Google Webmaster Toolsok so google has some really great stuff in their tools but lets real quick talk about the features they added today. First they added the ability to Fetch as GoogleBot so you can see how your page looks to the crawler.
heres how it pulled blog.cartercole.com
This is how Googlebot fetched the page. URL: http://blog.cartercole.com/ Date: Tue Oct 13 07:46:33 PDT 2009 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Expires: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:14:43 GMT Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:14:43 GMT Cache-Control: public, max-age=0, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate Last-Modified: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:08:25 GMT ETag: "02afcfab-2808-4275-8274-6da1b3584a07" Content-Encoding: gzip X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff X-XSS-Protection: 0 Content-Length: 17486 Server: GFE/2.0 -cut for length -
you will also now be notified when your page has been infected which basically looks up your pages automatically with Googles safe browsing API
manual lookup: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://blog.cartercole.com
here are some other options / tools you get...
- changing GoogleBot crawl speed
- the major keywords google found for your site
- manage sitelinks for your site (if you get them)
- a list of links to your site (not complete)
- much more id defiantly check it out
Yahoo Site Explorerok generally yahoo site explorer will give you the best link list of any other free tool i know and you can get this cool badge
to display the links to your pages and thats about all it does right now
also yahoo site explorer API docs
Bing Webmaster Centerok bings back up so ill finsih my post about them asap
oops looks like the Bing Webmaster Center is having some trouble...
yall should get on that this guy has already mentioned it
please leave comments with questions / comments / concerns id love to hear from you