Your robots.txt file is a powerful tool when you’re working on a website’s SEO – but it should be handled with care. It allows you to deny search engines access to different files and folders, but often that’s not the best way to optimize your site. Here, we’ll explain how we think webmasters should use their …Read: "WordPress robots.txt: Best-practice example for SEO"
Both Google and Bing offer specific webmaster tools for webmasters and SEO’s. Google’s Search Console -formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools- and Bing’s Webmaster Tools are both a true treasure trove of information that every website owner should dive into.
These posts describe features and news about these webmaster tools programs, and act as a set of tutorials on how to use them at the same time.
Must read articles about Webmaster Tools
After our series about Google Webmaster Tools, this is a series about Bing Webmaster tools! Check it out and learn how to use BWT!
Google released a new Search Analytics report in Google Search Console (aka Webmaster Tools). Check out what you can do with it in this post, then go play!
As SEO newbie, you'll have to learn new terms on all aspects of SEO. In this post, Marieke explains what user signals are and what they mean for your site.
Google Search Console is a great tool to find out how your site is doing in the search engines and what to improve. In this beginner's guide we'll show you how to use it well!
Recent Webmaster Tools articles
If your website is important to your business, it’s essential to schedule time to keep it running smoothly. Therefore we regularly write about the things you should do to keep your site in shape. In this post, we’ll write about the most basic of all: checking for 404 errors. Note: this post does not cover the required elements of a …Read: "Website maintenance: Check and fix 404 error pages"
Google Search Console (or ‘GSC’ for short) lets webmasters monitor and manage their websites through an official portal, which is full of useful statistics. To have access to tools and data provided directly by the search engines can make optimizing your website much easier! But what is it, exactly? It’s a communication channel Search Console accounts …Read: "What is Google Search Console?"
Do you have your own website or maintain the website of the company you work for? Of course, to do this right, you need to keep a keen eye on the performance of your website. Google offers several tools to collect and analyze data of your website. You probably have heard of Google Analytics and …Read: "The beginner’s guide to Google Search Console"
If you’re an SEO-newbie you’ll probably hear lots of new and complicated terms. In our SEO basics-series, we’ll explain all these terms and concepts to you. In this post, I’ll go into user signals. What exactly are user signals? And what do user signals have to do with SEO? What do you need to know …Read: "What are user signals?"
First of all, a happy new year to you all! This is the first weekly recap of 2016 and the first weekly recap of the last 3 weeks so we have a few weeks of news to cover. Luckily, we weren’t the only ones taking it slow, so it’s about a normal week’s worth of …Read: "Happy new year!"
New iPhones! Search news? Oh right… So… About that search news. Panda’s making U-turns, Yandex penalizing sites for selling links, Bing offering new keyword tools and more! What happened to Panda? Google announced a Panda 4.2 update that’d “very slowly” roll out a while back, we covered that. It seems as though, according to this post by …Read: "Panda U-Turns and new Bing tools"
At Yoast, we’re all really busy in the preparation for YoastCon next Wednesday, as you will understand. When us SEO people are really busy focussing on other stuff, Google tends to ‘surprise’ the online community with breaking news, algorithm updates or other developments that really need our attention as well. How is that, you might …Read: "Phantom Quality Panda and Google Search Console"
Google Search Console has a feature called Search Analytics that is really helpful for webmasters. This post explains why you’d want to use Search Analytics, what it can help you find and what type of data it has. NOTE: This post is about an older version of Google Search Console, and some of the tools and charts referenced …Read: "Search Analytics in Google Search Console"
Compared to the first three sections, the last three are relatively small. In this final post in our series on Bing Webmaster Tools we will go over Security, Malware and Messages and share our findings. Security Making sure your website is secure is of course really important. We have already emphasized this on our page on WordPress security, …Read: "Bing Webmaster Tools: Security, Widgets and Messages"