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|A former member||
Announcing a new Meetup for East Toronto Web Design Meetup!
What: Intro to Google Webmaster Tools
When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:00 PM
Where: The Toronto Hacker Nest
231 Wallace Avenue, 2nd Floor
Why: As a web designer, your customers are going to look to you to help them bring traffic to their website. Google Webmaster Tools help you manage the traffic a site gets and gives you insight into how a search engine sees your site.
You may already be familiar with Google Analytics which is a very handy tool. Google Webmaster Tools is similar but different. It that provides some extra functionality for webmasters.
Here is Google's official description of Webmaster Tools:
" Improve your site's visibility in Google search results. It's free.
Google Webmaster Tools provides you with detailed reports about your pages' visibility on Google. To get started, simply add and verify your site and you'll start to see information right away.
Get Google's view of your site and diagnose problems See how Google crawls and indexes your site and learn about specific problems we're having accessing it.
Discover your link and query traffic View, classify, and download comprehensive data about internal and external links to your site with new link reporting tools.
Find out which Google search queries drive traffic to your site, and see exactly how users arrive there. Share information about your site Tell us about your pages with Sitemaps: which ones are the most important to you and how often they change.
You can also let us know how you would like the URLs we index to appear. "
Now doesn't all that sound great? It's basically a way that you can communicate with Google about your listing. I don't intend to spend a long time on it, but I'll give you a view of the tool and what you can use it for. We may look at Google Analytics while we're there.
Check it out!