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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

fetch as googlebot and other webmaster tools

I subscribe to the Google Webmaster Blog and i saw this click by in my reader this morning and i wanted to do a quick blurb about these new features in google webmaster tools as well as the other webmaster tools that are out there and what they can be used for so lets get into it...

Google Webmaster Tools

ok 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

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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
and the API docs for google webmaster tools


Yahoo Site Explorer

ok 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 Center

ok bings back up so ill finsih my post about them asap

oops looks like the Bing Webmaster Center is having some trouble...
They are back up now but if you care this is what they were showing for a couple days...
We are experiencing an issue processing your request at this time.
The Webmaster Center Team has been notified of the error and will work to resolve it. Try again in a few minutes.
yall should get on that this guy has already mentioned it

please leave comments with questions / comments / concerns id love to hear from you

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