Guide to webmaster tools is intended for beginners who start learning to build a website for self-hosted (with hosting your own) with a cms such as wordpress or another, as well as the user blogging platform such as blogger.com. Almost all major search engines provide webmaster tools for any user for free. Through webmaster tools the user can take control and improve the performance of the website on various search engines.
In this guide, it will be described a search engine which provides webmaster tools and how to use these facilities to perform the optimization of the website so that it can appear on any search engines that are popular.
Below is the list of the webmaster tools of search engine that would exist in this guide :
- Google Webmaster Tools
- Bing Webmaster Tools
- Yandex Webmaster Tools
- Yahoo Webmaster Tools
- DuckDuckGo Webmaster Tools
- Ask Webmaster Tools
- Baidu Webmaster Tools
What’s Webmaster Tools ?
Webmaster tools is a feature designed by the search engine to be able to facilitate the owners and users of the website to read and perform an analysis of a website. With webmaster tools, the owner and manager of the website can easily perform the monitoring activities of the website on these search engines. Monitoring is most often used is the analysis of visitors and where they came from (demographics) as well as information about what browsers are used, whether the visitors come from search engines (organic search) or from the reference of other sites.
What can be done with webmaster tools ?
Before further into the topic, here is what information can be done by using the webmaster tools for your website, here is a feature that is common in webmaster tools :
Free to be used
Can verify ownership of a website with a variety of methods
Can submit a sitemap.xml to enlarge the possibility to index
Can display and processing performance of the website on search results
Get a notification when problems occur crawl and index
Lets send the url after the update to check the search engine
Get an analysis of every performance on our website on these search engines.
Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools is the most popular and widely used, of course this is a result of the popularity of the company Google itself. First Google gave the name of Google webmaster tools and turn it into Google search Console, change the display as well as add new features as well as reporting (repots).
Google webmaster tools can be used to improve the performance of the emergence of our website on google search engines and get more visitors from organic search engine google.
What can we do in Google Webmaster tools ?
Google Webmaster Tools
Google Search Console, is the most important part to perform Search Engine Optimization (SEO), search console can be used to obtain the report and improve the website’s performance on google search.
Verify website with Google Search Console, conduct a verification of our website so that it can be recognized by google search engine and display the search data is the end of our website.
Add an XML Sitemap, the sitemap we give and known by google, then it can perform the determination of the page or section where we want to in the index by Google. Provide information sitemap.xml is very important and this is the main part that needs to be done to all search engines.
Bing Webmaster Tools
Search engine Bing is not as popular as Google, they also provide webmaster tools freely morning the website owner to be used. Bing webmaster tools themselves can be used to improve the performance of the display of search results for mesing search engine Bing.
The difference in the most fundamental difference between Google and Bing is Bing requires each user to transmit any url or new content updated through bing webmaster tools.
The Limit of how much of the url or the link that we can give on bing webmaster tools is 10,000 urls per day, while google is only allowed to be able to do the delivery of urls as much as 10 links each day.
Another difference that can be found on the Bing webmaster tools is able to associate the website with the social media networks. Every link on social media to get the weights is great to be able to perform and in the index on Bing search engine.
Yandex Webmaster Tools
Yandex Webmaster Tools
Yandex is a search engine made by Russia and the most popular out there with the occupancy of the user as much as 65% of the total internet users in Russia. Although it does not have a target or visitors from Russia, there is no harm in utilizing the webmaster tools of Yandex.
Upon consideration of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Yandex has webmaster tools is very complete and there is a report model that can be used to improve SEO in general is not limited only in the Yandex search engine.
Yahoo Webmaster Tools
Yahoo no longer offers webmaster tools special because the search results from Yahoo itself given by Bing. Although it does not have webmaster tools of its own, it can be adjusted by using the Bing Webmaster Tools to improve the appearance of our website on Yahoo search engine, which there are still many internet users in the world using the Yahoo search engine is.
DucduckGo Webmaster Tools
The popularity of the search engine Duckduckgo increased in the last few years, but still have users is very low, if compared to Google, Bing, Yandex and other popular search engines.
Duckduckgo does not do the crawl to the entire websites such as do other search engines, but they get the information from other sources such as Wikipedia, StackOverflow, or specialized search engines such as Yelp.
Therefore DuckandGo not provide webmaster tools at all, because any changes in the content of our website should be carried out from the original source and duckduckgo will renew it automatically.
Ask.com Webmaster Tools
Ask.com the first is the one search engine that famous (formerly known as Ask Jeeves) but now it is not anymore. Ask to get the information content of their show from a variety of sources partners (such as Yelp) and a web site-website other great, so now they no longer provide service webmaster tools to each of their users.
Baidu Webmaster Tools
Baidu is the search engine most popular and is currently the largest in China. They offer a variety of webmaster tools for users in China.
With webmaster tools Baidu, can do the delivery of new content to index, see visitor statistics as well as key words and review the profile link of our website and to optimize the appearance of the website on the search engine Baidu.
The weakness of Baidu is not the availability of language options English, all the appearance of Baidu in chinese. If you want to target website visitors from the Chinese market, use the webmaster tools from Baidu should be a step and the first option that should be done immediately.
Conclusion Webmaster Tools
One way to improve the appearance of our website on search engines is to use the webmaster tools from different search engines that provide it. The concept of the overall webmaster tools is just the same, create an account, verify ownership of the website, provide the sitemap, and use every feature available to perform the analysis and perform the update.
Many managers and website owners focus too much on the Google search engine, it is certainly good, but it would be better if utilizing other search engines to increase visitors that varies from various available sources.