Google Webmaster Tools - Going Further with Webmaster Tools
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Once your site has been verified, click on the link to your site found on the home page of Google Webmaster Tools. This will take you to the site's Dashboard, where you can view stats and fine-tune all your site's pages.
But first, you'll need to submit your sitemap to Google. By submitting a sitemap, you can increase your chances of having important pages indexed with the search engine. By indexing your pages with the site, your own site becomes recognized by the search engine and therefore a bigger part of the Internet. After all, the best way to get traffic is to appear in search engine results, right?
Submitting a sitemap is very similar to submitting a Website. From your dashboard, you'll see a sitemap link on the right-hand side of the page, near the bottom. This will take you to the sitemap screen, where you can access a submission box for your sitemap's URL. Don't know how to create a sitemap? You'll find helpful links on the left-hand toolbar, which will take you to Google's help section. This offers extensive instructions for creating a map to your site. Basically, the sitemap document will list all the URLs of all the pages offered on your site.
By submitting this sitemap, you're basically telling Google to include your pages in their search engine results. By using Google Webmaster Tools, you can view extensive stats for your Web site. A list of keywords, indexed pages and successful search terms used to find your site makes it easy for you to fine-tune pages in order to increase the traffic your site receives.
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