords in the post title , at the beginning of the post etc. For backlinks, instead of building them to your homepage's URL, you can start building them to internal pages on your blog using high PR social bookmarking sites, high PR Gov and Edu Forums, directory submission sites and commenting on dofollow commetluv blogs.
Links to your Site
This shows the number of websites that are linking to pages on your site and the number of internal links on your site. For links to your site, you get to see your most linked content, the URL of the website that is linking to it, an the anchor text used for each link.You can use this as an online backlink checker tool.
Index StatusThe index status shows the number of pages on your site that have been indexed by Google, meaning they're accessible by users on searching for it. To allow Google index the pages on your website, you need to add/submit a sitemap in Google webmaster tools, to do this:
- On Google webmaster tools,
- Click on 'Crawl'
- Select 'Sitemap'
- On the top right corner, click on 'Add/Test Sitemap'
- Type Sitemap.xml or type system/feeds/sitemap in the space provided, then click on submit.
You can also create an HTML sitemap page in your blogger blog which can help index the pages on your blog faster and help users navigate easily through your blog.
Fetch as GoogleAs the name implies, you can use this tool to fetch the content of your homepage or individual pages on your site. An advantage is that the content gets indexed faster instead of waiting for hours or days for Google to crawl and index your blog posts after you've published them.
Content KeywordsThe primary keywords used on your blog are shown with the level of significance they have. It shows you how how Google sees your site.
Page Speed Insight
Here, the speed of your website is given out of a possible result of 100. If your page speed is low, it can affect your blog's position in search engines since it takes too much time to load. Another effect it'll have is an increase in its bounce rate. Most users on visiting your blog will leave immediately if it takes too much data or is slow. You should keep in mind that the information they're looking for is also on several blogs who are your competitors. You have to remove unnecessary Ads, gadgets and widgets on your blog. Compressing images, reducing their sizes and minimizing the number of images on pages can help improve you blog's page speed. On Google webmasters tools, you'll get other sugestions on how to increase your site's page speed on mobile and desktop devices.
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With these tools listed above and many others as provided in Google Webmaster tools you can get detailed information about your site's performance and the areas that need modification in order to improve its SEO.