Earlier this month, Google rolled out its new Google Webmaster Tools with revamped navigation, dashboard and homepage. We are so excited about the look and function of these new features that we wanted to share them with you!
The new reorganization of Webmaster Tools features greatly increases its usability and overall flow. According to Google’s Webmaster Central Blog, Tools’ features are now organized as such:
Configuration: Things you configure and generally don’t change very often.
Health: Where you look to make sure things are OK.
Traffic: Where you go to understand how your site is doing in Google search, who’s linking to you; where you can explore the data about your site.
Optimization: Where you can find ideas to enhance your site, which enables us to better understand and represent your site in Search and other services.
Another feature that should prove to be very helpful is the new compact layout of the dashboard. As in Gmail, you will now have the option to view the sites you manage in a roomy or more compact format. This compact option should make managing sites easier in general, especially for people who are managing many sites at once. If, however, for some reason you prefer a larger format, there is an option for that as well.
Again, very useful for people who manage multiple sites at once, the site summaries feature will come in extremely handy. Upon logging into your Google Webmaster Tools account, you will have a brief summary of the status of all of your sites. This feature will allow you to check all of your sites in one glance and be immediately alerted for problems so that you can troubleshoot more effectively.
Finally, every message you receive will be automatically sorted and prioritized. This will further increase productivity and overall flow of management since your most important and pressing tasks will be given precedent over ones that are less important.
We would love to hear your thoughts on the new Google Webmaster Tools features! Let us know what you think in the comment section!