1. Jen
    May 12, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

    Hello Moon,
    You really have provided such valuable and useful information. I’ll be returning
    to review and learn more about these important tools. You explained it so clearly
    where it’s the first time I understand it.
    Thank you Moon for putting your whole heart into this.


    • Moon
      May 13, 2017 @ 4:59 pm

      Hello Jen, really glad you find this helpful! Do let me know if you need further clarification or if there’s anything not covered here you would like to know. I will do my research and post it up.


  2. Bea
    May 10, 2017 @ 11:52 am

    Great article here on google webmaster tools. I have always wondered how to go about checking my site’s performance. Your website has really enlightened me. Thanks for that video as well. Very educative. I have bookmarked this post. Thanks again.


    • Moon
      May 11, 2017 @ 10:23 am

      Hi Bea, webmaster tools can be a bit confusing to new users. I would recommend you checking out all the different functions so you can make full use of it. I will also be doing another post on the Bing webmaster tools and source for other various ways of checking out site performance.


  3. Henryan
    May 9, 2017 @ 10:16 pm

    Great information you have here. you give comprehensive informaton about google webmaster tools. I’m new about this so this will be valuable information to me. I’ll try to my website. thank you for sharing..


    • Moon
      May 11, 2017 @ 10:21 am

      Hello Henryan, hope you find this useful. Once you start using the webmaster tools, you will get the hang of it very quickly.

      If you would like to have more information, you are welcome to leave me a comment any time.


  4. Shirley
    May 9, 2017 @ 10:02 pm

    Hey Moon, this is great information. I’ve been wondering about the ‘fetch and render’ button. I should use this if I’ve changed my website theme, right? Do I also need to resubmit my sitemap?


    • Moon
      May 11, 2017 @ 10:13 am

      Hey Shirley, if you like to change themes often, then yes always do “fetch and render” every time you do that, it will tell Google that you had a major makeover 🙂

      You don’t need to resubmit your sitemap each time though, once you “fetch”, you are informing that you have a new page published, and the bots will do their work. Maybe you can resubmit once in a while, but every time you resubmit a sitemap, it may take the bots a while to find all your urls.


  5. Craig
    May 9, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

    What’s the difference between Google’s Search Console Indexing Tab and the Crawl -> Sitemap page?

    Right now my SCT is showing that nothing is indexed under the Indexing tab, but on the Crawl-> Sitemap page where I’ve submitted my sitemap it is showing 155 pages submitted and some 55 indexed. Is having differences expected here? I would think they should be identical…Curious if you can provide any insight.


    • Moon
      May 11, 2017 @ 10:18 am

      Hi Craig, Indexing and the sitemap are 2 very related concepts, it’s like looking at the same coin from both sides. If you have submitted 155 pages (which is actually urls, including your images), this is the overall count of your urls, however indexing will be much slower.

      Indexing is when Google found your pages and listed them on its directory, while the sitemap tells Google where to find them. Indexing is usually done at Google’s own pace but I find that doing fetch would usually hurry it along. I will be doing an article on how to get your pages indexed faster, so please keep a lookout.

      If you would like further information, feel free to drop me another comment.


      • Craig Rutkowske
        May 11, 2017 @ 12:42 pm

        Thanks, that helps clear things up!


        • Moon
          May 11, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

          You are welcome!


  6. Philip Poupaert
    May 9, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

    That seems a very interesting tool. I am very interested in it and wil absolutely try it out.
    Nice information.


    • Moon
      May 9, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

      Hi Philip, It seems that you are a new user of Google Webmaster Tools. My article here is aimed at helping new users such as yourself. I hope you find the information here useful and if there is anything else that are not covered here or you would like more information on certain topics, feel free to leave me another comment, thanks!


  7. Ahmad
    May 9, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

    Wow, you certainly did a fine job of outlining the benefits and functionality of the Google webmaster tools. It is a very useful tool and I wish I had ran into your post earlier when I was getting started with my site. I had to fumble around a bit before I got the hang of it. Even then, I think I learned a few new things from your post. It is very well constructed and informative. Thanks.



    • Moon
      May 11, 2017 @ 10:38 am

      Hi Ahmad, thanks for the nice comments. I am very pleased that my article is of help and your words have spurred me on to write more useful articles, so thanks for the encouragement. Yes, Google webmaster tools can be difficult to master and I know many didn’t manage to even get past the verification stage, but once you become familiar with it, it will be one of the most useful tools you will be using for your website.


  8. Carl
    May 9, 2017 @ 2:51 pm

    Thank you for this great article. I am new to IM and I have been wondering how to read the Google Tools information. You have cleared things up for me and the the videos were very helpful too. Do u think that u might be doing one on Google Analytics maybe in the future? I would like to read that one as well. Again thanks very much for the info and I hope to hear back from u soon.



    • Moon
      May 9, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

      Hi Carl, thanks for the interest in my articles. I will definitely take your suggestion into consideration and write a related article on Google Analytics. Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console) and Google Analytics can seem daunting to new users as there is a lot of information to be gleaned from it, so I do hope my post here is useful, especially for beginners.


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